NEWS

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is expecting some shock Euro 2012 semi-final results. “It’ll be a Portugal-Italy Final.”
The future of Luca Cigarini is on hold at this moment in time, the player’s representative has commented.
The agent of Michele Pazienza has admitted that there is transfer interest in the player currently owned by Juventus.
Riccardo Montolivo insists that Italy have the opportunity to make history after defeating England at Euro 2012.
Brescia star Omar El Kaddouri says he hasn’t decided to join Parma because he’s waiting for an offer from Juventus.
Fabio Borini has snubbed transfer interest in his services from Liverpool. “I am a Roma player,” he insisted.
Reports are gathering pace that Alessandro Nesta could return to Milan after his American dream vanished.
Genoa and Alberto Gilardino have played down reports that the two could leave each other during the summer.
Daniele De Rossi and Ignazio Abate are fitness doubts for the Euro 2012 semi-final against Germany on Thursday.
Andrea Pirlo’s outrageous penalty in Italy’s shoot-out victory against England was the talk of Twitter on Sunday night.
Andrea Ranocchia could hold talks about his future at Inter with club officials as soon as Tuesday afternoon.
Napoli hotshot Edinson Cavani has dismissed transfer links with Serie A champions Juventus.
Serie B side Brescia are adamant that Parma are leading Juventus in the race to sign Omar El Kaddouri.
Davide Astori says that he’s waiting to hear what Cagliari intend to do with him given the interest in his services.
The agent of Antonio Cassano is refusing to criticise Italy boss Cesare Prandelli for taking his client off in last night’s penalty win over England.
Germany will be looking for revenge when they play Italy in the semi-finals of Euro 2012, says Oliver Bierhoff.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
It was irony central at Kiev's Olympic Stadium as boring defensive England fought for 120 mins to stave off suave, attacking Italy, only to fall victim to Gigi Buffon's penalty-saving prowess.
England manager Roy Hodgson stood by the two players who missed penalties in the “heroic” shoot-out defeat to Italy.
Claudio Marchisio reveals he was one of the designated penalty takers, but was not fit enough to step up against England.
Andrea Barzagli admits he was nervous during the shoot-out, but credited total concentration for Italy keeping England ineffective.
Leonardo Bonucci believes England’s negative approach contributed to keeping Wayne Rooney quiet.
Riccardo Montolivo admits “it was terrible” when he missed a penalty in the shoot-out, but relieved as Italy did send England out.
Gianluigi Buffon admits he “feared an upset,” but also took credit for advising Alessandro Diamanti on the decisive penalty.
Andrea Pirlo reveals why he decided an audacious chip in the penalty shoot-out against England. “It put pressure on them.”
Daniele De Rossi likened Andrea Pirlo’s chipped penalty to Francesco Totti’s in the Euro 2000 shoot-out.
Alessandro Diamanti reveals what he was thinking when scoring the decisive spot-kick for Italy against England.
Cesare Prandelli said Italy “deserved to win, as we played better than well, had patience and above all ideas” against England.
Italy dominated the match with England and hit the woodwork twice, but eventually pushed England out 4-2 on penalties!
Roy Hodgson admits England have “given penalties a lot of thought” ahead of tonight’s quarter-final against Italy.
Sampdoria are in negotiations with Rafa Benitez, which shocked current Coach Beppe Iachini. “I was really let down.”
Italy have Riccardo Montolivo in for Thiago Motta with Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli against England in Kiev.
Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio warns Italy “have more creativity,” but England can do damage with Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney.
Around 2,200 Italy fans are expected in the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, though there are a predicted 10,000 England supporters.
Manchester City assistant Attilio Lombardo is confident Italy “will win 1-0” tonight against England with Mario Balotelli playing “a great game.”

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