Napoli close to Lyon's Gonalons
Napoli are closing in on Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons and could seal the deal by Monday for €12m.
Conte can be joint Italy-Juve Coach
The rumours are gathering momentum that Antonio Conte could become part-time Italy Coach while at Juventus.
Refs for Round of 16 ties
Brazilian Sandro Ricci will officiate Germany-Algeria, while American Mark Geiger is the referee for France-Nigeria.
Klose admires Algeria
Miroslav Klose is targeting the quarters and a new World Cup scoring record, but warned Germany “can’t underestimate Algeria.”
Torino in for Atleti's Perez
Torino are reportedly in advanced negotiations for Atletico Madrid midfielder Ruben Perez.
Napoli join Schneiderlin chase
Morgan Schneiderlin said he’s ready to quit Southampton and it’s reported his destination could be Napoli.
Brazil staff 'punched Pinilla'
Media claim Chile and Cagliari forward Mauricio Pinilla was punched in the face by a member of the Brazil staff.
Bojan "wants Torino move"
Barcelona talent Bojan Krkic “likes Torino and Torino like Bojan,” confirmed his agent with Matteo Darmian going the other way.
Report: Suarez bit eight players
Luis Suarez was banned three times for biting players, but a surprise report claims he was investigated eight times.
Bayern raise Vidal bid to €40m
Bayern Munich are reportedly raising their offer for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal to €40m.
Lugano: 'Suarez human rights breached'
Uruguay captain Diego Lugano maintains the Luis Suarez ban was “barbaric” and “a breach of human rights.”
Raiola: 'Balotelli still the best'
Mario Balotelli “is still the best Italian player out there” and Cesare Prandelli “made him a scapegoat,” according to Mino Raiola.
Basanta confirms Fiorentina talks
Argentina international defender Jose Maria Basanta confirmed he’s in “negotiations” for a move to Fiorentina.
Santos pledges attacking Greece
Greece Coach Fernando Santos assured his men will “attack as much as possible” against fellow surprises Costa Rica.
Napoli: Vargas out, Michu in
Napoli look set to sell Chile international Edu Vargas and bring in Michu from Swansea City.
Van Gaal feeling the heat
Holland have won all their World Cup games so far, but Louis Van Gaal fears the heat will benefit Mexico today.
Herrera: 'Holland, respect Mexico'
Mexico have a tough test against the Netherlands today, but Coach Miguel Herrera warned El Tri deserve respect.
Costa Rica must 'think big'
Costa Rica shocked Italy and Coach Jorge Luis Pinto wants them to “think big” against Greece to reach the quarter-final.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Tabarez 'proud' of Uruguay players
Oscar Washington Tabarez is “very proud” of his Uruguay players despite their World Cup exit to Colombia.
Pekerman: 'Colombia deserve this'
Colombia “deserve” to play their historic World Cup quarter-final against Brazil, said Coach Jose Pekerman.
Cavani: 'Uruguay heads held high'
Edinson Cavani said Uruguay “go home with our heads held high” after defeat to Colombia and defended Luis Suarez.
Cuadrado: 'Serie A helped Colombia'
Juan Cuadrado said having many players in Serie A has “helped Colombia become stronger” after they beat Uruguay.
Scolari: 'Three steps to Heaven'
Luiz Felipe Scolari said Brazil are “three steps from Heaven” after a hard-fought win over Chile put them in the quarter-finals.
James' Colombia crush Uruguay
A sensational James Rodriguez brace saw Colombia sweep Uruguay aside 2-0, setting up their first quarter-final with Brazil.
Sampaoli: 'Chile team in history'
Coach Jorge Sampaoli said his players still “entered the history of Chilean football” after pushing Brazil to penalties.
Conte part-time Italy Coach?
There are surprise suggestions that Juventus Coach Antonio Conte could be appointed part-time Italy Coach.
Official: Parma buy Acquah
Parma have officially signed Afriyie Acquah on a permanent basis from Hoffenheim after his loan spell.
Vidal: 'Chile fought for a dream'
Arturo Vidal said Chile “fought for a dream” and are hurt to go out of the World Cup to Brazil on penalties.
Julio Cesar: 'From desperation to joy'
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 beat Chile on penalties
Brazil only managed to get the better of Chile in a penalty shoot-out after a dramatic 1-1 draw in Belo Horizonte.
Report: Michu has Napoli medical
Spanish media claim Swansea City striker Michu is in Italy for a medical with Rafa Benitez’s Napoli.
Asprilla hails Cuadrado
Faustino Asprilla praised Fiorentina talent Juan Cuadrado as Colombia prepare to face Uruguay.
Thohir: 'Mazzarri-Inter until 2016'
President Erick Thohir confirmed Inter want to extend Walter Mazzarri’s contract “until 2016.”
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