What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Doctors: Balotelli out against Spain
Terrible news for Italy, as medical staff confirm Mario Balotelli will not be fit for the Confederations Cup semi-final with Spain.
Spain set up Italy semi-final
Italy will play Spain in the Confederations Cup semi-final on Thursday, while Abel Hernandez bagged four as Uruguay will face Brazil.
Balotelli thigh problem confirmed
Italy’s chief medic has confirmed Mario Balotelli suffered a thigh problem and is at risk for the semi-final.
Torino track Emanuelson
Torino are trying to tempt Milan into selling them Urby Emanuelson after his spell at Fulham.
Fiorentina fight Spurs for Villa
Fiorentina are continuing to do battle with Tottenham for Barcelona striker David Villa.
Sevilla €20m Montolivo bid
Spanish media claim Sevilla have made a €20m offer for Riccardo Montolivo, but Milan turned them down.
Silvestre ruins Belfodil-Cassano move?
Matias Silvestre could ruin the Antonio Cassano-Ishak Belfodil deal by refusing to join Parma. “He’d prefer to convince Inter.”
Buffon: 'I like new attacking Italy'
Gigi Buffon insists Italy are only conceding so many goals because they are embracing “a more attacking mentality.”
Torres: 'Italy make life complicated'
Fernando Torres is concerned about Spain’s potential semi-final against Italy. “They always made life complicated for us.”
Italy-Brazil ref admits error
Referee Ravshan Irmatov “admitted he made a mistake” during Italy’s second goal against Brazil.
Balotelli and Montolivo injury concerns
There are reports Mario Balotelli and Riccardo Montolivo are at risk for the Confederations Cup semi-final.
Stankovic set for Inter exit
Dejan Stankovic is expected to terminate his contract with Inter, as he has offers from Red Star Belgrade and Al Wasl.
Mancini: 'I want World Cup job'
Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is eager to get back to work, “hopefully for a country at the World Cup.”
Lafferty 'proud' of Palermo move
Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty is excited about his Palermo adventure. “I’m proud to be compared with Luca Toni.”
Italy impressed Thiago Silva
Thiago Silva admits he was impressed by Italy’s performance against Brazil and took the blame for Emanuele Giaccherini’s goal.
Higuain: 'No Arsenal deal yet'
Gonzalo Higuain’s father has alerted Juventus “nothing has yet been signed” with Arsenal, so they are still in the race.
Report: Napoli win Rafael race
There are reports Napoli have beaten Roma to Santos goalkeeper Rafael with a €5m offer.
Ambrosini 'waiting for Fiorentina'
Massimo Ambrosini’s agent confirms he is “waiting for Fiorentina to decide whether there’s space for him in the squad.”
Lazio lose Felipe Anderson patience
Lazio will “wait another two or three days” before giving up on Felipe Anderson, as his third-party owners “change their minds continually.”
Nainggolan: 'Inter, Roma or Saints?'
Radja Nainggolan reveals his thought process in choosing between Inter, Roma and Southampton offers.
Neymar: 'I told Balotelli...'
Neymar told Mario Balotelli he’d “better start getting used to the heat” ahead of next year’s World Cup.
Milan drop Tevez for Honda
It’s reported Milan cooled their interest in Carlos Tevez because they’re in talks for CSKA Moscow and Japan star Keisuke Honda.
Maggio rues Brazil bar
Christian Maggio is still smarting that his chance to draw 3-3 with Brazil hit the bar. “Things just aren’t going our way.”
Buffon: 'Italy improvement'
Gigi Buffon feels the performance against Brazil was an improvement, but “we’ve got to stop conceding goals” and hope Spain have an off day.
PSG back in Cavani race?
French newspapers claim PSG are suddenly back in the race for Napoli star Edinson Cavani, battling Chelsea and Real Madrid.
Dante in Azzurri heaven
Dante had a very special reason to celebrate a goal against Italy in his hometown. “I was dreaming about this.”
Italy-Bulgaria in Palermo
Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Bulgaria in September will be played at the Stadio Barbera in Palermo.
Giaccherini: 'Brazil underestimated me'
Emanuele Giaccherini revealed how he scored against Brazil. “Thiago Silva underestimated me.”
Prandelli: 'More audacious Azzurri'
Cesare Prandelli assures Italy “have to be more audacious” when taking on Spain in the Confederations Cup semi-final.
Julio Cesar: 'Italy goal chaos!'
Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar saw “chaos” on Giorgio Chiellini’s goal and is “happy” Roma are showing an interest.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Confederations over for Abate
Ignazio Abate is out of the Confederations Cup after dislocating his shoulder, while Riccardo Montolivo suffered a head injury.
Candreva wanted 'audacious Azzurri'
Antonio Candreva felt Italy “should’ve been more audacious” in the first half after a 4-2 defeat to Brazil.
Felipe Scolari believes Brazil “gained a lot of confidence” with their 4-2 victory over Italy and praised striker Fred.
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