AZZURRI

Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli says he didn’t hear the racist chanting aimed at Mario Balotelli this morning.
A small group of young men reportedly shouted racist abuse towards Mario Balotelli during today’s pre-World Cup training with Italy.
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 have added West Ham and Wales sports therapist Takahiro Yamamoto to their staff for the World Cup.
A priest reveals he “consoled” Alessio Cerci and has faith in Mario Balotelli after visiting the Italy camp.
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.”
Giovanni Trapattoni said Cesare Prandelli’s World Cup choices were “fully convincing. We have a good team.”
Cesare Prandelli praised Giuseppe Rossi, discussed his Italy contract renewal, the Twitter ban and the “very important” England opener.
Cesare Prandelli defended the Code of Ethics, sees a new Antonio Cassano and warns Italy is a country “divided on everything.”
Cesare Prandelli apologised to Domenico Criscito and hopes to “have doubts to the last minute” about which 23 to bring to the World Cup.
Heavy rain in Manaus - where Italy will play England this summer - has reportedly brought down part of the roof at the city’s airport.
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.
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 will begin preparations on the pitch today for their World Cup campaign, as a first set of training sessions is held.
Roberto Baggio says he is hoping Mario Balotelli will have more success at the World Cup than he did himself.
Federico Bernardeschi says he has achieved nothing yet in his career as he prepares to return to parent club Fiorentina.
Mattia Destro has revealed he is desperate to make Italy’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup.
Maurizio Beretta has discussed Italy’s World Cup hopes, the possibility of downsizing Serie A and the new financial front clubs face.
Italy’s players will convene at Coverciano by this evening, whilst Demetrio Albertini is expected to meet with Cesare Prandelli.
Roy Hodgson hopes England players will have enough “faith in ourselves” to not focus on Mario Balotelli or Luis Suarez.
Cesare Prandelli hopes to “unite Italy” with his World Cup selections and welcomes family into the Azzurri camp.
Marco Verratti spoke of his World Cup dreams, while he hopes Paul Pogba and Miralem Pjanic can join him at PSG.
Domenico Criscito’s agent hit back at “ex-Venezia Coach” Cesare Prandelli for the World Cup snub.
Cristian Ledesma’s agent said Cesare Prandelli was “shameful” for leaving the Lazio midfielder out of the Italy squad.
Bad news for Mario Balotelli, whose house was burgled with gold, watches and a Porsche stolen.