Azpilicueta: 'Italy will be difficult'
Cesar Azpilicueta warns Spain will find it “very difficult” against Italy, but that Confederations Cup victory is to be expected.
Sirigu suffers knee injury
Salvatore Sirigu is the latest injury concern for Italy on the eve of the Confederations Cup semi-final against Spain.
Torres: Forget past against Italy
Fernando Torres is expecting his Spain side to be tested by Italy in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.
Marchisio: 'Trust in Gila'
Claudio Marchisio has faith in Alberto Gilardino and joked about Spain’s strip poker allegations. “Hopefully they’ll be tired...”
Italy test new system for Spain
Italy tested out a three-man defence to face Spain with Claudio Marchisio and Antonio Candreva behind centre-forward Alberto Gilardino.
Ramos: 'Italy can't surprise Spain'
Sergio Ramos insists Italy won’t be able to surprise Spain in the Confederations Cup semi-final. “We know perfectly well how they play.”
Albertini: 'Italy will scare Spain'
“Italy will try to scare Spain without clamming up in defence,” assured FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini.
Di Natale targets World Cup
Antonio Di Natale believes Italy can do well in the Confederations Cup and admits “I want to be at the 2014 World Cup.”
Italy train behind closed doors
Italy held their first training sessions behind closed doors today, as they prepare for the Confederations Cup semi-final against Spain.
Webb ref for Spain-Italy
English referee Howard Webb has been assigned to Italy’s Confederations Cup semi-final with Spain.
Torres wary of Italy threat
Fernando Torres has rejected talk of facing Brazil in the Confederations Cup Final, pointing to Spain’s awareness of what it is to face Italy first.
Italy 'optimistic' Pirlo can recover
Italy’s chief medic has revealed says they are ‘cautiously optimistic’ that Andrea Pirlo can recover from injury in time to face Spain on Thursday.
Prandelli admits to Spanish superiority
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has labelled Spain as almost unbeatable ahead of Thursday’s Confederations Cup semi-final.
Balotelli: I feel like a loser
Milan striker Mario Balotelli is disappointed his Confederations Cup campaign has ended prematurely.
Balotelli leaves Confederations Cup
Mario Balotelli’s Confederations Cup is over due to injury, but Cesare Prandelli insists “there was no pressure from Milan.”
Spain have concern over duo
Spain’s Cesc Fabregas and Roberto Soldado are doubts for the Confederations Cup semi-final against Italy.
Italy a great side, says Del Bosque
Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque is showing respect for Italy ahead of this week’s clash despite comfortably disposing of them a year ago.
No Italian fear for Iniesta
Spain do not fear Italy’s desire for revenge, Andres Iniesta insists ahead of the Confederations Cup semi-final.
Maggio questions Neymar protection
Italy defender Christian Maggio believes Brazil’s Neymar receives too much protection from referees.
Italy to use 3-5-2 v Spain?
The Gazzetta dello Sport claims Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is thinking of using a 3-5-2 against Spain this week.
Doctors: Balotelli out against Spain
Terrible news for Italy, as medical staff confirm Mario Balotelli will not be fit for the Confederations Cup semi-final with Spain.
Spain set up Italy semi-final
Italy will play Spain in the Confederations Cup semi-final on Thursday, while Abel Hernandez bagged four as Uruguay will face Brazil.
Balotelli thigh problem confirmed
Italy’s chief medic has confirmed Mario Balotelli suffered a thigh problem and is at risk for the semi-final.
Buffon: 'I like new attacking Italy'
Gigi Buffon insists Italy are only conceding so many goals because they are embracing “a more attacking mentality.”
Torres: 'Italy make life complicated'
Fernando Torres is concerned about Spain’s potential semi-final against Italy. “They always made life complicated for us.”
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