World Cup 14
Pirlo and Barzagli miss Uruguay
It is now confirmed Andrea Pirlo and Andrea Barzagli will miss the Confederations Cup clash with Uruguay.
Italy hit by injury blow
Italy are likely to be without five key players for the Confederations Cup third-place play-off against Uruguay.
Suarez: Italy have a lot of quality
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has insisted that even without Mario Balotelli, Italy are still a dangerous side.
Juventus Stadium to host Italy
Italy’s World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic at the start of next season will be played at the Juventus Stadium.
Giaccherini reveals penalty truth
Emanuele Giaccherini has revealed he should have stepped up to take Italy’s crucial seventh penalty against Spain instead of Leonardo Bonucci.
Buffon rues Iniesta penalty
Gigi Buffon says Italy were just centimetres away from reaching the Confederations Cup Final. “That Andres Iniesta penalty…”
Prandelli: Italy one of the best
Italy underlined their potential with their performance in the Confederations Cup semi-final defeat to Spain, says Cesare Prandelli.
Bonucci: Italy should have won
Italy’s Leonardo Bonucci has regrets after his shoot-out miss allowed Spain to progress to the Confederations Cup Final.
Casillas: 'Spain were lucky'
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas confesses “we were lucky to win” after squeezing past Italy on a shoot-out.
Del Bosque: 'Italy pressured Spain'
Spain Coach Vicente Del Bosque praised Italy’s performance and admits fatigue made the difference in the long run.
Maggio: 'Italy were superior'
Christian Maggio rued his luck after the shoot-out defeat to Spain, but felt Italy “were superior” for much of the game.
Chiellini: 'Italy deserved victory'
Giorgio Chiellini insists “if there was a team that should’ve won tonight, it was Italy” after a shoot-out defeat to Spain.
Prandelli: 'A touching performance'
Cesare Prandelli said the performance from Italy was “touching” despite the defeat on penalties to Spain.
Italy suffer Spain penalty heartache
Italy had numerous chances and tactically muzzled Spain, but were beaten 7-6 on penalties in the Confederations Cup semi-final.
Italy switch to a three-man defence and rely on Alberto Gilardino as they take on Fernando Torres’ Spain in the Confederations Cup semi-final.
Italy mourn Borgonovo
Italy will wear black armbands tonight after former player Stefano Borgonovo lost his battle with motor neurone disease, aged 49.
Pique expects 'exciting' Spain-Italy
Gerard Pique is expecting “a very exciting match with a great team” in tonight’s Spain-Italy Confederations Cup semi-final.
Zoff: Italy can embarrass Spain
Dino Zoff has reflected on why Spain must pay attention to Italy, and also his belief in Alberto Gilardino.
Hernanes wants Spain in Confed final
Brazil and Lazio playmaker Hernanes has admitted that he would rather play Spain than Italy in the final of the Confederations Cup.
Rossi hopes for Italy recall
Giuseppe Rossi has claimed that he wants to get back into Cesare Prandelli's Italy squad next season.
Italy-Spain probable line-ups
Italy are set to field a 3-4-2-1 system in tonight’s Confederations Cup semi-final against Spain.
Buffon: 'I've had a good Confederations'
Gianluigi Buffon insists the 4-0 defeat to Spain “was not a real reflection” of Italy’s quality and answered his Confederations Cup critics.
Prandelli: 'Italy can trouble Spain'
Cesare Prandelli is confident Italy “have the weapons to make life difficult for Spain” and confirmed Alberto Gilardino will start.
Busquets: 'Italy are versatile'
Sergio Busquets is impressed by Italy’s versatility in midfield, though “all their moves start from Andrea Pirlo.”
Arbeloa: 'Pirlo gives football lessons'
Alvaro Arbeloa is a huge admirer of Andrea Pirlo ahead of the Confederations Cup semi-final. “He has given football lessons to the world.”
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