WORLD CUP 2014

Giovanni Trapattoni could be at the 2014 World Cup after all as Coach of the Ivory Coast.
Another construction worker has been killed at Brazil’s World Cup stadium in Manaus, where Italy will make their debut.
Current Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni is the favourite to replace Cesare Prandelli on the Italy bench.
Cesare Prandelli has claimed that he is only focusing on the upcoming World Cup, not his future post-summer.
Giuseppe Rossi’s agent has given more updates on the knee injury. “The dream is to play the Coppa Italia Final” on May 3.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli will “wait until the very last minute” for Giuseppe Rossi at the World Cup.
Giuseppe Rossi feels “relieved” after his latest check-up, as the Fiorentina and Italy striker won’t need surgery.
Miroslav Klose has asserted his belief that Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente both ‘deserve’ and ‘have to go’ to the World Cup this summer.
Alberto Gilardino has affirmed his commitment to Genoa and his ambition to make Cesare Prandelli’s squad for Brazil 2014.
Roberto Donadoni has backed Antonio Cassano to make the World Cup, whilst he has affirmed that he isn’t looking to avenge critics of his work.
Fernando Llorente insists he can still improve for Juventus, as he outlines the club’s determination in the Cup and how Serie A is not like La Liga.
Mario Balotelli is convinced Milan can revive their season with new Coach Clarence Seedorf. “Personally I’m happy.”
Torino striker Ciro Immobile says he is ready for his side’s trip to Sassuolo this Sunday after recovering from injury.
Domenico Berardi has reflected that he is not used to the limelight and that he is looking to just stay humble, rather than the World Cup or Juventus.
FIFA have confirmed that Nicola Rizzoli will be Italy’s refereeing representative for the 2014 World Cup.
Maicon believes that Roma teammates Francesco Totti and Morgan De Sanctis should be going to the World Cup.
Carlo Ancelotti comments on Italy ambitions and believes Mario Balotelli “is not a top player. He can leave you down to 10 men at any moment.”
Giuseppe Rossi risks further surgery, as the specialist found there is some damage to the anterior cruciate ligament.
Lazio and Italy midfielder Stefano Mauri will be back on February 2 after his nine-month ban was reduced on appeal.
Giuseppe Rossi has thanked fans and colleagues for their support as he flies to Colorado for knee tests. “We’ll see each other soon!”
Luca Toni has reflected on how it ‘would be an honour’ should form for Verona see him picked once more for Italy.
England and Arsenal’s Theo Walcott will miss the rest of the season and the World Cup after suffering a knee injury.
Cesare Prandelli assured Giuseppe Rossi Italy “are waiting for you” after his latest knee injury.
Daniele Bonera is “ready” for a World Cup call, expects Mario Balotelli to prove himself and can see Clarence Seedorf as Milan Coach.
Ricky Alvarez is hoping that his performances for Inter in 2014 will help him make the Argentina squad for the World Cup.

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.