NEWS

Carlo Ancelotti predicts the Italy-Ireland and Spain-Croatia scores and admits Ezequiel Lavezzi “should be joining us” at PSG.
Cesare Prandelli is confident Italy won’t let nerves get to them tonight, although Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni “knows us too well.”
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete has given Italy boss Cesare Prandelli his full backing, regardless of the Azzurri’s result tonight.
Chievo confirm that they are yet to agree with Genoa on the co-ownership of Francesco Acerbi and add a couple of new names to the list tracking the player.
Inter and Milan have opted against installing a fully synthetic pitch at San Siro, instead choosing a surface that is predominantly natural.
The Italian National Olympic Committee has warned last year’s dispute between players and the Lega Serie A that resulted in a strike cannot be repeated.
Sporting director Giorgio Perinetti has warned away reported interested in full-back Federico Balzaretti, believing that he could remain with Palermo.
Claudio Marchisio has come out in support of gay marriage, suggesting that football’s perception of homosexuality is unjust.
Palermo’s goalkeeper for next season, Samir Ujkani, has expressed his delight in being handed a second chance at the club.
Massimo Moratti has promised that Inter will be wise in any moves they make in this summer’s transfer market.
Juventus are reportedly working on a big-money deal to bring Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic to the club.
Milan chief Silvio Berlusconi decided to keep Thiago Silva after reportedly reading an 18-page document produced by daughter Barbara on why he shouldn’t be sold.
Serie A outfit Chievo have reached a deal with Brescia to take full ownership of Perparim Hetemaj.
Pescara will again meet with Italian champions Juventus on Tuesday in a bid to finally do a deal for Marco Verratti.
Newly promoted Pescara will start Serie A on -2 points after they were one of a number of clubs handed penalties as part of the first wave of match fixing betting verdicts.
Cesare Prandelli will make four changes to his Italy side for the game against the Republic of Ireland – as well as reverting back to a 4-3-1-2.
Veteran striker Vincenzo Iaquinta wants to be a part of the Juventus squad for the 2012-13 campaign.
Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin is confident that Antonio Di Natale can make an impact for Italy in tonight’s game against the Republic of Ireland.
Giuseppe Rossi is convinced that Spain will have no intention of drawing with Croatia tonight in order to see Italy eliminated from Euro 2012.
Federico Balzaretti can’t wait to take to the field in tonight’s crucial Euro 2012 game between Italy and the Republic of Ireland.
Alessandro Nesta could make a sensational U-turn and play on for Milan after bidding farewell to the club last month.
Marco Cassetti could wrap up a deal with Fiorentina in the coming days after he was released by Roma.
Torino have not given up hope of signing Fiorentina’s Alessio Cerci despite new Coach Vincenzo Montella insisting that the player would not be sold.
Inter and Juventus have emerged as the front-runners to bring Manchester City full-back Aleksandar Kolarov back to Serie A.
Real Madrid have expressed an interest in signing Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng in a deal that could see Kaka sent back to the Rossoneri as a makeweight.
Mathieu Flamini will reportedly reject Milan’s offer to extend his contract and leave the club as a free agent.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Germany survived a scare and a strong Danish penalty shout to win 2-1 and reach the quarter-finals to take on Greece.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s sensational brace sent Holland to a third consecutive defeat, as Portugal will face the Czech Republic in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.
Fernando Torres warns Spain they can’t play for a 2-2 draw against Croatia. “What happened to Russia must ring alarm bells.”
Slaven Bilic has assured Italy they “have to trust” Croatia not to stitch them up intentionally with Spain tomorrow.
Damien Duff has described wearing the captain’s armband against Italy on his 100th cap for Ireland as “an awfully proud moment.”
Giorgio Chiellini believes Italy will “begin a new tournament” if they reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.
Cesare Prandelli hinted Italy have been working on a return to 4-3-1-2 against Ireland for some time. “I don’t just wake up in the morning and change my mind.”
Maxi Lopez says he “would like to stay in Serie A,” but denied holding talks with Parma or Napoli.

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