WORLD CUP 2014

Inter ace Jonathan is still hopeful that he can appear for Brazil at the 2014 World Cup.
Uruguay centre-back Diego Godin thinks Italy have a serious chance of winning the World Cup next summer.
Atalanta’s Giacomo Bonaventura is hoping to find the consistency of last season in order to make it to Brazil 2014.
Japan boss Alberto Zaccheroni is hoping to avoid a World Cup 2014 clash with Cesare Prandelli’s Italy side.
Carlos Tevez has reiterated his belief that he won’t be going to the World Cup with Argentina.
Roma striker Mattia Destro admits he’s thinking about the World Cup after recovering from injury.
Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari will be at the Milan-Inter derby on Sunday to watch Kaka in action.
Carlos Tevez of Juventus doesn’t expect to be recalled by Argentina for the 2014 World Cup Finals.
A second worker has died at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus, which will host Italy-England in the World Cup.
A worker has died after a fall at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus, which will host Italy-England at the World Cup.
Italy will be based at the Portobello Safari Resort in Mangaratiba during next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
Milan and Italy striker Mario Balotelli is hoping to silence his critics at the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he’s going to Brazil next summer with the intention of bringing home the World Cup.
Fernando Muslera knocked Juventus out with Galatasaray and hopes it can be “an appetiser” for the World Cup.
The FIGC confirmed they have still not chosen Italy’s 2014 World Cup training base, though Mangaritiba is the favourite.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has rejected claims that he’s asked the Lega Serie A to bring forward the end of the season.
Parma midfielder Marco Parolo is hoping his form will be good enough to be involved in the World Cup next summer.
Uruguay international Edinson Cavani is excited to face Italy in the World Cup. “They are one of the best.”
Gigi Buffon warned England goalkeeper Joe Hart he should leave Manchester City if he wants to be at the World Cup.
Giuseppe Rossi has big plans for 2014 and today’s trip to Roma. “Winning with Fiorentina and going to the World Cup are my dreams.”
FIFA have controversially moved the kick-off time of Italy-England forward by three hours, increasing the risk of heatstroke.
Arrigo Sacchi warned Italy’s main contender in World Cup Group D is Uruguay. “We struggled more against them than England.”
Italy face a choice between two training camps for the World Cup – one in a safari park and another close to a nudist beach.
Gianfranco Zola believes Italy “have something more than England” in their World Cup group, outlining strengths and weaknesses.
Uruguay FA President Sebastian Bauzà and Costa Rica Coach Juan Luis Pinto “are not afraid” of facing Italy and England.

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.