WORLD CUP 2014

Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has responded to criticism of his well-publicised code of ethics by saying player behaviour needs to improve.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has revealed that he would have liked to have played another opponent in this evening’s friendly.
Ahead of being worn at the 2014 World Cup, the new Italy national team kit will go on tour across the peninsula.
Cesare Prandelli has admitted his astonishment that Borja Valero has failed to make the Spain squad for their friendly.
Italy are set to face Spain tomorrow with Alessio Cerci, Daniel Osvaldo and Gabriel Paletta in the starting XI.
Italy’s World Cup opponents England have brought in a sports psychologist to help them prepare, revealed Roy Hodgson.
Gigi Buffon believes the Cesare Prandelli-Juventus row was “a misunderstanding” and hailed Spain’s Iker Casillas.
Cesare Prandelli vented his frustration at “pointless controversy” and warned Spain-Italy “is no ordinary friendly.”
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas has praised opponents Italy ahead of the friendly between the teams on Wednesday.
Juventus striker Fernando Llorente has accepted Vicente Del Bosque’s decision not to call him up to the Spanish national squad.
Spain Coach Vicente Del Bosque has backed Azzurri counterpart Cesare Prandelli over his decision to leave Daniele De Rossi out of his squad.
It has emerged that Roma are set to appeal the decision to ban player Daniele De Rossi for three matches.
Gianluigi Buffon has praised Italian national team Coach Cesare Prandelli, claiming the tactician is a ‘spokesman for the nation’.
Cesare Prandelli has defended leaving Daniele De Rossi out of the Italy squad to face Spain on Wednesday.
Italy have today unveiled the new kit they hope will lead them to World Cup success in Brazil this summer.
FIFA have banned players from showing any messages under their jerseys at the 2014 World Cup.
Cesare Prandelli is expected to name Ciro Immobile and Gabriel Paletta in his Italy squad to face Spain.
Torino forward Ciro Immobile says it would be a dream come true to represent his country at this summer’s World Cup.
Corriere dello Sport are reporting that the cost of paying top-flight referees in Italy can be around €5m a season.
Fernando Llorente has revealed his ambition to face his Juventus teammates next week for Spain, and to make La Roja’s World Cup squad.
Andrea Pirlo has praised Liverpool and England midfielder Steven Gerrard, as they prepare to face each other at the World Cup.
Atalanta playmaker Giacomo Bonaventura has admitted he is still harbouring ambitions of playing in the World Cup.
Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella has commented on his national team players currently plying their trade in Italy.
Former Milan attacker Ronaldinho says he wants to pursue a career in music once his playing days are finally over.
Zdenek Zeman has enthused at Marco Verratti’s development at PSG and urged that he go to the World Cup as Andrea Pirlo’s understudy.

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.