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Chiellini 'has recovered'
Giorgio Chiellini “has recovered from his injury and could be on the field against Germany,” announced his agent.
Klose admires Italian style
Lazio hitman Miroslav Klose hopes he’ll be picked to face Italy in tomorrow’s Euro 2012 semi-final, especially as he remembers Germany’s 2006 defeat.
Montolivo 'getting goosebumps'
Riccardo Montolivo admits he’s already “getting goosebumps” at the thought of Italy’s Euro 2012 semi-final with Germany.
Lippi: 'My Prandelli grade'
Marcello Lippi has praised Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli and pledged to further upgrade his opinion if they beat Germany to reach the Final.
Azzurri to wear black armbands
Italy will wear black armbands in the Euro 2012 semi-final as a sign of respect for a soldier killed on duty in Afghanistan.
Buffon following his Euro dream
Italy goalkeeper Gigi Buffon concedes it will be tough to beat Germany – but he believes in his Euro 2012 dream.
De Rossi set to face Germany
Italy’s Daniele De Rossi is looking good to be declared fit to face Germany in Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final.
Rivera ahead of Italy-Germany
Italian legend Gianni Rivera is confident ahead of the Euro 2012 semi-final – although he admits Germany will one day beat the Azzurri.
Balotelli – what happened next?
Time for a quick game of what happened next? Italy striker Mario Balotelli takes a drink and then…
Italy to make two changes?
Giorgio Chiellini and Alessandro Diamanti could be thrown into the Italian starting XI for their Euro 2012 semi-final against Germany.
Clubs queue up for Prandelli
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is wanted by a host of European clubs, reports the Corriere dello Sport.
Memories of 16-year-old star Pirlo
Andrea Pirlo has won over Europe with his performances, but Eugenio Corini remembers “on his debut aged 16 we knew a star had been born.”
'Italy need fear no-one'
“If Italy continue playing like this, we need fear no-one,” said CONI President Gianni Petrucci ahead of the semi-final with Germany.
'Balotelli hat-trick v Germany'
“Italy will beat Germany with a Mario Balotelli hat-trick,” said agent Mino Raiola, who has updates on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marek Hamsik.
Molinaro: 'Germany fear Italy'
Stuttgart defender Cristian Molinaro gives the inside view on Euro 2012 semi-final Italy-Germany. “The truth is they really fear us.”
Montolivo warns Germany
Half-German Riccardo Montolivo warns Italy will be “tough to beat” in the semi-final and hasn’t been put off taking penalties following his miss.
Pirlo: 'I took Hart down a peg'
Andrea Pirlo feels Germany are afraid of Italy, took that penalty to “bring Joe Hart down a peg” and “won’t be upset” if he never wins the Ballon d’Or.
Low: We aren’t here for revenge
Joachim Low has declared that notable meetings from Italy and Germany’s past will not matter ahead of Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final.
Italy could have trio back
Italy could have Giorgio Chiellini, Daniele De Rossi and Ignazio Abate back in time to face Germany, as the chief medic admits everything is being done.
Lippi backs Italy to win
Marcello Lippi has given his stamp of approval to the current Italy team, believing that they can beat Germany this week.
Podolski: We don’t fear anyone
Lukas Podolski is the latest in the German camp to speak of their high confidence going into Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final against Italy.
Balotelli-Cassano convince Capello
Fabio Capello says Italy have problems in attack – but he would still use Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano against Germany.
Ancelotti: Pirlo won it for Italy
Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti insists that Andrea Pirlo’s chipped penalty was the deciding factor in Italy’s win over England at Euro 2012.
Bologna: Diamanti stays here
Bologna President Albano Guaraldi has warned away interested parties looking at Alessandro Diamanti: “He is going to be at Bologna next season.”
Zamparini on Balzaretti, Prandelli
Maurizio Zamparini has reflected on his past situation with Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli, as well as his current one with left-back Federico Balzaretti.
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