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Goalkeeper Gigi Buffon and midfielder Andrea Pirlo are Italy’s two star players, according to defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Giorgio Chiellini believes both Italy and England are different teams compared to those that faced each other at Euro 2012.
Giorgio Chiellini believes Italy’s defence must improve if they are to have a successful World Cup this summer.
Novara have sacked both their Coach and sporting director after losing the first leg of their Serie B relegation play-out.
Alessandro Nesta has lamented Milan’s lack of financial clout in the transfer market these days.
It is reported that Fiorentina will take on Real Madrid in a pre-season friendly in Warsaw on August 16.
It is reported in Spain that Javier Mascherano has opted to remain with Barcelona and end speculation of a move to Napoli.
Fiorentina CEO Sandro Mencucci is convinced that Juan Cuadrado will sign outright for the Viola this summer.
Fiorentina owner Diego Della Valle says Viola striker Giuseppe Rossi was ready to go to the World Cup in Brazil.
Mattia De Sciglio says outgoing Milan Coach Clarence Seedorf should have listened more to his players.
It is reported that a deal between Milan and Valencia for the signing of Adil Rami is close to being struck.
Maxi Lopez says he could have hurt Mauro Icardi this season, but chose not to because he wanted to set a good example.
Mattia De Sciglio believes that this summer’s World Cup will be a ‘starting point’ for his career.
England captain Steven Gerrard has claimed that the squad are much more confident going into this World Cup than the last.
There are stories circulating in the Italian Press that Milan and Manchester United could play a series of lucrative friendlies next season.
Gonzalo Higuain believes that he is a better player having left Spain for Italy last summer.
Gervinho has revealed how much he’s enjoying his football at Roma, but doesn’t want to be put on a pedestal.
Juventus are bracing themselves for a €60m bid from Real Madrid for Arturo Vidal, according to reports.
Sampdoria defender Shkodran Mustafi has admitted his delight at being named in Germany’s World Cup squad.
Stephan El Shaarawy believes that Pippo Inzaghi will do well if he’s named as Milan’s new Coach.
Former Udinese and Napoli Coach Giovanni Galeone has claimed that Massimiliano Allegri is interested in the Lazio job.
Former national team boss Marcelo Lippi is confident that Italy will qualify from their World Cup group.
Reports in the Italian Press this morning claim that Kaka or Keisuke Honda will be sold by Milan this summer.
Andrea Pirlo believes that Juventus’ new stadium is worth ’10 points a season’ and credits Carlo Ancelotti for ‘raising’ his game.
Marco Reus has been ruled out of the World Cup after picking up an ankle injury in Germany’s win over Armenia.
Andrea Pirlo is confident that Italy can do well at this summer’s World Cup, and has insisted that the Azzurri will play an attacking style.
Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta has revealed what the club’s aims are for next season.
Netherlands boss Louis Van Gaal has revealed that he tried to sign Arturo Vidal for Bayern Munich in 2011.
Miroslav Klose has become Germany’s leading goalscorer of all-time, but the striker has insisted he just wants to focus on the World Cup.
Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he wants to leave Chelsea amidst rumours that Juventus are interested in his services.
Italy have a packed schedule this weekend, with the squad fitting in three training sessions and a game against Fluminense.
Italy’s Group D opponents Costa Rica have drawn their second World Cup friendly against Republic of Ireland.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Varese have taken a giant step towards Serie B survival by beating Novara 2-0 in the first leg of the relegation play-out between the sides.
England Coach Roy Hodgson says he plans to give Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain every opportunity to prove his fitness.

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