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Italy legend Gigi Riva urged Cesare Prandelli to reconsider his resignation. “He couldn’t have done more with these players.”
Cristiano Ronaldo gave Portugal a 2-1 victory over Ghana, but both teams go out due to superior USA goal difference.
Thomas Muller sealed Germany’s victory over the USA, but both teams go through to World Cup Round of 16.
Uruguay will appeal the “excessive” and “disproportionate” four-month Luis Suarez ban amid reports they’ll boycott the World Cup.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini said he’s selling Kyle Lafferty to Norwich because “he’s an out-of-control womaniser.”
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio says the club could still sign Yann M’Vila but ruled out moves for Mario Suarez or Stevan Jovetic.
Sevilla President Jose Castro says an agreement has been reached to sell winger Diego Perotti to Genoa.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito claims it is now up to Marco Parolo to decide whether or not he becomes a Biancocelesti player.
Miralem Pjanic says he cannot wait to return to Roma and begin preparations for the new season.
Kevin-Prince Boateng insists he did not insult Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah after he was sent home from the Africans’ World Cup campaign.
Sampdoria boss Sinisa Mihajlovic backed old friend Roberto Mancini to become new Italy Coach.
Veteran midfielder Massimo Ambrosini could be set for a move to English Championship side Watford.
Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has been handed a four-month ban after being found guilty of biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.
Juventus left-back Kwadwo Asamoah starts for Ghana against Portugal, while Milan’s Michael Essien is on the bench.
Germany and USA have released their starting line-ups for this afternoon’s World Cup Group G clash.
Former Milan and Italy defender Massimo Oddo says it is absurd to place the blame for the Azzurri’s World Cup failure solely on Mario Balotelli.
Ciro Immobile believes the experience of playing in a World Cup will stand him in good stead, but is sad at the way it ended.
Giovanni Trapattoni says scapegoating Mario Balotelli is not right, as he is a player who ‘should be supported’.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi says the club ‘cannot ignore offers’ this summer for Alberto Gilardino and Sime Vrsaljko.
Watford have confirmed that they have re-signed Matej Vydra from Udinese on an initial season-long loan deal.
Ghana have sent home Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari from their World Cup training camp after a fight.
Former Juventus and Italy defender Antonello Cuccureddu says Mario Balotelli must show his worth on the pitch, not through words.
Antonio Candreva’s sister has revealed that the Lazio star is ‘sad and furious’ that Italy ‘went out and he did not play’.
Demetrio Albertini says that Mario Balotelli must ‘demonstrate he deserves’ the Italy shirt, and urges the team to ‘restart with Andrea Pirlo’.
Italy’s World Cup squad have landed at Malpensa Airport this morning after returning from their unsuccessful campaign in Brazil.
Andrea Pirlo has conceded that whilst he intends to retire from international duty, if Italy’s new Coach wants him, he will be available.
Andrea Poli has hope that Pippo Inzaghi proves to be like Fabio Capello, as he admits to frustration felt under Clarence Seedorf.
Honduras Coach Luis Fernando Suarez announced after yesterday’s World Cup elimination his intention to resign.
Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica has waded in on the Luis Suarez bite controversy: “I have not seen any bite.”
The Gazzetta dello Sport indicate that Italy’s next competitive squad will feature a whole host of new faces, including a number of Under-21 players.
Demetrio Albertini reportedly has in mind a reduced Serie A and the introduction of B teams to Italian football, if he becomes FIGC President.
Italy’s more experienced players were reportedly ‘decisive’ in Cesare Prandelli opting to resign as Coach.
Inter will reportedly outline details of a one-year extension for Walter Mazzarri shortly, but may not sign it until December.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Ottmar Hitzfeld hailed Switzerland and hat-trick hero Xherdan Shaqiri, “now we’ll get prepared for Argentina.”

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