World Cup 2014
Chiellini: 'New tournament for Italy'
Giorgio Chiellini believes Italy will “begin a new tournament” if they reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.
Prandelli: 'We've worked on changes'
Cesare Prandelli hinted Italy have been working on a return to 4-3-1-2 against Ireland for some time. “I don’t just wake up in the morning and change my mind.”
Maxi Lopez hoping for Serie A stay
Maxi Lopez says he “would like to stay in Serie A,” but denied holding talks with Parma or Napoli.
Cicinho reveals alcohol problem
Cicinho has surprisingly revealed he “smoked and got drunk” while dropped from the Roma squad. “I didn’t do drugs because of the anti-doping tests.”
Isla thanks Udinese for Juve
Mauricio Isla has effectively sealed his transfer to Juventus by sending a message to Udinese on Twitter.
Trap on Italy and slams Roy Keane
Giovanni Trapattoni gave a typically fiery Press conference ahead of Ireland’s match with Italy on Monday night, including an attack on Roy Keane.
Allegri thanks Milan for 'gift'
Coach Massimiliano Allegri is celebrating Milan’s decision “not to dismantle” the squad by keeping Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Parma-Roma row over Borini
Parma risk going to a blind auction for both Sebastian Giovinco and Fabio Borini, as they are yet to reach an agreement with Roma.
Liverpool loan Aquilani to Milan?
Alberto Aquilani’s future remains in the balance, as there are reports Liverpool will renew his loan to Milan at a cheaper rate.
Bronzetti predicts Juve era
FIFA agent and transfer expert Ernesto Bronzetti tells Juventus to “hurry up” for Robin Van Persie and predicts a new winning era in Turin.
Criscito has faith in Italy
Domenico Criscito is confident “Italy will reach the next round” of Euro 2012, even if he is still bitter at missing out.
Balotelli shakes off injury
Mario Balotelli took part in training today, so he could recover in time for tomorrow’s match between Italy and the Republic of Ireland.
Ibrahimovic stands by Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is pleased that Milan decided not to sell Thiago Silva and confirmed he’ll stay, but urged the club to “bring in new players.”
Lavezzi: 'PSG a formality'
Ezequiel Lavezzi has “not yet signed for PSG, but it’s a pure formality,” assured the Napoli striker.
Napoli set €70m Cavani price-tag
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has opened the door to Juventus for Edinson Cavani, but only “if they bring me €70m in cash.”
Tardelli: 'I'll be Italy's biggest fan'
Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli says he’ll be “Italy’s biggest fan” if they progress, but that won’t stop him trying to eliminate them tomorrow.
Juve and Lazio on Blaszczykowski
Juventus are shopping at Euro 2012 and entering a bidding war with Lazio over Polish international Jakub Blaszczykowski.
Inter bid for Debuchy rejected
Lille reportedly turned down an initial €5m offer from Inter for their French international right-back Mathieu Debuchy.
Kaka could return to Milan
There are surprise rumours that Ricky Kaka could return to Milan just three years after his €70m move to Real Madrid.
Maicon to Madrid in Sahin swap?
Real Madrid have reportedly overtaken Chelsea and PSG in the race for Douglas Maicon by offering a straight swap with Inter target Nuri Sahin.
Milan hatch Aquilani plan
Alberto Aquilani has a contract lined up at Milan, claim newspapers, but only after he has terminated his deal with Liverpool.
Italy bring back four-man defence?
Cesare Prandelli insisted he wouldn’t change Italy’s 3-5-2 system against Ireland, but it’s reported he tested the four-man defence in a hidden training session.
Zeman has heart surgery
Roma Coach Zdenek Zeman has returned home after minor heart surgery and is said to be recovering well.
Samp prepare Benitez summit
Reports continue to suggest newly-promoted Sampdoria are in negotiations with Rafa Benitez to take over the team.
Del Neri's Juventus regrets
Gigi Del Neri praised Antonio Conte’s Juventus and cursed his luck while on the Turin bench. “If I’d had a bigger squad...”
Lippi: 'Spain do stitch-ups too...'
Marcello Lippi does not believe Spain and Croatia are beyond stitching up Italy. “They do this sort of thing too. Just ask Villarreal...”
How Sion convinced Gattuso
Swiss side Sion reveal how they convinced Gennaro Gattuso to join them. “His agent told us it was impossible.”
Barzagli 'not considering' early exit
Andrea Barzagli says he and his Italy teammates are “not remotely considering the possibility we’ll be going home” on Monday night.
Buffon blasts Italy 'loser talk'
Gianluigi Buffon warns Italy must not “think like losers” by focusing on a potential Spain-Croatia stitch-up and blasted the media for focusing on the wrong issues.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Czechs push past Poland
The Czech Republic pushed past Poland 1-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals along with Greece, who incredibly knocked Russia out.
Greece send Russia out!
Greece caused a massive upset by beating Group A leaders Russia and knocking them out of Euro 2012 with a shock 1-0 win!
Italy test Diamanti midfield
Cesare Prandelli tested a 3-4-1-2 system in training today with a diamond midfield including Alessandro Diamanti, but Mario Balotelli picked up an injury.
Xavi: 'Italy qualify with Spain'
Xavi is confident “Italy will reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals along with Spain, as our mentality doesn’t let us play for a draw.”
Balotelli out of Ireland match?
Mario Balotelli picked up a knee injury in training today and could well miss Italy’s last Group C game with Ireland.
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