NEWS

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.
As expected, Jeremy Menez has officially signed a three-year contract with Milan.
Turkish media report Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba has agreed a two-year contract with Juventus.
Steven Gerrard claims England “are a better team,” but Cesare Prandelli assures “we prepared in minute detail.”
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal “would give my life on the field for Chile” and can’t wait to take on Spain.
Gigi Buffon and Salvatore Sirigu are carrying injuries, so Mattia Perin could potentially earn his first cap against England.
Brazil legend Rivelino warns Italy and England “it’s absurd to play in Manaus. You start sweating the moment you leave the locker room.”
Southampton striker Daniel Pablo Osvaldo could head back to Serie A for Inter with a buy-out clause worth €11m.
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado prepares for his World Cup debut with Colombia today amid reports Fiorentina completed his transfer.
Antonio Candreva admits tonight’s World Cup game with England is “without doubt the most important moment of my career.”
Uruguay Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez said he’ll rest Luis Suarez for their World Cup opener against Costa Rica.
There is rain expected in Manaus for tonight’s Italy match against England with 89 per cent humidity.

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