Ghana Coach Akwasi Appiah felt disappointed at only getting a draw in their 2-2 thriller with Germany.
Ghana fought back to lead, but Lazio veteran Miroslav Klose snatched Germany’s 2-2 draw with a record-breaking goal.
Miralem Pjanic and Senad Lulic start for Bosnia in a must-win game against Nigeria.
Professor Enrico Castellacci urged players and media to “stop emphasising the temperature” in World Cup games.
Italy’s chief medic confirmed “it is very likely Daniele De Rossi won’t be able to play against Uruguay.”
Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella concedes Lionel Messi “is a decisive player,” but not their only hero against Iran.
Iran Coach Carlos Queiroz stoked controversy after a defeat to Argentina. “The referee and Leo Messi made the difference.”
Germany aim to build on their splendid World Cup start against Ghana this evening with the Boateng brothers on opposite sides.
Argentina were poor and risked several Iran goals, including a penalty, but Leo Messi’s last-gasp scorcher decided the victory.
Uruguay Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez considers a victory over Italy to be “an entirely achievable result.”
Torino are eyeing two Colombian internationals for next season: Luis Muriel and Duvan Zapata.
Daniele De Rossi’s injury could throw a spanner in the works, as Italy were leaning towards a 3-5-2 against Uruguay.
It’s reported Ciro Immobile was meant to come on against Costa Rica, but Cesare Prandelli was forced to switch.
Italy medical staff confirm “there is something wrong” with Daniele De Rossi, so he’s a major doubt to face Uruguay.
Lionel Messi is joined by Sergio Aguero and Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, as Argentina change shape for Iran.
The World Cup is over for Switzerland defender Steve Von Bergen after a fractured cheekbone.
Diego Forlan and Diego Lugano claim Italy’s tactics are “perfect” for Uruguay and their forwards to take advantage.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed his prediction for the 2014 World Cup. “Brazil will beat Italy in the Final.”
Parma presented their new logo and pledged to get back into Europe, but warned “this club isn’t a port of call.”
Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera believes they will “beat Italy with their own history: defend and counter.”
Costa Rica Coach Jorge Luis Pinto revealed “Juventus inspired” his defensive set-up against Italy.
Alessandro Del Piero sees similarities with Italy’s predicament at the 2006 World Cup. “Marcello Lippi gave us great advice.”
Parma midfielder Walter Gargano confirmed Uruguay will “focus on the counter-attack” against Italy.
Claudio Ranieri is reportedly on the verge of accepting a two-year contract as Coach of Greece.
Juventus have snapped up exciting Paris Saint-Germain teenager Kingsley Coman on a free transfer.
Edinson Cavani warned Italy “it’ll be like a Final” when facing Uruguay in the World Cup – and they have home advantage.
Diego Armando Maradona sees Lorenzo Insigne as the key for Italy’s World Cup showdown with Uruguay.
Carlo Ancelotti trusts “Italy are stronger than Uruguay” and advised Cesare Prandelli on how to hurt them.
Rafa Benitez sent a touching message to Napoli fans one year on from his arrival. “I have the very same focus.”
Uruguay captain Diego Lugano assured they are “concentrated and confident” for the showdown with Italy.
Cesare Prandelli conceded that Italy were “too slow and took the wrong approach” in their defeat to Costa Rica.
Claudio Marchisio warned Italy “will need to be much more determined and gritty” against Uruguay.
Daniele De Rossi anxiously awaits test results, as he is an injury doubt to face Uruguay on Tuesday.
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