Luis Suarez believes that Italy are ‘tired’ and has insisted that Uruguay can take advantage of their fatigue tomorrow afternoon.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito has praised his players currently representing the club at the World Cup.
Italy will this afternoon train at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, ahead of tomorrow’s make or break clash with Uruguay.
Alvaro Recoba admits Italy and Uruguay face ‘the worst game that could have happened to both’, as he advises on how closely to mark Andrea Pirlo.
Luciano Moggi launched a scathing attack on Italy’s World Cup squad, noting they only beat “born losers” England.
Problems are growing in Natal ahead of Italy-Uruguay with a sinkhole and now a flooded media centre.
Italy legend Franco Baresi trusts the Azzurri will qualify in the World Cup. “We give our best under pressure.”
There are concerns around Italy’s World Cup game with Uruguay, as a sinkhole opened up near the stadium in Natal.
Italy tested a 3-5-2 system today with Ciro Immobile partnering Mario Balotelli for the clash with Uruguay.
Lazio midfielder Alvaro Gonzalez tells Uruguay they “will need a better performance than against England” to beat Italy.
The Italy captain had feared missing the entire World Cup, admits Gigi Buffon. “I never dreamed I’d recover so quickly.”
Gianluigi Buffon is pleased with a possible switch to a three-man defence against Uruguay. “We are chameleons.”
Gigi Buffon said Italy are “worried to the right degree” against Uruguay and raise their game in difficulty, but “elimination would be a failure.”
Italy welcomed almost 4,000 fans to their training session yesterday, but today it was all locked down.
Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez has been assigned to Italy’s make or break match with Uruguay.
Martin Caceres said he’ll give away “useful information” on his Juventus teammates for Italy-Uruguay.
World Cup winner Ciccio Graziani believes Cesare Prandelli is “making far too many mistakes.”
There are increasing calls for Italy to adopt a 3-5-2 formation against Uruguay with Ciro Immobile coming in.
Zdenek Zeman criticised Italy’s approach against Costa Rica and warned “you need to move more than your opponents.”
Russia Coach Fabio Capello feels Italy prove “the high level of this World Cup,” but got into a row with a journalist.
Over 4,000 fans cheered Italy on in their training session in Natal, but Gigi Buffon, Claudio Marchisio and Daniele De Rossi were absent.
Professor Enrico Castellacci urged players and media to “stop emphasising the temperature” in World Cup games.
Italy’s chief medic confirmed “it is very likely Daniele De Rossi won’t be able to play against Uruguay.”
Uruguay Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez considers a victory over Italy to be “an entirely achievable result.”
Daniele De Rossi’s injury could throw a spanner in the works, as Italy were leaning towards a 3-5-2 against Uruguay.