WORLD CUP 2014

Portugal versus Sweden is the glamour tie after the World Cup 2014 European play-off draw was made this afternoon.
Russia boss Fabio Capello has revealed his starting grid for the 2014 World Cup. “Italy are on the third row.”
As expected, Cesare Prandelli’s Italy will not be amongst the top eight seeds at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Coach Cesare Prandelli was confused by Italy’s 2-2 draw with Armenia and warned he has not chosen his World Cup squad just yet.
Cesare Prandelli has confirmed that during the World Cup social networking will be banned for Italian players.
Roma defender Maicon has admitted that his ultimate aim is to make the Brazil World Cup squad for next summer.
Cesare Prandelli has confirmed he would have to consider selecting Francesco Totti for the World Cup should the Roma idol continue to sparkle.
Christian Maggio’s agent has insisted that his client is more than happy in Naples, and wants to go to next year’s World Cup.
Italy striker Alberto Gilardino is confident Genoa will turn his World Cup 2014 dream into reality.
Gianluigi Buffon is confident Italy will have a good chance of winning the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
Gianluigi Buffon has admitted that Italy's third place at the Confederations Cup was 'satisfying' but has conceded that the Azzurri have to improve for next summer.
Mattia Perin’s agent has indicated that the young goalkeeper is prepared to compete with Sebastien Frey at Genoa and even aim for next year’s World Cup.
Antonio Di Natale believes Italy can do well in the Confederations Cup and admits “I want to be at the 2014 World Cup.”
Italian National Team boss Cesare Prandelli has admitted he is 'pretty optimistic' about the Azzurri's chances at next year's World Cup.
Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari sees Italy as one of the favourites for World Cup 2014, but he has his doubts about Spain.
Playing for Italy at the 2014 World Cup is the target for Napoli attacking sensation Lorenzo Insigne.
Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic says he’s one step closer to his World Cup dream after Montenegro’s 1-1 draw with England.
The Czech Republic secured a 3-0 victory away to Armenia in Italy’s World Cup group, while tonight there is Denmark-Bulgaria and Malta-Italy.
Andrea Barzagli believes “Mario Balotelli will be the protagonist of the 2014 World Cup” in Brazil after facing off against Neymar.
A 21-year-old England fan has been arrested after leaving a 65-year-old in a coma during a fight outside a pub in Bologna.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli will consider Roma’s Francesco Totti for World Cup 2014 selection.
Mattia Destro and Federico Peluso netted their first Italy goals and Lorenzo Insigne made a thrilling debut, but the Azzurri only managed a 2-0 win over Malta.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli says tonight’s second World Cup qualifier against Malta isn’t the time to play with formations.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is set to switch back to a 4-3-1-2 system, with Mattia Destro in attack, for Tuesday’s game against Malta.
Italy will return to competitive action on Friday when they begin their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign in Bulgaria.

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.