AZZURRI

Giancarlo Abete has reassured that Cesare Prandelli’s renewal is imminent, as he reflects on Italy’s hopes heading out to the World Cup.
Italy are back today for a second week of training at Coverciano, ahead of a first World Cup warm-up fixture with the Republic of Ireland.
Former Inter President Massimo Moratti has backed his successor Erick Thohir to do well at San Siro.
England forward Danny Welbeck is hoping his side can banish the ghosts of Euro 2012 by beating Italy at the World Cup.
Steven Gerrard is hopeful that Luis Suarez will make his comeback from injury in time for Uruguay’s game with Italy.
Fernando Muslera has spoken of his love for Rome, and why coming up against Italy in the World Cup will be tough.
Daniele De Rossi has claimed that no matter how hard you try, you can never replicate the feeling of winning the World Cup.
Luis Suarez has insisted that he will be fit enough for the World Cup, despite picking up an injury.
Ciro Immobile celebrated his wedding on Saturday, but the striker is still thinking about making the World Cup squad.
England captain Steven Gerrard has insisted that his side do not fear Italy ahead of their World Cup opener.
Borussia Dortmund Coach Jurgen Klopp says he will do everything within his power to sign Ciro Immobile.
Marco Verratti’s agent has expressed his concern that Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli doesn’t see his client’s full value.
Michael Ballack thinks Germany Coach Joachim Low should step down after the World Cup, even if his side win it.
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini has backed Rome’s bid to be considered as a host city for Euro 2020.
Riccardo Montolivo has outlined the difficult group Italy have at the World Cup and the importance therefore of starting well.
Arrigo Sacchi has pointed out the contrast between Italy’s clubs in European competition and the national team, and hopes Euro 2012 is a good omen.
Luis Suarez posted a message of thanks after undergoing knee surgery and promised to ‘work hard’ to return in time for the World Cup.
TV presenter Alessandro Cecchi Paone claims there are gay players in Italy’s 30-man provisional World Cup squad.
Marco Materazzi said his “conscience is clear” on the Zinedine Zidane 2006 World Cup Final head-butt.
Sebastian Giovinco’s agent said “it’s not surprising” Arsenal and Tottenham are tracking the Juventus talent.
Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne should fit into Cesare Prandelli’s World Cup tactics, said his agent.
Uruguay and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez had knee surgery today, but medical staff insist his presence at the World Cup “is not ruled out.”
Italy chief medic Enrico Castellacci commented on Giuseppe Rossi and Antonio Cassano’s fitness, plus the specially-constructed sauna and ice bath.
Giorgio Chiellini has commented on tackling racism in the game and why footballers may say they don’t know any homosexual colleagues.
Italy have completed their final training session of the week, whilst there was a more positive reception from supporters for Mario Balotelli.