Felipe Scolari believes Brazil “gained a lot of confidence” with their 4-2 victory over Italy and praised striker Fred.
Giaccherini: 'Brazil not unbeatable'
Emanuele Giaccherini feels regret that Italy were unable to pile the pressure on Brazil throughout. “They’re not unbeatable.”
Chiellini: 'We troubled Brazil'
Giorgio Chiellini insists Italy’s confidence has grown after their 4-2 defeat to Brazil. “We put them under serious pressure.”
Prandelli: 'Azzurri deserved draw'
Cesare Prandelli felt Italy deserved a draw against Brazil in tough circumstances and praised their “excellent reaction.”
Italy lose Selecao thriller
Italy fought hard, were unlucky and scored with Emanuele Giaccherini and Giorgio Chiellini, but were beaten 4-2 by Brazil.
Italy make several changes and adopt a new system against Brazil, while Mario Balotelli goes toe-to-toe with Neymar.
Diamanti trequartista against Brazil?
Italy’s line-up against Brazil this evening could be a 4-2-3-1 rather than a 4-3-3, as Alessandro Diamanti tucks into a trequartista role.
Military for Brazil-Italy match
The Brazilian Government has called in the military to help ensure safety in tonight’s game with Italy as protests continue to spread.
Italians in U21 UEFA All-Stars
There are four Italians in the UEFA Under-21 Championship All-Star squad, including Marco Verratti and Fabio Borini.
El Shaarawy reveals injury woe
Stephan El Shaarawy warned he “won’t even be on the bench” against Brazil tonight due to an injury.
Hernanes enjoys Candreva reunion
Hernanes is looking forward to challenging his Lazio teammate Antonio Candreva. “A month ago we celebrated, now we are opponents.”
Scolari: 'Neymar-Balotelli perfect'
Felipe Scolari admits he’d love to see a “perfect” Neymar-Mario Balotelli partnership as Brazil face Italy.
Caldirola follows Donati to Germany?
While Giulio Donati expresses how “happy” he is to join Bayer Leverkusen, his Inter and Under-21 teammate Luca Caldirola is courted by Werder Bremen.
Montolivo: 'I'll take Pirlo's place'
With Andrea Pirlo injured, Riccardo Montolivo insists he’s ready to take over against Brazil. “I already play that role at Milan.”
Azzurri go 4-3-3 for Selecao?
Italy look set to start Alessandro Diamanti, Mario Balotelli and Antonio Candreva against Brazil this evening.
Prandelli: 'Changes against Brazil'
Italy go head-to-head with Brazil tonight and Cesare Prandelli confirms a change of tactics “to find the balance we lacked against Japan.”
Balotelli visits Salvador fans
The Italy team were advised to stay in their hotel in Salvador, but Mario Balotelli visited the favelas. “I am not afraid.”
Prandelli: 'Italy not going home'
Cesare Prandelli has claimed that Italy have not thought about returning home, despite rumours that the Confederations Cup could be cancelled.
Irmatov to referee Italy-Brazil
Uzbek referee Ravshan Irmatov has been confirmed as the referee for Italy's game against Brazil in the Confederations Cup on Saturday.
Confederations Cup to continue
FIFA say the Confederations Cup will not be ended prematurely, with reports in Brazil suggesting that a participating nation wants the tournament postponed
FIGC want Mangia to stay
The Italian Football Federation are keen on handing Under-21 boss Devis Mangia a new contract.
Giovinco delighted with Italy goal
Sebastian Giovinco says he’ll keep working hard to prove his worth after scoring his first goal for Italy.
Pirlo and De Rossi miss Brazil
Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi are both set to miss out on Italy’s Confederations Cup clash with Brazil.
David Luiz can face Italy
David Luiz will undergo surgery for a broken nose, but not until after the Confederations Cup, so he could face Italy.
Sacchi: Italy must believe in youth
Italian Football Federation youth co-ordinator Arrigo Sacchi has urged Serie A clubs to not waste the nation’s up-and-coming talent.
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