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Lazio President Claudio Lotito has praised his players currently representing the club at the World Cup.
Romulo’s agent has claimed that his client’s future is up in the air, with Verona and Fiorentina still on the agenda.
Angel Di Maria has admitted that he knows nothing about Juventus’ supposed interest in his services for next season.
The Lega Serie A will meet from today to decide on the allocation of television rights for 2015-18, as uncertainty remains between the broadcasters.
Cameroon midfielder Alex Song has been banned for three games for his red card picked up against Croatia.
Italy will this afternoon train at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, ahead of tomorrow’s make or break clash with Uruguay.
Alvaro Recoba admits Italy and Uruguay face ‘the worst game that could have happened to both’, as he advises on how closely to mark Andrea Pirlo.
Barcelona are reported as now pushing for Liverpool and Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, but interest in Gonzalo Higuain remains.
Kyle Lafferty is seen as set to complete move to Norwich City this week, after Palermo opted against signing him outright.
Inter reportedly tabled an initial bid for Croatia international Marcelo Brozovic, but have had it turned down.
Walter Mazzarri is believed to be pushing Inter to sign Valon Behrami as well as Yann M’Vila this summer.
Dusan Basta is in Rome today undergoing medical tests ahead of completing a transfer from Udinese to Lazio.
Juan Manuel Iturbe’s agent has reflected that it would not be an issue for the player to stay at Verona this summer.
The Gazzetta dello Sport report that Clarence Seedorf remains determined to recoup at least €10m in compensation from Milan.
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Portugal avoided World Cup elimination at the 95th minute, but Coach Paulo Bento concedes “our chances aren’t good.”
Jurgen Klinsmann admits USA were “just that close” to the last 16, but after Portugal’s equaliser “have to do it the tough way.”
Portugal snatched a stoppage-time equaliser for 2-2 after USA had fought back to lead in a Manaus thriller.
Algeria Coach Vahid Halilhodzic praised a “heroic performance” to beat South Korea 4-2 and revealed his tactical masterstroke.
South Korea Coach Hong Myung-Bo admits there was “an error in strategy” for their 4-2 defeat to Algeria.
Luciano Moggi launched a scathing attack on Italy’s World Cup squad, noting they only beat “born losers” England.
Algeria got their first World Cup victory since 1982 in a thrilling 4-2 win over South Korea, making history for African teams.
Cristiano Ronaldo has shaken off an injury to start in Portugal’s decisive head-to-head with surprising USA.
Problems are growing in Natal ahead of Italy-Uruguay with a sinkhole and now a flooded media centre.
Italy legend Franco Baresi trusts the Azzurri will qualify in the World Cup. “We give our best under pressure.”
Belgium manager Marc Wilmots was able to declare ‘Mission Accomplished’ after a “very tactical” match against Russia.
Fabio Capello was frustrated after Russia’s late defeat to Belgium. “We played better, but they scored.”
Belgium left it very late once again, snatching a 1-0 victory over Fabio Capello’s Russia with Divock Origi that puts them in the Last 16.
It’s a must-win game for both South Korea and Algeria, who were left with regrets from the first outings.
There are concerns around Italy’s World Cup game with Uruguay, as a sinkhole opened up near the stadium in Natal.
Italy tested a 3-5-2 system today with Ciro Immobile partnering Mario Balotelli for the clash with Uruguay.
Lazio midfielder Alvaro Gonzalez tells Uruguay they “will need a better performance than against England” to beat Italy.
Roma are reportedly flying out to conclude a transfer for Turkish starlet Salih Ucan.
The Italy captain had feared missing the entire World Cup, admits Gigi Buffon. “I never dreamed I’d recover so quickly.”
Gianluigi Buffon is pleased with a possible switch to a three-man defence against Uruguay. “We are chameleons.”

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