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Italian legend Gianni Rivera is confident ahead of the Euro 2012 semi-final – although he admits Germany will one day beat the Azzurri.
Time for a quick game of what happened next? Italy striker Mario Balotelli takes a drink and then…
Giorgio Chiellini and Alessandro Diamanti could be thrown into the Italian starting XI for their Euro 2012 semi-final against Germany.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is wanted by a host of European clubs, reports the Corriere dello Sport.
Andrea Pirlo has won over Europe with his performances, but Eugenio Corini remembers “on his debut aged 16 we knew a star had been born.”
“If Italy continue playing like this, we need fear no-one,” said CONI President Gianni Petrucci ahead of the semi-final with Germany.
“Italy will beat Germany with a Mario Balotelli hat-trick,” said agent Mino Raiola, who has updates on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marek Hamsik.
Stuttgart defender Cristian Molinaro gives the inside view on Euro 2012 semi-final Italy-Germany. “The truth is they really fear us.”
Half-German Riccardo Montolivo warns Italy will be “tough to beat” in the semi-final and hasn’t been put off taking penalties following his miss.
Andrea Pirlo feels Germany are afraid of Italy, took that penalty to “bring Joe Hart down a peg” and “won’t be upset” if he never wins the Ballon d’Or.
Joachim Low has declared that notable meetings from Italy and Germany’s past will not matter ahead of Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final.
Italy could have Giorgio Chiellini, Daniele De Rossi and Ignazio Abate back in time to face Germany, as the chief medic admits everything is being done.
Marcello Lippi has given his stamp of approval to the current Italy team, believing that they can beat Germany this week.
Lukas Podolski is the latest in the German camp to speak of their high confidence going into Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final against Italy.
Fabio Capello says Italy have problems in attack – but he would still use Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano against Germany.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti insists that Andrea Pirlo’s chipped penalty was the deciding factor in Italy’s win over England at Euro 2012.
Bologna President Albano Guaraldi has warned away interested parties looking at Alessandro Diamanti: “He is going to be at Bologna next season.”
Maurizio Zamparini has reflected on his past situation with Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli, as well as his current one with left-back Federico Balzaretti.
Mesut Ozil is confident that Germany have not only grown since their last tournament defeat to Italy, but that they will have no trouble beating the Azzurri this week.
Giorgio Chiellini is reportedly on track for involvement in Italy’s semi-final this Thursday, despite suffering a thigh strain only a week ago.
Thiago Motta is desperate to win his place back in the Italian side for Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final against Germany.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has admitted that Germany will be favourites in their Euro 2012 semi-final clash – but they are not unbeatable.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is expecting some shock Euro 2012 semi-final results. “It’ll be a Portugal-Italy Final.”
Riccardo Montolivo insists that Italy have the opportunity to make history after defeating England at Euro 2012.
Daniele De Rossi and Ignazio Abate are fitness doubts for the Euro 2012 semi-final against Germany on Thursday.