AZZURRI

Fluminense and Italy have submitted their official line-ups for this evening’s practise match between the two teams.
England defender Gary Cahill says Mario Balotelli’s unpredictability will make him a major threat when the Three Lions face Italy.
Wayne Rooney insists he is happy to play in any position he is asked to by England Coach Roy Hodgson.
The England squad have this afternoon arrived at their World Cup base on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
Italy goalkeeper Gigi Buffon says he is never relaxed about the prospect of penalty shoot-outs.
Gianfranco Zola is confident that Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano can cause the England defence problems next weekend.
Glen Johnson believes that England are a better team than the one that crashed out to Italy at Euro 2012.
Japanese electronics giant Sony have called for FIFA to investigate allegations regarding corruption into Qatar’s successful World Cup 2022 bid.
Mario Balotelli has insisted that he wants to become a ‘legend’ after this summer’s World Cup.
England defender Gary Cahill has claimed that Mario Balotelli is ‘one of the best’ ahead of their game against Italy.
Gianluigi Buffon believes he can play on until the 2018 World Cup, and claims that ‘anything can happen’ in Brazil.
Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell believes there is no reason his country can’t beat Italy, England and Uruguay at the World Cup.
Italy’s refereeing representative at the World Cup Nicola Rizzoli has conceded that he can’t wait for the tournament.
Roy Hodgson has revealed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be ready in time for England’s game with Italy next weekend.
Italy’s Group D opponents England have drawn their final pre-World Cup friendly 0-0 with Honduras.
Ignazio Abate believes Italy are not among the favourites to win this summer’s World Cup, but are still well placed.
Ignazio Abate says he remained professional and determined despite not featuring regularly for Milan under Clarence Seedorf.
Italy defender Ignazio Abate says it would be unfair to place too much of a burden on the shoulders of Mario Balotelli.
Ignazio Abate believes Italy’s Group D rivals England could be the dark horses of this summer’s World Cup.
Italy’s starting line-up to face Fluminense tomorrow has been announced, while Andrea Barzagli and Gabriel Paletta today returned to training.
Giorgio Chiellini believes Daniele De Rossi has all the attributes needed to play in defence for Italy at the World Cup.
Goalkeeper Gigi Buffon and midfielder Andrea Pirlo are Italy’s two star players, according to defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Giorgio Chiellini believes both Italy and England are different teams compared to those that faced each other at Euro 2012.
Giorgio Chiellini believes Italy’s defence must improve if they are to have a successful World Cup this summer.
Fiorentina owner Diego Della Valle says Viola striker Giuseppe Rossi was ready to go to the World Cup in Brazil.