Colombia defender Cristian Zapata blamed Clarence Seedorf for his lack of playing time at Milan recently.
Holland have Robin Van Persie and Arjen Robben as they take on a Mexico side that is not to be underestimated.
Didier Deschamps praised France for bucking the European trend at the World Cup, but is on his toes against Nigeria.
The rumours are gathering momentum that Antonio Conte could become part-time Italy Coach while at Juventus.
Brazilian Sandro Ricci will officiate Germany-Algeria, while American Mark Geiger is the referee for France-Nigeria.
Miroslav Klose is targeting the quarters and a new World Cup scoring record, but warned Germany “can’t underestimate Algeria.”
Morgan Schneiderlin said he’s ready to quit Southampton and it’s reported his destination could be Napoli.
Media claim Chile and Cagliari forward Mauricio Pinilla was punched in the face by a member of the Brazil staff.
Luis Suarez was banned three times for biting players, but a surprise report claims he was investigated eight times.
Bayern Munich are reportedly raising their offer for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal to €40m.
Uruguay captain Diego Lugano maintains the Luis Suarez ban was “barbaric” and “a breach of human rights.”
Mario Balotelli “is still the best Italian player out there” and Cesare Prandelli “made him a scapegoat,” according to Mino Raiola.
Argentina international defender Jose Maria Basanta confirmed he’s in “negotiations” for a move to Fiorentina.
Greece Coach Fernando Santos assured his men will “attack as much as possible” against fellow surprises Costa Rica.
Napoli look set to sell Chile international Edu Vargas and bring in Michu from Swansea City.
Holland have won all their World Cup games so far, but Louis Van Gaal fears the heat will benefit Mexico today.
Mexico have a tough test against the Netherlands today, but Coach Miguel Herrera warned El Tri deserve respect.
Costa Rica shocked Italy and Coach Jorge Luis Pinto wants them to “think big” against Greece to reach the quarter-final.
Oscar Washington Tabarez is “very proud” of his Uruguay players despite their World Cup exit to Colombia.
Colombia “deserve” to play their historic World Cup quarter-final against Brazil, said Coach Jose Pekerman.
Edinson Cavani said Uruguay “go home with our heads held high” after defeat to Colombia and defended Luis Suarez.
Juan Cuadrado said having many players in Serie A has “helped Colombia become stronger” after they beat Uruguay.
Luiz Felipe Scolari said Brazil are “three steps from Heaven” after a hard-fought win over Chile put them in the quarter-finals.
A sensational James Rodriguez brace saw Colombia sweep Uruguay aside 2-0, setting up their first quarter-final with Brazil.
Coach Jorge Sampaoli said his players still “entered the history of Chilean football” after pushing Brazil to penalties.


Richard Thomas says Cesare Prandelli’s arrival at Galatasaray provides the former Italy boss with an ideal opportunity to prove himself a winner.