AZZURRI

Outgoing Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia says Mario Balotelli has impressed him at the World Cup and can do anything.
The referee for Italy’s World Cup match against Costa Rica on Friday has been confirmed as Chile’s Enrique Osses.
Alessandro Del Piero is encouraged by Italy’s start to the World Cup, but warns against placing expectation on the squad.
Italy have adjusted their training schedule and diet as part of preparations for earlier World Cup kick-offs with Costa Rica and Uruguay.
Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci has praised Gigi Buffon for his positive attitude to his recent injury issue.
Italy could make three changes to the side that beat England when facing Costa Rica on Friday and move Matteo Darmian.
Daniele De Rossi commented on the end-date for his Azzurri career and revealed a hidden social media presence.
Daniele De Rossi said Italy should have “a healthy fear” going into their clash with Costa Rica, as he’s familiar with Recife.
Daniele De Rossi insisted he is “not irreplaceable” in the Italy squad and described their “complementary” midfield.
Emanuele Giaccherini says he is happy in England but hinted today that he may be open to a move to Roma this summer.
It is reported that Torino have rejected a bid by Everton to sign the club’s forward Alessio Cerci.
Salvatore Sirigu admits he would never have expected to have played in a World Cup match this time four years ago.
Mario Balotelli’s agent says only 10 clubs at the most would be able to afford to sign his client.
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.
Alberto Aquilani’s agent says there are no new developments regarding his client’s current contract situation at Fiorentina.
Luis Suarez has declared himself ‘100 per cent fit’ to face England in Sao Paulo on Thursday evening.
Paolo Maldini has praised the Italy squad for this summer’s World Cup, picking out several individuals for commendation.
Paolo Maldini was pleased with Italy’s performance against England last Saturday, but the former defender insists there is still more to come.
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.
Salvatore Sirigu thinks he made the correct decision to join PSG from Palermo, saying it has been a good life experience.
Italy’s Salvatore Sirigu says he is proud to represent the island of Sardinia at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Italy’s Salvatore Sirigu expects a tough match when the Azzurri take on Costa Rica in their second World Cup 2014 encounter.
Italy's Salvatore Sirigu says there is no battle between himself and Gigi Buffon for the Azzurri’s goalkeeping spot.
Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas says it would be a dream to face Italy counterpart Gigi Buffon this coming Friday.
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.