Montolivo: Italy must start well
Riccardo Montolivo has outlined the difficult group Italy have at the World Cup and the importance therefore of starting well.
‘I hope Italy can repeat Euro 2012’
Arrigo Sacchi has pointed out the contrast between Italy’s clubs in European competition and the national team, and hopes Euro 2012 is a good omen.
Suarez to ‘work hard’ for World Cup
Luis Suarez posted a message of thanks after undergoing knee surgery and promised to ‘work hard’ to return in time for the World Cup.
Claim: 'Gay players in Italy squad'
TV presenter Alessandro Cecchi Paone claims there are gay players in Italy’s 30-man provisional World Cup squad.
Materazzi on Zidane head-butt
Marco Materazzi said his “conscience is clear” on the Zinedine Zidane 2006 World Cup Final head-butt.
Arsenal and Spurs track Giovinco
Sebastian Giovinco’s agent said “it’s not surprising” Arsenal and Tottenham are tracking the Juventus talent.
Insigne versatility good for Italy
Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne should fit into Cesare Prandelli’s World Cup tactics, said his agent.
Suarez 'not ruled out' of World Cup
Uruguay and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez had knee surgery today, but medical staff insist his presence at the World Cup “is not ruled out.”
Italy medic on sauna and ice bath
Italy chief medic Enrico Castellacci commented on Giuseppe Rossi and Antonio Cassano’s fitness, plus the specially-constructed sauna and ice bath.
Chiellini: Racism fought in silence
Giorgio Chiellini has commented on tackling racism in the game and why footballers may say they don’t know any homosexual colleagues.
Italy wrap up week’s training
Italy have completed their final training session of the week, whilst there was a more positive reception from supporters for Mario Balotelli.
Cassano edging out Rossi
Antonio Cassano is seen as with a current advantage over Giuseppe Rossi in their respective bids to make Italy’s World Cup squad.
Suarez a World Cup doubt
Italy’s World Cup opponents Uruguay have been hit with news that Luis Suarez has suffered a knee injury that could rule him out this summer.
Mexico ban smoking, alcohol, sex
Mexico’s national team will have to go without smoking, drinking alcohol and sex for the duration of their World Cup: “It’s not a party.”
Montolivo and Immobile to wed
Riccardo Montolivo and Ciro Immobile take advantage of a break in World Cup preparations to get married.
Police patrol Italy training
Italy’s training sessions are now patrolled by police after someone shouted racist abuse at Mario Balotelli from outside.
Zambrotta: 'Ibra-Allegri fight!'
Gianluca Zambrotta reveals Massimiliano Allegri and Zlatan Ibrahimovic “almost got into a fist-fight” at Milan.
Verona to make Romulo profit
It’s reported Verona have decided to exercise their €3m buy-out clause for Romulo from Fiorentina.
Azzurri train in sauna
Ciro Immobile explained Italy's sauna work as part of their preparations for the World Cup in Brazil.
‘Balotelli calm over racist abuse’
Ciro Immobile says Mario Balotelli has reacted calmly to the reported racial abuse he suffered during Italy training this morning.
Immobile: Only death is certain
Ciro Immobile is not taking for granted that he will be selected in Italy’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil.
Immobile wants Champions League
Ciro Immobile admits he finds the prospect of replacing Robert Lewandowski at Borussia Dortmund very exciting.
Abete: Unacceptable behaviour
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete has branded the behaviour of the individuals responsible for racist chanting aimed at Mario Balotelli as ‘unacceptable.’
Prandelli only heard ‘nice chants’
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli says he didn’t hear the racist chanting aimed at Mario Balotelli this morning.
Balotelli racially abused at Coverciano
A small group of young men reportedly shouted racist abuse towards Mario Balotelli during today’s pre-World Cup training with Italy.
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