Prandelli happy with ovation
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli is pleased with the positive reception his side have received since their arrival in Brazil.
‘No more errors!’
Cesare Prandelli has called for Italy to cut out their defensive lapses in concentration ahead of the World Cup.
Prandelli: Everyone matters
Cesare Prandelli insists every one of his Italy World Cup squad should feel as if they will be starting every game.
‘Ciro-Balo would be forced’
Cesare Prandelli has hinted he would only play Ciro Immobile and Mario Balotelli together if it were forced upon him.
Prandelli unconcerned by defence
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli is not overly concerned by his defence, despite their concession of three goals to Fluminense.
Prandelli: Italy always pessimistic
Cesare Prandelli believes the Italian media and public always approach international tournaments with pessimism.
'Italy have a little bit of everything'
Marco Amelia is confident that Italy can do well at the World Cup, insisting that the Azzurri have a ‘complete squad’.
Trap: Prandelli a condemned man
Giovanni Trapattoni believes that whatever Cesare Prandelli does in Brazil this summer, it won’t be good enough.
‘Perin’s error not important’
Mattia Perin’s agent has played down his error made for Italy yesterday and also reports linking him with Monaco.
Mancini: Staying at Gala
Roberto Mancini has reaffirmed his commitment to Galatasaray, run through transfer plans and considered his World Cup favourites.
‘Italy mustn’t be over-confident’
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.
Suarez: No World Cup doubt
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.
‘Immobile understanding clear’
Lorenzo Insigne admits his Pescara past with Ciro Immobile is there to see with Italy, even he asserts that what counts are official games.
Immobile: Respect Prandelli’s choices
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.
Prandelli: An interesting evening
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has described his team’s 5-3 friendly win over Fluminense this evening as ‘interesting.’
Goals galore in Azzurri friendly win
Ciro Immobile’s hat-trick and a Lorenzo Insigne brace secured a remarkable 5-3 friendly win for Italy over Fluminense.
Line-ups: Fluminense – Italy
Fluminense and Italy have submitted their official line-ups for this evening’s practise match between the two teams.
Cahill wary of Balotelli
England defender Gary Cahill says Mario Balotelli’s unpredictability will make him a major threat when the Three Lions face Italy.
Rooney happy to play anywhere
Wayne Rooney insists he is happy to play in any position he is asked to by England Coach Roy Hodgson.
England arrive in Rio
The England squad have this afternoon arrived at their World Cup base on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
Buffon ‘not relaxed’ about…
Italy goalkeeper Gigi Buffon says he is never relaxed about the prospect of penalty shoot-outs.
Zola: Balo & Cassano are dangerous
Gianfranco Zola is confident that Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano can cause the England defence problems next weekend.
Johnson: We can hurt Italy
Glen Johnson believes that England are a better team than the one that crashed out to Italy at Euro 2012.
Sony call for WC 2022 investigation
Japanese electronics giant Sony have called for FIFA to investigate allegations regarding corruption into Qatar’s successful World Cup 2022 bid.
'Legends are born at the WC'
Mario Balotelli has insisted that he wants to become a ‘legend’ after this summer’s World Cup.
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