Pirlo: 'Italy ready for World Cup'
Andrea Pirlo is confident Italy “are ready for the World Cup,” and Mario Balotelli “will be important, just like the others.”
Italy to play Fluminense
Italy will play against Brazilian side Fluminense on June 8, while the provisional World Cup squad is named on Tuesday.
Prandelli ‘wouldn’t take English players’
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli says he would not have any of England’s players in his Azzurri squad.
Destro: I’ve made my case
Roma’s Mattia Destro believes he has made a good case to be selected in Italy’s World Cup squad for the summer.
Verratti 'calm' over WC call
Marco Verratti is ‘calm’ about the prospect of making Italy’s squad for this summer’s World Cup.
Toni trying to block WC thoughts
Luca Toni is trying to think ‘as little as possible’ about the World Cup, despite an unbelievable goalscoring season for Verona.
Silva: I recommend Alex to Milan
Thiago Silva recommends PSG teammate Alex to Milan, backs Ricky Kaka and Clarence Seedorf and assesses Italy’s World Cup threats.
No change in Azzurri ranking
Italy remain in ninth place in the latest edition of the FIFA World Rankings, which were announced this morning.
‘Talking to clubs didn’t feel right’
Cesare Prandelli says that one of the reasons he has decided to stay on at Italy Coach was that the timing ‘didn’t feel right’ to open talks with clubs.
Prandelli: Pressure, but not pressing
Cesare Prandelli has mused on the differences he sees between Serie A and other leagues, such as La Liga and the Premier League.
Chiellini: Italy can trouble anyone
Giorgio Chiellini has outlined his belief that Italy must advance to the knockout stages at the World Cup because: “We can compete with anyone.”
Prandelli: Five strikers, no certainties
Cesare Prandelli has reiterated that no-one is guaranteed a spot in his Italy squad, as he confirms he will select seven strikers next week for five places.
Rossi: I must prove fitness
Fiorentina’s Giuseppe Rossi says he will have to prove his fitness if he is to make Italy’s World Cup squad this summer.
Sacchi: Seedorf must adapt
Milan legend Arrigo Sacchi believes Rossoneri Coach Clarence Seedorf should adapt his style of play to suit his players.
Insigne in contention, Rossi at risk
Il Mattino believe that Lorenzo Insigne has played his way into Italy’s provisional World Cup squad and Giuseppe Rossi may not make the cut.
Italy-Luxembourg in Perugia
Italy’s pre-World Cup friendly with Luxembourg will be at the Stadio Curi in Perugia on June 4.
'World Cup? Sure, it's a goal'
Giuseppe Rossi has admitted to mixed feelings after he returned from injury on Saturday, but lost the Coppa Italia Final.
Prandelli: Ahead of schedule
Italian national team boss Cesare Prandelli believes that they are ‘ahead of schedule’ for the World Cup.
Prandelli on Juve, Roma & Cup chaos
Cesare Prandelli has congratulated Juventus after they claimed their third successive title on Sunday.
Thiago Motta: 'England are just Rooney'
Thiago Motta trusts “if Italy keep Wayne Rooney quiet, then we will get the result we want” against England.
Florenzi: How can I not…?
Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi says he has still not given up hope of representing his country at this summer’s World Cup.
Maggio ‘optimistic’ on World Cup
Napoli’s Christian Maggio is still hopeful of making Cesare Prandelli’s World Cup squad despite his recent injury lay-off.
England squad named in two weeks
England will name their provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup on May 12, it has been revealed.
‘Italy’s players back the code’
Cesare Prandelli says he has the Italy squad’s full backing on his code of ethics and says it will only be dropped when that does not exist.
‘England won’t be decisive, but…’
Cesare Prandelli has warned that Italy face at the World Cup an ‘important’ match against a stronger England than from Euro 2012.
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