World Cup 14
Balotelli: 'I'm sorry'
Mario Balotelli has publicly apologised for his red card and furious reaction. “I need to learn... still.”
'Italy U21 tournament favourites'
“Italy and Holland are the strongest teams in the tournament,” said Israel Coach Guy Luzon ahead of tonight’s Under-21 clash.
Immobile: 'Israel tougher than England'
Italy continue their European Under-21 Championships tonight against hosts Israel and Ciro Immobile feels “it’ll be tougher than England.”
Aquilani: 'Italy not that bad'
Alberto Aquilani insisted the 0-0 draw with the Czech Republic “was not such a poor performance.”
Balotelli: 'Support another country!'
Mario Balotelli took to Twitter to vent his frustration at the red card against the Czech Republic. “You can support another country.”
Damiao out of Confederations Cup
Brazil have lost Leandro Damiao for the Confederations Cup, calling in Atletico Mineiro forward Jo instead.
Buffon: 'Balotelli unlucky'
Gigi Buffon defended Mario Balotelli and felt Italy rarely give their best in June after he rescued a 0-0 draw in the Czech Republic.
Prandelli: 'A valuable point'
Cesare Prandelli insisted “it was a very valuable point” against the Czech Republic, but he will lecture Mario Balotelli after the dismissal.
Balotelli sees red in Prague draw
Mario Balotelli was sent off, but Gigi Buffon’s heroics earned Italy a goalless draw in the Czech Republic.
Mangia: 'Israel will be tough'
Italy won their European Under-21 Championship opener and Devis Mangia warns hosts Israel will be “tough” tomorrow.
Line-ups: Czech Rep-Italy
Milan trio Mario Balotelli, Stephan El Shaarawy and Riccardo Montolivo lead the way as Italy face the Czech Republic tonight.
Ledesma 'disappointed' in Prandelli
Lazio midfielder Cristian Ledesma “is very disappointed with Cesare Prandelli” after receiving only one Italy cap.
Verratti: 'Real Madrid? We'll see'
Marco Verratti ignored questions on whether he’ll join Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid. “We’ll see...”
Prandelli hopes De Rossi will stay
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has given his thoughts on the possibility of Daniele De Rossi leaving hometown club Roma this summer.
Prandelli wants three more points
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli insists his side will be looking for victory against the Czech Republic on Friday.
Italy starting XI v Czech Rep
Cesare Prandelli has named the Italy side that will take on the Czech Republic in Friday’s World Cup qualifier.
Balotelli sets sights on Riva’s 35
Mario Balotelli has his eye on becoming the top scorer in the history of the Italian national side – although he has doubts whether he can do it.
‘Italy weak on the counter’
Tomas Rosicky has reflected that the Czech Republic are aware of a particular weakness of Italy’s ahead of tomorrow.
Italy U-21 suffer Marrone injury
Luca Marrone’s European Under-21 Championship may already be over after the Juventus man suffered an injury in the 1-0 win over England.
Bonucci focused on Czech Republic
Italy won’t start thinking about the Confederations Cup until after Friday’s World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic, says Leonardo Bonucci.
Insigne: 'I thank teammates'
Lorenzo Insigne refused to take the credit for Italy’s European Under-21 Championship victory over England.
Pearce: 'Italy the better team'
England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce confessed “the better team won tonight” after their defeat to Italy.
Balotelli in Bolt row
Mario Balotelli hit back at Usain Bolt after the sprinter said “to be honest I don’t like him very much.”
Mangia: 'Italy always played'
Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia praised his side after beating England. “We never gave the ball away.”
U21: Insigne sinks England!
A spectacular Lorenzo Insigne free kick gave dominant Italy a 1-0 victory over England in the European Under-21 Championship opener.
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