Robben hits back at critics
Arjen Robben hit back at his critics after a tough quarter-final with Costa Rica. “I was rugby tackled from all sides.”
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Van Gaal explains Krul surprise
Louis Van Gaal explained the Tim Krul substitution for a shoot-out, including the fact he hadn’t told Jasper Cillessen.
Pinto: 'Ticos heads held high'
Costa Rica leave the World Cup unbeaten and “with our heads held high,” said Coach Jorge Luis Pinto.
Krul: 'I worked on it'
Dutch super-sub penalty shoot-out goalkeeper Tim Krul revealed he’d been “working on it for seven weeks.”
Krul Dutch shoot-out hero
Tim Krul was introduced just for the penalty shoot-out and was decisive as the Netherlands ended Costa Rica’s World Cup dream.
World Cup over for Di Maria?
There are reports Angel Di Maria’s World Cup is over after he limped off during Argentina’s win over Belgium.
Messi: 'Argentina want more'
Leo Messi has no intention of holding back for Argentina now they are in the semi-final. “We want more.”
Neymar career 'not compromised'
Brazilian medics assure Neymar’s career “is not compromised” due to a fractured vertebra, but he’ll be out for 45 days.
Wilmots 'looks at the positives'
Belgium Coach Marc Wilmots tried to “look at the positives” from their World Cup quarter-final exit to Argentina.
Sabella: 'Argentina's best performance'
Argentina Coach Alejandro Sabella praised their “best performance” to beat Belgium 1-0.
Line-ups: Netherlands-Costa Rica
Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie lead the way as the Netherlands face giant-killers Costa Rica in the quarter-final.
Kompany: 'A great adventure'
Belgium captain Vincent Kompany still saw their World Cup as “a great adventure” after defeat to Argentina.
Higuain: 'Argentina want the Final'
Napoli hero Gonzalo Higuain allowed Argentina to beat Belgium, but now he will “aim for the Final.”
Higuain breaks down Belgium
Gonzalo Higuain’s instinctive strike gave Argentina a 1-0 win over Belgium to book a World Cup semi-final spot.
Zuniga's message to Neymar
Juan Camilo Zuniga sent a message to Neymar and assured “no ill intent, malice or negligence” in the foul.
Torino hesitate on Quagliarella
Torino President Urbano Cairo said they are ready for the Europa League, but hesitates for Fabio Quagliarella.
Genoa-Parma exchange completed
Genoa have signed Aleandro Rosi from Parma in a straight swap for Daniel Tozser.
Michu 'passed Napoli medical'
According to Spanish reports, Swansea striker Michu already passed his Napoli medical in Ibiza a month ago.
'No deal' for Lazio target De Vrij
Lazio transfer target Stefan De Vrij “has no agreement with Manchester United,” assured the Dutch international’s agent.
FIFA investigate Neymar incident
FIFA are “analysing” Juan Camilo Zuniga’s challenge on Neymar, which fractured the Brazilian’s vertebra.
Alessandro Matri is close to joining Genoa on loan with Sime Vrsaljko sold to Milan.
Leo Messi takes on Eden Hazard, but with Argentina and Belgium both on winning streaks, something has to give.
Medel encourages Italy move
Chile’s Gary Medel confirmed he “is wanted in Italy and that is a good possibility” with Inter and Napoli linked.
Brazil seek Neymar retribution
Neymar saluted his Brazil teammates from a wheelchair, as there are calls for Juan Camilo Zuniga to receive a ban.
Cole ready for Roma
Sky Sport Italia claim ex-Chelsea full-back Ashley Cole is ready to sign a two-year contract with Roma.
Birsa set for Chievo loan
Chievo are on the verge of signing Milan midfielder Valter Birsa on loan.
Gilardino ready for Guangzhou
Alberto Gilardino is leaning towards accepting a transfer to Marcello Lippi’s Guangzhou Evergrande.
Palermo eye Bryan Ruiz
Newly-promoted Palermo have set their sights on Costa Rica’s Bryan Ruiz, who will be released by Fulham.
Zuniga death threats for Neymar injury
Juan Camilo Zuniga has received death threats and racist insults after ruling Neymar out of the World Cup.
Udinese: 'Armero is for sale'
Colombian World Cup regular Pablo Armero “is for sale,” confirmed his club Udinese.
It's Juve-Arsenal for Alexis
Spanish media claim Alexis Sanchez has rejected Liverpool, so the race is between Juventus and Arsenal.
Klose eyes German Final
Miroslav Klose said Germany “want to return to the Maracanà” for the World Cup Final, but first need to get past Brazil.
Chievo take Bardi from Inter
Chievo have taken goalkeeper Francesco Bardi on loan from Inter after his spell at Livorno.
Juve on Iturbe, Morata and Evra
Juventus are reportedly stepping up their attempts to sign Juan Iturbe, Alvaro Morata and Patrice Evra.
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