It’s a must-win game for both nations after opening round defeats, as Cameroon are without Samuel Eto’o and Luka Modric recovers for Croatia.
Thiago Motta insists he has no regrets about choosing to play for Italy rather than Brazil. “I feel Italian.”
Cesena are back in Serie A after a 4-2 aggregate promotion play-off victory over Latina.
Holland fought back for a 3-2 victory over Australia and Louis Van Gaal insists he “knew we’d have problems.”
There are rumours emerging from the Italy camp that Andrea Barzagli will miss the game with Costa Rica.
Zdenek Zeman has reportedly accepted an offer to become Coach of Cagliari, rejecting Bologna.
Juventus have reportedly made a formal €12m offer to Real Madrid for Alvaro Morata.
Coach Ange Postecoglu said Australia were “magnificent” despite a thrilling 3-2 defeat to Holland.
Gigi Buffon and Mattia De Sciglio trained with the full team, as Italy fly out tomorrow morning to face Costa Rica.
There are reports in Portuguese media that Cristiano Ronaldo could miss the rest of the World Cup.
Uruguay are without Maxi Pereira and captain Diego Lugano in their Group D clash with England.
Spain make changes in their must-win showdown with Chile, as the reigning World Cup holders risk crashing out.
Napoli’s Marek Hamsik admits he had a disappointing season but is committed to remaining and improving at San Paolo.
Holland secured a dramatic 3-2 win over Australia in a thrilling World Cup Group B encounter in Porto Alegre.
Daniele De Rossi has revealed his idol as a youngster was always former Manchester United player Roy Keane.
Daniele De Rossi believes Italy are getting closer to being at the level of world champions Spain.
The official Serie A website has confirmed that Milan and Torino have agreed to extend their co-ownership of Simone Verdi.
Holland have named an unchanged starting line-up for their second World Cup Group B match, against Australia.
Juan Cuadrado says Colombia’s next World Cup opponents Ivory Coast are one of the toughest teams to face in the competition.
Sampdoria have confirmed they have taken up the option to sign Lorenzo De Silvestri permanently from Fiorentina.
Rai claim that Inter Coach Walter Mazzarri has blocked his club’s potential signing of Ruben Kazan’s Yann M’Vila.
Rafa Benitez has congratulated Dries Mertens and commiserated with Faouzi Ghoulam following Belgium’s win over Algeria yesterday.
Outgoing Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia says Mario Balotelli has impressed him at the World Cup and can do anything.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito has called for an end to the ‘misunderstandings’ between himself and the club’s fans.
Arturo Vidal has compared Chile’s crucial World Cup match against Spain to playing in a high-pressure Champions League game with Juventus.
The referee for Italy’s World Cup match against Costa Rica on Friday has been confirmed as Chile’s Enrique Osses.
Domenico Berardi is believed to have agreed to a return to Juventus, but talks on who Sassuolo take ownership of remain ongoing.
Fiorentina have confirmed that they will face off against European champions Real Madrid as part of their preseason plans.
Milan have confirmed that they have signed Sulley Muntari to an extended contract, committing to the midfielder until June 2016.
The Gazzetta dello Sport report that Racing Avellaneda have completed the signing of former Inter striker Diego Milito.
Alessandro Del Piero is encouraged by Italy’s start to the World Cup, but warns against placing expectation on the squad.
Aldo Spinelli has confirmed that Livorno are talking with Al Jazira over Paulinho, but also lists Stoke City and ‘a couple of other English clubs’ as interested.
Davide Astori’s agent says the Cagliari man welcomes interest from Inter, but says talks with them, Roma and Milan won’t happen just yet.
The Daily Mail are encouraged by Mino Raiola’s words and continue to link Milan’s Mario Balotelli to Arsenal.
Fiorentina’s Daniele Prade has updated on negotiations to sign Juan Cuadrado outright and denied links with Barcelona.