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World Cup winner Marcello Lippi admits returning to the Italy bench in 2008 was “a huge mistake.”
Manuel Pasqual reveals how Italy trained for the conditions in Manaus and believes they’ll beat England 4-3.
It’s reported new Milan Coach Pippo Inzaghi’s next transfer target is Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro.
Juventus will play an August friendly in Singapore, while Inter pay a visit to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Inter announced they have bought out the remaining 50 per cent of Mauro Icardi’s contract from Sampdoria.
England Coach Roy Hodgson says he has no preference as to who he would rather played for Italy out of Ciro Immobile and Mario Balotelli.
Diego Maradona has once again opened fire on FIFA, accusing Sepp Blatter of doing nothing for the money he earns.
England Coach Roy Hodgson says there is ‘absolutely nothing wrong’ with Three Lions captain Steven Gerrard.
Former Inter defender Marco Materazzi is convinced President Erick Thohir will bring the good times back to San Siro.
Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo report that Milan defender Phillipe Mexes is set to secure a transfer to PSG.
It is reported that new Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to make Blerim Dzemaili his first summer signing.
Mario Balotelli received a lengthy round of applause as Italy training began this morning, following the news of his engagement.
Inter’s Jonathan says he considers himself 100 per cent Brazilian but would still consider playing for Italy in future.
Former Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg admits he has failed on two fronts this season.
The Costa Rica squad have arrived in Brazil ahead of their upcoming World Cup campaign.
Gennaro Gattuso is happy with Pippo Inzaghi’s appointment as Milan Coach but would one day love the job himself.
It is reported that Sampdoria are close to securing a loan move for new Fiorentina goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu.
Miralem Pjanic has outlined that Bosnia-Herzegovina have no fear in facing ‘one of the favourites’ for the World Cup, Argentina.
Juventus and Napoli target Daryl Janmaat and Robin van Persie were involved in a bizarre kiteboarding accident yesterday.
Former Napoli forward Careca has backed Naples-natives Lorenzo Insigne and Ciro Immobile to impress for Italy at the World Cup.
The Gazzetta dello Sport suggest that Clarence Seedorf was notified of his dismissal as Milan Coach by email.
Roma forward Gervinho has revealed that Ivory Coast are targeting advancement from the group stages of the World Cup this summer.
FIFA have this week officially presented the goal-line technology that will assist match officials during the 2014 World Cup.
Milan have confirmed that Pippo Inzaghi’s vacated spot with the Primavera side has been filled by former midfielder Cristian Brocchi.
Jack Wilshere has outlined England’s respect for Andrea Pirlo and admitted tactics are being set up with him in mind.
Mario Balotelli’s preparations for the 2014 World Cup were put to one side this week, as he proposed to his girlfriend.
Toto Schillaci believes that ‘despite little international experience’, Ciro Immobile can ‘impress everyone’ with Italy at the World Cup.
Azeglio Vicini says it is too soon to be comparing Ciro Immobile to Toto Schillaci, as he eases defensive concern and dismisses England’s threat.
Maxi Lopez is reportedly back on Catania’s books for the time-being, after Sampdoria made clear they do not intend to sign him.
Real Madrid will reportedly meet with Marco Verratti’s agent today, apparently to try to take advantage of PSG’s potential Financial Fair Play issue.
Roy Hodgson says that England will deal with the threat posed by Andrea Pirlo and Italy by playing better than they did during their Euro 2012 meeting.
Claudio Lotito says that Lazio have already completed Antonio Candreva’s signing and will confirm their Coach ‘by the end of the week’.
England captain Steven Gerrard did not take a full part in training yesterday, but remains in line to be fit to face Italy on Saturday.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
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