Pirlo: 'Defeat did us good'
Andrea Pirlo believes Italy’s friendly defeat to Russia “did us good” to prepare them for the 1-1 draw with Spain.
De Rossi: 'Defender to play the ball'
Daniele De Rossi explains why Cesare Prandelli picked him as a centre-back against Spain. “We wanted to play the ball.”
Prandelli: 'This is the real Italy'
Cesare Prandelli pointed out the Azzurri came out to attack Spain in their 1-1 draw. “This is the real Italy.”
Di Natale: 'Revenge for 2008'
Antonio Di Natale admits he “still remembers” the penalty he missed against Spain in Euro 2008, so this was a special goal for him.
Di Natale earns Spain draw
Antonio Di Natale scored with his first touch as an impressive Italy performance held Spain to a 1-1 draw in the Group C opener.
Pro Vercelli in Serie B
Pro Vercelli and Virtus Lanciano have been promoted into Serie B after the Lega Pro play-offs.
Lazio: 'Klose not for sale'
Lazio director of sport Igli Tare has silenced reports of Barcelona’s interest in Miroslav Klose. “He is not for sale.”
Italy have chosen Emanuele Giaccherini, Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli in a 3-5-2 system, but Spain opt for a no-striker system by dropping Fernando Torres.
Maran set for Catania bench
There are reports Catania have chosen their new Coach after Rolando Maran failed to achieve promotion with Varese.
Inter confirm Giovinco talks
Inter “made enquiries after Sebastian Giovinco and will see what happens over the next few days,” confirmed director of sport Piero Ausilio.
Nigerian police hunt for Obodo
Police in Nigeria have confirmed Udinese and Lecce midfielder Christian Obodo was kidnapped, but they “hope to rescue him alive.”
Thiago Motta's Busquets reunion
Thiago Motta is looking forward to challenging Spain’s Sergio Busquets again today. “Nobody is unbeatable and we’re convinced Italy can win.”
Samp fans suffer stab wounds
Sampdoria’s promotion party was marred by an ambush from Genoa ultras that has left three Blucerchiati fans in serious condition.
Prandelli: 'Italy ready for Spain'
Cesare Prandelli confirmed Emanuele Giaccherini will start against Spain today. “We will be ready and eager to prove ourselves against the best.”
Monaco make €8m Gilardino bid
Alberto Gilardino’s Genoa career may be over after six months, as French media claim Claudio Ranieri’s Monaco have offered €8m.
Milan plan Dossena swoop
Milan are thought to be closing in on a low-cost swoop for Napoli and former Liverpool winger Andrea Dossena.
Cerci in Montella's Fiorentina?
It’s believed Vincenzo Montella could finally become the new Fiorentina Coach this weekend and he is intent on keeping controversial Alessio Cerci.
Sampdoria celebrate Serie A return
Sampdoria are celebrating their return to Serie A after just one year in the wilderness. “I always believed,” said Coach Beppe Iachini.
Arsenal open van Persie door to Juve
As reports continue that Robin van Persie has given the all-clear to Juventus, Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood admits the Dutchman could leave.
Probable line-ups: Spain-Italy
There are still some doubts as to how Italy will line up against Spain today, though Daniele De Rossi is bound for a centre-back role.
Astori rejects Spartak Moscow
Cagliari have reportedly turned down a €12m offer for defender Davide Astori from Russians Spartak Moscow.
Fiorentina: 'Jovetic can go if he wants'
Fiorentina have reiterated there are “no negotiations with Napoli for Stevan Jovetic,” but admit he will be sold “if he does want to leave.”
Rossi: 'Azzurri, like in 1982...'
The “lack of credibility” around the Italy squad could prove helpful, claims 1982 World Cup winner Paolo Rossi.
De La: 'How we'll strengthen Napoli'
President Aurelio De Laurentiis assures fans Napoli “will reinforce the defence, midfield and wings, but after Goran Pandev we don’t need anyone in attack.”
Miha doubts De Rossi in defence
Serbia manager Sinisa Mihajlovic is confident “Italy can do well in Euro 2012,” though questions Daniele De Rossi’s new role in central defence.
Pescara: 'Verratti to Juve on our terms'
Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani explained why he appointed Coach Giovanni Stroppa and that Marco Verratti will only go to Juventus “on our terms.”
Casillas: 'Italy make Spain nervous'
Iker Casillas admits Spain are “nervous at facing prestigious players like Daniele De Rossi and Gianluigi Buffon” today.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Play-offs: Samp back in Serie A!
Sampdoria are back in Serie A after a last-gasp Nicola Pozzi counter-attack secured their play-off final victory away to Varese.
Euro 2012: Germany thank Gomez
A Mario Gomez cushioned header gave Germany their hard-fought 1-0 win, but Portugal hit the woodwork twice.
Iniesta focused only on Italy
Andres Iniesta has warned Spain to keep focused on tomorrow’s match with Italy. “We aren’t thinking about anything other than this game.”
Giaccherini angles for Italy spot
Emanuele Giaccherini isn’t sure if he’ll start against Spain, but “can guarantee speed, counter-attacks and dynamism.”
Euro 2012: Danes stun Holland
Holland dominated possession, but were very wasteful in their finishing and paid the price with a shock 1-0 defeat to Denmark.
Del Bosque: 'Spain ready for Italy'
Vicente del Bosque is worried about Italy and urges Spain not to lose the opener tomorrow. “We are ready for every possible situation.”
Busquets: 'No Italy distraction'
Sergio Busquets warns Spain “cannot afford to get distracted” when they face Italy in the Group C opener on Sunday.
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