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Francesco Guidolin has admitted that Udinese’s season has been a negative one, ahead of their final game.
Stephan El Shaarawy has conceded that his return from injury came a bit too late for a place at this summer’s World Cup.
Cesare Prandelli says Italy’s players will have the chance to discuss how to use Twitter during the World Cup, but he has some advice.
Cesare Prandelli has once more defended Italy’s code of ethics and criticised the ‘partisanship’ he sees in the peninsula.
Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi are not necessarily competing for a single place in Italy’s World Cup squad, says Cesare Prandelli.
Cesare Prandelli hopes to reach the World Cup Final, as he explains the benefit to Italy having three formations to work in.
Cesare Prandelli has warned Mario Balotelli not to let frustration affect his tactical requirements playing for Italy this summer.
Davide Astori was “very, very disappointed” at missing out on the World Cup, said his agent.
Alessandro Diamanti targeted the blame for Bologna’s relegation and insisted playing in China didn’t ruin his World Cup chances.
Gennaro Gattuso said Cesare Prandelli “couldn’t leave out” Giorgio Chiellini for the World Cup using the Code of Ethics.
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini announced he’ll quit after the World Cup, reportedly to join Milan.
Riccardo Montolivo is eager to take part in the World Cup and get Milan competitive again next season with Stephan El Shaarawy.
Manuel Pasqual’s agent believes he is “fighting with Matteo Darmian” for a place in the World Cup squad.
Giancarlo Abete says Cesare Prandelli’s new Italy deal is all but official, as he plays down controversy on the World Cup squad and the code of ethics.
Andrea Pirlo hopes Sunday is not Antonio Conte’s last game in charge, as he defends Giorgio Chiellini and outlines World Cup ambition.
Napoli and Italy right-back Christian Maggio reveals the fear he felt when needing emergency surgery. “My lung was no longer there.”
Gigi Buffon believes Cesare Prandelli’s World Cup picks were “deserved” and hopes Italy can excel as underdogs.
Mattia Destro admits he felt “anxious” before receiving the World Cup call due to injury and a four-match ban.
Roma midfielder Alessandro Florenzi admits he reacted to his World Cup exclusion “like an ambitious player.”
It’s claimed Felipe Scolari is watching Napoli midfielder Jorginho, who has to choose between Brazil and Italy.
Luca Toni found some of Cesare Prandelli’s World Cup picks “strange. He opted for those who didn’t play as much.”
Giacomo Bonaventura’s agent says his client is calm over his exclusion from Italy’s provisional World Cup squad.
Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne believes his side’s season has been a success but wants them to aim higher in future.
Mimmo Criscito’s agent has hit out at Cesare Prandelli for what he calls an ‘incomprehensible’ decision to omit him from his World Cup squad.
Marco Verratti’s agent has expressed delight at the midfielder’s inclusion in Italy’s provisional World Cup squad.