World Cup 2014
Tardelli: 'Balo can reach Final'
Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli has tipped Mario Balotelli to be “the extra weapon that can take Italy to the Final.”
'England fear Balotelli'
Mario Balotelli “is not afraid of England, but maybe they are afraid of him,” said the Italy star’s agent.
Ancelotti: 'Balotelli the key'
Carlo Ancelotti believes Mario Balotelli “is the right man to lead Italy” in tonight’s Euro 2012 quarter-final with England.
Pirlo: 'England are predictable'
Andrea Pirlo believes England were “fortunate” to reach the quarter-finals and are “very predictable.”
Prandelli: 'Italy are determined'
Cesare Prandelli has given some more hints as to his tactics against England and admits Italy “are not the best, but we are very determined.”
Lescott: 'I usually beat Mario'
Joleon Lescott is confident he can get the better of Mario Balotelli tonight, just as he does in training for Manchester City.
Thiago Motta: 'I'm ready'
Thiago Motta insists he is fully recovered and “ready if Cesare Prandelli wants me” to face England tonight.
The big question is Riccardo Montolivo or Thiago Motta as Italy prepare to face England in tonight’s Euro 2012 quarter-final.
Buffon: 'Italy can shine with England'
Gigi Buffon does not believe England-Italy will go to penalties, but points out the Azzurri “always do well against the big teams.”
Marchisio has eye on Gerrard
Claudio Marchisio believes in Italy’s chances of beating England tonight and “would like to swap shirts with Steven Gerrard” at the final whistle.
Barzagli spills the beans!
Andrea Barzagli was told off by Coach Cesare Prandelli when he accidentally revealed Italy’s tactics for the quarter-final with England.
Balotelli 'more man than Peter Pan'
Mario Balotelli held a rare Press conference, insisting he “doesn’t have to prove anything to the English, Italians or anyone else.”
Prandelli: 'No tactical doubts'
Cesare Prandelli refused to give clues as to Italy’s system or players in the Euro 2012 quarter-final with England. “I have no tactical doubts.”
Gerrard hails Italy technique
Steven Gerrard has praised Italy’s midfield for their “superb technique” and believes the quarter-final with England could be decided there.
Hodgson: 'England not Italy style'
Roy Hodgson insists he doesn’t “know what they mean” when people say England play in an Italian style.
Jorgensen on Hodgson and Prandelli
Martin Jorgensen worked with both Cesare Prandelli and Roy Hodgson and explains the similarities and differences between the tacticians.
Hodgson: 'England not Italy underdogs'
England manager Roy Hodgson is confident his side are “not underdogs in any way” against four-times World Cup winners Italy tomorrow.
Rooney 'ready' for Italy
Wayne Rooney is looking forward to tomorrow’s England-Italy Euro 2012 quarter-final. “How much of a boost would it be if we beat them?”
Di Canio: 'England are 80s Italy'
Paolo Di Canio believes Roy Hodgson can cause problems for the Azzurri, as his England “look like an Italian team from the 80s.”
Montolivo to face England?
Thiago Motta is carrying an injury, so there are reports Riccardo Montolivo will start for a revamped Italy against England tomorrow.
Italy fans struggle to reach Kiev
It’s reported that so few Italy fans are travelling to Kiev for tomorrow’s quarter-final with England that a charter plane had to be cancelled.
Vieira on Balotelli v England
Patrick Vieira gives his verdict on tomorrow’s England-Italy quarter-final and reveals he’s been in contact with Mario Balotelli.
Capello aide: 'Rooney ungrateful'
Fabio Capello’s former England assistant has slammed “ungrateful” Wayne Rooney ahead of the Italy game. “He can’t teach us anything.”
Sirigu: 'England are solid'
Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has warned that quality counts for little in a quarter-final, as “England are very solid.”
De Sanctis has Hodgson insight
Morgan De Sanctis gives his insight into England manager Roy Hodgson’s approach and believes Italy “can win, but not without difficulty.”
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