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Euro 2012: Italy qualify if...
It all goes down to the final matches in Group C, as Italy have to beat Ireland and hope for goal difference to go their way in Spain-Croatia.
Bilic: 'Ref favoured Italy'
Slaven Bilic reveals the tactical adjustments that enabled Croatia to be “dominant” in the second half against Italy and claimed the referee “favoured” the Azzurri.
Prandelli stands by system
Cesare Prandelli insists Italy may change a few players against Ireland, “but certainly not the system,” as qualification hangs in the balance.
Italy player ratings v Croatia
The Croatian curse came back to bite Italy and left them facing an anxious Group C finale. Scott Fleming evaluates the Azzurri performances after missed chances and mistimed leaps in Poznan...
Corluka: 'Croatia could've won'
Croatia “deserved this goal and were close to winning,” said Vedran Corluka after a 1-1 draw with Italy.
Albertini: 'No Italy despair'
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini feels Italy “went too deep in the second half” against Croatia, but “there is no despair.”
Buffon: 'Italy not clinical enough'
Gianluigi Buffon insists Italy “play good football and just need to be more clinical when the scoring opportunities arise.”
Motta doubts Spain-Croatia 'deal'
Thiago Motta doubts Spain and Croatia will make “an agreement” to knock Italy out of Euro 2012.
Chiellini takes the blame
Giorgio Chiellini admits he “got my positioning wrong” when Italy conceded the Croatian equaliser.
Pirlo rues wasted chances
Andrea Pirlo concedes Italy wasted the opportunities to defeat Croatia, as his majestic free kick was not enough.
Italy anthem protest to UEFA
Italy have announced they will lodge an official complaint to UEFA after their national anthem was jeered against Spain and Croatia.
Prandelli: 'Wasted opportunities'
Cesare Prandelli admits Italy wasted too many scoring opportunities against Croatia, but “we can still believe in qualification, absolutely.”
Italy held back by Croatia
A spectacular Andrea Pirlo free kick was not enough for Italy, as Croatia fought back in the second half for another 1-1 draw.
Hamsik: 'I hope Italy win'
Napoli star Marek Hamsik is in the stands in Poznan for Italy-Croatia. “I hope and believe that Italy will win.”
Line-ups: Italy unchanged for Croatia
Cesare Prandelli goes into Italy’s second game of Euro 2012, against Croatia, with the same starting XI that held Spain to a draw on Sunday.
Prandelli to confirm at last minute
Cesare Prandelli will wait until the last possible moment before telling his players the starting line-up for this evening’s match with Croatia.
Italy to start with Spanish XI
Despite some doubts, boss Cesare Prandelli is expected to field the same Italy side that faced Spain in today’s game against Croatia.
Schillaci would go with Di Natale
Italy should start with Antonio Di Natale in Thursday’s Euro 2012 game against Croatia, says Salvatore Schillaci.
Gay rights groups condemn Cassano
A gay rights association in Italy has called for Antonio Cassano to be dropped after his homophobic comments. “It was horrible and vulgar.”
Italy's Abate needs five stitches
It’s reported Ignazio Abate needed five stitches to his face after an accidental collision in today’s Italy training session.
Pirlo: 'Italy can go far'
Andrea Pirlo is confident Italy are “aware of our strength” going into tomorrow’s game with Croatia. “With these components, we can go far.”
Prandelli: 'Changes for Croatia'
Cesare Prandelli said he has “just one doubt” on who to field against Croatia tomorrow, but refused to confirm or deny whether Mario Balotelli risked the chop.
Bilic: 'Modric better than Pirlo'
Croatia manager Slaven Bilic has no fear of facing Italy tomorrow. “Luka Modric is better than Andrea Pirlo.”
Astori targets Azzurri recall
Davide Astori has his sights set on World Cup 2014 after the Cagliari stopper just missed out on Euro 2012 selection.
Pepe wanted Euro 2012 role
Juventus’ Simone Pepe admits that he would have liked to have been part of the Italy squad at Euro 2012 – but he’s happy for Emanuele Giaccherini.
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