World Cup in brief

Online abuse for wrong Neville
A RADIATOR salesman named Phil Neville, 60, has been bombarded with abuse on Twitter following his namesake’s much-criticised commentary debut in England’s defeat to Italy, for which the BBC received 445 complaints.

Uruguay craving caramel snack
URUGUAY fans have blamed the confiscation of the players’ favourite snack at customs for their defeat to Costa Rica. Officials would not let the team take 39kg of dulce de leche spread into Brazil as they did not have the necessary documentation.

Eto’o struggling with injury
CAMEROON striker Samuel Eto’o is banking on divine intervention to overcome a knee injury and play Croatia tonight. He said: “I’m hoping the gods grant me a miracle.”

Muller tipped to outscore Messi
QPR boss Harry Redknapp believes Germany’s Thomas Muller will win the golden boot. Redknapp told 666Bet: “I lumped on Lionel Messi at 7/1 before the tournament, but Argentina looked quite average so I’m not sure he’ll outscore the German [Muller] now.”

GAMES ON TV

AUSTRALIA v HOLLAND
5pm, ITV1

SPAIN v CHILE
8pm, BBC ONE

CAMEROON v CROATIA
11pm, ITV1