World Cup 2014
Twitter reaction to Pirlo’s penalty
Andrea Pirlo’s outrageous penalty in Italy’s shoot-out victory against England was the talk of Twitter on Sunday night.
Cassano won’t criticise Prandelli
The agent of Antonio Cassano is refusing to criticise Italy boss Cesare Prandelli for taking his client off in last night’s penalty win over England.
Germany want revenge, says Bierhoff
Germany will be looking for revenge when they play Italy in the semi-finals of Euro 2012, says Oliver Bierhoff.
Italy player ratings v England
It was irony central at Kiev's Olympic Stadium as boring defensive England fought for 120 mins to stave off suave, attacking Italy, only to fall victim to Gigi Buffon's penalty-saving prowess.
Hodgson: 'England were heroic'
England manager Roy Hodgson stood by the two players who missed penalties in the “heroic” shoot-out defeat to Italy.
Marchisio reveals injury worry
Claudio Marchisio reveals he was one of the designated penalty takers, but was not fit enough to step up against England.
Barzagli: 'Italy silenced England'
Andrea Barzagli admits he was nervous during the shoot-out, but credited total concentration for Italy keeping England ineffective.
Bonucci: 'England hurt Rooney'
Leonardo Bonucci believes England’s negative approach contributed to keeping Wayne Rooney quiet.
Montolivo's penalty pain
Riccardo Montolivo admits “it was terrible” when he missed a penalty in the shoot-out, but relieved as Italy did send England out.
Buffon: 'Italy clearly superior'
Gianluigi Buffon admits he “feared an upset,” but also took credit for advising Alessandro Diamanti on the decisive penalty.
Pirlo: 'Why I chipped Hart'
Andrea Pirlo reveals why he decided an audacious chip in the penalty shoot-out against England. “It put pressure on them.”
De Rossi: 'Pirlo like Totti!'
Daniele De Rossi likened Andrea Pirlo’s chipped penalty to Francesco Totti’s in the Euro 2000 shoot-out.
Diamanti: 'Justice was done'
Alessandro Diamanti reveals what he was thinking when scoring the decisive spot-kick for Italy against England.
Prandelli: 'We deserved it'
Cesare Prandelli said Italy “deserved to win, as we played better than well, had patience and above all ideas” against England.
Italy win England shoot-out!
Italy dominated the match with England and hit the woodwork twice, but eventually pushed England out 4-2 on penalties!
Hodgson 'thought about penalties'
Roy Hodgson admits England have “given penalties a lot of thought” ahead of tonight’s quarter-final against Italy.
Italy have Riccardo Montolivo in for Thiago Motta with Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli against England in Kiev.
Di Canio reads England-Italy
Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio warns Italy “have more creativity,” but England can do damage with Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney.
Around 2,200 Italy fans in Kiev
Around 2,200 Italy fans are expected in the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, though there are a predicted 10,000 England supporters.
Lombardo tips Italy victory
Manchester City assistant Attilio Lombardo is confident Italy “will win 1-0” tonight against England with Mario Balotelli playing “a great game.”
Capello not 'spying' on England
Former England manager Fabio Capello reacted angrily when tabloids suggested he was ‘spying’ on them to help Italy prepare for the quarter-final.
Tardelli: 'Balo can reach Final'
Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli has tipped Mario Balotelli to be “the extra weapon that can take Italy to the Final.”
'England fear Balotelli'
Mario Balotelli “is not afraid of England, but maybe they are afraid of him,” said the Italy star’s agent.
Ancelotti: 'Balotelli the key'
Carlo Ancelotti believes Mario Balotelli “is the right man to lead Italy” in tonight’s Euro 2012 quarter-final with England.
Pirlo: 'England are predictable'
Andrea Pirlo believes England were “fortunate” to reach the quarter-finals and are “very predictable.”
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