WORLD CUP 2014

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.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has expressed his joy at Lorenzo Insigne’s inclusion in Italy’s World Cup squad.
Italy’s team doctor Enrico Castellacci has reiterated that Giuseppe Rossi was not excluded from the World Cup squad on medical grounds.
Italy’s team doctor says that Salvatore Sirigu has not suffered broken ribs and that Mario Balotelli does not have a groin injury.
Italy’s World Cup squad have posed for their official team photo this morning, ahead of travelling to Perugia for tomorrow’s game with Luxembourg.
Filippo Galli has reflected with pride on seeing Mattia De Sciglio and Matteo Darmian make Italy’s World Cup squad.
Romulo has lifted the lid on the injury that saw him ask Cesare Prandelli not to consider him for Italy’s World Cup squad.
France’s World Cup squad has the one representative from Serie A, in the form of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

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.