NEWS

Felipe Scolari believes Brazil “gained a lot of confidence” with their 4-2 victory over Italy and praised striker Fred.
Emanuele Giaccherini feels regret that Italy were unable to pile the pressure on Brazil throughout. “They’re not unbeatable.”
Giorgio Chiellini insists Italy’s confidence has grown after their 4-2 defeat to Brazil. “We put them under serious pressure.”
Cesare Prandelli felt Italy deserved a draw against Brazil in tough circumstances and praised their “excellent reaction.”
Italy fought hard, were unlucky and scored with Emanuele Giaccherini and Giorgio Chiellini, but were beaten 4-2 by Brazil.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has given up on Antonio Cassano “with regret. He’s in advanced talks with Parma.”
Italy make several changes and adopt a new system against Brazil, while Mario Balotelli goes toe-to-toe with Neymar.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis says Chelsea and Real Madrid target Edinson Cavani will stay if “he is a real man.”
Italy’s line-up against Brazil this evening could be a 4-2-3-1 rather than a 4-3-3, as Alessandro Diamanti tucks into a trequartista role.
Fabrizio Miccoli’s agent pledged to “clear everything up” after shocking reports he insulted a judge assassinated by the Mafia and is under investigation for extortion.
French newspapers claim Carlo Ancelotti will join Real Madrid after they pay €4.5m, as PSG pick Laurent Blanc.
Chievo have won the Discipline Cup as the best behaved side in Serie A this season, but Scudetto-winners Juventus finished last.
A Canadian pharameutical company has made an offer to buy out Serie B club Bari.
The Brazilian Government has called in the military to help ensure safety in tonight’s game with Italy as protests continue to spread.
Lazio’s attempts to sign Felipe Anderson are held up by third-party investors, who his agent today called “bandits.”
Edinson Cavani again hinted at leaving Napoli. “Who could say no to Chelsea or Real Madrid?”
Sampdoria have signed Polish winger Pawel Wzolek on a free transfer from Polonia Warsaw.
There are four Italians in the UEFA Under-21 Championship All-Star squad, including Marco Verratti and Fabio Borini.
PSV star Dries Mertens successfully passed his Napoli medical. “This is a great opportunity for him.”
David Villa’s agent confirmed Fiorentina have “an interesting project” for the Barcelona striker and teammate Jonathan Dos Santos.
There are reports Southampton offered €20m for Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, but the Roma striker does not want the Premier League.
Stephan El Shaarawy warned he “won’t even be on the bench” against Brazil tonight due to an injury.
Roma have officially bought Mattia Destro from Genoa for €4.5m, taking his total transfer fee to €16m.
Hernanes is looking forward to challenging his Lazio teammate Antonio Candreva. “A month ago we celebrated, now we are opponents.”
Antonio Cassano and Matias Silvestre could join Parma in exchange for Ishak Belfodil by Monday. “We are very optimistic.”
Felipe Scolari admits he’d love to see a “perfect” Neymar-Mario Balotelli partnership as Brazil face Italy.
While Giulio Donati expresses how “happy” he is to join Bayer Leverkusen, his Inter and Under-21 teammate Luca Caldirola is courted by Werder Bremen.
Corinthians confirm negotiations with Tottenham for €20m Inter target Paulinho “are well underway.”
Dries Mertens is expected to complete his transfer from PSV to Napoli for €9.5m this weekend.
With Andrea Pirlo injured, Riccardo Montolivo insists he’s ready to take over against Brazil. “I already play that role at Milan.”
Italy look set to start Alessandro Diamanti, Mario Balotelli and Antonio Candreva against Brazil this evening.
Italy go head-to-head with Brazil tonight and Cesare Prandelli confirms a change of tactics “to find the balance we lacked against Japan.”
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
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