Daniele De Rossi anxiously awaits test results, as he is an injury doubt to face Uruguay on Tuesday.
FIFA explained why seven Costa Rica players had anti-doping tests after the Italy game rather than the usual two.
Coach Jorge Luis Pinto said “Costa Rica were in the Group of Death, but it’s the others who are dead” after beating Italy.
Thiago Motta claimed “the only difference” between Italy and Costa Rica was how accustomed they were to the heat.
There are injury concerns over Daniele De Rossi, who was seen limping after the Costa Rica game.
Alessio Cerci said Italy “must face Uruguay as if it were a Final” after their 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica.
Christian Bolanos took a sideswipe at Mario Balotelli after Costa Rica beat Italy. “He’ll know our names now.”
Lorenzo Insigne believes Italy “did well to avoid conceding another” after their 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica.
Bryan Ruiz said it is “a dream come true” for tiny Costa Rica to beat Italy and Uruguay in a World Cup.
Italy can qualify for the World Cup knockouts, and even top the group, as long as they don’t lose to Uruguay.
Gigi Buffon insists the defeat to Costa Rica “changes nothing” for Italy’s final group match against Uruguay.
Antonio Cassano is “convinced we can do it” after Italy’s 1-0 World Cup defeat to Costa Rica.
Costa Rica pulled off an historic win in Recife, as Sam Lewis analyses the slow and sluggish Italy.
Cesare Prandelli confessed to “a deserved defeat” against an “aggressive” Costa Rica, as Italy face a showdown with Uruguay.
Italy suffered a World Cup shock when beaten 1-0 by Costa Rica, who qualify for the knockout stages.
Julio Cesar insists his Brazil teammate Neymar “is a better player than Mario Balotelli and more mature.”
Gigi Buffon, Thiago Motta and Ignazio Abate step into the Italy side to face Group D leaders Costa Rica.
Former Milan Coach Max Allegri says Andrea Pirlo’s departure from San Siro in 2011 was a decision made by both the player and club.
Sky Sport Italia report that Andrea Barzagli has shaken off injury concerns and will start for Italy against Costa Rica today.
Thiago Motta, Ignazio Abate and Gianluigi Buffon are speculated as Italy’s three new faces to come in to face Costa Rica today.
Italy continue to pressure for time-outs to be sanctioned for today’s match with Costa Rica, but the rules indicate they may be unsuccessful.
Cesare Prandelli is confident his Italy team are ready for their World Cup match against Costa Rica but has called for drink breaks to be implemented.
Cesare Prandelli has called for Mario Balotelli to retain his focus as Italy continue their quest for World Cup glory.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli expects Spain to be back among world football’s elite within two months.
Cesare Prandelli has revealed both Gigi Buffon and Andrea Barzagli will play against Costa Rica if they respond well to training tomorrow morning.