From the Back Pages, July 8: Luiz Felipe Scolari says his side can cope without Neymar

Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari says his side can cope without Neymar because they have another 22 ‘special’ players. (The Telegraph)

Tuesday, 8th July 2014, 7:46 am
From the back pages

The Germany manager, Joachim Löw, has called on the Mexican referee Marco Rodríguez to clamp down on the “brutal and crude” challenges that marred Brazil’s quarter-final success against Colombia and left Neymar with a back injury. (The Guardian)

The Brazil captain Thiago Silva revealed on Monday night that he and his team-mates had spoken to the team psychiatrist Regina Brandao to deal with the absence of the injured Neymar ahead of their semi-final - and believes they are ready to beat Germany. (The Indepoendent)

Luis Suarez move to Barcelona held up by Liverpool’s demands for £75million up front but Catalans want staggered payments. (Daily Mail)

LEWIS HAMILTON has targeted another ‘home’ win to follow Silverstone, even if it will ruin a perfect dream for his Mercedes team. (The Express)

Mark Cavendish fumes after Tour rival accuses him of being the Luis Suarez of cycling. (The Mirror)

Sir Dave Brailsford has urged organisers of the Tour de France to ensure that the event is brought back to Great Britain in the near future after the resounding success of the opening stages over the past three days. (The Times)