World Cup 14
Italy up six places in rankings
Italy are up to sixth in the latest FIFA World Rankings – but still behind the likes of Germany, England and Portugal.
Balotelli: 'I want paternity test'
Mario Balotelli has released a statement confirming he has split up from Raffaella Fico and will “take responsibility when I have proof of paternity.”
Chiellini injury test results
Tests have revealed Giorgio Chiellini suffered a second degree calf strain during the Euro 2012 Final between Italy and Spain.
Buffon: No Balotelli clash
Italy captain Gigi Buffon has rubbished reports that he clashed with Mario Balotelli after the Euro 2012 Final.
Pirlo believes in Prandelli’s Italy
Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo is delighted that national boss Cesare Prandelli has opted to continue his adventure with the side.
Official: Ferrara new Samp Coach
Ciro Ferrara is Sampdoria’s new Coach to lead them on their return to Serie A, replacing Beppe Iachini in the position.
Mangia unaware of U-21 job
Devis Mangia has reacted with surprise to claims that he could succeed Ciro Ferrara on the Italian Under-21 bench.
Italy on right path, states Sacchi
Arrigo Sacchi has praised Spain for their Euro 2012 victory, but he has words of encouragement for runners-up Italy.
Prandelli will have Under-21 say
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli will have a say in who replaces Ciro Ferrara on the Under-21 bench, the Italian Football Federation have revealed.
Prandelli calls for calcio changes
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is proud of what his team were able to achieve at Euro 2012 – but he has demanded changes if his side are to win a major trophy.
Balotelli set to be a dad
Manchester City and Italy striker Mario Balotelli is set to become a father, ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico has revealed.
Four Italians in Euro 2012 dream squad
Spain’s Andres Iniesta has been named as Euro 2012's player of the tournament by UEFA, but four Italians were included in the best 23 of the competition.
Sampdoria admit to Ferrara arrival
Sampdoria have confirmed that Ciro Ferrara will be their new Coach – but it will take a little bit more time to make his appointment official.
Rossi and Criscito praise Italy
Giuseppe Rossi and Domenico Criscito have applauded their Italian international teammates despite the 4-0 loss to Spain in the Euro 2012 Final.
Ferrara set for Sampdoria
Ciro Ferrara could be confirmed as the new Sampdoria boss on Monday – leaving the door open for Devis Mangia to take over the Italian Under-21 side.
Italy boss Prandelli will fight on
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli intends to remain on the Azzurri bench to mastermind their World Cup 2014 bid – after last night’s 4-0 loss to Spain in the Euro 2012 Final.
Del Bosque: 'Italy were unlucky'
Vicente Del Bosque made history with Spain this evening, but reassured Italy “they had a great tournament and no luck tonight.”
De Rossi: 'Spain on another level'
Daniele De Rossi admits Spain are “a step above the rest and we didn’t have the energy to chase them down.”
Italy v Spain Player Ratings
Thanks for making them angry, 'Spain are boring' lobbyists! Rating the Azzurri after injuries, fatigue and a history-making Spain side made it a grim end to a glorious campaign in Kiev.
Barzagli: 'A good tournament'
Andrea Barzagli admits this Final defeat to Spain was “not pleasant,” but urged Italy to see the bigger picture.
Montolivo: 'Regret and frustration'
Riccardo Montolivo felt “regret and frustration” after Italy’s 4-0 Final defeat to Spain.
Albertini: 'No time to recover'
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini has criticised the lack of preparation time for the Final and clubs for not supporting Italy.
Abete: 'Prandelli's work continues'
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete insists Cesare Prandelli will continue his work after “bringing Italy back to the prestigious places in European football.”
Bonucci: 'We changed Italy's identity'
Leonardo Bonucci was in floods of tears after Italy’s defeat to Spain, but insists the victory was “shaking off the reputation of catenaccio.”
Chiellini: 'We were shattered'
Giorgio Chiellini reveals he suffered the third different thigh strain of the last six weeks. “There was no time to recover.”
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