Astori enjoyed debut goal
Davide Astori celebrated his debut Italy goal and hoped for a well-earned vacation before discussing his future.
De Sciglio's sigh of relief
Mattia De Sciglio was happy that his saved penalty didn’t stop Italy taking bronze in the Confederations Cup.
Diamanti: 'I don't mind who scored'
Alessandro Diamanti insisted he “felt it would be a goal” as soon as he stepped up for his free kick against Uruguay.
Prandelli: 'A positive tournament'
Cesare Prandelli praised his Italy side and Gigi Buffon after clinching the Confederations Cup bronze medal.
Cavani: 'Azzurri deserved it'
Edinson Cavani bagged a brace, but conceded Italy “deserved third place” and sent a message to Napoli fans.
Buffon: 'Italy honoured jersey'
Gigi Buffon felt Italy “once again honoured the jersey in the best possible way” after three saves in the penalty shoot-out.
Italy beat Uruguay for bronze!
Gigi Buffon was the shoot-out hero as Italy beat Uruguay on penalties to clinch third place in the Confederations Cup after a 2-2 draw.
Prandelli: 'A balanced side'
Cesare Prandelli thanked his players for pushing through fatigue and believes he has a “balanced” side against Uruguay.
Italy revolutionise their injury-hit side against Edinson Cavani’s Uruguay for the Confederations Cup third-place play-off.
Buffon: 'Hardest job in the world'
Gigi Buffon faces Uruguay in the Confederations Cup today and warns “being a goalkeeper in Italy is the hardest thing in the world.”
Tabarez: 'Prandelli Italy's star'
Uruguay Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez says Italy’s real Man of the Match is Cesare Prandelli. “We’ll see what he’s prepared for us.”
De Sciglio: 'Good Azzurri experience'
Mattia De Sciglio should start against Uruguay today and is confident the Confederations Cup “gave me valuable experience.”
Suarez: 'Uruguay more motivated'
Luis Suarez warns Uruguay have extra motivation to beat Italy in today’s Confederations Cup third place play-off.
Italy worries against Uruguay
Italy have a plethora of injuries ahead of today’s Confederations Cup match with Uruguay, including some late additions.
Cavani: 'No more speculation'
Edinson Cavani admits the constant transfer speculation “is disturbing me” ahead of Uruguay’s match with Italy.
Tabarez: 'Anything could happen'
Uruguay Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez thinks “anything could happen” in the Confederations Cup clash with Italy.
Prandelli: 'Injury crisis with Uruguay'
Cesare Prandelli “admires Uruguay’s spirit” and concedes Italy have an injury crisis for Sunday’s Confederations Cup third place final.
Bonucci: 'Penalty a life lesson'
Leonardo Bonucci admits “it’ll be difficult to forget” his penalty miss against Spain, but it “triggered something in me.”
Donati reveals Serie A snub
Italy Under-21 defender Giulio Donati criticised Inter and other Serie A clubs for not having “faith” in young Italian players.
Pirlo up for Confederations Golden Ball
Andrea Pirlo is short-listed for the Confederations Cup Golden Ball along with Neymar, Paulinho, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Ramos and Luis Suarez.
Pellè awaits Italy call
Graziano Pellè “really hopes to be in Brazil next year” for the World Cup with Italy after scoring 27 goals for Feyenoord this season.
Refs for Confederations deciders
Bjorn Kuipers will officiate the Confederations Cup Final Brazil-Spain, while Djamel Haimoudi is the referee for Uruguay-Italy.
Pirlo and Barzagli miss Uruguay
It is now confirmed Andrea Pirlo and Andrea Barzagli will miss the Confederations Cup clash with Uruguay.
Italy hit by injury blow
Italy are likely to be without five key players for the Confederations Cup third-place play-off against Uruguay.
Suarez: Italy have a lot of quality
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has insisted that even without Mario Balotelli, Italy are still a dangerous side.
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