England have injury concern
England’s World Cup preparations have been dealt a blow with youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believed to have suffered knee ligament damage.
Italy set to depart for Rio
Italy will this evening fly out from Rome to Rio de Janeiro to begin their World Cup campaign in earnest.
‘Alongside Baggio, Pirlo greatest’
Gianluigi Buffon has compared Andrea Pirlo’s ‘genius’ to that of Roberto Baggio and made clear Italy’s match with England is ‘not a play-off’.
Juve consider Darmian option
Juventus’ first-choice recruitment to strengthen at full-back this option is reportedly Torino and Italy’s Matteo Darmian.
Cavani leads Uruguay to victory
Uruguay continued their warm-up to the World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Slovenia in the early hours of Thursday morning.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Verratti: Result not important
Marco Verratti has insisted that Italy will be ready once the World Cup comes around.
Chiellini: Sorry about the result
Giorgio Chiellini has apologised for Italy’s 1-1 draw with Luxembourg on Wednesday evening.
De Sciglio: We need to improve
Mattia De Sciglio has conceded that Italy need to improve in attack if they are to have a good World Cup.
England draw with Ecuador
England have drawn their second pre-World Cup friendly being held 2-2 by Ecuador in Miami.
Prandelli: We can have a good WC
Cesare Prandelli has claimed that he is not reading too much into Italy’s 1-1 draw with Luxembourg on Wednesday.
Di Biagio delighted with U-21 win
Luigi Di Biagio was pleased with the performance of his Italy Under-21 side this evening.
Agent denies Balo-Gala rumours
Mario Balotelli’s agent has insisted that rumours linking him with a move to Galatasaray are ‘a hoax’.
Italy held to draw with Luxembourg
Claudio Marchisio’s early header was cancelled out late on by Maxime Chanot, as Italy could only draw 1-1 with Luxembourg.
Cairo: Cerci worth as much as Benatia
Torino President Urbano Cairo has claimed that Alessio Cerci is worth as much as Mehdi Benatia.
Muriel agent confirms interest
Luis Muriel’s agent has confirmed the player’s own assertions that Roma and Fiorentina are interested in his services.
Report: PSG table €8m Abate bid
Alex and Jeremy Menez are set to sign for Milan from Paris Saint-Germain, but reports indicate that Ignazio Abate could go the other way.
Keita admits to 'advanced' talks
Valencia midfielder Seydou Keita has indicated that he is in ‘advanced talks’ with a few clubs regarding a move.
Official: Udinese appoint Stramaccioni
Udinese have confirmed that Andrea Stramaccioni has been appointed as their new Coach on a two-year deal.
Cesare Prandelli has made eight changes to the side that drew with Republic of Ireland, as Italy prepare to face Luxembourg this evening.
Italy's U-21s beat Montenegro
Italy’s Under-21s have beaten Montenegro in today’s friendly encounter at Castel di Sangro.
Torino targeting Livorno's Paulinho?
Torino are hoping to replace Ciro Immobile with Livorno striker Paulinho, it has been reported this evening.
Sven: England have no chance
Sven-Goran Eriksson has insisted that England have ‘absolutely no chance’ of winning the World Cup.
Iachini: Matri's a great striker
Palermo boss Giuseppe Iachini has admitted that he would love to have Alessandro Matri for next season.
Wolski 'surprised' by Rossi omission
Rafal Wolski can’t believe that Fiorentina teammate Giuseppe Rossi has been omitted from the Italy World Cup squad.
Report: Milan complete Alex deal
Sky Sport Italia are reporting that Milan have completed the signing of Alex from Paris Saint-Germain.
'Roma & Fiorentina are interested'
Luis Muriel has confirmed that he could well be on his way to Roma or Fiorentina next season.
Barzagli misses Luxembourg with fever
Andrea Barzagli is still struggling with a fever and will miss Italy’s game with Luxembourg this evening.
Mirante to go to Brazil
It has been announced by the FIGC that goalkeeper Antonio Mirante will remain with the Italy squad as they head to Brazil.
Galatasaray make Balotelli offer?
Reports in the Turkish media are that Galatasaray have made an offer of €20m for Milan’s Mario Balotelli.
Mandzukic linked with Milan
Milan are reportedly considering making a bid for Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic.
Lippi wants Balo repeat
Former Italy Coach Marcello Lippi is hoping Mario Balotelli can replicate the form he showed at Euro 2012 in this summer’s World Cup.
Agent: Strootman wants CL
Kevin Strootman’s agent says there has been no contact from Manchester United regarding his client, adding that the player wants to play in the Champions League.
Zanetti convinced by Balotelli
Javier Zanetti is convinced that Mario Balotelli will be able to fulfil his potential once he has found the correct balance in his life.
Zanetti on Juve, Conte and Mou
Javier Zanetti has given his opinions on Juventus and commented on comparisons between Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho.
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