From the Back Pages, June 30: Arjen Robben admits diving for a penalty... but not for the injury-time spot-kick
Arjen Robben admitted trying to con the referee in Holland’s 2-1 victory over Mexico. The Dutchman revealed that he dived in an attempt to win a penalty - but not for the decisive 93rd minute spot-kick that secured Holland’s progression to the quarter-finals. (Daily Mail)
Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal says that the first official water break of the World Cup allowed him to switch tactics and helped his side to drag themselves from behind to a 2-1 win over Mexico in their second round tie. (Mirror)
Costa Rica made it into the quarter-finals of the World Cup after a dramaatic penalty shootout with Greece.
Diego Lugano, the Uruguay captain, has accused Fifa of an act of “barbarity” that breaches Luis Suárez’s “human rights” after the governing body handed the Liverpool striker a record four-month ban for biting an opponent. (The Times)
LIVERPOOL will launch a plea to FIFA to allow football outcast Luis Suarez to continue to train with the club during his unprecedented ban. (The Express)
Telegraph reveals how Man Utd and Tottenham missed out over past two summers on James Rodriguez, who is poised for Real Madrid move (The Telegraph)
Wimbledon risked the wrath of its seven-times champion Roger Federer and two-times winner and world No1 Rafael Nadal on Saturday night by making a scheduling decision that could affect their chances of adding to their grand slam tally. Having made an early decision because of rain to postpone third-round matches involving Stan Wawrinka and John Isner, organisers decided late on Saturday night to hold back the bottom half of the draw to be fair to all players. (The Guardian)