Abete out if Italy fail?
Speculation is that Giancarlo Abete’s future as Italian Football Federation President depends on Italy’s World Cup progress.
Italy 3-5-2 against Suarez, Cavani
Cesare Prandelli is expected to field Italy in a 3-5-2 against Uruguay today, but there are slight variations on who may partner Mario Balotelli.
Zoff confident of progression
Italy goalkeeping icon Dino Zoff is confident the Azzurri will get the result they need against Uruguay tomorrow.
Prandelli: My biggest game
Cesare Prandelli says his Italy team’s World Cup match with Uruguay tomorrow is the biggest of his professional career.
Prandelli ‘would have taken situation’
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli insists he would have taken the Azzurri’s current World Cup situation when the draw was first made.
Prandelli praise for Immobile
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has today praised Ciro Immobile, saying the forward can become the complete player.
‘Cavani, Suarez two of the best’
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli believes Uruguay front pair Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez are one of the best partnerships in the World Cup.
Pirlo 'hasn't thought' about defeat
Andrea Pirlo has insisted he has not thought about Italy leaving the World Cup at the group stage.
Suarez: We can punish Italy
Luis Suarez believes that Italy are ‘tired’ and has insisted that Uruguay can take advantage of their fatigue tomorrow afternoon.
Lotito praises Lazio's WC stars
Lazio President Claudio Lotito has praised his players currently representing the club at the World Cup.
Italy finalise Uruguay preparations
Italy will this afternoon train at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, ahead of tomorrow’s make or break clash with Uruguay.
Recoba: The game of death
Alvaro Recoba admits Italy and Uruguay face ‘the worst game that could have happened to both’, as he advises on how closely to mark Andrea Pirlo.
Moggi blasts 'born loser' Hodgson
Luciano Moggi launched a scathing attack on Italy’s World Cup squad, noting they only beat “born losers” England.
Sinkhole and floods for Italy-Uruguay
Problems are growing in Natal ahead of Italy-Uruguay with a sinkhole and now a flooded media centre.
Baresi: 'Italy can progress'
Italy legend Franco Baresi trusts the Azzurri will qualify in the World Cup. “We give our best under pressure.”
Sinkhole opens near Natal stadium
There are concerns around Italy’s World Cup game with Uruguay, as a sinkhole opened up near the stadium in Natal.
Italy test Immobile-Balotelli
Italy tested a 3-5-2 system today with Ciro Immobile partnering Mario Balotelli for the clash with Uruguay.
Gonzalez: 'Uruguay must improve'
Lazio midfielder Alvaro Gonzalez tells Uruguay they “will need a better performance than against England” to beat Italy.
Buffon astounded by recovery
The Italy captain had feared missing the entire World Cup, admits Gigi Buffon. “I never dreamed I’d recover so quickly.”
Buffon: 'Azzurri are chameleons'
Gianluigi Buffon is pleased with a possible switch to a three-man defence against Uruguay. “We are chameleons.”
Buffon: 'Exit would be a failure'
Gigi Buffon said Italy are “worried to the right degree” against Uruguay and raise their game in difficulty, but “elimination would be a failure.”
Italy go into lockdown
Italy welcomed almost 4,000 fans to their training session yesterday, but today it was all locked down.
Rodriguez for Uruguay-Italy
Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez has been assigned to Italy’s make or break match with Uruguay.
Caceres: 'I know Italy secrets'
Martin Caceres said he’ll give away “useful information” on his Juventus teammates for Italy-Uruguay.
Graziani: 'Prandelli losing his grip'
World Cup winner Ciccio Graziani believes Cesare Prandelli is “making far too many mistakes.”
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