World Cup 14
‘Rossi was medically fine’
Italy’s team doctor Enrico Castellacci has reiterated that Giuseppe Rossi was not excluded from the World Cup squad on medical grounds.
Sirigu, Balotelli fears allayed
Italy’s team doctor says that Salvatore Sirigu has not suffered broken ribs and that Mario Balotelli does not have a groin injury.
Italy: Photos then to Perugia
Italy’s World Cup squad have posed for their official team photo this morning, ahead of travelling to Perugia for tomorrow’s game with Luxembourg.
‘De Sciglio, Darmian two arrows’
Filippo Galli has reflected with pride on seeing Mattia De Sciglio and Matteo Darmian make Italy’s World Cup squad.
Romulo: I didn’t hold back the tears
Romulo has lifted the lid on the injury that saw him ask Cesare Prandelli not to consider him for Italy’s World Cup squad.
Costa Rica lose to Japan
Italy’s Group D opponents Costa Rica have started their World Cup warm-up schedule with defeat to Japan in the USA.
Zeman’s pride in Pescara trio
Zdenek Zeman has spoken of his pride in seeing Lorenzo Insigne, Ciro Immobile and Marco Verratti all make Italy’s World Cup squad.
'What more could Rossi have done?'
Former Fiorentina midfielder Antonio Di Gennaro doesn’t know what more Giuseppe Rossi had to do to make Italy’s World Cup squad.
Hodgson orders players to sing anthem
England boss Roy Hodgson has urged the squad to sing the national anthem during this summer’s World Cup.
Suarez won't be risked for Costa Rica
Luis Suarez has returned to light training with Uruguay, but reports are that the striker will miss their opening World Cup game with Costa Rica.
Yepes: I'm a realist
Mario Yepes has admitted he’s realistic about Colombia’s chances at the World Cup, but won’t rule out Italy.
Mazzarri 'proud' after Insigne WC call
Walter Mazzarri is delighted that Lorenzo Insigne has made the World Cup squad, but feels bad for Christian Maggio.
'No problem if Milan want replacement'
Riccardo Montolivo’s agent has insisted that his client will have no problems if Milan look to buy another midfielder in the summer.
Italy WC numbers revealed
The Italian national team’s squad numbers for the World Cup have been confirmed, with Antonio Cassano getting the No.10.
Romulo agent confirms physical problem
Romulo’s agent has confirmed the midfielder’s declaration that he convinced Cesare Prandelli to not include him in the World Cup squad.
Verratti on position, England & future
Marco Verratti has claimed that it’s up to Cesare Prandelli how he’s used in this summer’s World Cup.
Verratti delighted with Italy call
Marco Verratti has revealed his delight at being including in Italy’s 23-man squad for the World Cup, but feels sorry for those who didn’t make it.
‘Verratti’s call is Zeman’s credit’
Marco Verratti’s agent says the inclusion of the midfielder, Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne in the Italy squad is to Zdenek Zeman’s credit.
Montolivo faces six months out
Riccardo Montolivo has undergone surgery on his injury and initial indications are Milan could be without him for up to six months.
Immobile flies out to Germany
Ciro Immobile has reportedly left Italy’s training base in Coverciano to complete his transfer to Borussia Dortmund.
Destro: Never refused any role
Roma and Mattia Destro have moved quickly to deny reports that the striker had turned down a reserve role in Cesare Prandelli’s World Cup squad.
‘Prandelli had included me, but…’
Romulo says Cesare Prandelli had included him in his World Cup 23, but that he advised the Coach to select someone in his place.
Rossi: Out of shape?! Fear?!
Giuseppe Rossi has dismissed speculation that his cut from Cesare Prandelli’s Italy squad for the World Cup was down to physical fitness or fear of injury.
Montolivo thanks fans
Riccardo Montolivo has placed on record his thanks for the support he has received since injury ruled him out of the World Cup.
Rossi ‘unhappy’ with omission
Giuseppe Rossi’s agent says his client is unhappy to have been left out of Italy’s World Cup squad.
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