World Cup 14
Trap: Balotelli should be supported
Giovanni Trapattoni says scapegoating Mario Balotelli is not right, as he is a player who ‘should be supported’.
‘Balotelli must back it up with facts’
Former Juventus and Italy defender Antonello Cuccureddu says Mario Balotelli must show his worth on the pitch, not through words.
‘Candreva upset he didn’t play’
Antonio Candreva’s sister has revealed that the Lazio star is ‘sad and furious’ that Italy ‘went out and he did not play’.
‘Balotelli must prove he deserves Italy’
Demetrio Albertini says that Mario Balotelli must ‘demonstrate he deserves’ the Italy shirt, and urges the team to ‘restart with Andrea Pirlo’.
Italy return home from Brazil
Italy’s World Cup squad have landed at Malpensa Airport this morning after returning from their unsuccessful campaign in Brazil.
Pirlo: Available for new Coach
Andrea Pirlo has conceded that whilst he intends to retire from international duty, if Italy’s new Coach wants him, he will be available.
‘I have not seen any bite’
Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica has waded in on the Luis Suarez bite controversy: “I have not seen any bite.”
Italy to turn to youngsters
The Gazzetta dello Sport indicate that Italy’s next competitive squad will feature a whole host of new faces, including a number of Under-21 players.
Albertini eyes B teams?
Demetrio Albertini reportedly has in mind a reduced Serie A and the introduction of B teams to Italian football, if he becomes FIGC President.
Senatori convinced Prandelli to leave
Italy’s more experienced players were reportedly ‘decisive’ in Cesare Prandelli opting to resign as Coach.
Italy squad leaves Brazil
Italy are flying back from Brazil tonight with Mario Balotelli sporting a new hairstyle and visibly distant from his teammates.
Camoranesi: 'Balotelli infuriating'
Mauro Camoranesi finds Mario Balotelli “over-rated and infuriating. I don’t know what his problem is.”
Cannavaro open to Italian job
Fabio Cannavaro confessed he “couldn’t say no” if called to replace Cesare Prandelli as Italy Coach.
Lawyer: 'Conspiracy' for Suarez ban
Uruguay are mounting a determined defence of Luis Suarez, claiming there’s an international conspiracy to get him banned.
FA: 'We hope Prandelli stays'
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini confirmed he’ll try to talk Cesare Prandelli out of his resignation.
Zaccheroni resigns as Japan Coach
Alberto Zaccheroni has resigned as Coach of Japan, making him a candidate to replace Cesare Prandelli for Italy.
Balo substituted after row?
There are reports circulating that Mario Balotelli was substituted following a row with Cesare Prandelli in Natal.
Schillaci: 'Balotelli not a champion'
Italia ’90 World Cup hero Salvatore Schillaci blamed Cesare Prandelli for 2014 failure. “Mario Balotelli is not a champion.”
Mancini to reject Italy job?
Roberto Mancini is the favourite to replace Cesare Prandelli, but it’s reported he’ll turn down the Italy bench.
Uruguay FA: 'Suarez bite photoshopped!'
The Uruguayan Federation claims bite marks from Luis Suarez on Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder were ‘photoshopped.’
Trapattoni: 'Prandelli did a great job'
Giovanni Trapattoni insists Cesare Prandelli “did a great job” as Italy Coach at the World Cup.
Galliani defends Balotelli
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has come out in defence of Mario Balotelli, following heavy criticism of the player in the wake of Italy’s World Cup elimination.
Balotelli hits back at critics
Mario Balotelli has hit back at his detractors by posting an emotional message on social media.
Anastasi slates Balotelli
Pietro Anastasi has heaped criticism on Mario Balotelli, saying the striker is selfish and that Cesare Prandelli paid for showing faith in him.
Ghirardi: Cassano will stay
Outgoing Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi is confident Antonio Cassano will remain a Gialloblu player come next season.
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