World Cup 14
Italy-England moved forward
FIFA have controversially moved the kick-off time of Italy-England forward by three hours, increasing the risk of heatstroke.
Sacchi: 'Uruguay the real danger'
Arrigo Sacchi warned Italy’s main contender in World Cup Group D is Uruguay. “We struggled more against them than England.”
Italy face Brazil base choice
Italy face a choice between two training camps for the World Cup – one in a safari park and another close to a nudist beach.
Zola: 'Italy stronger than England'
Gianfranco Zola believes Italy “have something more than England” in their World Cup group, outlining strengths and weaknesses.
Uruguay and Costa Rica 'not afraid'
Uruguay FA President Sebastian Bauzà and Costa Rica Coach Juan Luis Pinto “are not afraid” of facing Italy and England.
FA Chairman: 'There are harder groups'
Chairman of the England FA Greg Dyke is pleased to be playing Italy in the World Cup in Manaus.
World Cup draw 'unfortunate'
Italy “certainly did not have a fortunate draw,” but can do well against England, Uruguay and Costa Rica, said CONI President Giovanni Malagò.
Zaccheroni: Italy will be pleased
Japan Coach Alberto Zaccheroni believes Italy can be pleased with their group stage draw for the World Cup.
Hoddle: England have perfect group
Former England boss Glenn Hoddle believes that England have ‘the perfect group’ being drawn alongside Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica.
Del Bosque admits Italy have it tough
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque believes his side have been handed a difficult task following the draw for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
Capello on Italy's group
Russia Coach Fabio Capello has revealed what his gameplan would be if he was the Italy boss going into the World Cup.
Prandelli 'not worried' by group
Cesare Prandelli has insisted that he is ‘not worried’ despite Italy being drawn in a tough group for the World Cup.
Hodgson: It's a tough group
England boss Roy Hodgson has admitted that his side have a ‘tough group’ for next summer’s World Cup.
Tough World Cup groups drawn
The draw for the group stages of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has taken place, throwing up some classic encounters.
Italy drawn with England & Uruguay
Italy have been drawn in Group D for next summer’s World Cup, alongside Uruguay, Costa Rica and England.
FIFA: Increase in WC prize money
FIFA have confirmed that prize money awarded at the 2014 World Cup has been increased by 37 per cent, with the winners set to receive €25.5m.
FIFPro demands World Cup breaks
The World Players’ Union FIFPro have joined Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli in warning the 2014 World Cup heat policy is “insufficient.”
Matthaus: 'Germany, avoid Italy!'
Lothar Matthaus has one wish for the 2014 World Cup draw today. “I hope Germany avoid Italy, as they always beat us...”
Prandelli: 'World Cup draw ridiculous'
Cesare Prandelli is preparing for today’s “ridiculous” 2014 World Cup draw and warned of heat exhaustion in Brazil.
Balotelli: 'If she is my daughter...'
Mario Balotelli revealed why he hasn’t met the girl who could be his daughter. “Children mustn’t be disappointed by adults who then disappear.”
Capello: 'Italy's World Cup'
Fabio Capello commented on Italy’s World Cup hopes, the changes at Milan and who he’ll support for the Scudetto.
Prandelli scoffs at World Cup draw
Cesare Prandelli reveals he and Didier Deschamps “did not enjoy” seeing Italy paired with France in a World Cup draw rehearsal.
Ronaldo: 'Balotelli can make difference'
Ronaldo believes Mario Balotelli “can make the difference at the World Cup, if he behaves himself.”
Cannavaro on Italy's World Cup
Fabio Cannavaro trusts Italy will be ready for the World Cup, but has messages for Mario Balotelli and Francesco Totti.
Platini proposes 'sin bin'
UEFA President Michel Platini has suggested scrapping yellow and red cards, as well as bans, in favour of a ‘sin bin.’
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