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.”
Italy-Brazil ref admits error
Referee Ravshan Irmatov “admitted he made a mistake” during Italy’s second goal against Brazil.
Balotelli and Montolivo injury concerns
There are reports Mario Balotelli and Riccardo Montolivo are at risk for the Confederations Cup semi-final.
Italy impressed Thiago Silva
Thiago Silva admits he was impressed by Italy’s performance against Brazil and took the blame for Emanuele Giaccherini’s goal.
Neymar: 'I told Balotelli...'
Neymar told Mario Balotelli he’d “better start getting used to the heat” ahead of next year’s World Cup.
Maggio rues Brazil bar
Christian Maggio is still smarting that his chance to draw 3-3 with Brazil hit the bar. “Things just aren’t going our way.”
Buffon: 'Italy improvement'
Gigi Buffon feels the performance against Brazil was an improvement, but “we’ve got to stop conceding goals” and hope Spain have an off day.
Dante in Azzurri heaven
Dante had a very special reason to celebrate a goal against Italy in his hometown. “I was dreaming about this.”
Italy-Bulgaria in Palermo
Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Bulgaria in September will be played at the Stadio Barbera in Palermo.
Giaccherini: 'Brazil underestimated me'
Emanuele Giaccherini revealed how he scored against Brazil. “Thiago Silva underestimated me.”
Prandelli: 'More audacious Azzurri'
Cesare Prandelli assures Italy “have to be more audacious” when taking on Spain in the Confederations Cup semi-final.
Julio Cesar: 'Italy goal chaos!'
Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar saw “chaos” on Giorgio Chiellini’s goal and is “happy” Roma are showing an interest.
Confederations over for Abate
Ignazio Abate is out of the Confederations Cup after dislocating his shoulder, while Riccardo Montolivo suffered a head injury.
Candreva wanted 'audacious Azzurri'
Antonio Candreva felt Italy “should’ve been more audacious” in the first half after a 4-2 defeat to Brazil.
Felipe Scolari believes Brazil “gained a lot of confidence” with their 4-2 victory over Italy and praised striker Fred.
Giaccherini: 'Brazil not unbeatable'
Emanuele Giaccherini feels regret that Italy were unable to pile the pressure on Brazil throughout. “They’re not unbeatable.”
Chiellini: 'We troubled Brazil'
Giorgio Chiellini insists Italy’s confidence has grown after their 4-2 defeat to Brazil. “We put them under serious pressure.”
Prandelli: 'Azzurri deserved draw'
Cesare Prandelli felt Italy deserved a draw against Brazil in tough circumstances and praised their “excellent reaction.”
Italy lose Selecao thriller
Italy fought hard, were unlucky and scored with Emanuele Giaccherini and Giorgio Chiellini, but were beaten 4-2 by Brazil.
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