Torrado: 'Mexico don't fear Italy'
Italy begin their Confederations Cup tonight against Mexico and veteran Gerardo Torrado warns El Tri have “got rid of that inferiority complex.”
Pirlo's Mexico Century
Andrea Pirlo hopes to “celebrate my 100th cap in style at the Maracanà” against Mexico and names his Italy heirs.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Prandelli: 'Balotelli should play'
Cesare Prandelli hinted at a change of tactics against Mexico and assured “there’s a good chance Mario Balotelli will play.”
Borini: 'Mangia right to pick me'
Fabio Borini says Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia “was right to wait for me” after scoring the semi-final winner over Holland.
Brazil sweep Japan aside
Brazil beat Alberto Zaccheroni’s Japan 3-0 in the Confederations Cup opener, as Italy face Mexico on Sunday.
Mangia: 'Italy never gave up'
Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia praised their spirit after beating Holland and warned “we will play our game against Spain.”
U21: Borini sinks the Netherlands!
Holland hit the woodwork, but Fabio Borini scored the winner as Italy will face Spain in the European Under-21 Championship Final.
De La Torre: 'Mexico can win'
Mexico manager Jose Manuel De La Torre is confident about facing Italy on Sunday. “We know how to beat the big teams.”
Moratti: 'I'd have said worse!'
Massimo Moratti admitted he “expected worse” abuse from Inter fans and assured “we’re aiming to win the Scudetto.”
Adriano: 'Balotelli like Messi'
Adriano met with the Azzurri today, hopes for an Italy-Brazil Final and feels “Mario Balotelli will match Leo Messi.”
U21 line-ups: Italy-Holland
Italy take on Holland in the Under-21 European Championship semi-final this evening with Lorenzo Insigne and Fabio Borini in the starting XI.
'If Inter don't need Chivu...'
Cristian Chivu has asked new Inter Coach Walter Mazzarri to “send him home if he’s not needed.”
'Napoli serious interest in Strootman'
“Napoli’s interest in Kevin Strootman is serious and PSV confirmed it to us,” said the Dutch talent’s agent.
Milan jet out for Robinho sale?
Brazilian media believe Adriano Galliani will fly out tomorrow so Milan can sell Robinho to Santos for €7m.
PSG make Hernanes proposal
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly set up a meeting with Lazio to discuss midfielder Hernanes.
Boateng: 'Exemplary racism punishment'
Kevin-Prince Boateng applauds the prison sentence for Pro Patria fans who racially abused him and insists “I never really wanted to leave Italy.”
Ilicic 'wants to stay in Italy'
Josip Ilicic’s agent confirms interest from Germany and the Premier League, but the Palermo man “wants to stay in Italy.”
Juventus turn to Zaza
With problems for Gonzalo Higuain and Carlos Tevez, Juventus are turning to Sampdoria starlet Simone Zaza.
Albertini: 'Italy behind schedule'
FIGC director Demetrio Albertini praised Cesare Prandelli, but admits “Italy are a little behind schedule physically.”
Zac: 'Japan can scare Brazil'
Japan open the Confederations Cup against hosts Brazil today and Coach Alberto Zaccheroni warns “it’s not a foregone conclusion.”
Cagliari set to use Brescia stadium
The Is Arenas has once again failed to gain a certificate from the council, so Cagliari could play their home games in Brescia.
Zuniga considers Inter and Juve bids
Juan Camilo Zuniga’s agent says he will “evaluate everything” around interest from Juventus and Inter.
Radu agent: 'No Man City offer'
“There is no £12m Manchester City offer for Stefan Radu,” assured the Lazio defender’s agent.
Bologna push Gilardino to Inter
Inter could get Alberto Gilardino after Bologna complained Genoa’s expectations are “unacceptable.”
Corinthians: 'No Paulinho offers'
The Paulinho situation takes another twist, as Corinthians insist “we have not received any offers” from Inter, Roma or Tottenham.
Did Milan offer Ambrosini deal?
There are reports Milan President Silvio Berlusconi offered Massimo Ambrosini a new contract on Friday, but he refused.
TV cameras on players' chests?
AIC President Damiano Tommasi confirms TV companies are testing miniature cameras on players’ shirts.
Insigne could start semi-final
Lorenzo Insigne is fit to play in tonight’s European Under-21 Championship semi-final against Holland.
Giaccherini: 'I deserve Italy shirt'
Emanuele Giaccherini may be a surprise starter against Mexico, but insists he has all the qualities needed to play for Italy.
Manchester City target Radu
Manchester City have reportedly offered £12m for Lazio defender Stefan Radu, though the asking price is £15m.
Ronaldo: 'Warning to Balotelli'
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.
Spurs advance for Paulinho
Inter and Roma target Paulinho admits his agent “is in England,” so Tottenham leap to the front of the queue.
Marchisio considers Nani exchange
Claudio Marchisio is increasingly likely to leave Juventus, as Manchester United offer Nani plus €15m.
Man City join Jovetic chase?
Manchester City have joined Chelsea and Arsenal in chasing €30m-rated Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic.
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