Iniesta focused only on Italy
Andres Iniesta has warned Spain to keep focused on tomorrow’s match with Italy. “We aren’t thinking about anything other than this game.”
Giaccherini angles for Italy spot
Emanuele Giaccherini isn’t sure if he’ll start against Spain, but “can guarantee speed, counter-attacks and dynamism.”
Euro 2012: Danes stun Holland
Holland dominated possession, but were very wasteful in their finishing and paid the price with a shock 1-0 defeat to Denmark.
Del Bosque: 'Spain ready for Italy'
Vicente del Bosque is worried about Italy and urges Spain not to lose the opener tomorrow. “We are ready for every possible situation.”
Busquets: 'No Italy distraction'
Sergio Busquets warns Spain “cannot afford to get distracted” when they face Italy in the Group C opener on Sunday.
Diamanti to face Spain?
Italy tested their line-up for tomorrow’s Spain match, which includes Emanuele Giaccherini, Alessandro Diamanti and Angelo Ogbonna.
Cosmi: 'Obodo like a son to me'
Serse Cosmi and Lecce are “in shock” after Christian Obodo was kidnapped in Nigeria for a €150,000 ransom. “He’s like a son to me.”
Buffon: 'Balotelli is pure talent'
Gianluigi Buffon says Italy have “come here to amaze” and can rely on “pure talent” Mario Balotelli in tomorrow’s opener against Spain.
Prandelli to 'prove pessimists wrong'
Cesare Prandelli insists “pessimism motivates Italy” to do better and drops more tactical hints for tomorrow’s clash with Spain.
Genoa close on 'Burrito' Martinez
It’s believed that Genoa have secured a deal for Velez Sarsfield striker Juan Manuel ‘El Burrito’ Martinez worth €6m.
Trap wanted Euro 2004 investigation
Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni reveals he’s “still waiting for the investigation” into Italy’s controversial Euro 2004 exit.
Xavi: 'Italy don't do catenaccio'
Xavi Hernandez laughed off those who still think Italy play “catenaccio. It’ll be an entertaining spectacle” against Spain tomorrow.
Report: Obodo kidnapped in Nigeria
There are shock reports that Udinese midfielder Christian Obodo has been kidnapped while on vacation in Nigeria.
Inter in for Giovinco?
As Juventus are hesitating for Sebastian Giovinco, it’s reported Inter could dive in with cash plus Marco Davide Faraoni and Juan Jesus.
Juventus 'following Rolando'
Juventus are thought to be keeping a close eye on Portuguese defender Rolando at Euro 2012. “They’ve been following him for over a year.”
Spain legend: 'Pirlo better than Xavi'
Spanish legend Luisito Suarez believes “Andrea Pirlo is a more complete player than Xavi” Hernandez as Italy prepare to face the Iberians tomorrow.
Strama flies out to view Lucas
Inter Coach Andrea Stramaccioni is flying to New Jersey to view tonight’s Brazil-Argentina match and specifically Lucas.
Gattuso: 'Money not an issue for Rangers'
Glasgow Rangers have confirmed they are in negotiations with Gennaro Gattuso, as the ex-Milan star notes “money is not an issue.”
Stroppa: 'Pescara, forget Zeman!'
New Pescara Coach Giovanni Stroppa is proud to carry on the work of his mentor, but at the same time warns “we must forget Zdenek Zeman immediately.”
Xabi Alonso admires Pirlo
Xabi Alonso believes Italy are “combative and competitive” when under pressure, revealing Spain have studied Andrea Pirlo and their tactics carefully.
Juve-Napoli Super Cup row
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has again warned the Italian Super Cup could be scrapped if they can’t agree on venue and date with Juventus.
Sheikh Al-Maktoum to invest in Milan?
There are reports Milan will sell 20 per cent of the club to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, giving them huge funds and the chance to buy out San Siro.
Juve: Lewandowski, Cavani, van Persie?
Antonio Conte is in Poland to view Robert Lewandowski and Robin van Persie, but Juventus are also bidding €40m plus Alessandro Matri for Edinson Cavani.
CONI sure 'Juve will abide by rules'
CONI President Gianni Petrucci is “confident Juventus will respect the rules” by placing a new Calciopoli-baiting motto on their shirts.
Zamparini: 'If I sack Sannino...'
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini hopes new Coach Giuseppe Sannino “can last for five years. If I get rid of him early, then I deserve the sack instead.”
Udinese send Torje to Spain
Udinese will send ‘Romanian Leo Messi’ Gabriel Torje to their Spanish feeder club Granada. “It’ll be better for him,” said his agent.
Kolarov wants Inter move
Serbian media claim Manchester City talent Aleksandar Kolarov wants a Serie A return for Inter worth €12m.
Aragones: 'Spain must fear Italy'
Former Spain manager Luis Aragones warns “it will be difficult” against Italy in their Euro 2012 opener on Sunday.
Zoff: 'Italy are Euro 2012 favourites'
Former Italy Coach Dino Zoff believes the Azzurri “are among the top four favourites” at Euro 2012.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Play-outs: Empoli win Vicenza thriller
Empoli fought back from 2-0 down and saved a penalty in a dramatic 3-2 relegation play-out final that sends Vicenza into Lega Pro.
Euro 2012: Four-star Russia
Alan Dzagoev bagged a brace as Russia crushed the Czech Republic 4-1 to go top of Group A, setting themselves up as dark horses for Euro 2012.
Juve watch Lewandowski
There are strong reports Juventus Coach Antonio Conte was in Poland today to watch Robert Lewandowski.
Flamengo offer for Del Piero
Alessandro Del Piero was linked with River Plate, but it’s now reported he has an offer from Brazilian club Flamengo.
Lucio considers Fenerbahce
Lucio has confirmed he’d like to leave Inter this summer and admits Fenerbahce “is an option to keep under consideration.”
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