AZZURRI

Roberto Mancini has reaffirmed his commitment to Galatasaray, run through transfer plans and considered his World Cup favourites.
One of Italy’s 1982 World Cup-winning squad has backed Cesare Prandelli’s side to do well in Brazil, but warned of over-confidence.
Luis Suarez has made clear he has no doubts about returning for Uruguay in time for the World Cup, though he won’t commit to what game.
Lorenzo Insigne admits his Pescara past with Ciro Immobile is there to see with Italy, even he asserts that what counts are official games.
Ciro Immobile says that he ‘will be ready’ if called upon to start for Italy at the World Cup, but that either way, he will respect Cesare Prandelli’s choices.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has described his team’s 5-3 friendly win over Fluminense this evening as ‘interesting.’
Ciro Immobile’s hat-trick and a Lorenzo Insigne brace secured a remarkable 5-3 friendly win for Italy over Fluminense.
Fluminense and Italy have submitted their official line-ups for this evening’s practise match between the two teams.
England defender Gary Cahill says Mario Balotelli’s unpredictability will make him a major threat when the Three Lions face Italy.
Wayne Rooney insists he is happy to play in any position he is asked to by England Coach Roy Hodgson.
The England squad have this afternoon arrived at their World Cup base on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
Italy goalkeeper Gigi Buffon says he is never relaxed about the prospect of penalty shoot-outs.
Gianfranco Zola is confident that Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano can cause the England defence problems next weekend.
Glen Johnson believes that England are a better team than the one that crashed out to Italy at Euro 2012.
Japanese electronics giant Sony have called for FIFA to investigate allegations regarding corruption into Qatar’s successful World Cup 2022 bid.
Mario Balotelli has insisted that he wants to become a ‘legend’ after this summer’s World Cup.
England defender Gary Cahill has claimed that Mario Balotelli is ‘one of the best’ ahead of their game against Italy.
Gianluigi Buffon believes he can play on until the 2018 World Cup, and claims that ‘anything can happen’ in Brazil.
Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell believes there is no reason his country can’t beat Italy, England and Uruguay at the World Cup.
Italy’s refereeing representative at the World Cup Nicola Rizzoli has conceded that he can’t wait for the tournament.
Roy Hodgson has revealed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be ready in time for England’s game with Italy next weekend.
Italy’s Group D opponents England have drawn their final pre-World Cup friendly 0-0 with Honduras.
Ignazio Abate believes Italy are not among the favourites to win this summer’s World Cup, but are still well placed.
Ignazio Abate says he remained professional and determined despite not featuring regularly for Milan under Clarence Seedorf.
Italy defender Ignazio Abate says it would be unfair to place too much of a burden on the shoulders of Mario Balotelli.