World Cup 14
Buffon astounded by recovery
The Italy captain had feared missing the entire World Cup, admits Gigi Buffon. “I never dreamed I’d recover so quickly.”
Buffon: 'Azzurri are chameleons'
Gianluigi Buffon is pleased with a possible switch to a three-man defence against Uruguay. “We are chameleons.”
Buffon: 'Exit would be a failure'
Gigi Buffon said Italy are “worried to the right degree” against Uruguay and raise their game in difficulty, but “elimination would be a failure.”
Italy go into lockdown
Italy welcomed almost 4,000 fans to their training session yesterday, but today it was all locked down.
Rodriguez for Uruguay-Italy
Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez has been assigned to Italy’s make or break match with Uruguay.
Caceres: 'I know Italy secrets'
Martin Caceres said he’ll give away “useful information” on his Juventus teammates for Italy-Uruguay.
Graziani: 'Prandelli losing his grip'
World Cup winner Ciccio Graziani believes Cesare Prandelli is “making far too many mistakes.”
Italy plan revolution with Uruguay
There are increasing calls for Italy to adopt a 3-5-2 formation against Uruguay with Ciro Immobile coming in.
Zeman slams Italy tactics
Zdenek Zeman criticised Italy’s approach against Costa Rica and warned “you need to move more than your opponents.”
Capello: 'High World Cup level'
Russia Coach Fabio Capello feels Italy prove “the high level of this World Cup,” but got into a row with a journalist.
Locals cheer on Italy
Over 4,000 fans cheered Italy on in their training session in Natal, but Gigi Buffon, Claudio Marchisio and Daniele De Rossi were absent.
Castellacci: 'Stop blaming temperature'
Professor Enrico Castellacci urged players and media to “stop emphasising the temperature” in World Cup games.
De Rossi out of Italy-Uruguay
Italy’s chief medic confirmed “it is very likely Daniele De Rossi won’t be able to play against Uruguay.”
Tabarez: 'Uruguay can do it'
Uruguay Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez considers a victory over Italy to be “an entirely achievable result.”
Italy 3-5-2 plan scrapped?
Daniele De Rossi’s injury could throw a spanner in the works, as Italy were leaning towards a 3-5-2 against Uruguay.
Immobile absence explained?
It’s reported Ciro Immobile was meant to come on against Costa Rica, but Cesare Prandelli was forced to switch.
De Rossi: 'Something is wrong'
Italy medical staff confirm “there is something wrong” with Daniele De Rossi, so he’s a major doubt to face Uruguay.
Forlan and Lugano target Italy
Diego Forlan and Diego Lugano claim Italy’s tactics are “perfect” for Uruguay and their forwards to take advantage.
Ibrahimovic: 'Brazil-Italy Final'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed his prediction for the 2014 World Cup. “Brazil will beat Italy in the Final.”
Muslera: 'Attack with Italy tactics'
Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera believes they will “beat Italy with their own history: defend and counter.”
Costa Rica 'inspired by Juve'
Costa Rica Coach Jorge Luis Pinto revealed “Juventus inspired” his defensive set-up against Italy.
Del Piero: 'Just like in 2006...'
Alessandro Del Piero sees similarities with Italy’s predicament at the 2006 World Cup. “Marcello Lippi gave us great advice.”
Gargano: 'Uruguay counter Italy'
Parma midfielder Walter Gargano confirmed Uruguay will “focus on the counter-attack” against Italy.
Cavani: 'Italy-Uruguay is a Final'
Edinson Cavani warned Italy “it’ll be like a Final” when facing Uruguay in the World Cup – and they have home advantage.
Maradona: 'Insigne key for Italy'
Diego Armando Maradona sees Lorenzo Insigne as the key for Italy’s World Cup showdown with Uruguay.
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