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'If that was a penalty, we should be playing basketball'

ESPN staff
June 15, 2014
Croatia boss Niko Kovac was not happy with the decision to award Brazil a penalty © Getty Images

In the latest edition of our favourite quotes of the week, Vincente Del Bosque doesn't take defeat very well, Amelie Mauresmo becomes the main talking point and Croatia may decide to play another sport.

"I feel sick"
Someone pass Spain manager Vicente del Bosque a bucket

"If that was a penalty, we should be playing basketball"
Croatia boss Niko Kovac considers a change of sports following Fred's penalty for Brazil.

"When opposing teams see Wayne Rooney's name on an England team-sheet, it still scares them"
David Beckham believes England cannot afford to drop Wayne Rooney

"I'm more about winning things as a team. You can see how he is. He wants his moments. It's more important for me to win trophies as a team"
Rooney, meanwhile, has his (rather controversial) say on Cristiano Ronaldo

"If you want to see some train wrecks, have a hot dog, a snickers and a cold drink and go to the 5th green"
Henrik Stenson doing his bit to promote tourism at the US Open

"I smoked a cigar with my friends, then everybody went to a casino. We had a special room and we played Blackjack. I lost. I lost a lot"
Ernests Gulbis knows how to celebrate a run to the French Open semi-finals

"Should we talk about my match or just talk about Mauresmo?"
James Ward somehow managed to wait until the fourth question about Andy Murray's new coach before cracking

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