AZZURRI

There are fears Mattia De Sciglio suffered a calf strain, so Giorgio Chiellini could play left-back against England.
Mattia De Sciglio is in hospital for tests after sustaining a calf injury in training, putting him at risk for Italy-England.
Andrea Barzagli sees “the same hunger” in the current Italy side as in 2006, but admits “we’ve conceded too many goals.”
Andrea Barzagli insists Italy’s ageing team does not fear England youngsters, but gave clues on Daniele De Rossi’s role.
Andrea Barzagli confirmed Italy will “keep the ball on the ground” against England and he respects Wayne Rooney.
Marco Verratti took part in full training today, suggesting he’ll be fit to start Saturday’s Italy-England clash.
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini is horrified by the state of the pitch in Manaus. “I hope it doesn’t ruin Italy-England.”
Fiorentina captain Manuel Pasqual is targeting a place in the Champions League for the Viola next season.
Former England international Paul Scholes wants England to go for the jugular in their World Cup campaign.
It has been announced that Sara Bjorn Kuipers will referee Saturday’s World Cup Group D match between Italy and England.
The head groundsman of the Arena Amazonia, where Italy will take on England on Saturday, admits the pitch is in very bad shape.
Sunderland’s Emanuele Giaccherini is disappointed he missed out on Italy’s World Cup squad but hopes to play for the Azzurri again as soon as possible.
England assistant Coach Gary Neville has inadvertently given the media a slight insight into the Three Lions’ World Cup preparations.
Rafa Benitez has advised England on how to approach Andrea Pirlo and says they have the players to trouble Italy.
The Gazzetta dello Sport speculate Italy’s formation and personnel to start against England may depend on Marco Verratti’s fitness.
Giancarlo Abete has called on Italy to deliver a positive message at the World Cup, but does not set them a target, nor list them among the favourites.
Riccardo Montolivo has reflected on how he has dealt with his injury, as he asserts Italy can make at least the World Cup semi-finals.
Wayne Rooney was in bullish mood, insisting England “have moved ahead of Italy” since Euro 2012.
Andrea Pirlo admits he could reconsider his Italy retirement. “I intend to quit after this World Cup, but if I am needed...”
Andrea Pirlo spoke of his joy at renewing the contract with Juventus for two years and meeting Juninho Pernambucano.
Andrea Pirlo believes Italy can win the World Cup and insists they are not “dependent” on his performances.
Andrea Pirlo confirmed Italy plan to rotate midfield playmakers to “keep England guessing” on Saturday.
Mario Balotelli showed off some unusual ball-handling skills during today’s training session.
Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain look set to miss England-Italy after skipping training again.
Italy tested out their probable starting XI against England today, including Marco Verratti, Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli.