Pirlo 'hasn't thought' about defeat
Andrea Pirlo has insisted he has not thought about Italy leaving the World Cup at the group stage.
Suarez: We can punish Italy
Luis Suarez believes that Italy are ‘tired’ and has insisted that Uruguay can take advantage of their fatigue tomorrow afternoon.
Lotito praises Lazio's WC stars
Lazio President Claudio Lotito has praised his players currently representing the club at the World Cup.
Italy finalise Uruguay preparations
Italy will this afternoon train at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, ahead of tomorrow’s make or break clash with Uruguay.
Recoba: The game of death
Alvaro Recoba admits Italy and Uruguay face ‘the worst game that could have happened to both’, as he advises on how closely to mark Andrea Pirlo.
Moggi blasts 'born loser' Hodgson
Luciano Moggi launched a scathing attack on Italy’s World Cup squad, noting they only beat “born losers” England.
Sinkhole and floods for Italy-Uruguay
Problems are growing in Natal ahead of Italy-Uruguay with a sinkhole and now a flooded media centre.
Baresi: 'Italy can progress'
Italy legend Franco Baresi trusts the Azzurri will qualify in the World Cup. “We give our best under pressure.”
Sinkhole opens near Natal stadium
There are concerns around Italy’s World Cup game with Uruguay, as a sinkhole opened up near the stadium in Natal.
Italy test Immobile-Balotelli
Italy tested a 3-5-2 system today with Ciro Immobile partnering Mario Balotelli for the clash with Uruguay.
Gonzalez: 'Uruguay must improve'
Lazio midfielder Alvaro Gonzalez tells Uruguay they “will need a better performance than against England” to beat Italy.
Buffon astounded by recovery
The Italy captain had feared missing the entire World Cup, admits Gigi Buffon. “I never dreamed I’d recover so quickly.”
Buffon: 'Azzurri are chameleons'
Gianluigi Buffon is pleased with a possible switch to a three-man defence against Uruguay. “We are chameleons.”
Buffon: 'Exit would be a failure'
Gigi Buffon said Italy are “worried to the right degree” against Uruguay and raise their game in difficulty, but “elimination would be a failure.”
Italy go into lockdown
Italy welcomed almost 4,000 fans to their training session yesterday, but today it was all locked down.
Rodriguez for Uruguay-Italy
Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez has been assigned to Italy’s make or break match with Uruguay.
Caceres: 'I know Italy secrets'
Martin Caceres said he’ll give away “useful information” on his Juventus teammates for Italy-Uruguay.
Graziani: 'Prandelli losing his grip'
World Cup winner Ciccio Graziani believes Cesare Prandelli is “making far too many mistakes.”
Italy plan revolution with Uruguay
There are increasing calls for Italy to adopt a 3-5-2 formation against Uruguay with Ciro Immobile coming in.
Zeman slams Italy tactics
Zdenek Zeman criticised Italy’s approach against Costa Rica and warned “you need to move more than your opponents.”
Capello: 'High World Cup level'
Russia Coach Fabio Capello feels Italy prove “the high level of this World Cup,” but got into a row with a journalist.
Locals cheer on Italy
Over 4,000 fans cheered Italy on in their training session in Natal, but Gigi Buffon, Claudio Marchisio and Daniele De Rossi were absent.
Castellacci: 'Stop blaming temperature'
Professor Enrico Castellacci urged players and media to “stop emphasising the temperature” in World Cup games.
De Rossi out of Italy-Uruguay
Italy’s chief medic confirmed “it is very likely Daniele De Rossi won’t be able to play against Uruguay.”
Tabarez: 'Uruguay can do it'
Uruguay Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez considers a victory over Italy to be “an entirely achievable result.”
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