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Giorgio Chiellini reveals Italy had “prepared a completely different approach and line-up” against England.
Italy opened their 2014 World Cup campaign with an entertaining 2-1 win over England. Sam Lewis runs through those who impressed.
Claudio Marchisio “had hallucinations” due to the heat in Manaus, but still scored in Italy’s 2-1 win over England.
Mario Balotelli described the “unique emotion” of scoring in a World Cup to beat England 2-1.
Daniele De Rossi was impressed by Italy’s World Cup debutants and revealed the strain of facing England in Manaus.
England captain Steven Gerrard concedes Italy “found an extra gear” in their 2-1 World Cup victory.
Cesare Prandelli admits Italy “suffered” for their victory over England, praised Mario Balotelli and blasted FIFA.
Roma’s Gervinho leads the way against Milan’s Keisuke Honda as the Ivory Coast face Japan.
Mario Balotelli and Claudio Marchisio secured Italy’s 2-1 win over England, as the Azzurri also hit the woodwork twice.
Oscar Washington Tabarez admits “Costa Rica deserved the victory” after Uruguay were stunned 3-1.
Jorge Luis Pinto hailed “an historic triumph for Costa Rica” after they hammered Uruguay 3-1.
Andrea Pirlo will be Italy captain against England, but FIFA decided there won’t be any time-outs in Manaus.
Alessandro Del Piero feels substitutes could be key for Italy against England tonight.
Salvatore Sirigu and Gabriel Paletta start due to injuries, as Italy take on an all-attack England with Raheem Sterling and Danny Welbeck.
Costa Rica caused a huge shock when they fought back to beat Uruguay 3-1 and lead Italy’s Group D.
Fernando Santos confessed “when losing 3-0 you must congratulate the opponent” after Colombia flattened Greece.
Cesare Prandelli said Italy have problems against England, but “can overcome all the obstacles.”
It’s reported England will take advantage of Italy’s injury woes by adopting an all-attack system with Raheem Sterling and Danny Welbeck.
Napoli’s Pablo Armero admits it was “a dream come true” to score for Colombia in the World Cup.
Colombia Coach Jose Pekerman saw “a wonderful debut for a side that didn’t play a World Cup for 20 years.”
Colombia swept Greece aside 3-0 to top Group C with Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado and Napoli’s Pablo Armero inspirational.
Uruguay don’t risk Luis Suarez against Costa Rica, so Diego Forlan starts with Edinson Cavani and Walter Gargano.
Police gave the all clear after a suspect package was found in a car ahead of Italy’s World Cup game with England.
Gigi Buffon “thought he had broken everything, but will get away with a few days of treatment,” revealed his sister.
There are reports ex-Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri has been offered the Kazakhstan national job.
Juan Cuadrado, Juan Camilo Zuniga and Victor Ibarbo are among Serie A starters as Colombia take on Greece.
Gigi Buffon wished Salvatore Sirigu the best of luck, but hinted he could “miss another World Cup” due to injury.
Mario Balotelli called for “all Italians to be united” and set aside “hate, jealousy and contempt” at the World Cup.
Gianluigi Buffon is out of Italy’s World Cup opener with England tonight, so Salvatore Sirigu starts in goal.
If Salvatore Sirigu starts against England tonight for the injured Gigi Buffon, it’ll be his second competitive cap.
Luka Modric could be out for at least the next two Croatia games and possibly the whole World Cup.
There is “pessimism” filtering through from the Italy camp over Gigi Buffon’s chances of facing England tonight.
Napoli and Inter are reportedly preparing offers for Tottenham’s Brazilian midfielder Sandro.
Fabio Cannavaro predicts a draw between Italy and England, but the Azzurri “have to focus on winning the World Cup.”
Udinese director Cristiano Giaretta has confirmed they are “only details away” from selling Juan Cuadrado to Fiorentina.

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