AZZURRI

Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli is pleased with the positive reception his side have received since their arrival in Brazil.
Cesare Prandelli has called for Italy to cut out their defensive lapses in concentration ahead of the World Cup.
Cesare Prandelli insists every one of his Italy World Cup squad should feel as if they will be starting every game.
Cesare Prandelli has hinted he would only play Ciro Immobile and Mario Balotelli together if it were forced upon him.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli is not overly concerned by his defence, despite their concession of three goals to Fluminense.
Cesare Prandelli believes the Italian media and public always approach international tournaments with pessimism.
Marco Amelia is confident that Italy can do well at the World Cup, insisting that the Azzurri have a ‘complete squad’.
Giovanni Trapattoni believes that whatever Cesare Prandelli does in Brazil this summer, it won’t be good enough.
Mattia Perin’s agent has played down his error made for Italy yesterday and also reports linking him with Monaco.
Roberto Mancini has reaffirmed his commitment to Galatasaray, run through transfer plans and considered his World Cup favourites.
One of Italy’s 1982 World Cup-winning squad has backed Cesare Prandelli’s side to do well in Brazil, but warned of over-confidence.
Luis Suarez has made clear he has no doubts about returning for Uruguay in time for the World Cup, though he won’t commit to what game.
Lorenzo Insigne admits his Pescara past with Ciro Immobile is there to see with Italy, even he asserts that what counts are official games.
Ciro Immobile says that he ‘will be ready’ if called upon to start for Italy at the World Cup, but that either way, he will respect Cesare Prandelli’s choices.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has described his team’s 5-3 friendly win over Fluminense this evening as ‘interesting.’
Ciro Immobile’s hat-trick and a Lorenzo Insigne brace secured a remarkable 5-3 friendly win for Italy over Fluminense.
Fluminense and Italy have submitted their official line-ups for this evening’s practise match between the two teams.
England defender Gary Cahill says Mario Balotelli’s unpredictability will make him a major threat when the Three Lions face Italy.
Wayne Rooney insists he is happy to play in any position he is asked to by England Coach Roy Hodgson.
The England squad have this afternoon arrived at their World Cup base on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
Italy goalkeeper Gigi Buffon says he is never relaxed about the prospect of penalty shoot-outs.
Gianfranco Zola is confident that Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano can cause the England defence problems next weekend.
Glen Johnson believes that England are a better team than the one that crashed out to Italy at Euro 2012.
Japanese electronics giant Sony have called for FIFA to investigate allegations regarding corruption into Qatar’s successful World Cup 2022 bid.
Mario Balotelli has insisted that he wants to become a ‘legend’ after this summer’s World Cup.