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Former Parma player Luigi Apolloni says Antonio Cassano’s club form has made it impossible for Cesare Prandelli to ignore him any longer.
Aldo Dolcetti believes Cesare Prandelli’s decision to call Milan’s Stephan El Shaarawy into his 42-man Italy squad shows his human side.
The agent of Romulo has given his reaction to his client’s call-up to Italy’s 42-man squad to undergo physical tests ahead of this summer’s World Cup.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has included Milan’s Stephan El Shaarawy in his 42-man squad to undergo physical performance tests early next week.
Speculation is growing as to who Cesare Prandelli will name for Italy’s tests next week, as he is expected to present his list today.
Francesco Guidolin is satisfied that Simone Scuffet is ready to go to the World Cup, if Gianluigi Buffon says so.
Cesare Prandelli has emphasised the value of Andrea Pirlo and Gianluigi Buffon and says Domenico Berardi perhaps needs to mature.
Panini have unveiled their stickers for the World Cup in Brazil, but Italy are without Mattia Destro, Antonio Cassano and other potentials.
Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis has distanced himself from speculation linking him with a World Cup call-up.
Italy have dropped one place to ninth in FIFA’s latest World Rankings, which were announced this morning.
Cesare Prandelli has called on support of the Italian national team and Italian teams abroad to increase and improve.
Gianfranco Zola believes Parma’s Antonio Cassano has done more than enough to deserve a place in Italy’s World Cup squad.
Luca Toni has revealed his ambition to be called up for the World Cup this summer, after an impressive season with Verona.
Mattia Destro is seen as almost certain to miss next week’s tests with the Italy squad, but could be handed a final chance in May.
Gigi Buffon believes Udinese goalkeeper Simone Scuffet “deserves a place at the World Cup” and is sorry for Mattia Destro.
Verona hitman Luca Toni assures he has every reason to hope for a World Cup call. “If someone without a goal can hope...”
San Siro will not be considered as a venue for Euro 2020, but Rome’s Stadio Olimpico is an option.
Roma forward Mattia Destro has today been handed a three match ban for punching Cagliari defender Davide Astori.
Roma forward Mattia Destro risks a ban using video evidence and the FIGC confirm he could fall foul of Italy’s Code of Ethics.
England Coach Roy Hodgson says his side will be up against it in this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
Luca Toni is happy with his decision to join Verona and said “why not?” to a World Cup call.
Andrea Pirlo assures he is “compatible with Marco Verratti” for Italy, will renew his Juventus contract and left Milan on good terms.
Ex-Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri turned down the Greece national bench “to be free for a club next season.”
Marco Verratti is learning from Andrea Pirlo, mustn’t get Zlatan Ibrahimovic angry, won’t close the door to Juventus, but is “happy at PSG.”
It’s reported Giuseppe Rossi will be at Italy’s pre-World Cup fitness tests, but FIFA could block Jorginho’s call-up.