Pirlo: 'Keep England guessing'
Andrea Pirlo confirmed Italy plan to rotate midfield playmakers to “keep England guessing” on Saturday.
VIDEO: Balotelli ball control
Mario Balotelli showed off some unusual ball-handling skills during today’s training session.
Welbeck still out of action
Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain look set to miss England-Italy after skipping training again.
Italy test anti-England XI
Italy tested out their probable starting XI against England today, including Marco Verratti, Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli.
Immobile-Insigne for England?
Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne played together in Italy training today, while Marco Verratti returned to action.
Diamanti happy in China
Alessandro Diamanti is happy playing for Guangzhou Evergrande, insisting by moving there he couldn’t have made a better choice.
Di Biagio: Ciro and Balo together
Italy U21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio says he would play Ciro Immobile and Mario Balotelli together against England on Saturday.
Suarez trains in Brazil
Luis Suarez has been back in training for Uruguay as they landed at their Belo Horizonte base on Tuesday evening.
Juninho: Pirlo a free kick demon
Free kick maestro Juninho Pernambucano has admitted that Andrea Pirlo is now the new king of the set piece.
Fears over Manaus pitch
Pictures have emerged of the pitch in Manaus looking less than perfect ahead of Italy’s game with England on Saturday.
England: Welbeck out, Sterling in?
Danny Welbeck has limped out of England training and could miss the game against Italy on Saturday.
Ronaldo: Italy can win their group
Brazilian legend Ronaldo believes that Italy have enough quality to win their group at the World Cup.
Roma 'interested in Romulo'
Romulo’s agent confirmed “Roma are interested” and explained why he ruled himself out of Italy’s World Cup squad.
Verratti shakes off flu
Marco Verratti is expected to be fit and ready to face England in Italy’s opening World Cup game on Saturday.
Insigne on Immobile and Verratti
Lorenzo Insigne would relish a Pescara reunion with Ciro Immobile and Marco Verratti for Italy. “We understand each other with a glance.”
Insigne 'understands' Italy anger
Lorenzo Insigne “understands” Giuseppe Rossi or Mattia Destro’s anger after he beat them to a World Cup spot.
Calls for Blatter to resign
Senior officials including England FA chairman Greg Dyke are calling for FIFA President Sepp Blatter to resign.
Marchisio: 'Darmian a surprise'
Claudio Marchisio is “really impressed” with Matteo Darmian, congratulated Mario Balotelli and Gigi Buffon.
Marchisio: 'Quality to hurt England'
Claudio Marchisio assures Italy “know England’s style of play” and will focus on quality against Roy Hodgson’s men.
Marchisio: 'Italy-England uncertain'
Claudio Marchisio confirms Italy’s players “don’t know who will start against England” and expects a “different” game to Euro 2012.
Lippi: 'My huge Italy mistake'
World Cup winner Marcello Lippi admits returning to the Italy bench in 2008 was “a huge mistake.”
Pasqual: 'Italy 4-3 England!'
Manuel Pasqual reveals how Italy trained for the conditions in Manaus and believes they’ll beat England 4-3.
Hodgson on Ciro, Balo and Pirlo
England Coach Roy Hodgson says he has no preference as to who he would rather played for Italy out of Ciro Immobile and Mario Balotelli.
Hodgson: Nothing wrong with Gerrard
England Coach Roy Hodgson says there is ‘absolutely nothing wrong’ with Three Lions captain Steven Gerrard.
Balo applauded, Verratti still out
Mario Balotelli received a lengthy round of applause as Italy training began this morning, following the news of his engagement.
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