Mexico ban smoking, alcohol, sex
Mexico’s national team will have to go without smoking, drinking alcohol and sex for the duration of their World Cup: “It’s not a party.”
Montolivo and Immobile to wed
Riccardo Montolivo and Ciro Immobile take advantage of a break in World Cup preparations to get married.
Police patrol Italy training
Italy’s training sessions are now patrolled by police after someone shouted racist abuse at Mario Balotelli from outside.
Zambrotta: 'Ibra-Allegri fight!'
Gianluca Zambrotta reveals Massimiliano Allegri and Zlatan Ibrahimovic “almost got into a fist-fight” at Milan.
Verona to make Romulo profit
It’s reported Verona have decided to exercise their €3m buy-out clause for Romulo from Fiorentina.
Azzurri train in sauna
Ciro Immobile explained Italy's sauna work as part of their preparations for the World Cup in Brazil.
‘Balotelli calm over racist abuse’
Ciro Immobile says Mario Balotelli has reacted calmly to the reported racial abuse he suffered during Italy training this morning.
Immobile: Only death is certain
Ciro Immobile is not taking for granted that he will be selected in Italy’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil.
Immobile wants Champions League
Ciro Immobile admits he finds the prospect of replacing Robert Lewandowski at Borussia Dortmund very exciting.
Abete: Unacceptable behaviour
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete has branded the behaviour of the individuals responsible for racist chanting aimed at Mario Balotelli as ‘unacceptable.’
Prandelli only heard ‘nice chants’
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli says he didn’t hear the racist chanting aimed at Mario Balotelli this morning.
Balotelli racially abused at Coverciano
A small group of young men reportedly shouted racist abuse towards Mario Balotelli during today’s pre-World Cup training with Italy.
Abete: Brazil an opportunity and test
Giancarlo Abete describes the World Cup as ‘an opportunity and a challenging test’ for Italy, who he does not list among the tournament favourites.
Italy hire Japanese therapist
Italy have added West Ham and Wales sports therapist Takahiro Yamamoto to their staff for the World Cup.
Priest advises Italy squad
A priest reveals he “consoled” Alessio Cerci and has faith in Mario Balotelli after visiting the Italy camp.
El Shaarawy awaits Milan nod
Stephan El Shaarawy’s agent said he’d like to stay at Milan, “but we’ll have to wait and see what the club decides.”
Trap praises Prandelli picks
Giovanni Trapattoni said Cesare Prandelli’s World Cup choices were “fully convincing. We have a good team.”
Rossi reassured by Prandelli
Cesare Prandelli praised Giuseppe Rossi, discussed his Italy contract renewal, the Twitter ban and the “very important” England opener.
Prandelli: 'Cassano won his gamble'
Cesare Prandelli defended the Code of Ethics, sees a new Antonio Cassano and warns Italy is a country “divided on everything.”
Prandelli apology to Criscito
Cesare Prandelli apologised to Domenico Criscito and hopes to “have doubts to the last minute” about which 23 to bring to the World Cup.
Manaus airport roof collapses
Heavy rain in Manaus - where Italy will play England this summer - has reportedly brought down part of the roof at the city’s airport.
Verratti open to any Italy role
Marco Verratti says he can play any midfield role for Italy, as he hopes former Pescara teammates Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne join him in Brazil.
‘Italy will cause headaches’
Gianluigi Buffon admits that Italy may not be outright favourites to win the World Cup, but sees them capable of causing a few headaches.
Italy begin World Cup training
Italy will begin preparations on the pitch today for their World Cup campaign, as a first set of training sessions is held.
‘I hope Balo does better than…’
Roberto Baggio says he is hoping Mario Balotelli will have more success at the World Cup than he did himself.
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