NEWS

Empoli retained the leadership of Serie B despite a surprise draw at Crotone, as Virtus Lanciano blocked Palermo in stoppages.
Mario Balotelli, Ricky Kaka and Gabriel start as Max Allegri’s Milan face his hometown club Livorno.
Miroslav Klose and Stefan Radu are out of Lazio’s difficult trip to Torino.
FIFA have controversially moved the kick-off time of Italy-England forward by three hours, increasing the risk of heatstroke.
Vincenzo Montella reveals Fiorentina will “keep Roma’s wolves at bay with fire,” as he reunites with Adem Ljajic and Francesco Totti.
Francesco Totti is back in the Roma squad after more than a month out and could feature against Fiorentina tomorrow.
Vladimir Petkovic gets ready to face Torino and warns his Lazio stars that patience is up. “We have no choice but to win.”
David Pizarro and Manuel Pasqual are back in the Fiorentina squad to face Roma, but still no Mario Gomez.
Arturo Vidal netted against Bologna for his 11th goal of the season and revealed the secret to his Juventus success.
Walter Mazzarri wants Inter to stop fumbling leads as they host Parma and explains why Antonio Cassano was sold.
Arrigo Sacchi warned Italy’s main contender in World Cup Group D is Uruguay. “We struggled more against them than England.”
Roma are coming off four consecutive stalemates, but Rudi Garcia trusts they will be “11 wolves” against Fiorentina.
Italy face a choice between two training camps for the World Cup – one in a safari park and another close to a nudist beach.
Gianfranco Zola believes Italy “have something more than England” in their World Cup group, outlining strengths and weaknesses.
Uruguay FA President Sebastian Bauzà and Costa Rica Coach Juan Luis Pinto “are not afraid” of facing Italy and England.
Chairman of the England FA Greg Dyke is pleased to be playing Italy in the World Cup in Manaus.
Italy “certainly did not have a fortunate draw,” but can do well against England, Uruguay and Costa Rica, said CONI President Giovanni Malagò.
Bologna boss Stefano Pioli was furious with the 2-0 defeat to Juventus. “Federico Peluso should’ve been sent off.”
Antonio Conte was pleased to see Juventus “did not change the tune despite different performers” as they beat Bologna 2-0.
Padova earned their first away victory of the season, surprising promotion chasing Cesena.
Massimiliano Allegri visits his hometown club Livorno with Milan, while Napoli host Udinese ahead of Roma-Fiorentina and Inter-Parma.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Juventus Coach Antonio Conte admitted he was ‘really happy’ after their 2-0 win over Bologna on Friday.
Giorgio Chiellini has admitted that Juventus’ 2-0 win over Bologna this evening was ‘difficult’.
Didier Deschamps admitted he was satisfied after France were placed alongside Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras in Group E of the World Cup.
Argentina’s Alejandro Sabella could not hide his delight after Friday’s draw for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
Arturo Vidal’s early goal and Giorgio Chiellini’s late header were enough to give Juventus a 2-0 win over Bologna.
England striker Wayne Rooney has insisted that they have to ‘beat the best’ if they are to win the World Cup.
Holland boss Louis van Gaal has confessed he hopes Spain have an off day when the two sides meet at next year’s World Cup.
Luis Felipe Scolari was satisfied with the World Cup draw, as Brazil were handed games against Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon.
Coach Antonio Conte has made a host of changes for Juventus’ match with Bologna this evening.
Japan Coach Alberto Zaccheroni believes Italy can be pleased with their group stage draw for the World Cup.
Former England boss Glenn Hoddle believes that England have ‘the perfect group’ being drawn alongside Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica.
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque believes his side have been handed a difficult task following the draw for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
Russia Coach Fabio Capello has revealed what his gameplan would be if he was the Italy boss going into the World Cup.

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