Pirlo captain, no time-outs
Andrea Pirlo will be Italy captain against England, but FIFA decided there won’t be any time-outs in Manaus.
Del Piero: 'Subs will be crucial'
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 shock Uruguay!
Costa Rica caused a huge shock when they fought back to beat Uruguay 3-1 and lead Italy’s Group D.
Santos: 'Congratulations Colombia'
Fernando Santos confessed “when losing 3-0 you must congratulate the opponent” after Colombia flattened Greece.
Prandelli: 'Italy overcome obstacles'
Cesare Prandelli said Italy have problems against England, but “can overcome all the obstacles.”
England surprise for Italy?
It’s reported England will take advantage of Italy’s injury woes by adopting an all-attack system with Raheem Sterling and Danny Welbeck.
Armero: 'A dream come true'
Napoli’s Pablo Armero admits it was “a dream come true” to score for Colombia in the World Cup.
Pekerman: 'Great Colombia debut'
Colombia Coach Jose Pekerman saw “a wonderful debut for a side that didn’t play a World Cup for 20 years.”
Cuadrado inspires Colombia win
Colombia swept Greece aside 3-0 to top Group C with Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado and Napoli’s Pablo Armero inspirational.
Line-ups: Uruguay-Costa Rica
Uruguay don’t risk Luis Suarez against Costa Rica, so Diego Forlan starts with Edinson Cavani and Walter Gargano.
Bomb alert in Manaus
Police gave the all clear after a suspect package was found in a car ahead of Italy’s World Cup game with England.
Buffon 'will be back soon'
Gigi Buffon “thought he had broken everything, but will get away with a few days of treatment,” revealed his sister.
Allegri up for Kazakhstan?
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.
Buffon: 'A missed game or World Cup...'
Gigi Buffon wished Salvatore Sirigu the best of luck, but hinted he could “miss another World Cup” due to injury.
Balotelli: 'Italy unite!'
Mario Balotelli called for “all Italians to be united” and set aside “hate, jealousy and contempt” at the World Cup.
Buffon out, Sirigu starts
Gianluigi Buffon is out of Italy’s World Cup opener with England tonight, so Salvatore Sirigu starts in goal.
Sirigu set for England start
If Salvatore Sirigu starts against England tonight for the injured Gigi Buffon, it’ll be his second competitive cap.
World Cup over for Modric?
Luka Modric could be out for at least the next two Croatia games and possibly the whole World Cup.
'Pessimism' over Buffon injury
There is “pessimism” filtering through from the Italy camp over Gigi Buffon’s chances of facing England tonight.
Napoli and Inter seek Sandro
Napoli and Inter are reportedly preparing offers for Tottenham’s Brazilian midfielder Sandro.
Cannavaro: England-Italy draw
Fabio Cannavaro predicts a draw between Italy and England, but the Azzurri “have to focus on winning the World Cup.”
Udinese confirm Cuadrado deal
Udinese director Cristiano Giaretta has confirmed they are “only details away” from selling Juan Cuadrado to Fiorentina.
Official: Menez signs for Milan
As expected, Jeremy Menez has officially signed a three-year contract with Milan.
Drogba agrees Juve terms?
Turkish media report Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba has agreed a two-year contract with Juventus.
Prandelli replies to Gerrard claim
Steven Gerrard claims England “are a better team,” but Cesare Prandelli assures “we prepared in minute detail.”
Vidal: 'I'd give life for Chile'
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal “would give my life on the field for Chile” and can’t wait to take on Spain.
Perin Italy debut against England?
Gigi Buffon and Salvatore Sirigu are carrying injuries, so Mattia Perin could potentially earn his first cap against England.
Rivelino: 'Manaus an absurd venue'
Brazil legend Rivelino warns Italy and England “it’s absurd to play in Manaus. You start sweating the moment you leave the locker room.”
Osvaldo set for Inter loan?
Southampton striker Daniel Pablo Osvaldo could head back to Serie A for Inter with a buy-out clause worth €11m.
Cuadrado on Fiorentina future
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado prepares for his World Cup debut with Colombia today amid reports Fiorentina completed his transfer.
Candreva: 'My career highlight'
Antonio Candreva admits tonight’s World Cup game with England is “without doubt the most important moment of my career.”
Tabarez won't risk Suarez
Uruguay Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez said he’ll rest Luis Suarez for their World Cup opener against Costa Rica.
Rain expected in Manaus
There is rain expected in Manaus for tonight’s Italy match against England with 89 per cent humidity.
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