World Cup 14
Italy earn German draw
Ignazio Abate’s first Italy goal secured a 1-1 friendly draw with Germany, though the visitors hit the woodwork three times at San Siro.
Italy face Germany in tonight’s high-profile friendly with Mario Balotelli and Dani Osvaldo against Mario Götze and Thomas Muller.
'Italy-Germany a fake friendly'
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete sees tonight’s meeting with Germany as “a fake friendly” preparing for the World Cup.
Benitez: 'Balotelli has matured'
Napoli boss Rafa Benitez praised Italy, Cesare Prandelli and Mario Balotelli ahead of tonight’s friendly with Germany.
Balotelli-Rossi duo excites Prandelli
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli believes the Mario Balotelli and Giuseppe Rossi strike partnership will work – once he’s given the chance to try them out.
Di Natale puts Udinese first
Antonio Di Natale says he’ll only think about a possible World Cup call once his Udinese side have avoided relegation.
U-21 progress pleases Di Biagio
Italy Under-21 boss Gigi Di Biagio was left satisfied with the performance of his side in the 3-0 win over Northern Ireland.
U-21: Italy see off Northern Ireland
Italy took another step towards European Under-21 Championship qualification by beating Northern Ireland 3-0.
Prandelli prepares for 'open' game
Cesare Prandelli has claimed that Italy’s match with Germany on Friday will be ‘a good, open game’.
Prandelli names XI, Rossi misses out
Cesare Prandelli has confirmed that Giuseppe Rossi will miss Italy’s friendly with Germany on Friday.
Boateng: I don't fear Mario
Germany defender Jerome Boateng has claimed that he ‘does not fear’ Mario Balotelli ahead of their match with Italy.
Lahm: We're not out for revenge
Philipp Lahm has insisted that Germany aren’t ‘out for revenge’ when they face Italy on Friday evening.
Italy probable XI v Germany
Roma’s Daniele De Rossi will start on the bench for the Italy-Germany clash after he missed training on Thursday.
Toni at Italy’s disposal
Veteran Verona striker Luca Toni has made himself available for Italy ahead of World Cup 2014.
Italy to recall De Sanctis?
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli wants Roma’s Morgan De Sanctis to come out of international retirement for the World Cup.
Di Biagio respects N Ireland
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio warns tomorrow’s Euro qualifier against Northern Ireland “won’t be a walk in the park.”
Montolivo wants Euro 2012 Italy
Riccardo Montolivo wants to see the same Italy that beat Germany at Euro 2012. “We were like a single body.”
Parolo: 'Gerrard inspired me'
Parma midfielder Marco Parolo is hoping to play for Italy against Germany and reveals “Steven Gerrard always inspired me.”
Löw: 'Italy artisan illusionists'
Germany manager Joachim Löw is looking forward to Friday’s friendly against Italy. “They are smart and artisan illusionists.”
Rossi misses Italy training
Giuseppe Rossi remains a doubt for Friday’s Italian international against Germany because of illness.
Prandelli: 'Italy preparing for Brazil'
Cesare Prandelli hopes Italy learn from Germany and aims to test Mario Balotelli with Giuseppe Rossi as he prepares for the World Cup.
Rossi at risk for Italy-Germany
Giuseppe Rossi is at risk for Friday’s Italy-Germany friendly after medics confirmed he has tonsillitis.
Prandelli: Going abroad? We'll see
Cesare Prandelli has refused to rule out a future coaching abroad after the World Cup, as Italy prepare to face Germany this week.
Di Biagio: Italy have obligation to win
Italy Under-21’s face Northern Ireland on Thursday night, and Coach Gigi Di Biagio has insisted that his side have an ‘obligation’ to win.
Italy Under-21s call up Dezi
Jacopo Dezi has been called up to the Italian Under-21 squad after Marco Benassi was forced to withdraw because of injury.
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