WORLD CUP 2014

Giorgio Chiellini has apologised for Italy’s 1-1 draw with Luxembourg on Wednesday evening.
Mattia De Sciglio has conceded that Italy need to improve in attack if they are to have a good World Cup.
England have drawn their second pre-World Cup friendly being held 2-2 by Ecuador in Miami.
Cesare Prandelli has claimed that he is not reading too much into Italy’s 1-1 draw with Luxembourg on Wednesday.
Claudio Marchisio’s early header was cancelled out late on by Maxime Chanot, as Italy could only draw 1-1 with Luxembourg.
Cesare Prandelli has made eight changes to the side that drew with Republic of Ireland, as Italy prepare to face Luxembourg this evening.
Sven-Goran Eriksson has insisted that England have ‘absolutely no chance’ of winning the World Cup.
Rafal Wolski can’t believe that Fiorentina teammate Giuseppe Rossi has been omitted from the Italy World Cup squad.
Luis Muriel has confirmed that he could well be on his way to Roma or Fiorentina next season.
Andrea Barzagli is still struggling with a fever and will miss Italy’s game with Luxembourg this evening.
It has been announced by the FIGC that goalkeeper Antonio Mirante will remain with the Italy squad as they head to Brazil.
Reports in the Turkish media are that Galatasaray have made an offer of €20m for Milan’s Mario Balotelli.
Former Italy Coach Marcello Lippi is hoping Mario Balotelli can replicate the form he showed at Euro 2012 in this summer’s World Cup.
Javier Zanetti is convinced that Mario Balotelli will be able to fulfil his potential once he has found the correct balance in his life.
England captain Steven Gerrard insists his team will be practising penalties a lot in the build up to the World Cup.
Juventus’ Paul Pogba has been given a transfer value of €66m by a team of expert football economists.
England boss Roy Hodgson has admitted that their next two friendlies are in preparation for the match with Italy in 11 days’ time.
Germany boss Joachim Low has assured Shokdran Mustafi that he will play in big tournaments in the future.
Cesare Prandelli has confirmed the starting XI for Italy’s friendly match against Luxembourg on Wednesday evening.
Cesare Prandelli has claimed that taking Giuseppe Rossi to the World Cup would have been too big a risk.
Lorenzo Insigne has promised to represent the city of Naples as a whole at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
Italy have departed their pre-World Cup training base at Coverciano for the final time this afternoon.
A total of eight European-based players have been included in Honduras’ 23-man World Cup squad.
Ciro Immobile’s agent insists his client has not chosen to move to Borussia Dortmund for the money.
Jose Mourinho believes anything is possible for Italy at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

WORLD CUP 2014 BLOGS

Richard Thomas says Cesare Prandelli’s arrival at Galatasaray provides the former Italy boss with an ideal opportunity to prove himself a winner.