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Neymar has reflected on ‘realising a boyhood dream’ to play at the World Cup, as he asserts he is not looking for individual glory.
Diego Maradona has once more backed Carlos Tevez over his omission from the Argentina national team.
Carlos Tevez says it ‘pains him’ not to be at the World Cup, as he reflects on his dream to end his career at Boca Juniors.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter insists his “mission is not complete” as he’s been given the go-ahead to seek a fifth term.
Latina will face Cesena in the Serie B play-off final after a thrilling 2-2 draw with Bari.
Edy Reja will speak tomorrow, but it’s reported he’ll quit Lazio after a meeting with President Claudio Lotito.
Jeremy Menez has arrived to complete his Milan transfer and assures he has “grown a great deal” since Roma.
Sky Sport Italia claim Puma will help Arsenal to sign Mario Balotelli from Milan.
PSG winger Jeremy Menez has flown in to Italy and will undergo his Milan medical tomorrow.
Napoli director Riccardo Bigon and Alexandre Pato’s agent slammed reports The Duck is heading to the San Paolo.
Cesena are the first Serie B promotion play-off finalists after seeing off Modena, while Latina-Bari is tonight.
Wayne Rooney was in bullish mood, insisting England “have moved ahead of Italy” since Euro 2012.
Bayer Leverkusen director Rudi Voller confirms Fiorentina “asked me for Giulio Donati on loan, but we need him.”
Andrea Pirlo admits he could reconsider his Italy retirement. “I intend to quit after this World Cup, but if I am needed...”
Andrea Pirlo spoke of his joy at renewing the contract with Juventus for two years and meeting Juninho Pernambucano.
Andrea Pirlo believes Italy can win the World Cup and insists they are not “dependent” on his performances.
Andrea Pirlo confirmed Italy plan to rotate midfield playmakers to “keep England guessing” on Saturday.
It’s reported France manager Didier Deschamps called for an investigation after a drone buzzed their training session.
Mario Balotelli showed off some unusual ball-handling skills during today’s training session.
There are extraordinary reports that Napoli are targeting ex-Milan striker Alexandre Pato. “We’ll see what happens.”
Roma have officially loaned Croatian defender Tin Jedvaj to Bayer Leverkusen for two seasons with option to buy.
Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain look set to miss England-Italy after skipping training again.
Italy tested out their probable starting XI against England today, including Marco Verratti, Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli.
Miroslav Klose admits he is targeting breaking Ronaldo’s all-time World Cup goal scoring record, saying it has been his aim for some time.
It is reported that Lazio Coach Edy Reja will this evening meet with President Claudio Lotito to hold talks over his future.
Sampdoria have this afternoon confirmed they will buy out Empoli’s share of Vasco Regini.
Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne played together in Italy training today, while Marco Verratti returned to action.
Pepe Reina has not ruled out the possibility of staying with Napoli but says he first needs to hold talks with Liverpool.
Sao Paulo President Carlos Miguel Aidar says his club would be ready to open negotiations with Ricky Kaka, should the player want the same.
Giacomo Bonaventura says potentially signing for a big club should be just the start of his journey, rather than the end.
Hernan Crespo says the three best Coaches he ever played under were Marcelo Bielsa, Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti.
Japan Coach Alberto Zaccheroni sympathises with the situation Keisuke Honda found himself in when he joined Milan.
Alessandro Diamanti is happy playing for Guangzhou Evergrande, insisting by moving there he couldn’t have made a better choice.
Roberto Mancini has explained the reason for his departure from Galatasaray, saying the club’s targets are different to when he first arrived.

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