Riccardo Montolivo has been officially ruled out of the World Cup after Italy’s doctor confirmed he has suffered a broken tibia.
Italy’s friendly with Republic of Ireland ended goalless but was marred by a broken tibia suffered by Riccardo Montolivo
Giuseppe Rossi starts alongside Ciro Immobile up-front for Italy in their friendly against Republic of Ireland at Craven Cottage.
Luis Suarez, as expected, has been named in Uruguay’s final 23-man World Cup squad today.
Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci wants the Azzurri to learn to defend as a team at all times, starting from the strikers.
Former Italy and Republic of Ireland Coach Giovanni Trapattoni says he will remain neutral for the friendly between the sides tonight.
Giovanni Trapattoni says the debate over Giuseppe Rossi’s fitness reminds him of when he left Roberto Baggio out of his World Cup 2002 squad.
Italy’s Group D opponents Costa Rica have named their 23-man squad for the World Cup.
Giovanni Trapattoni hopes both Italy and the Republic of Ireland do well in this evening’s friendly.
England captain Steven Gerrard has insisted that his side will be ‘raring to go’ when they take on Italy at the World Cup.
England boss Roy Hodgson has admitted that he is ‘excited by the whole squad’ after their win over Peru.
Italy’s Group D opponents Uruguay got their World Cup preparations underway with a win over Northern Ireland.
Goals by Daniel Sturridge, Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka were enough for England to beat Peru in their final home friendly before the World Cup.
England’s Jack Wilshere has stressed the importance for both the Three Lions and Italy to get off to a good start at the World Cup.
The Italian national team’s schedule for the next week has been confirmed by the FIGC.
The FIGC have confirmed the Italian national team’s squad numbers for tomorrow’s friendly against Republic of Ireland.
Mario Balotelli doesn’t believe that Italy’s Group D rivals England can win the World Cup.
Uruguay will tonight face Northern Ireland, with Oscar Tabarez set to experiment in Luis Suarez’s absence.
Cesare Prandelli has reflected on Giuseppe Rossi’s bid to prove his fitness in time to make Italy’s World Cup squad: “In him I see something wonderful.”
Cesare Prandelli confirms Italy’s starting XI to play Republic of Ireland and reflected on the difficulty he faces in naming a final 23 for the World Cup.
Giuseppe Rossi is expected to be handed an opportunity to prove his fitness for Italy from the start of Saturday’s match with Republic of Ireland.
Costa Rica have lost leading striker Alvaro Saborio for the World Cup, through an injury picked up in training.
Gazzetta Dello Sport report that Ciro Immobile’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund will be completed tomorrow.
England manager Roy Hodgson is pleased with what he has seen from his squad as they continue their preparations for the World Cup.
Alberto Aquilani’s agent says his client is happy with Fiorentina and that there is no rush for him to sign a new contract.