AZZURRI

Fiorentina owner Diego Della Valle says Viola striker Giuseppe Rossi was ready to go to the World Cup in Brazil.
Mattia De Sciglio believes that this summer’s World Cup will be a ‘starting point’ for his career.
England captain Steven Gerrard has claimed that the squad are much more confident going into this World Cup than the last.
Stephan El Shaarawy believes that Pippo Inzaghi will do well if he’s named as Milan’s new Coach.
Former national team boss Marcelo Lippi is confident that Italy will qualify from their World Cup group.
Andrea Pirlo is confident that Italy can do well at this summer’s World Cup, and has insisted that the Azzurri will play an attacking style.
Italy have a packed schedule this weekend, with the squad fitting in three training sessions and a game against Fluminense.
Italy’s Group D opponents Costa Rica have drawn their second World Cup friendly against Republic of Ireland.
England Coach Roy Hodgson says he plans to give Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain every opportunity to prove his fitness.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has reacted with caution to Jose Mourinho’s prediction that his team will reach the World Cup final.
Cesare Prandelli is adamant that Mario Balotelli should not place too much of a burden upon himself at the World Cup.
Cesare Prandelli says a positive attitude and pride are prerequisites in order to create a winning team.
Cesare Prandelli says Italy will not be scared of their critics when they take on Brazilian club side Fluminense on Sunday.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli is pleased his team’s critics are struggling to work out their formation, insisting the Azzurri want to be unpredictable.
England’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains hopeful of playing a major part in this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
Daniele De Rossi has praised Italy’s preparation for this summer’s World Cup, and believes that the Azzurri can do well in Brazil.
Daniele De Rossi says he wouldn’t implement a code of ethics if he were a Coach, and outlines that he is ‘not a killer, nor a thug’.
Italy’s World Cup squad have touched down in Rio de Janeiro after a 12-hour flight from Rome and will now transfer to their training base.
Paolo Di Canio has explained his reservations about England’s chances at the World Cup, and what Italy have to their advantage.
Roy Hodgson says that the England camp are optimistic of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s chances of playing in the World Cup.
Italy’s World Cup squad have had a day of rest as they prepare to fly out to Brazil this evening.
Marcello Lippi has called for calm and perspective in the wake of Italy’s shock friendly draw with Luxembourg last night.
Sky sources are reporting that England’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be out of action for up to three weeks.
FIFA have released the latest World Rankings and heading into the World Cup Italy will remain placed ninth overall.
Paul Scholes has advised England to pay particular attention to Andrea Pirlo, if they want to pick up a result against Italy next week.