Tabarez: 'Cheap morality on Suarez'
Uruguay Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez defended Luis Suarez’s bite on Giorgio Chiellini against “cheap morality.”
Prandelli: 'Balotelli part of failure'
Cesare Prandelli explained his Italy resignation, noting Mario Balotelli was “part of the project” that failed.
PRANDELLI: "I RESIGN"
Cesare Prandelli has resigned as Italy Coach. “The technical project failed and it’s only right I take responsibility.”
Suarez: 'Uruguay worked hard'
Luis Suarez said Uruguay “worked incredibly hard” to beat Italy and secure their World Cup progress.
Azzurri ratings: Italy 0-1 Uruguay
Italy crashed out of the World Cup with a 1-0 defeat to Uruguay, but who takes the blame and which players kept their pride?
Buffon: 'A failure for Italy'
Gigi Buffon said this was “a very sad day for Italy as a nation. It’s a day of failure, there’s no point denying it.”
Chiellini: 'FIFA protect Suarez'
Giorgio Chiellini thinks FIFA won’t punish Luis Suarez for biting him, “as they need their stars to play in the World Cup.”
Prandelli: 'Ref ruined the game'
Cesare Prandelli said the referee “ruined the game,” criticised Mario Balotelli and confessed his Italy future is in doubt.
Furious 10-man Italy crash out
Uruguay knocked Italy out of the World Cup with controversy, as Claudio Marchisio was harshly sent off and Luis Suarez bit Giorgio Chiellini.
Buffon: 'Unite for Italy!'
Gigi Buffon sent a message to fans ahead of Italy’s crunch World Cup match with Uruguay. “Leave divisions aside.”
Line-ups: Italy – Uruguay
As expected, Mario Balotelli and Ciro Immobile start up front for Italy against Uruguay in what should be a 3-5-2- formation.
‘Uruguay more than just Suarez’
Uruguay defender Diego Godin says it would be disrespectful to say his team are over-reliant on Luis Suarez.
Prandelli: We’ll fight for every ball
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli promises his team will fight for every ball and put up a battle against Uruguay this afternoon.
Mourinho calls for pragmatic Italy
Jose Mourinho believes Italy should take a pragmatic approach against Uruguay in today’s do or die World Cup clash.
Cabrini calls for positivity
Former Italy World Cup winner Antonio Cabrini has called for the Azzurri to show positivity against Uruguay today.
‘Italy’s intensity most important’
Roberto Mussi admits that Italy changing formation ‘is not a good sign’, and advises the Azzurri’s focus against Uruguay should be on intensity.
‘Facing Italy a gift from heaven’
Oscar Tabarez is motivated to face Italy this afternoon but warns that he and his Uruguay: “know what we have to do and how to do it.”
Mrs Immobile: Ciro is ready
Jessica Immobile says her husband Ciro is ready to face Uruguay and eager to show what he can do for Italy.
Maldini doubts Italy approach
Cesare Maldini casts doubt on Cesare Prandelli’s tactics for Uruguay: “I do not believe a three-man defence could stop Suarez and Cavani.”
Abete out if Italy fail?
Speculation is that Giancarlo Abete’s future as Italian Football Federation President depends on Italy’s World Cup progress.
Italy 3-5-2 against Suarez, Cavani
Cesare Prandelli is expected to field Italy in a 3-5-2 against Uruguay today, but there are slight variations on who may partner Mario Balotelli.
Zoff confident of progression
Italy goalkeeping icon Dino Zoff is confident the Azzurri will get the result they need against Uruguay tomorrow.
Prandelli: My biggest game
Cesare Prandelli says his Italy team’s World Cup match with Uruguay tomorrow is the biggest of his professional career.
Prandelli ‘would have taken situation’
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli insists he would have taken the Azzurri’s current World Cup situation when the draw was first made.
Prandelli praise for Immobile
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has today praised Ciro Immobile, saying the forward can become the complete player.
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