NEWS

Italy begin their Confederations Cup tonight against Mexico and veteran Gerardo Torrado warns El Tri have “got rid of that inferiority complex.”
Andrea Pirlo hopes to “celebrate my 100th cap in style at the Maracanà” against Mexico and names his Italy heirs.
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Cesare Prandelli hinted at a change of tactics against Mexico and assured “there’s a good chance Mario Balotelli will play.”
Fabio Borini says Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia “was right to wait for me” after scoring the semi-final winner over Holland.
Brazil beat Alberto Zaccheroni’s Japan 3-0 in the Confederations Cup opener, as Italy face Mexico on Sunday.
Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia praised their spirit after beating Holland and warned “we will play our game against Spain.”
Holland hit the woodwork, but Fabio Borini scored the winner as Italy will face Spain in the European Under-21 Championship Final.
Mexico manager Jose Manuel De La Torre is confident about facing Italy on Sunday. “We know how to beat the big teams.”
Massimo Moratti admitted he “expected worse” abuse from Inter fans and assured “we’re aiming to win the Scudetto.”
Adriano met with the Azzurri today, hopes for an Italy-Brazil Final and feels “Mario Balotelli will match Leo Messi.”
Italy take on Holland in the Under-21 European Championship semi-final this evening with Lorenzo Insigne and Fabio Borini in the starting XI.
Cristian Chivu has asked new Inter Coach Walter Mazzarri to “send him home if he’s not needed.”
“Napoli’s interest in Kevin Strootman is serious and PSV confirmed it to us,” said the Dutch talent’s agent.
Brazilian media believe Adriano Galliani will fly out tomorrow so Milan can sell Robinho to Santos for €7m.
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly set up a meeting with Lazio to discuss midfielder Hernanes.
Kevin-Prince Boateng applauds the prison sentence for Pro Patria fans who racially abused him and insists “I never really wanted to leave Italy.”
Josip Ilicic’s agent confirms interest from Germany and the Premier League, but the Palermo man “wants to stay in Italy.”
With problems for Gonzalo Higuain and Carlos Tevez, Juventus are turning to Sampdoria starlet Simone Zaza.
FIGC director Demetrio Albertini praised Cesare Prandelli, but admits “Italy are a little behind schedule physically.”
Japan open the Confederations Cup against hosts Brazil today and Coach Alberto Zaccheroni warns “it’s not a foregone conclusion.”
The Is Arenas has once again failed to gain a certificate from the council, so Cagliari could play their home games in Brescia.
Juan Camilo Zuniga’s agent says he will “evaluate everything” around interest from Juventus and Inter.
“There is no £12m Manchester City offer for Stefan Radu,” assured the Lazio defender’s agent.
Inter could get Alberto Gilardino after Bologna complained Genoa’s expectations are “unacceptable.”
The Paulinho situation takes another twist, as Corinthians insist “we have not received any offers” from Inter, Roma or Tottenham.
There are reports Milan President Silvio Berlusconi offered Massimo Ambrosini a new contract on Friday, but he refused.
AIC President Damiano Tommasi confirms TV companies are testing miniature cameras on players’ shirts.
Lorenzo Insigne is fit to play in tonight’s European Under-21 Championship semi-final against Holland.
Emanuele Giaccherini may be a surprise starter against Mexico, but insists he has all the qualities needed to play for Italy.
Manchester City have reportedly offered £12m for Lazio defender Stefan Radu, though the asking price is £15m.
Ronaldo warned Mario Balotelli not to “waste his talent like Adriano,” praised Cesare Prandelli’s Italy and trusts Massimo Moratti to do what’s best for Inter.
Inter and Roma target Paulinho admits his agent “is in England,” so Tottenham leap to the front of the queue.
Claudio Marchisio is increasingly likely to leave Juventus, as Manchester United offer Nani plus €15m.
Manchester City have joined Chelsea and Arsenal in chasing €30m-rated Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic.

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