Mazzola: 'Italy have to change'
Italy beat England 2-1, but Azzurri legend Sandro Mazzola insists “they have to change system or players.”
Roma are prepared to sell Adem Ljajic plus cash for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Hulk injury for Brazil
Brazil could be without striker Hulk against Mexico, as he pulled up with an injury during training.
Flood risk for Italy-Uruguay?
There are concerns for Italy’s World Cup game against Uruguay on June 24, as the city of Natal has been struck by floods.
Switzerland begin their World Cup campaign against Ecuador with Stephan Lichtsteiner, Valon Behrami and Gokhan Inler.
Italy set World Cup passing record
Italy set some extraordinary records in last night’s game against England, including the best passing accuracy in 48 years.
Moratti: 'Ranocchia better than Paletta'
Massimo Moratti thinks Andrea Ranocchia should’ve been at the World Cup and felt bad for Roy Hodgson.
Benitez rules out Napoli targets
Rafa Benitez said Napoli don’t need a goalkeeper, right-back or centre-back. “We have Rafael, Camilo Zuniga and Kalidou Koulibaly.”
Milan officially sign Mastour
As expected, Hachim Mastour signed his first professional contract with Milan on his 16th birthday.
Darmian: 'If you'd told me...'
“If a few months ago you’d told me I would be starting a World Cup match against England, I’d have laughed,” said Matteo Darmian.
Napoli renew Reina talks
Napoli are reportedly continuing their efforts to sign Pepe Reina permanently from Liverpool.
De Sciglio and Buffon updates
Mattia De Sciglio feels he’ll be ready to face Costa Rica, but Gigi Buffon reportedly won’t return until Uruguay.
Zac: 'Japan can play better'
Alberto Zaccheroni complained that his Japan “can play better than that” after their capitulation to the Ivory Coast.
Lamouchi explains Drogba snub
Ivory Coast manager Sabri Lamouchi explained why he dropped Didier Drogba in the 2-1 win over Japan.
Pirlo: 'Courageous Italy'
Andrea Pirlo was proud to be “the captain of a courageous Italy that wanted to impose its style on England.”
Candreva hints at Lazio exit
Lazio star Antonio Candreva wants to “play the Champions League,” as Juventus, Napoli and PSG are interested.
Mihajlovic commits to new Samp
Sinisa Mihajlovic is “very happy and satisfied” to continue as Coach of Sampdoria after meeting the new owner.
De Rossi: 'Balotelli could triple goals'
Daniele De Rossi warned Mario Balotelli “he’d score triple the goals if he made the right movements.”
Sirigu: 'Buffon helped me'
Salvatore Sirigu reveals Gigi Buffon “reassured” him before his World Cup debut against England.
Hodgson: 'How did England lose?'
Roy Hodgson found it “tough to accept that we have lost” against Italy and has faith England can still qualify.
Prandelli: 'An epic performance'
Cesare Prandelli said Italy put in “an epic performance” to beat England, but warned Mario Balotelli “can do much more.”
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Ivory Coast comeback beats Japan
Roma striker Gervinho completed a remarkable Ivory Coast comeback to beat Japan 2-1 despite a Keisuke Honda stunner.
Chiellini: 'Totally different Italy'
Giorgio Chiellini reveals Italy had “prepared a completely different approach and line-up” against England.
Azzurri ratings: England 1-2 Italy
Italy opened their 2014 World Cup campaign with an entertaining 2-1 win over England. Sam Lewis runs through those who impressed.
Marchisio: 'I was hallucinating!'
Claudio Marchisio “had hallucinations” due to the heat in Manaus, but still scored in Italy’s 2-1 win over England.
Balotelli: 'A unique emotion'
Mario Balotelli described the “unique emotion” of scoring in a World Cup to beat England 2-1.
De Rossi: 'Debutants proved themselves'
Daniele De Rossi was impressed by Italy’s World Cup debutants and revealed the strain of facing England in Manaus.
Gerrard: 'Italy found extra gear'
England captain Steven Gerrard concedes Italy “found an extra gear” in their 2-1 World Cup victory.
Prandelli: 'Italy suffered for win'
Cesare Prandelli admits Italy “suffered” for their victory over England, praised Mario Balotelli and blasted FIFA.
Line-ups: Ivory Coast-Japan
Roma’s Gervinho leads the way against Milan’s Keisuke Honda as the Ivory Coast face Japan.
SuperMario sinks England
Mario Balotelli and Claudio Marchisio secured Italy’s 2-1 win over England, as the Azzurri also hit the woodwork twice.
Tabarez: 'Costa Rica deserved win'
Oscar Washington Tabarez admits “Costa Rica deserved the victory” after Uruguay were stunned 3-1.
'Historic' Costa Rica triumph
Jorge Luis Pinto hailed “an historic triumph for Costa Rica” after they hammered Uruguay 3-1.
Pirlo captain, no time-outs
Andrea Pirlo will be Italy captain against England, but FIFA decided there won’t be any time-outs in Manaus.
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