Gay rights groups condemn Cassano
A gay rights association in Italy has called for Antonio Cassano to be dropped after his homophobic comments. “It was horrible and vulgar.”
Italy's Abate needs five stitches
It’s reported Ignazio Abate needed five stitches to his face after an accidental collision in today’s Italy training session.
Pirlo: 'Italy can go far'
Andrea Pirlo is confident Italy are “aware of our strength” going into tomorrow’s game with Croatia. “With these components, we can go far.”
Prandelli: 'Changes for Croatia'
Cesare Prandelli said he has “just one doubt” on who to field against Croatia tomorrow, but refused to confirm or deny whether Mario Balotelli risked the chop.
Bilic: 'Modric better than Pirlo'
Croatia manager Slaven Bilic has no fear of facing Italy tomorrow. “Luka Modric is better than Andrea Pirlo.”
Astori targets Azzurri recall
Davide Astori has his sights set on World Cup 2014 after the Cagliari stopper just missed out on Euro 2012 selection.
Pepe wanted Euro 2012 role
Juventus’ Simone Pepe admits that he would have liked to have been part of the Italy squad at Euro 2012 – but he’s happy for Emanuele Giaccherini.
Cassano: 'I'm not homophobic'
Antonio Cassano has released a statement attempting to calm the furore over his statements. “I am not homophobic and didn’t want to offend anyone.”
Maggio: 'Italy self-esteem building'
Christian Maggio feels Italy’s opening draw with Spain was “very good for our self-esteem” going into games with Croatia and the Republic of Ireland.
Cassano homophobia condemned
As expected, Antonio Cassano’s homophobic statements in a Press conference today brought a wave of condemnation from the Italian media.
Cassano on Balo, Thiago Silva and gays
Antonio Cassano laughs at being Mario Balotelli’s “tutor,” warns he’d quit Milan if they sold Thiago Silva, but shocked with homophobic comments.
Barzagli on course for Ireland
Italy have been handed a boost with the news that Andrea Barzagli is back training with the main group, after a calf strain.
UEFA to probe alleged racism
UEFA have confirmed that they will investigate two separate reports of racist abuse towards players at Euro 2012, one of whom was Italy’s Mario Balotelli.
Webb to referee Italy-Croatia
English referee Howard Webb will take charge of Thursday’s Group C Euro 2012 game between Italy and Croatia.
Italy search for rare win
Italy will go into the Croatia game on Thursday in the knowledge that they have won just one of their last 10 games – in normal time – at major tournaments.
Ferrara won’t quit Italy U-21s
Ciro Ferrara expects to continue his adventure as Coach of the Italian Under-21 national side.
Prandelli: Italy must beat Croatia
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli insists that his side have no other option but to beat Croatia in Thursday’s Euro 2012 game.
Mourinho praises stopper De Rossi
Jose Mourinho has praised the defensive performance of Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi during Italy’s 1-1 draw with Spain.
Udinese revel in Di Natale glory
Udinese chief Gianpaolo Pozzo is delighted that club captain Antonio Di Natale scored in Italy’s 1-1 draw with Spain.
Albertini sees Italy and Spain
Italian Football Federation Vice-President Demetrio Albertini believes that Spain and the Azzurri are still favourites to progress from Euro 2012 Group C.
Giaccherini content with debut
Emanuele Giaccherini is satisfied after making his international debut in Italy’s 1-1 draw with Spain.
Spaniards blame 'shameful' turf
Spanish players and Coach Vicente del Bosque blamed the “dry pitch” in Gdansk for their draw with Italy. “It’s shameful we should have to play on this surface.”
Prandelli: 'Balo should've passed it'
Cesare Prandelli admits Mario Balotelli “should’ve passed it” in a great chance against Spain, but insists the substitution was “not punishment.”
Xavi: 'Spain deserved victory'
Xavi Hernandez feels Spain “deserved the victory” after their hard-fought 1-1 draw with Italy and complained about the pitch.
Torres praises Buffon
Fernando Torres praised Gianluigi Buffon and insisted he was not disappointed at being on the bench for Spain-Italy.
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