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Uruguay FA President Sebastian Bauzà and Costa Rica Coach Juan Luis Pinto “are not afraid” of facing Italy and England.
Chairman of the England FA Greg Dyke is pleased to be playing Italy in the World Cup in Manaus.
Italy “certainly did not have a fortunate draw,” but can do well against England, Uruguay and Costa Rica, said CONI President Giovanni Malagò.
Japan Coach Alberto Zaccheroni believes Italy can be pleased with their group stage draw for the World Cup.
Former England boss Glenn Hoddle believes that England have ‘the perfect group’ being drawn alongside Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica.
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque believes his side have been handed a difficult task following the draw for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
Russia Coach Fabio Capello has revealed what his gameplan would be if he was the Italy boss going into the World Cup.
Cesare Prandelli has insisted that he is ‘not worried’ despite Italy being drawn in a tough group for the World Cup.
England boss Roy Hodgson has admitted that his side have a ‘tough group’ for next summer’s World Cup.
The draw for the group stages of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has taken place, throwing up some classic encounters.
Italy have been drawn in Group D for next summer’s World Cup, alongside Uruguay, Costa Rica and England.
FIFA have confirmed that prize money awarded at the 2014 World Cup has been increased by 37 per cent, with the winners set to receive €25.5m.
The World Players’ Union FIFPro have joined Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli in warning the 2014 World Cup heat policy is “insufficient.”
Lothar Matthaus has one wish for the 2014 World Cup draw today. “I hope Germany avoid Italy, as they always beat us...”
Cesare Prandelli is preparing for today’s “ridiculous” 2014 World Cup draw and warned of heat exhaustion in Brazil.
Mario Balotelli revealed why he hasn’t met the girl who could be his daughter. “Children mustn’t be disappointed by adults who then disappear.”
Fabio Capello commented on Italy’s World Cup hopes, the changes at Milan and who he’ll support for the Scudetto.
Cesare Prandelli reveals he and Didier Deschamps “did not enjoy” seeing Italy paired with France in a World Cup draw rehearsal.
Ronaldo believes Mario Balotelli “can make the difference at the World Cup, if he behaves himself.”
Fabio Cannavaro trusts Italy will be ready for the World Cup, but has messages for Mario Balotelli and Francesco Totti.
UEFA President Michel Platini has suggested scrapping yellow and red cards, as well as bans, in favour of a ‘sin bin.’
Italy will be hoping Friday’s World Cup draw doesn’t resemble the rehearsal, or they’d face Brazil, France and Australia.
Borja Valero has become a fan favourite at Fiorentina, is open to playing for Italy and told Spanish media “this is where I belong.”
Mario Balotelli sent out an appeal to media and fans, confessing to an Inter regret. “I want to live like a normal person.”
Cesare Prandelli hinted he could call Francesco Totti for the World Cup, but Antonio Cassano is less likely to be considered.