World Cup 14
Italy won’t be top seeds – official
As expected, Cesare Prandelli’s Italy will not be amongst the top eight seeds at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Abete: 'Seeding about status'
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete believes Italy should not worry about being World Cup seeds. “It’s about status.”
Prandelli: 'Glad Italy not seeds'
Cesare Prandelli insists “it’s better” that Italy aren’t seeded in the World Cup draw. “I prefer humility to excessive dreams.”
Toni on World Cup chances…
Veteran Verona striker Luca Toni is thinking about a possible international recall for the 2014 World Cup.
Marchetti rues avoidable goals
Federico Marchetti believes Italy deserved to beat Armenia, but were penalised by errors in a game which eventually ended 2-2.
Prandelli: World Cup squad open
Coach Cesare Prandelli was confused by Italy’s 2-2 draw with Armenia and warned he has not chosen his World Cup squad just yet.
Astori: 'Italy made mistakes'
Davide Astori concedes Italy “made a lot of mistakes” in their 2-2 draw and praised Armenia’s forwards.
Rossi: 'Emotional comeback'
Giuseppe Rossi felt “huge emotion” at his first Italy appearance in two years and would “suffer” a social media ban.
Insigne: 'Indescribable emotion'
Lorenzo Insigne felt “indescribable” emotions playing in Naples, but rues his close shaves against Armenia.
Florenzi: 'Italy deserved win'
Alessandro Florenzi scored his debut senior Italy goal in a 2-2 with Armenia, but felt “the result does not reflect the match.”
Prandelli: 'Embarrassing start'
Cesare Prandelli saw a good performance from Italy after an “embarrassing opening 20 minutes” against Armenia.
Armenia hold error-prone Azzurri
Alessandro Florenzi and Mario Balotelli had to fight back twice for Italy’s 2-2 draw with Armenia, which concludes World Cup qualifying.
Dani Osvaldo, Lorenzo Insigne and Andrea Pirlo start as Italy play their final 2014 World Cup qualifier against Armenia.
Azzurri outline social media rules
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini confirms Italy will “work with the players” to agree limits on social networking.
'No social networking at WC'
Cesare Prandelli has confirmed that during the World Cup social networking will be banned for Italian players.
‘Bundesliga better organised’
Giulio Donati has reflected on the early differences he has noticed between life in Serie A and the Bundesliga.
‘Totti didn’t need call-up now’
Italian Football Federation chief Giancarlo Abete has hinted that Francesco Totti is indeed in contention for a spot at the World Cup next summer.
‘Armenia more motivated than Italy’
Vardan Minasyan is aware of the task facing his Armenia team tonight, but remarks that they are greater motivated than opponents Italy.
Di Biagio eyes top spot
Luigi Di Biagio has reflected that he believes Italy can still qualify for the 2015 European Under-21 Championships from top spot in their group.
U-21s: Italy avenge Belgians
A single goal from Cristian Battocchio proved enough for Italy’s Under-21s to defeat their Belgian counterparts on Monday evening.
'We have an obligation to win'
Cesare Prandelli has confirmed that he will make several changes to the Italy XI when they play Armenia tomorrow.
Benitez to experience San Paolo as a fan
Rafael Benitez has revealed that he will be at the Italy-Armenia game on Tuesday, and has admitted that he can’t wait to experience San Paolo as a fan.
Abete: Balotelli in eye of the storm
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete has defended Mario Balotelli, claiming that the Milan forward is ‘in the eye of the storm’.
Di Biagio has 'good feeling' about Belgium
Italy Under-21 boss Luigi Di Biagio has claimed that his side will not have previous encounters in their minds when they face Belgium.
Ancelotti: Roma? I may retire…
Carlo Ancelotti has reflected that continuing links of a future with Roma or the Italian national team may never come true.
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