World Cup 14
Baresi backs Prandelli's Italy
Franco Baresi has backed Italy to do well at this summer’s World Cup, and thinks that the England game was the best of the tournament so far.
Mourinho: Italy showed maturity
Jose Mourinho has explained why England-Italy is ‘the best game of the World Cup’ so far and praised Cesare Prandelli for his tactics.
Toldo: Sirigu showed no fear
Francesco Toldo has praised Salvatore Sirigu for showing no fear and doing the right thing in deputising for Gigi Buffon in the Italy goal.
Albertini hopes for time-outs
Demetrio Albertini hopes that FIFA will allow for time-outs during Italy’s next two World Cup fixtures, after the experience in Manaus.
De Rossi wary of Costa Rica
Daniele De Rossi has warned Italy of the pitfall facing Costa Rica in Recife represents later this week.
Abete: Happy for win, but…
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete has explained his ‘satisfaction’ at Italy’s win over England, but warned that there is still work to do.
Medics 'concerned' over conditions
Italy chief medic Professor Enrico Castellacci is concerned about conditions against Costa Rica and Uruguay.
Buffon was 'pretty worried' by injury
Italy’s medical staff confirm they were “pretty worried” about Gigi Buffon, but now confident he and Mattia De Sciglio will soon be fit.
Mazzola: 'Italy have to change'
Italy beat England 2-1, but Azzurri legend Sandro Mazzola insists “they have to change system or players.”
Flood risk for Italy-Uruguay?
There are concerns for Italy’s World Cup game against Uruguay on June 24, as the city of Natal has been struck by floods.
Italy set World Cup passing record
Italy set some extraordinary records in last night’s game against England, including the best passing accuracy in 48 years.
Moratti: 'Ranocchia better than Paletta'
Massimo Moratti thinks Andrea Ranocchia should’ve been at the World Cup and felt bad for Roy Hodgson.
Darmian: 'If you'd told me...'
“If a few months ago you’d told me I would be starting a World Cup match against England, I’d have laughed,” said Matteo Darmian.
De Sciglio and Buffon updates
Mattia De Sciglio feels he’ll be ready to face Costa Rica, but Gigi Buffon reportedly won’t return until Uruguay.
Pirlo: 'Courageous Italy'
Andrea Pirlo was proud to be “the captain of a courageous Italy that wanted to impose its style on England.”
Candreva hints at Lazio exit
Lazio star Antonio Candreva wants to “play the Champions League,” as Juventus, Napoli and PSG are interested.
De Rossi: 'Balotelli could triple goals'
Daniele De Rossi warned Mario Balotelli “he’d score triple the goals if he made the right movements.”
Sirigu: 'Buffon helped me'
Salvatore Sirigu reveals Gigi Buffon “reassured” him before his World Cup debut against England.
Hodgson: 'How did England lose?'
Roy Hodgson found it “tough to accept that we have lost” against Italy and has faith England can still qualify.
Prandelli: 'An epic performance'
Cesare Prandelli said Italy put in “an epic performance” to beat England, but warned Mario Balotelli “can do much more.”
Chiellini: 'Totally different Italy'
Giorgio Chiellini reveals Italy had “prepared a completely different approach and line-up” against England.
Azzurri ratings: England 1-2 Italy
Italy opened their 2014 World Cup campaign with an entertaining 2-1 win over England. Sam Lewis runs through those who impressed.
Marchisio: 'I was hallucinating!'
Claudio Marchisio “had hallucinations” due to the heat in Manaus, but still scored in Italy’s 2-1 win over England.
Balotelli: 'A unique emotion'
Mario Balotelli described the “unique emotion” of scoring in a World Cup to beat England 2-1.
De Rossi: 'Debutants proved themselves'
Daniele De Rossi was impressed by Italy’s World Cup debutants and revealed the strain of facing England in Manaus.
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