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.
Juventus Stadium to host Italy
Italy’s World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic at the start of next season will be played at the Juventus Stadium.
Giaccherini reveals penalty truth
Emanuele Giaccherini has revealed he should have stepped up to take Italy’s crucial seventh penalty against Spain instead of Leonardo Bonucci.
Buffon rues Iniesta penalty
Gigi Buffon says Italy were just centimetres away from reaching the Confederations Cup Final. “That Andres Iniesta penalty…”
Prandelli: Italy one of the best
Italy underlined their potential with their performance in the Confederations Cup semi-final defeat to Spain, says Cesare Prandelli.
Bonucci: Italy should have won
Italy’s Leonardo Bonucci has regrets after his shoot-out miss allowed Spain to progress to the Confederations Cup Final.
Casillas: 'Spain were lucky'
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas confesses “we were lucky to win” after squeezing past Italy on a shoot-out.
Del Bosque: 'Italy pressured Spain'
Spain Coach Vicente Del Bosque praised Italy’s performance and admits fatigue made the difference in the long run.
Maggio: 'Italy were superior'
Christian Maggio rued his luck after the shoot-out defeat to Spain, but felt Italy “were superior” for much of the game.
Chiellini: 'Italy deserved victory'
Giorgio Chiellini insists “if there was a team that should’ve won tonight, it was Italy” after a shoot-out defeat to Spain.
Prandelli: 'A touching performance'
Cesare Prandelli said the performance from Italy was “touching” despite the defeat on penalties to Spain.
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