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Gigi Buffon insists Italy are only conceding so many goals because they are embracing “a more attacking mentality.”
Fernando Torres is concerned about Spain’s potential semi-final against Italy. “They always made life complicated for us.”
Referee Ravshan Irmatov “admitted he made a mistake” during Italy’s second goal against Brazil.
There are reports Mario Balotelli and Riccardo Montolivo are at risk for the Confederations Cup semi-final.
Dejan Stankovic is expected to terminate his contract with Inter, as he has offers from Red Star Belgrade and Al Wasl.
Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is eager to get back to work, “hopefully for a country at the World Cup.”
Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty is excited about his Palermo adventure. “I’m proud to be compared with Luca Toni.”
Thiago Silva admits he was impressed by Italy’s performance against Brazil and took the blame for Emanuele Giaccherini’s goal.
Gonzalo Higuain’s father has alerted Juventus “nothing has yet been signed” with Arsenal, so they are still in the race.
There are reports Napoli have beaten Roma to Santos goalkeeper Rafael with a €5m offer.
Massimo Ambrosini’s agent confirms he is “waiting for Fiorentina to decide whether there’s space for him in the squad.”
Lazio will “wait another two or three days” before giving up on Felipe Anderson, as his third-party owners “change their minds continually.”
Radja Nainggolan reveals his thought process in choosing between Inter, Roma and Southampton offers.
Neymar told Mario Balotelli he’d “better start getting used to the heat” ahead of next year’s World Cup.
It’s reported Milan cooled their interest in Carlos Tevez because they’re in talks for CSKA Moscow and Japan star Keisuke Honda.
Christian Maggio is still smarting that his chance to draw 3-3 with Brazil hit the bar. “Things just aren’t going our way.”
Gigi Buffon feels the performance against Brazil was an improvement, but “we’ve got to stop conceding goals” and hope Spain have an off day.
French newspapers claim PSG are suddenly back in the race for Napoli star Edinson Cavani, battling Chelsea and Real Madrid.
Dante had a very special reason to celebrate a goal against Italy in his hometown. “I was dreaming about this.”
Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Bulgaria in September will be played at the Stadio Barbera in Palermo.
Emanuele Giaccherini revealed how he scored against Brazil. “Thiago Silva underestimated me.”
Cesare Prandelli assures Italy “have to be more audacious” when taking on Spain in the Confederations Cup semi-final.
Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar saw “chaos” on Giorgio Chiellini’s goal and is “happy” Roma are showing an interest.
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Ignazio Abate is out of the Confederations Cup after dislocating his shoulder, while Riccardo Montolivo suffered a head injury.
Antonio Candreva felt Italy “should’ve been more audacious” in the first half after a 4-2 defeat to Brazil.
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.

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