NEWS

Parma have officially signed Afriyie Acquah on a permanent basis from Hoffenheim after his loan spell.
Arturo Vidal said Chile “fought for a dream” and are hurt to go out of the World Cup to Brazil on penalties.
Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar was “crying in desperation four years ago, but now I cry tears of joy” after a shoot-out win over Chile.
Juan Cuadrado’s Colombia take on Edinson Cavani’s Uruguay in a World Cup match with a lot of Serie A representation.
Brazil only managed to get the better of Chile in a penalty shoot-out after a dramatic 1-1 draw in Belo Horizonte.
Spanish media claim Swansea City striker Michu is in Italy for a medical with Rafa Benitez’s Napoli.
Faustino Asprilla praised Fiorentina talent Juan Cuadrado as Colombia prepare to face Uruguay.
President Erick Thohir confirmed Inter want to extend Walter Mazzarri’s contract “until 2016.”
Sergio Romero may be starring for Argentina in the World Cup, but Sampdoria and Monaco want rid of him.
Parma midfielder Marco Parolo admits he’s “still considering” whether to accept a Lazio move.
Fabio Cannavaro would be “honoured” by the offer of becoming Italy Coach, but his agent said there’s “little concrete” at the moment.
Chile and Juventus wing-back Mauricio Isla warned “Brazil mustn’t think they’ve won before playing” today.
Lorenzo Insigne’s agent admits he was “disappointed” by the lack of World Cup playing time, but rejects Arsenal “as long as Napoli want him.”
The Round of 16 opens with this fascinating clash between hosts Brazil and Arturo Vidal’s exciting Chile.
Luis Suarez apparently told FIFA’s Disciplinary Commission he “lost my balance and hit my face” against Giorgio Chiellini.
It’s reported Ricky Kaka will be presented as an Orlando City player on Tuesday, but spend six months at Sao Paulo.
Belgium have lost right-back Anthony Vanden Borre for the rest of the World Cup with a broken ankle.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter encouraged the introduction of “video challenges” during games after goal-line technology.
It’s rumoured Fiorentina have a deal for Argentina international defender Jose Maria Basanta from Monterrey.
Roma are reportedly tracking Algeria international midfielder Yacine Brahimi, who lit up the World Cup.
Verona Coach Andrea Mandorlini accepts he will lose Juan Iturbe and Romulo, but hints at a Fabio Quagliarella deal with Juventus.
Chievo have officially signed Brazilian left-back Edimar Fraga from FC Cluj.
It’s reported Antonio Cassano turned on Gigi Buffon and the Italy ‘senators’ after their World Cup exit.
President of Uruguay Jose Mujica defended Luis Suarez, claiming “Italians provoke and this time they went too far.”
English newspapers maintain Chelsea are prepared to pay £60m (€75m) for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
Gigi Buffon slammed those calling for a generational shift. “You have to judge people on what they are doing, not what they could potentially do.”
Tuttosport claims Mario Balotelli could be bought from Milan by a financial institution and loaned to Juventus.
Released Inter midfielder Esteban Cambiasso is expected to sign for Premier League side Tottenham.
Chile and Cagliari striker Mauricio Pinilla assures they are “not remotely afraid of Brazil” ahead of today’s World Cup clash.
Colombia have been one of the World Cup surprises, but Coach Jose Pekerman has “admiration and respect” for Uruguay.
Chile are the underdogs against World Cup hosts Brazil today, but Coach Jorge Sampaoli assures they’ll attack.
Brazil face Arturo Vidal’s Chile today and Luiz Felipe Scolari admits the World Cup hosts are “uncomfortable and anxious.”
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Uruguay Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez quit his FIFA post in protest at Luis Suarez’s ban ahead of the tie with Colombia.
Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain insists he knows nothing of speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona.

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