WORLD CUP 2014

Cesare Prandelli ruled Francesco Totti and Luca Toni out of the World Cup, praised emerging talent like Ciro Immobile and won’t pressure Giuseppe Rossi.
Italy’s 2014 World Cup theme song has been presented, including a video with players in action.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has explained his reasons for not including Inter’s Jonathan in his 42-man test squad.
Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi says it is a dream come true to play for the club he supported as a boy.
Sassuolo forward Simone Zaza says he is not thinking of going to this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, admitting other players deserve it more.
Milan stalwart Daniele Massaro believes the Rossoneri’s season could have been different had they had Stephan El Shaarawy available.
Cesare Prandelli has avoided direct comment on Francesco Totti and Luca Toni and revealed he already has 18 players set in his mind for the World Cup.
Marco Parolo hopes he can be by Antonio Cassano’s side for Parma in Europe and Italy at the World Cup.
Marco Verratti’s agent assured he’s in contention for a World Cup spot and commented on Arsenal reports.
Ciro Immobile and Alessio Cerci can’t stop scoring for Torino and confess they’d love to be at the World Cup together.
Sassuolo’s Domenico Barardi says his side will be all but relegated if they fail to beat Chievo in their next Serie A match.
Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne says he is dreaming of making Cesare Prandelli’s World Cup squad this summer.
Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has vowed to return from injury stronger and more mature than he was before.
Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco has given his opinion on Francesco Totti’s absence from the Italy test squad.
Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan hopes that his form for the Giallorossi can get him a World Cup berth.
Giancarlo Abete has claimed that the FIGC have ‘total confidence’ in Cesare Prandelli ahead of the World Cup.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete has highlighted the importance of this week’s tests at Coverciano.
Fluminense confirm they will play a friendly against Italy’s World Cup squad on June 8 in Volta Redonda.
The 42 Italy players called up by Cesare Prandelli will undergo tests on Monday and Tuesday ahead of the World Cup.
Verona Coach Andrea Mandorlini prepares for Fiorentina, congratulated Romulo, but wonders why Luca Toni didn’t get an Italy call.
Gigi Buffon warns the Scudetto race “isn’t over yet” and has high hopes for Italy at the World Cup.
Milan striker Robinho insisted he “wants to be there” with Brazil at the World Cup this summer.
Andrea Pirlo outlined his free kick tactics, Juventus preparing for Benfica, Italy’s World Cup and his retirement plans.
Former Parma player Luigi Apolloni says Antonio Cassano’s club form has made it impossible for Cesare Prandelli to ignore him any longer.
Aldo Dolcetti believes Cesare Prandelli’s decision to call Milan’s Stephan El Shaarawy into his 42-man Italy squad shows his human side.

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.