Italy-Costa Rica referee announced
The referee for Italy’s World Cup match against Costa Rica on Friday has been confirmed as Chile’s Enrique Osses.
Del Piero: Don’t pressure Italy
Alessandro Del Piero is encouraged by Italy’s start to the World Cup, but warns against placing expectation on the squad.
Italy adjust training, diet
Italy have adjusted their training schedule and diet as part of preparations for earlier World Cup kick-offs with Costa Rica and Uruguay.
Castellacci: Buffon a true champion
Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci has praised Gigi Buffon for his positive attitude to his recent injury issue.
Italy changes for Costa Rica?
Italy could make three changes to the side that beat England when facing Costa Rica on Friday and move Matteo Darmian.
DDR: 'No expiry date in sight'
Daniele De Rossi commented on the end-date for his Azzurri career and revealed a hidden social media presence.
De Rossi: 'Healthy fear of Costa Rica'
Daniele De Rossi said Italy should have “a healthy fear” going into their clash with Costa Rica, as he’s familiar with Recife.
De Rossi defines Italy midfield
Daniele De Rossi insisted he is “not irreplaceable” in the Italy squad and described their “complementary” midfield.
Giaccherini on Roma and Italy
Emanuele Giaccherini says he is happy in England but hinted today that he may be open to a move to Roma this summer.
Report: Everton bid for Cerci rejected
It is reported that Torino have rejected a bid by Everton to sign the club’s forward Alessio Cerci.
Sirigu: I’d never have thought it
Salvatore Sirigu admits he would never have expected to have played in a World Cup match this time four years ago.
‘Only 10 clubs could buy Balo’
Mario Balotelli’s agent says only 10 clubs at the most would be able to afford to sign his client.
Buffon and De Sciglio back training
Gigi Buffon and Mattia De Sciglio are back training for Italy today as they continue their preparations for their World Cup match against Costa Rica.
Agent: No Aquilani talks
Alberto Aquilani’s agent says there are no new developments regarding his client’s current contract situation at Fiorentina.
Suarez declares himself '100% fit'
Luis Suarez has declared himself ‘100 per cent fit’ to face England in Sao Paulo on Thursday evening.
'We have some quality individuals'
Paolo Maldini has praised the Italy squad for this summer’s World Cup, picking out several individuals for commendation.
Maldini: Italy giving their all
Paolo Maldini was pleased with Italy’s performance against England last Saturday, but the former defender insists there is still more to come.
Balo: Why always me?
Mario Balotelli again showed his humorous side by taking a picture of a World Cup sticker album with his face in the place of every Italy player.
Sirigu pleased with PSG move
Salvatore Sirigu thinks he made the correct decision to join PSG from Palermo, saying it has been a good life experience.
Sirigu proud to represent Sardinia
Italy’s Salvatore Sirigu says he is proud to represent the island of Sardinia at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Sirigu: Costa Rica not easy
Italy’s Salvatore Sirigu expects a tough match when the Azzurri take on Costa Rica in their second World Cup 2014 encounter.
‘No battle with Buffon’
Italy's Salvatore Sirigu says there is no battle between himself and Gigi Buffon for the Azzurri’s goalkeeping spot.
Navas: Buffon an idol
Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas says it would be a dream to face Italy counterpart Gigi Buffon this coming Friday.
Good news for Buffon & De Sciglio
There are reports that Gianluigi Buffon and Mattia De Sciglio will be back fit to play some part in Italy’s World Cup group stage.
De Rossi & Barzagli miss training
Daniele De Rossi and Andrea Barzagli both missed Italy’s training session this morning, and could be potential injury worries.
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