As expected, Mario Balotelli and Ciro Immobile start up front for Italy against Uruguay in what should be a 3-5-2- formation.
England have made nine changes to their team that faced Uruguay for their final World Cup match against Costa Rica.
Napoli’s Dries Mertens has pleaded with Pepe Reina to sign permanently for the Partenopei.
Uruguay defender Diego Godin says it would be disrespectful to say his team are over-reliant on Luis Suarez.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli promises his team will fight for every ball and put up a battle against Uruguay this afternoon.
Christian Maggio’s agent says his client will be remaining at Napoli, despite rumours he may move elsewhere.
Jose Mourinho believes Italy should take a pragmatic approach against Uruguay in today’s do or die World Cup clash.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito says he is committed to taking the club back to the top and wants fans to help him achieve it.
Kyle Lafferty is sorry to be leaving Palermo after the Sicilian club agreed to sell him to Norwich City.
Cagliari forward Mauricio Pinilla has confirmed he will be leaving Sardinia in order to move to a club outside Italy.
It is reported that Arsenal are willing to rival Liverpool and Juventus for the signing of Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez.
Former Italy World Cup winner Antonio Cabrini has called for the Azzurri to show positivity against Uruguay today.
Juventus have confirmed that they will open their summer preseason tour with a match in Indonesia against a select XI.
Udinese owner Gianpaolo Pozzo urges Luis Muriel to prove himself next season, and confirms some home games may be played away.
The Napoli fan shot before the club’s Coppa Italia Final victory over Fiorentina has reportedly seen his condition take a turn for the worse.
Paris Saint-Germain are seen as once more interested in Milan’s Ignazio Abate and are awaiting a response from the Rossoneri.
Thiago Silva has conceded that he ‘misses Milan so much’ and that he hopes one day to work with the club again.
Giampaolo Pazzini admits Clarence Seedorf had ‘problems with various people’ at Milan, but is motivated to be working with Pippo Inzaghi.
Roberto Mussi admits that Italy changing formation ‘is not a good sign’, and advises the Azzurri’s focus against Uruguay should be on intensity.
Oscar Tabarez is motivated to face Italy this afternoon but warns that he and his Uruguay: “know what we have to do and how to do it.”
Jessica Immobile says her husband Ciro is ready to face Uruguay and eager to show what he can do for Italy.
Cesare Maldini casts doubt on Cesare Prandelli’s tactics for Uruguay: “I do not believe a three-man defence could stop Suarez and Cavani.”
Speculation is that Giancarlo Abete’s future as Italian Football Federation President depends on Italy’s World Cup progress.
Fiorentina are apparently interested in Samuel Eto’o and are believed by the Gazzetta dello Sport to have already made an initial offer.
Cesare Prandelli is expected to field Italy in a 3-5-2 against Uruguay today, but there are slight variations on who may partner Mario Balotelli.
Claudio Lotito and Tommaso Giulini have reportedly discussed Lazio’s interest in Cagliari defender Davide Astori.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Croatia Coach Niko Kovac has congratulated Mexico after the North Americans beat and eliminated his side from the World Cup.
Mexico Coach Miguel Herrera described his team’s 3-1 win over Croatia as one of the happiest days of his life.
Brazil Coach Luis Felipe Scolari admits he would rather his team not be facing Chile in the World Cup Last 16.
Cameroon Coach Volker Finke accepts Brazil deserved to beat his team tonight and is disappointed with how the Africans’ World Cup has gone.
Holland Coach Louis Van Gaal says a change in tactics was critical in enabling his side to beat Chile earlier today.
Mexico produced an excellent second half display to see off the challenge of Croatia and advance to the World Cup Last 16.
Two goals by Neymar and one each by Fred and Fernandinho gave Brazil victory over Cameroon and clinched top spot in Group A.
Massimo Ambrosini’s agent says his client will either move abroad this summer or retire from football for good.