World Cup 2014
Italy ratings versus Brazil
The Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport all rated Mario Balotelli as Italy’s best player in the 2-2 draw with Brazil.
Giaccherini at Italy’s total disposal
Emanuele Giaccherini says he’d even play in goal for Italy if that is what boss Cesare Prandelli asked of him.
Italy on right road, says Bonucci
Leonardo Bonucci expects his Italy side to be a threat at the Confederations Cup and the World Cup.
Balotelli rues wasted chances
Milan striker Mario Balotelli was critical of his performance against Brazil despite netting Italy’s equaliser in the 2-2 draw.
De Rossi levels Rivera tally
Daniele De Rossi says he would be honoured to join the ranks of Italy’s all-time top goalscorers.
Prandelli: Balotelli a champion
Mario Balotelli could become one of the world’s best players, Italy boss Cesare Prandelli said after the 2-2 draw with Brazil.
De Sciglio: I tried my best
Mattia De Sciglio has spoken after he made his debut for the Italian national team against Brazil this evening.
Prandelli: We played a great game
Cesare Prandelli has claimed that his side played 'a great game' as they drew 2-2 with Brazil in Geneva.
Italy fight back for draw against Brazil
Second half goals from Mario Balotelli and Daniele De Rossi ensured Italy claimed a superb 2-2 with Brazil.
Italy will start with Mario Balotelli and Pablo Osvaldo up front against Brazil in this evening’s friendly.
Marchisio set to miss Italy friendly
Claudio Marchisio could be out of Italy's friendly match with Brazil this evening because of a fever.
Mature Balotelli impresses Prandelli
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he has seen a difference in Mario Balotelli since he left Manchester City for Milan.
Scolari likes look of Italy
Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari thinks Italy are one of six countries with a serious chance of winning the 2014 World Cup.
Zoff in favour of Totti recall
Dino Zoff would welcome Francesco Totti back into the Italy side, but he’s played down comparisons between Mattia De Sciglio and Paolo Maldini.
Italy to remember Mennea
Italy will wear black armbands in tonight’s international friendly against Brazil in memory of Pietro Mennea.
Prandelli fears Neymar threat
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is respectful of the threat that Neymar will carry in tonight’s international friendly against Brazil.
Italy: No Brazil win for 31 years
Italy’s famous 3-2 win over Brazil in the 1982 World Cup remains their last ahead of tonight’s friendly between the two nations.
Rossi: Italy taught Brazil lesson
Brazil are today a better footballing nation because of the 3-2 defeat by Italy in the 1982 World Cup, says Paolo Rossi.
Prandelli: 'Italy will trouble Brazil'
Cesare Prandelli said Italy “will try to surprise Brazil” in tomorrow’s friendly, but admitted to feeling “scared” after their plane was hit by lightning.
Marchisio: 'What a scare!'
Italy and Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio described the “real scare” the team got when their plane was hit by lightning.
Scolari: 'Italy more advanced'
Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari insists Italy “are at a more advanced stage of the renewal process” ahead of tomorrow’s friendly clash.
Italy plane hit by lightning
The plane carrying the Italy squad to Geneva for tomorrow’s friendly against Brazil was hit by lightning.
U21: Zaza and Santon sent home
Davide Santon and Simone Zaza have been sent home from the Italy Under-21 camp after picking up injuries.
Scolari names Brazil line-up
Luiz Felipe Scolari has announced the 4-3-3 Brazil line-up that will start against Italy tomorrow evening, including Hernanes, Hulk and Neymar.
Pirlo on Brazil and Totti
Andrea Pirlo has labelled the Brazil friendly as fundamental and welcomed Francesco Totti’s proposed return to the Italy side.
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