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Manuel Pasqual’s agent believes he is “fighting with Matteo Darmian” for a place in the World Cup squad.
Giancarlo Abete says Cesare Prandelli’s new Italy deal is all but official, as he plays down controversy on the World Cup squad and the code of ethics.
Andrea Pirlo hopes Sunday is not Antonio Conte’s last game in charge, as he defends Giorgio Chiellini and outlines World Cup ambition.
Napoli and Italy right-back Christian Maggio reveals the fear he felt when needing emergency surgery. “My lung was no longer there.”
Gigi Buffon believes Cesare Prandelli’s World Cup picks were “deserved” and hopes Italy can excel as underdogs.
Mattia Destro admits he felt “anxious” before receiving the World Cup call due to injury and a four-match ban.
Roma midfielder Alessandro Florenzi admits he reacted to his World Cup exclusion “like an ambitious player.”
It’s claimed Felipe Scolari is watching Napoli midfielder Jorginho, who has to choose between Brazil and Italy.
Luca Toni found some of Cesare Prandelli’s World Cup picks “strange. He opted for those who didn’t play as much.”
Giacomo Bonaventura’s agent says his client is calm over his exclusion from Italy’s provisional World Cup squad.
Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne believes his side’s season has been a success but wants them to aim higher in future.
Mimmo Criscito’s agent has hit out at Cesare Prandelli for what he calls an ‘incomprehensible’ decision to omit him from his World Cup squad.
Marco Verratti’s agent has expressed delight at the midfielder’s inclusion in Italy’s provisional World Cup squad.
Luca Antonini mocked Cesare Prandelli’s Code of Ethics and decision to drop Alberto Gilardino for the World Cup.
Mimmo Criscito reveals he “didn’t expect” to be dropped for the World Cup. “I found everything out from the television.”
Christian Maggio will “work to convince” Cesare Prandelli he can play the World Cup after surgery for a collapsed lung.
Domenico Criscito admits he’s more upset at missing out on the 2014 World Cup than Euro 2012.
Manual Pasqual’s agent said an Italy World Cup call was “the right recognition” for the Fiorentina captain.
Giuseppe Rossi reacted to his inclusion in Italy’s preliminary World Cup squad. “Hoping to share more great success together.”
Lorenzo Insigne is in Italy’s preliminary World Cup squad and his agent “knew Cesare Prandelli would put his faith” in the Napoli talent.
Giuseppe Rossi, Antonio Cassano, Ciro Immobile and Mattia Destro are in Italy’s 30-man provisional World Cup squad.
Genoa’s official Twitter account announced Alberto Gilardino and Mattia Perin are in Italy’s provisional World Cup squad.
Italy will play Norway at the Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo for the first Euro 2016 qualifier on September 9.
Stephan El Shaarawy has reiterated his hope at making Cesare Prandelli’s provisional Italy squad for the World Cup.
Reports are Cesare Prandelli’s key decision in naming his provisional Italy squad for the World Cup is between Giuseppe Rossi and Emanuele Giaccherini.