AZZURRI

Goals by Daniel Sturridge, Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka were enough for England to beat Peru in their final home friendly before the World Cup.
England’s Jack Wilshere has stressed the importance for both the Three Lions and Italy to get off to a good start at the World Cup.
The Italian national team’s schedule for the next week has been confirmed by the FIGC.
The FIGC have confirmed the Italian national team’s squad numbers for tomorrow’s friendly against Republic of Ireland.
Mario Balotelli doesn’t believe that Italy’s Group D rivals England can win the World Cup.
Uruguay will tonight face Northern Ireland, with Oscar Tabarez set to experiment in Luis Suarez’s absence.
Cesare Prandelli has reflected on Giuseppe Rossi’s bid to prove his fitness in time to make Italy’s World Cup squad: “In him I see something wonderful.”
Cesare Prandelli confirms Italy’s starting XI to play Republic of Ireland and reflected on the difficulty he faces in naming a final 23 for the World Cup.
Giuseppe Rossi is expected to be handed an opportunity to prove his fitness for Italy from the start of Saturday’s match with Republic of Ireland.
Costa Rica have lost leading striker Alvaro Saborio for the World Cup, through an injury picked up in training.
Gazzetta Dello Sport report that Ciro Immobile’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund will be completed tomorrow.
England manager Roy Hodgson is pleased with what he has seen from his squad as they continue their preparations for the World Cup.
Alberto Aquilani’s agent says his client is happy with Fiorentina and that there is no rush for him to sign a new contract.
Riccardo Montolivo has expressed his hope that the upcoming World Cup will be Giuseppe Rossi’s time to shine.
Riccardo Montolivo has praised Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli’s attention to detail, saying he leaves no stone unturned.
Italy’s Riccardo Montolivo admits the Azzurri will not start the World Cup as favourites but wants his team to be surprise packages in Brazil.
Milan’s Riccardo Montolivo says he has no opinion of Pippo Inzaghi, who appears set to be appointed as Rossoneri Coach.
Marcello Lippi says he sees similarities between the current Italy squad and that he won the 2006 World Cup with, as he wishes Cesare Prandelli good luck.
Paul Scholes has urged Italy’s Group D opponents England to play at the World Cup in the same manner as Liverpool last season.
Cesare Maldini says that Italy ‘have good prospects’ heading out to the World Cup, but that Brazil remain outright favourites.
World Cup winning-Coach Marcello Lippi was a notable guest at Italy’s Thursday morning training session at Coverciano.
Cesare Prandelli reportedly tested two formations in training with Italy yesterday, including a 4-4-2 with Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli.
England’s Glen Johnson says Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has told him he will be fit in time to face the Three Lions at the World Cup.
Alessandro Del Piero says he is not closing the door to the possibility of moving to any club, including back to Juventus.
Daniele De Rossi has praised his Italy teammate and captain Gigi Buffon, saying the goalkeeper has an incredible winning mentality.