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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.
Ciro Immobile’s father has accused Italy of going about their World Cup preparations in the wrong way.
It is reported that Arsenal still want to sign Milan’s Mario Balotelli, despite Arsene Wenger’s recent attempts to play down speculation.
Sky report this evening that Milan would turn their attention to signing Ezequiel Lavezzi, should they fail to land Juan Iturbe.
Former Inter goalkeeper Walter Zenga says it is time for the Nerazzurri to put their faith in youth.
Ricky Kaka has not ruled out the possibility of staying at Milan, saying the only certainty is that he will begin pre-season training with the Rossoneri.
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke says Luis Suarez should find treatment to make sure he doesn’t bite again
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis today attended the funeral of Ciro Esposito, saying the club’s Coppa Italia win has been put into perspective.
It is reported that Milan CEO Adriano Galliani is currently in talks with Juan Iturbe’s representatives.
Sime Vrsaljko’s agent says his client would relish a move to Fiorentina but insists he has not heard from the Viola.
The President of the Russian Football Federation insists Coach Fabio Capello will be remaining in his post.
Norwich City have this afternoon completed the signing of Palermo’s Kyle Lafferty on a three-year contract.
Lorenzo Insigne’s agent has revealed his client is still hurting from Italy’s early World Cup exit.
Sky Sport Italia and Mediaset have secured the rights for live coverage of Serie A matches from 2015-16 to 2017-18.

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