Goals galore in Azzurri friendly win
Ciro Immobile’s hat-trick and a Lorenzo Insigne brace secured a remarkable 5-3 friendly win for Italy over Fluminense.
Line-ups: Fluminense – Italy
Fluminense and Italy have submitted their official line-ups for this evening’s practise match between the two teams.
Cahill wary of Balotelli
England defender Gary Cahill says Mario Balotelli’s unpredictability will make him a major threat when the Three Lions face Italy.
Rooney happy to play anywhere
Wayne Rooney insists he is happy to play in any position he is asked to by England Coach Roy Hodgson.
England arrive in Rio
The England squad have this afternoon arrived at their World Cup base on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
Buffon ‘not relaxed’ about…
Italy goalkeeper Gigi Buffon says he is never relaxed about the prospect of penalty shoot-outs.
Zola: Balo & Cassano are dangerous
Gianfranco Zola is confident that Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano can cause the England defence problems next weekend.
Johnson: We can hurt Italy
Glen Johnson believes that England are a better team than the one that crashed out to Italy at Euro 2012.
Sony call for WC 2022 investigation
Japanese electronics giant Sony have called for FIFA to investigate allegations regarding corruption into Qatar’s successful World Cup 2022 bid.
'Legends are born at the WC'
Mario Balotelli has insisted that he wants to become a ‘legend’ after this summer’s World Cup.
Cahill: Balotelli one of the best
England defender Gary Cahill has claimed that Mario Balotelli is ‘one of the best’ ahead of their game against Italy.
Buffon: Anything can happen in Brazil
Gianluigi Buffon believes he can play on until the 2018 World Cup, and claims that ‘anything can happen’ in Brazil.
Campbell confident in Costa Rica
Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell believes there is no reason his country can’t beat Italy, England and Uruguay at the World Cup.
Rizzoli hoping for 'joyous' World Cup
Italy’s refereeing representative at the World Cup Nicola Rizzoli has conceded that he can’t wait for the tournament.
Hodgson: Ox will be ready
Roy Hodgson has revealed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be ready in time for England’s game with Italy next weekend.
England held in stormy stalemate
Italy’s Group D opponents England have drawn their final pre-World Cup friendly 0-0 with Honduras.
Abate: Azzurri well placed
Ignazio Abate believes Italy are not among the favourites to win this summer’s World Cup, but are still well placed.
Abate on Seedorf & Inzaghi
Ignazio Abate says he remained professional and determined despite not featuring regularly for Milan under Clarence Seedorf.
‘Don’t overburden Balo!’
Italy defender Ignazio Abate says it would be unfair to place too much of a burden on the shoulders of Mario Balotelli.
Abate: England can be dark horses
Ignazio Abate believes Italy’s Group D rivals England could be the dark horses of this summer’s World Cup.
Azzurri name Fluminense XI
Italy’s starting line-up to face Fluminense tomorrow has been announced, while Andrea Barzagli and Gabriel Paletta today returned to training.
‘De Rossi has ability to…’
Giorgio Chiellini believes Daniele De Rossi has all the attributes needed to play in defence for Italy at the World Cup.
‘Azzurri have two stars’
Goalkeeper Gigi Buffon and midfielder Andrea Pirlo are Italy’s two star players, according to defender Giorgio Chiellini.
‘Italy and England have changed’
Giorgio Chiellini believes both Italy and England are different teams compared to those that faced each other at Euro 2012.
Chiellini: Defence must improve
Giorgio Chiellini believes Italy’s defence must improve if they are to have a successful World Cup this summer.
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