World Cup 2014
‘Rossi will be out for 2-3 months’
Italy’s team doctor Enrico Castellacci has mused on Giuseppe Rossi’s injury and estimates a two-to-three-month recovery period.
Prandelli: We’ll wait for Rossi
Cesare Prandelli has made clear that Italy will wait for Giuseppe Rossi, and commented Domenico Berardi will be going ‘step by step’.
Perin suffers knee injury
Bad news for Genoa fans as goalkeeper Mattia Perin has gone down in training with the Italy Under-21 squad today with a knee injury.
FIGC confirm Spain friendly
The Italian Football Federation have ratified details of March’s international friendly arranged between Italy and Spain.
Berardi staying grounded
Domenico Berardi has reflected that he is not used to the limelight and that he is looking to just stay humble, rather than the World Cup or Juventus.
Rizzoli named as Italy's WC ref
FIFA have confirmed that Nicola Rizzoli will be Italy’s refereeing representative for the 2014 World Cup.
'Totti & De Sanctis deserve WC'
Maicon believes that Roma teammates Francesco Totti and Morgan De Sanctis should be going to the World Cup.
‘Allegri should have quit sooner’
Gianluigi Buffon believes Max Allegri was a scapegoat for Milan’s struggles and suggests he should have quit the Rossoneri when the chance was there.
Ancelotti: 'Balotelli not a top player'
Carlo Ancelotti comments on Italy ambitions and believes Mario Balotelli “is not a top player. He can leave you down to 10 men at any moment.”
Rossi risks new knee surgery
Giuseppe Rossi risks further surgery, as the specialist found there is some damage to the anterior cruciate ligament.
Mauri ban cut on appeal
Lazio and Italy midfielder Stefano Mauri will be back on February 2 after his nine-month ban was reduced on appeal.
Bonucci: I want to win Scudetto
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has declared that he wants to conquer both the Scudetto and the World Cup in 2014.
U21 training squad named
Danilo Cataldi and Domenico Berardi have been called up for their first Italy U-21 squad meeting, it has been confirmed.
Rossi grateful for 'support'
Giuseppe Rossi has thanked fans and colleagues for their support as he flies to Colorado for knee tests. “We’ll see each other soon!”
Boyce: No decision yet on WC 2022
FIFA Vice President Jim Boyce has admitted he has been left shocked by Jerome Valcke's statement that the 2022 World Cup won’t be played in the summer.
Valcke: 2022 World Cup not in summer
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has confirmed that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be held in June and July.
‘World Cup would be an honour’
Luca Toni has reflected on how it ‘would be an honour’ should form for Verona see him picked once more for Italy.
Walcott to miss World Cup
England and Arsenal’s Theo Walcott will miss the rest of the season and the World Cup after suffering a knee injury.
Prandelli: 'Italy waiting for Rossi'
Cesare Prandelli assured Giuseppe Rossi Italy “are waiting for you” after his latest knee injury.
Bonera on Balotelli, Seedorf and Brazil
Daniele Bonera is “ready” for a World Cup call, expects Mario Balotelli to prove himself and can see Clarence Seedorf as Milan Coach.
Spain-Italy to go ahead
Italy will play Spain at Vicente Calderon on March 5, despite Cesare Prandelli reportedly keen to call the match off.
Italy to cancel Spain friendly?
Italy have reportedly asked Spain to cancel the March 5 friendly already agreed between the two nations.
Del Piero’s World Cup hopes
Alessandro Del Piero expects Giuseppe Rossi, Lorenzo Insigne and Claudio Marchisio to play a key role for Italy at the 2014 World Cup.
Immobile to wed World Cup?
Torino striker Ciro Immobile says he is ready to postpone his wedding in order to appear at the 2014 World Cup.
Zoff: 'Perin is Buffon's heir'
Italy legend Dino Zoff believes Mattia Perin “will be the heir” to Gigi Buffon, who remains “the best goalkeeper in the world.”
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