AZZURRI

England assistant Coach Gary Neville has inadvertently given the media a slight insight into the Three Lions’ World Cup preparations.
Rafa Benitez has advised England on how to approach Andrea Pirlo and says they have the players to trouble Italy.
The Gazzetta dello Sport speculate Italy’s formation and personnel to start against England may depend on Marco Verratti’s fitness.
Giancarlo Abete has called on Italy to deliver a positive message at the World Cup, but does not set them a target, nor list them among the favourites.
Riccardo Montolivo has reflected on how he has dealt with his injury, as he asserts Italy can make at least the World Cup semi-finals.
Wayne Rooney was in bullish mood, insisting England “have moved ahead of Italy” since Euro 2012.
Andrea Pirlo admits he could reconsider his Italy retirement. “I intend to quit after this World Cup, but if I am needed...”
Andrea Pirlo spoke of his joy at renewing the contract with Juventus for two years and meeting Juninho Pernambucano.
Andrea Pirlo believes Italy can win the World Cup and insists they are not “dependent” on his performances.
Andrea Pirlo confirmed Italy plan to rotate midfield playmakers to “keep England guessing” on Saturday.
Mario Balotelli showed off some unusual ball-handling skills during today’s training session.
Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain look set to miss England-Italy after skipping training again.
Italy tested out their probable starting XI against England today, including Marco Verratti, Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli.
Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne played together in Italy training today, while Marco Verratti returned to action.
Alessandro Diamanti is happy playing for Guangzhou Evergrande, insisting by moving there he couldn’t have made a better choice.
Italy U21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio says he would play Ciro Immobile and Mario Balotelli together against England on Saturday.
Luis Suarez has been back in training for Uruguay as they landed at their Belo Horizonte base on Tuesday evening.
Free kick maestro Juninho Pernambucano has admitted that Andrea Pirlo is now the new king of the set piece.
Pictures have emerged of the pitch in Manaus looking less than perfect ahead of Italy’s game with England on Saturday.
Danny Welbeck has limped out of England training and could miss the game against Italy on Saturday.
Brazilian legend Ronaldo believes that Italy have enough quality to win their group at the World Cup.
Romulo’s agent confirmed “Roma are interested” and explained why he ruled himself out of Italy’s World Cup squad.
Marco Verratti is expected to be fit and ready to face England in Italy’s opening World Cup game on Saturday.
Lorenzo Insigne would relish a Pescara reunion with Ciro Immobile and Marco Verratti for Italy. “We understand each other with a glance.”
Lorenzo Insigne “understands” Giuseppe Rossi or Mattia Destro’s anger after he beat them to a World Cup spot.