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.
Bernardeschi: I’ve done nothing
Federico Bernardeschi says he has achieved nothing yet in his career as he prepares to return to parent club Fiorentina.
Destro hoping hard work pays
Mattia Destro has revealed he is desperate to make Italy’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup.
‘Italy can be positive surprise’
Maurizio Beretta has discussed Italy’s World Cup hopes, the possibility of downsizing Serie A and the new financial front clubs face.
Albertini to explain exit
Italy’s players will convene at Coverciano by this evening, whilst Demetrio Albertini is expected to meet with Cesare Prandelli.
Hodgson: 'Not all Balotelli and Suarez'
Roy Hodgson hopes England players will have enough “faith in ourselves” to not focus on Mario Balotelli or Luis Suarez.
Prandelli: 'Family key for Azzurri'
Cesare Prandelli hopes to “unite Italy” with his World Cup selections and welcomes family into the Azzurri camp.
Verratti on Pogba, Pjanic and Brazil
Marco Verratti spoke of his World Cup dreams, while he hopes Paul Pogba and Miralem Pjanic can join him at PSG.
Criscito agent blasts Prandelli
Domenico Criscito’s agent hit back at “ex-Venezia Coach” Cesare Prandelli for the World Cup snub.
Prandelli 'shameful' on Ledesma
Cristian Ledesma’s agent said Cesare Prandelli was “shameful” for leaving the Lazio midfielder out of the Italy squad.
Balotelli's house burgled
Bad news for Mario Balotelli, whose house was burgled with gold, watches and a Porsche stolen.
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