Sirigu given morale boost
Salvatore Sirigu was pleased with his own performance in Italy’s 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland.
Marchisio can see the positives
Claudio Marchisio believes that Saturday’s friendly with Republic of Ireland was a positive, apart from the injury to Riccardo Montolivo.
Rossi ‘happy’ to come through
Giuseppe Rossi is happy to have come through 70 minutes of Italy’s friendly with Republic of Ireland unscathed.
Immobile confirms Dortmund move
Ciro Immobile has confirmed he will be joining Borussia Dortmund, saying that all he needs to do is sign the contract.
Prandelli: Azzurri dazed
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has expressed his sorrow for Riccardo Montolivo and said the Azzurri are feeling dazed.
Montolivo to miss World Cup
Riccardo Montolivo has been officially ruled out of the World Cup after Italy’s doctor confirmed he has suffered a broken tibia.
Azzurri draw but lose Montolivo
Italy’s friendly with Republic of Ireland ended goalless but was marred by a broken tibia suffered by Riccardo Montolivo
Line-ups: Italy – Rep. of Ireland
Giuseppe Rossi starts alongside Ciro Immobile up-front for Italy in their friendly against Republic of Ireland at Craven Cottage.
Suarez in Uruguay squad
Luis Suarez, as expected, has been named in Uruguay’s final 23-man World Cup squad today.
Bonucci wants team defensive effort
Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci wants the Azzurri to learn to defend as a team at all times, starting from the strikers.
Trap remaining neutral
Former Italy and Republic of Ireland Coach Giovanni Trapattoni says he will remain neutral for the friendly between the sides tonight.
‘Rossi and Baggio situations similar’
Giovanni Trapattoni says the debate over Giuseppe Rossi’s fitness reminds him of when he left Roberto Baggio out of his World Cup 2002 squad.
Costa Rica name WC squad
Italy’s Group D opponents Costa Rica have named their 23-man squad for the World Cup.
Trap on Ireland, Rossi & Inzaghi
Giovanni Trapattoni hopes both Italy and the Republic of Ireland do well in this evening’s friendly.
Gerrard: We'll peak for Italy
England captain Steven Gerrard has insisted that his side will be ‘raring to go’ when they take on Italy at the World Cup.
Hodgson 'excited' by England
England boss Roy Hodgson has admitted that he is ‘excited by the whole squad’ after their win over Peru.
Uruguay beat Northern Ireland
Italy’s Group D opponents Uruguay got their World Cup preparations underway with a win over Northern Ireland.
England see off Peruvian challenge
Goals by Daniel Sturridge, Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka were enough for England to beat Peru in their final home friendly before the World Cup.
Wilshere discusses Azzurri test
England’s Jack Wilshere has stressed the importance for both the Three Lions and Italy to get off to a good start at the World Cup.
Italy schedule confirmed
The Italian national team’s schedule for the next week has been confirmed by the FIGC.
Italy numbers revealed
The FIGC have confirmed the Italian national team’s squad numbers for tomorrow’s friendly against Republic of Ireland.
Balotelli: England aren't rivals for Italy
Mario Balotelli doesn’t believe that Italy’s Group D rivals England can win the World Cup.
Uruguay seek Suarez alternatives
Uruguay will tonight face Northern Ireland, with Oscar Tabarez set to experiment in Luis Suarez’s absence.
‘Rossi’s World Cup starts tomorrow’
Cesare Prandelli has reflected on Giuseppe Rossi’s bid to prove his fitness in time to make Italy’s World Cup squad: “In him I see something wonderful.”
Prandelli: No mistakes in the 23
Cesare Prandelli confirms Italy’s starting XI to play Republic of Ireland and reflected on the difficulty he faces in naming a final 23 for the World Cup.
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