World Cup 2014
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.
Prandelli still to decide Italy XI
Cesare Prandelli has refused to name his starting XI for Italy’s international friendly against Brazil on Thursday.
Italy shirt numbers for Brazil
Roma’s Daniel Pablo Osvaldo will wear the No 10 shirt for Italy against Brazil, while Mattia De Sciglio has ‘avoided’ Paolo Maldini’s legendary No 3.
Italy explain Chiellini injury
Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci says he expected to send home Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Chiellini ruled out of Italy ties
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini will take no part in Italy’s upcoming games against Brazil and Malta.
Italia ’90 still magical for Vicini
Former Italy boss Azeglio Vicini – who celebrates his 80th birthday today – has fond memories of World Cup 1990 despite the Azzurri’s failure to win the trophy.
Hernanes: 'Italy defence is strong'
Lazio star Hernanes has warned his Brazil teammates over the task that awaits them against Italy. “They have a truly strong defence.”
U21: Santon injury concern
Davide Santon is in doubt for Italy’s Under-21 games against Russia and Ukraine after he pulled up with a muscular problem.
Balotelli-Osvaldo against Brazil
Mario Balotelli, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and Riccardo Montolivo were tested in training as Italy prepare for Thursday’s game with Brazil.
Mangia on De Sciglio-Santon swap
Under-21 Italy Coach Devis Mangia explains why Davide Santon and Mattia De Sciglio switched teams, as “the Nazionale is one big squad.”
Conti: 'Totti ideal for World Cup'
Roma director Bruno Conti is confident Francesco Totti “would make the difference” if he were to come out of retirement for Italy.
Antonelli's 'Azzurri dream'
Luca Antonelli has returned to the Italy squad for the first time in three years and the Genoa man is enjoying this Azzurri “dream.”
Thiago Silva: 'Proud to play Italy'
Thiago Silva said it will be “a source of great pride” to play against Italy and the Brazilian already knows who he’ll swap shirts with.
Totti: Maybe I'll stop
Roma captain Francesco Totti has once again refused to be drawn on Cesare Prandelli's claims that he could be re-called to the national team.
Buffon on Totti, Balotelli and Brazil
Gianluigi Buffon has admitted that he would back the idea of Roma captain Francesco Totti receiving a re-call to the Italian national team.
Ramires out of Italy-Brazil
Brazil will be without Chelsea’s Ramires for Thursday’s glamour international friendly against Italy in Geneva.
Chiellini trains in isolation
Giorgio Chiellini remains a doubt for the Brazil game after the Juventus man trained on his own this morning.
Totti cools Italy recall talk
Roma’s Francesco Totti has so far refused to be drawn on the issue of whether he could play for Italy at World Cup 2014.
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