Italy impressed Thiago Silva
Thiago Silva admits he was impressed by Italy’s performance against Brazil and took the blame for Emanuele Giaccherini’s goal.
Neymar: 'I told Balotelli...'
Neymar told Mario Balotelli he’d “better start getting used to the heat” ahead of next year’s World Cup.
Maggio rues Brazil bar
Christian Maggio is still smarting that his chance to draw 3-3 with Brazil hit the bar. “Things just aren’t going our way.”
Buffon: 'Italy improvement'
Gigi Buffon feels the performance against Brazil was an improvement, but “we’ve got to stop conceding goals” and hope Spain have an off day.
Dante in Azzurri heaven
Dante had a very special reason to celebrate a goal against Italy in his hometown. “I was dreaming about this.”
Italy-Bulgaria in Palermo
Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Bulgaria in September will be played at the Stadio Barbera in Palermo.
Giaccherini: 'Brazil underestimated me'
Emanuele Giaccherini revealed how he scored against Brazil. “Thiago Silva underestimated me.”
Prandelli: 'More audacious Azzurri'
Cesare Prandelli assures Italy “have to be more audacious” when taking on Spain in the Confederations Cup semi-final.
Julio Cesar: 'Italy goal chaos!'
Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar saw “chaos” on Giorgio Chiellini’s goal and is “happy” Roma are showing an interest.
Confederations over for Abate
Ignazio Abate is out of the Confederations Cup after dislocating his shoulder, while Riccardo Montolivo suffered a head injury.
Candreva wanted 'audacious Azzurri'
Antonio Candreva felt Italy “should’ve been more audacious” in the first half after a 4-2 defeat to Brazil.
Felipe Scolari believes Brazil “gained a lot of confidence” with their 4-2 victory over Italy and praised striker Fred.
Giaccherini: 'Brazil not unbeatable'
Emanuele Giaccherini feels regret that Italy were unable to pile the pressure on Brazil throughout. “They’re not unbeatable.”
Chiellini: 'We troubled Brazil'
Giorgio Chiellini insists Italy’s confidence has grown after their 4-2 defeat to Brazil. “We put them under serious pressure.”
Prandelli: 'Azzurri deserved draw'
Cesare Prandelli felt Italy deserved a draw against Brazil in tough circumstances and praised their “excellent reaction.”
Italy lose Selecao thriller
Italy fought hard, were unlucky and scored with Emanuele Giaccherini and Giorgio Chiellini, but were beaten 4-2 by Brazil.
Italy make several changes and adopt a new system against Brazil, while Mario Balotelli goes toe-to-toe with Neymar.
Diamanti trequartista against Brazil?
Italy’s line-up against Brazil this evening could be a 4-2-3-1 rather than a 4-3-3, as Alessandro Diamanti tucks into a trequartista role.
Military for Brazil-Italy match
The Brazilian Government has called in the military to help ensure safety in tonight’s game with Italy as protests continue to spread.
Italians in U21 UEFA All-Stars
There are four Italians in the UEFA Under-21 Championship All-Star squad, including Marco Verratti and Fabio Borini.
El Shaarawy reveals injury woe
Stephan El Shaarawy warned he “won’t even be on the bench” against Brazil tonight due to an injury.
Hernanes enjoys Candreva reunion
Hernanes is looking forward to challenging his Lazio teammate Antonio Candreva. “A month ago we celebrated, now we are opponents.”
Scolari: 'Neymar-Balotelli perfect'
Felipe Scolari admits he’d love to see a “perfect” Neymar-Mario Balotelli partnership as Brazil face Italy.
Caldirola follows Donati to Germany?
While Giulio Donati expresses how “happy” he is to join Bayer Leverkusen, his Inter and Under-21 teammate Luca Caldirola is courted by Werder Bremen.
Montolivo: 'I'll take Pirlo's place'
With Andrea Pirlo injured, Riccardo Montolivo insists he’s ready to take over against Brazil. “I already play that role at Milan.”
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