WORLD CUP 2014

Antonio Cassano “would be the happiest man in the world” if he went to the World Cup, but scoffed at Milan’s problems.
Italy’s fitness coach analysed the different preparations of clubs and national teams after difficulties against Spain.
Italy staff confirm they’ll set up “something artificial” to get players accustomed to Brazilian humidity at the World Cup.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli insists that no outfield player is assured of a place in his World Cup squad for this summer.
Juventus’ Mauricio Isla admits he has lacked belief in himself at times this season ahead of his side’s match with Fiorentina.
Italy’s World Cup opponents Costa Rica seem to be in some confusion as to their preparations for the tournament.
Kevin Strootman pledged to “come back stronger than before” after his season was ended by a knee injury.
Italian Football Federation President Giancarlo Abete says the organisation want national Coach Cesare Prandelli to remain in his post.
Parma midfielder Marco Parolo has spoken of his desire and belief that he can secure a place in Cesare Prandelli’s World Cup squad.
Reports are that Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli is ready to include Parma forward Antonio Cassano in his plans for the World Cup.
Nigel De Jong has wished Roma man Kevin Strootman all the best after it was revealed the midfielder will miss the rest of the season.
Torino defender Matteo Darmian is convinced that his side will recover from their recent slump in form.
Chievo forward Alberto Paloschi is delighted that his two penalties made the difference in yesterday’s vital win over Genoa.
Napoli midfielder Dries Mertens has expressed his sympathy for Roma’s Kevin Strootman, who is set to miss this summer’s World Cup.
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini believes Mario Balotelli is the standout talent in Italian football today. The two players, injuries...
It has been confirmed that Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has picked up a knee ligament injury and will undergo surgery.
Holland Coach Louis van Gaal imagines midfielder Kevin Strootman’s world ‘must be falling in’ following the player’s injury...
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina says he would like to experience different footballing cultures in the future, including possibly moving to America.
Speculation is that Kevin Strootman has suffered knee ligament damage to rule him out of the rest of the season with Roma and the World Cup.
Andres Iniesta maintains “Italy remain one of the favourites” to win the 2014 World Cup despite their friendly defeat to Spain.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli said he'll either renew his contract with the Nazionale or take a break from football.
Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa says his side face a tough task to see off Milan in the Champions League Round of 16.
Corriere dello Sport are reporting that Lazio striker Helder Postiga may require surgery in order to rid him of a back problem he has been suffering from.
Alessio Cerci feels his performance against Spain was a big step towards a spot with Italy at the World Cup.
Gianluigi Buffon has signalled Italy’s opening Group D clash with England as key to the success of their 2014 World Cup campaign.

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.