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Mario Balotelli took to Twitter to vent his frustration at the red card against the Czech Republic. “You can support another country.”
Brazil have lost Leandro Damiao for the Confederations Cup, calling in Atletico Mineiro forward Jo instead.
Gigi Buffon defended Mario Balotelli and felt Italy rarely give their best in June after he rescued a 0-0 draw in the Czech Republic.
Cesare Prandelli insisted “it was a very valuable point” against the Czech Republic, but he will lecture Mario Balotelli after the dismissal.
Mario Balotelli was sent off, but Gigi Buffon’s heroics earned Italy a goalless draw in the Czech Republic.
Italy won their European Under-21 Championship opener and Devis Mangia warns hosts Israel will be “tough” tomorrow.
Milan trio Mario Balotelli, Stephan El Shaarawy and Riccardo Montolivo lead the way as Italy face the Czech Republic tonight.
Lazio midfielder Cristian Ledesma “is very disappointed with Cesare Prandelli” after receiving only one Italy cap.
Marco Verratti ignored questions on whether he’ll join Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid. “We’ll see...”
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has given his thoughts on the possibility of Daniele De Rossi leaving hometown club Roma this summer.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli insists his side will be looking for victory against the Czech Republic on Friday.
Cesare Prandelli has named the Italy side that will take on the Czech Republic in Friday’s World Cup qualifier.
Mario Balotelli has his eye on becoming the top scorer in the history of the Italian national side – although he has doubts whether he can do it.
Tomas Rosicky has reflected that the Czech Republic are aware of a particular weakness of Italy’s ahead of tomorrow.
Luca Marrone’s European Under-21 Championship may already be over after the Juventus man suffered an injury in the 1-0 win over England.
Italy won’t start thinking about the Confederations Cup until after Friday’s World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic, says Leonardo Bonucci.
Lorenzo Insigne refused to take the credit for Italy’s European Under-21 Championship victory over England.
England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce confessed “the better team won tonight” after their defeat to Italy.
Mario Balotelli hit back at Usain Bolt after the sprinter said “to be honest I don’t like him very much.”
Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia praised his side after beating England. “We never gave the ball away.”
A spectacular Lorenzo Insigne free kick gave dominant Italy a 1-0 victory over England in the European Under-21 Championship opener.
Lorenzo Insigne, Marco Verratti and Fabio Borini are in the starting line-up as Italy take on England in the Under-21 European Championship.
Gianluigi Buffon thinks the future of Italian goalkeeping is in safe hands. “There will be no problem when I’m no longer here on international duty.”
England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce said tomorrow’s opponents Italy “are an outstanding attacking force.”
Italy begin their European Under-21 Championships against England tomorrow and Coach Devis Mangia insists “we’re ready.”