Verratti delighted with Italy call
Marco Verratti has revealed his delight at being including in Italy’s 23-man squad for the World Cup, but feels sorry for those who didn’t make it.
‘Verratti’s call is Zeman’s credit’
Marco Verratti’s agent says the inclusion of the midfielder, Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne in the Italy squad is to Zdenek Zeman’s credit.
Montolivo faces six months out
Riccardo Montolivo has undergone surgery on his injury and initial indications are Milan could be without him for up to six months.
Immobile flies out to Germany
Ciro Immobile has reportedly left Italy’s training base in Coverciano to complete his transfer to Borussia Dortmund.
Destro: Never refused any role
Roma and Mattia Destro have moved quickly to deny reports that the striker had turned down a reserve role in Cesare Prandelli’s World Cup squad.
‘Prandelli had included me, but…’
Romulo says Cesare Prandelli had included him in his World Cup 23, but that he advised the Coach to select someone in his place.
Rossi: Out of shape?! Fear?!
Giuseppe Rossi has dismissed speculation that his cut from Cesare Prandelli’s Italy squad for the World Cup was down to physical fitness or fear of injury.
Montolivo thanks fans
Riccardo Montolivo has placed on record his thanks for the support he has received since injury ruled him out of the World Cup.
Rossi ‘unhappy’ with omission
Giuseppe Rossi’s agent says his client is unhappy to have been left out of Italy’s World Cup squad.
‘Prandelli one of best’
Daniele De Rossi believes Cesare Prandelli is one of the best Coaches he has ever worked with during his career.
Italy World Cup squad announced
Giuseppe Rossi has missed out on a place in Italy’s final 23-man World Cup squad, announced this evening.
Galliani: Milan with Montolivo
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has promised Riccardo Montolivo that the Rossoneri will be with the midfielder for every step of his recovery from injury.
De Rossi on Garcia and Benatia
Roma’s Daniele De Rossi is pleased with Coach Rudi Garcia’s renewal at the club but doesn’t know whether Mehdi Benatia will stay or leave.
De Rossi ‘deserved’ punishment
Daniele De Rossi admits he deserved to be left out of Italy’s friendly with Spain earlier this year due to Cesare Prandelli’s code of ethics.
‘Italy can win World Cup’
Daniele De Rossi believes Italy are among a group of teams who could potentially win the World Cup.
De Rossi: A sad day
Italy’s Daniele De Rossi has described today as a sad day for the Azzurri in the wake of Riccardo Montolivo’s injury.
Montolivo operation tomorrow
Riccardo Montolivo will undergo surgery tomorrow on the broken tibia he sustained last night against Ireland, it has been confirmed.
Jagielka backs Barkley to shine
Phil Jagielka believes that young attacker Ross Barkley can give England an extra dimension at the World Cup.
Hodgson: England is Rooney-obsessed
England boss Roy Hodgson has bemoaned the country’s ‘obsession’ with Wayne Rooney.
Montolivo out for three-four months
Riccardo Montolivo will be out for between three and four months, reports this morning claim.
Italy squad revealed later today
Italy’s final 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup will be announced later today.
Qatar 2022 face bribery allegations
FIFA are facing fresh calls to strip Qatar of the 2022 World Cup after allegations of bribery.
Sirigu given morale boost
Salvatore Sirigu was pleased with his own performance in Italy’s 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland.
Marchisio can see the positives
Claudio Marchisio believes that Saturday’s friendly with Republic of Ireland was a positive, apart from the injury to Riccardo Montolivo.
Rossi ‘happy’ to come through
Giuseppe Rossi is happy to have come through 70 minutes of Italy’s friendly with Republic of Ireland unscathed.
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