ARTICLES RELATING TO ITALY

Balotelli poses with 'shotgun'

2014-07-12 13:59

Italian striker Mario Balotelli is at the centre of fresh controversy after posting a picture of himself posing with a shotgun.

Galatasaray appoint Prandelli

2014-07-07 13:32

Turkish club Galatasaray have announced that Cesare Prandelli will replace Roberto Mancini as their next manager.

EPL transfer updates

2014-07-03 10:18

It's almost weekend but the rumours are not taking a rest. Here is the latest updates in the transfer window.

Conte tipped for Italian job

2014-07-02 09:27

Antonio Conte is set to be named the new Italy boss, with Cesare Prandelli having quit the role following their failed World Cup.

Chiellini accepts Suarez apology

2014-07-01 09:26

Giorgio Chiellini has accepted Luis Suarez's apology after being bitten and called on FIFA to reduce the striker's suspension.

Mancini to succeed Prandelli?

2014-06-25 19:03

Former Inter Milan and Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has emerged as the early favourite to be the next Italy coach.

Suarez risks ban after bite

2014-06-25 07:24

Luis Suarez faces the prospect of a long ban after shocking the World Cup with a new biting storm as Uruguay dumped Italy out of the tournament.

Suarez facing new bite ban

2014-06-24 21:40

Luis Suarez was at the centre of another biting storm after appearing to sink his teeth into Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder.

Italy fight for World Cup surival

2014-06-24 09:10

Italy face Uruguay in a World Cup fight for survival on Tuesday between the former champions

Pirlo focussed on task at hand

2014-06-23 20:01

Andrea Pirlo is focussed solely on stopping Italy suffering a second successive humiliation in the first round of the World Cup.

Italy lose, England go home

2014-06-20 20:00

Costa Rica beat Italy to secure their progress to the World Cup knockout stage from a Group D containing three previous winners.

Balotelli focused on Azzurri's

2014-06-20 14:12

Italy striker Mario Balotelli reminded the football fraternity that his only objective at this juncture is to help Italy win the World Cup.

England hope for Italy victory

2014-06-20 10:28

England's World Cup dream rests firmly in Italy's hands, as nothing short of an Italian win against Costa Rica tonight will send Roy's men packing.

Prandelli rejects heat excuses

2014-06-19 22:35

Cesare Prandelli has said Italy will not use the heat and humidity of Recife as an excuse if they slip up against Costa Rica.

De Rossi hopes for no drama

2014-06-18 19:06

After being at the centre of controversy in past SWCs, Daniele De Rossi now wants to be at the heart of Italy's push for a fifth title.

Buffon boost for Azzurri

2014-06-17 22:37

Gianluigi Buffon was back in World Cup training, but Italy would not say whether or not he will be fit to face Costa Rica.

Buffon in doubt for Costa Rica

2014-06-16 12:18

Italy captain and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is a doubt for his country's next Soccer World Cup match against Costa Rica.

Prandelli praises England

2014-06-15 13:00

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli was generous in his praise of an improving England side but said his tactical approach had paid off.

Buffon set to miss opener

2014-06-14 17:26

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says he doesn't expect to face England in their SWC opener following an ankle injury in training.

Samoa get home over Italy

2014-06-14 09:39

Samoa flyhalf Tusi Pisi landed five penalties to get Samoa home against Italy in a tryless Test in Apia.

Rumble in the jungle for England

2014-06-13 11:15

Saturday's World Cup Group D clash between England and Italy will be a rumble in the jungle for both European sides battling to acclimatize.

Concerns over Manaus pitch

2014-06-12 10:39

There is concern in the air regarding the condition of the Arena Amazonia pitch ahead of the Group D game in Manaus on Saturday.

Pirlo to have swansong at SWC

2014-06-11 22:00

Italy's Andrea Pirlo confirmed Wednesday he will end his international career after the World Cup.

Balotelli to wed model fiance

2014-06-10 13:28

Italy international Mario Balotelli has proposed to his girlfriend, Belgium model Fanny Nequesha, on a beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Prandelli lauds Pogba

2014-06-09 14:07

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli belives France's Paul Pogba to be the "best midfielder in the world" after seeing him in action for Juventus.

 

Conte set for Azzurri

2014-07-10 11:49

Antonio Conte is set to be named the new Italy boss after Cesare Prandelli quit the role following Italy's exit from SWC 2014.

EPL transfer updates

2014-07-04 09:51

Will Luis Suarez be a Barcelona player? Where is Angel Di Maria headed next? Well, here is the latest transfer window updates.

Blatter: 'Fair play' to Suarez

2014-07-03 07:40

FIFA President Sepp Blatter praised Uruguay striker Luis Suarez on Wednesday after he apologised for biting Giorgio Chiellini.

Agent fumes at Balotelli critics

2014-07-01 11:50

Mario Balotelli's agent feels he made a mistake by bringing the Italy international back to the Serie A, where he joined AC Milan.

FIFA charges Suarez for biting

2014-06-25 07:36

FIFA charges Uruguay star Luis Suarez for biting Italian defender in their final Group D match of the World Cup.

Prandelli quits as Italy coach

2014-06-24 22:30

Cesare Prandelli and federation president Giancarlo Abete have left Italian football rudderless as both announced their resignations.

As it happened: Italy v Uruguay

2014-06-24 20:00

A recap of ALL the action and drama as it unfolded in the Soccer World Cup match between Italy and Uruguay.

Suarez: My knee is 'perfect'

2014-06-24 09:08

Luis Suarez insists he is injury free ahead of Uruguay's must-win Group D clash against Italy at Estadio das Dunas.

Italy, Uruguay primed for battle

2014-06-23 07:00

Italy and Uruguay will go into their final group match knowing that only one of them will be able to qualify from the group.

Mario wants kiss from Queen

2014-06-20 15:28

Italy striker Mario Balotelli wants royal recompense if he becomes England's saviour at the Soccer World Cup in Brazil.

Prandelli wary of Ticos threat

2014-06-20 13:00

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli believes Costa Rica will pose a serious threat to their World Cup challenge in their Group D clash tonight.

As it happened: Italy v Costa Rica

2014-06-20 00:00

Recap of the scoring and interactive commentary on the Soccer World Cup match between Italy and Costa Rica.

Coach reins in 'Super Mario'

2014-06-19 21:07

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says that if Mario Balotelli does not keep his mind on the job he will be brought back down to earth.

Why Pirlo is the BEST ever

2014-06-18 09:57

Footballers they come and they go but once a generation there is one who stands above all others. Just one. Andrea Pirlo.

De Rossi wary of Costa Rica

2014-06-17 12:03

Daniele De Rossi believes Friday's clash against Costa Rica will be Italy's "most dangerous game" in the group stages.

Rooney under fire from pundits

2014-06-15 15:00

Wayne Rooney's performance in England's SWC loss to Italy has attracted criticism from former top players and coaches.

'Super Mario' sinks England

2014-06-15 02:29

Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has scored the winner as Italy beat England in their SWC Group D duel.

England, Italy happy with pitch

2014-06-14 10:46

England boss Roy Hodgson and his Italy counterpart Cesare Prandelli are happy with the much-criticised Manaus pitch.

England's youth 'must deliver'

2014-06-14 09:09

England captain Steven Gerrard has warned his younger team-mates their SWC opener against Italy will be a litmus test of their abilities.

De Sciglio blow for Italy

2014-06-13 10:13

Italy have confirmed that Mattia De Sciglio will miss their World Cup opener against England on Saturday due to a thigh strain.

Liverpool vs Juventus?

2014-06-12 10:07

It might as well be Liverpool versus Juventus when England kick off their World Cup Group D match against Italy on Saturday.

Buffon matches SWC record

2014-06-11 09:02

Already a champion in 2006, Italy's Gianluigi Buffon matches the record number of appearances at the World Cup.

Montolivo set for surgery

2014-06-10 07:42

AC Milan skipper Riccardo Montolivo will undergo surgery to repair the fractured shinbone he sustained while on international duty.

Candreva flattered by PSG

2014-06-09 11:45

Lazio forward Antonio Candreva has admitted that he is flattered by the reported interest from French champions PSG.

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