World Cup 14
Di Biagio to 'reconstruct' U21 side
New Under-21 Italy Coach Gigi Di Biagio is prepared to “reconstruct” the side as he takes over from Devis Mangia.
U21: Di Biagio is new Coach
Gigi Di Biagio is officially the new Italy Under-21 Coach after Devis Mangia stepped aside. “It was an extraordinary experience.”
Giaccherini: Best time of my career
Emanuele Giaccherini says Italy value their third place finish at the Confederations Cup, as he also recognises his recent form.
'Buffon can play until he's 40'
The agent of Gianluigi Buffon has claimed that the goalkeeper can play at the top of the game until his 40th birthday.
Elkann on Tevez & Buffon heroics
Chairman of the Exor group that owns Juventus John Elkann has praised the signing of Carlos Tevez and Gianluigi Buffon's performances for Italy.
'Renaissance? Prandelli is the reason'
Uruguay Coach Oscar Tabarez has praised Cesare Prandelli after Italy beat the South American champions in the Confederations Cup.
El Shaarawy: 'Finally...'
Stephan El Shaarawy was happy to break his goal drought, “even if it was in a penalty shoot-out...”
Astori enjoyed debut goal
Davide Astori celebrated his debut Italy goal and hoped for a well-earned vacation before discussing his future.
De Sciglio's sigh of relief
Mattia De Sciglio was happy that his saved penalty didn’t stop Italy taking bronze in the Confederations Cup.
Diamanti: 'I don't mind who scored'
Alessandro Diamanti insisted he “felt it would be a goal” as soon as he stepped up for his free kick against Uruguay.
Prandelli: 'A positive tournament'
Cesare Prandelli praised his Italy side and Gigi Buffon after clinching the Confederations Cup bronze medal.
Cavani: 'Azzurri deserved it'
Edinson Cavani bagged a brace, but conceded Italy “deserved third place” and sent a message to Napoli fans.
Buffon: 'Italy honoured jersey'
Gigi Buffon felt Italy “once again honoured the jersey in the best possible way” after three saves in the penalty shoot-out.
Italy beat Uruguay for bronze!
Gigi Buffon was the shoot-out hero as Italy beat Uruguay on penalties to clinch third place in the Confederations Cup after a 2-2 draw.
Prandelli: 'A balanced side'
Cesare Prandelli thanked his players for pushing through fatigue and believes he has a “balanced” side against Uruguay.
Italy revolutionise their injury-hit side against Edinson Cavani’s Uruguay for the Confederations Cup third-place play-off.
Buffon: 'Hardest job in the world'
Gigi Buffon faces Uruguay in the Confederations Cup today and warns “being a goalkeeper in Italy is the hardest thing in the world.”
Tabarez: 'Prandelli Italy's star'
Uruguay Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez says Italy’s real Man of the Match is Cesare Prandelli. “We’ll see what he’s prepared for us.”
De Sciglio: 'Good Azzurri experience'
Mattia De Sciglio should start against Uruguay today and is confident the Confederations Cup “gave me valuable experience.”
Suarez: 'Uruguay more motivated'
Luis Suarez warns Uruguay have extra motivation to beat Italy in today’s Confederations Cup third place play-off.
Italy worries against Uruguay
Italy have a plethora of injuries ahead of today’s Confederations Cup match with Uruguay, including some late additions.
Cavani: 'No more speculation'
Edinson Cavani admits the constant transfer speculation “is disturbing me” ahead of Uruguay’s match with Italy.
Tabarez: 'Anything could happen'
Uruguay Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez thinks “anything could happen” in the Confederations Cup clash with Italy.
Prandelli: 'Injury crisis with Uruguay'
Cesare Prandelli “admires Uruguay’s spirit” and concedes Italy have an injury crisis for Sunday’s Confederations Cup third place final.
Bonucci: 'Penalty a life lesson'
Leonardo Bonucci admits “it’ll be difficult to forget” his penalty miss against Spain, but it “triggered something in me.”
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