Eljero Elia believes that the Dutch are yet to hit top form in South Africa and is in bullish mood ahead of Friday's quarter-final with Brazil in Port Elizabeth.
England goalkeeper David James insists that Sunday's eagerly anticipated knock-out clash with old rivals Germany in Bloemfontein is "just another football match".
Greece coach Otto Rehhagel believes his team can still make the knock-out stages of the World Cup, and has urged his team to give everything against Nigeria on Thursday.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has "no regrets" over the sale of David Beckham as he prepares to face his former star in opposition.
Bobby Zamora continued his hot run of form as Fulham defied plunging temperatures in Basel to secure their place in the knock-out stages of the Europa League.
Despite Liverpool's failure to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Champions League, and their slowly fading title hopes, keeper Jose Reina insists he couldn't be happier at Anfield.
Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho is confident his side will progress to the knock-out round of the Champions League despite their failure to win a game so far in the competition.
Sir Alex Ferguson has urged Manchester United to go "full throttle" in their attempt to overcome FC Porto at Old Trafford.
The biggest shock of the day in the F.A Cup came at Eastlands with Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest knocking out Manchester City with a 0-3 win.
Blue Square North side Droylsdon provided the shock of the FA Cup replays as they knocked League Two table-toppers Darlington out 1-0.
Mesut Ozil has insisted he will continue his top performances by helping Germany knock England out of the World Cup.
Edwin van der Sar has backed Sir Alex Ferguson's suggestion that Bayern Munich used underhand tactics to knock Manchester United out of the Champions League.
Carlo Ancelotti claims all of Italy will be supportive of his attempts to knock Inter Milan and former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho out of the Champions League.
Robert Pires is confident Villarreal can knock his former club Arsenal out of the UEFA Champions League.