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Croatia’s Coach Slaven Bilic and players insist it is an “insult” to think they’ll draw with Spain to knock Italy out, while mocking the betting scandal too.
The referee for Italy’s crunch match with Ireland is Turkish official Cuneyt Cakir, who sent off Mario Balotelli last season.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi admits Monaco are in talks with Alberto Gilardino and they have “a pact” with Milan for Francesco Acerbi.
Fiorentina have silenced transfer rumours by announcing “no offers have come in for Stevan Jovetic, not even from Chelsea or Napoli.”
Having been turned down by Mauricio Pochettino, Sampdoria are reportedly offering the job to ex-Inter Coach Rafa Benitez.
Giovanni Trapattoni warns he will not make too many changes for the Republic of Ireland’s last game, as otherwise “people will say I’m favouring Italy.”
Sebastian Giovinco’s future could be decided in a blind auction, admit Parma and his agent, as talks with Juventus are delayed again.
Cesare Prandelli confirmed he’ll consider three or four changes against Ireland, so the Italian media consider the options.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
England and Sweden played out an exhilarating Group D clash at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium, one that eventually went the way of the English.
France defeated co-hosts Ukraine on Friday evening in Donetsk, after a thunderstorm delayed play for 55 minutes.
Roma are reportedly on the verge of agreeing a deal with Genoa to sign midfielder Alexander Merkel.
UEFA are set to investigate a report that a banana was thrown on to the pitch during Italy’s draw with Croatia in Poznan this Thursday.
Lorenzo Insigne will spend pre-season with Napoli, with the hope of earning a place in the squad for next term.
Antonio Conte has reportedly asked Juventus officials to reconsider taking the club to America this pre-season.
Italian Football Federation President Giancarlo Abete has dismissed fears of Spain and Croatia doing a deal to eliminate Italy from Euro 2012.
Former Italian Under-21 boss Gigi Casiraghi is confident that the Azzurri can qualify for the quarter-finals of Euro 2012.
Milan idol Gennaro Gattuso has been presented to the media after he signed a two-year contract with FC Sion.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he could make up to four changes to the team that will face the Republic of Ireland – but Daniele De Rossi will remain in a three-man defence.
Italy captain Gigi Buffon is confident Spain won’t be looking for a 2-2 draw against Croatia which could eliminate the Azzurri from Euro 2012.
Adriano Galliani has revealed Milan’s transfer plans for the summer after the club opted to reject Paris Saint-Germain’s bid for Thiago Silva.
Julio Cesar has responded to suggestions that Inter are pondering a bid for Udinese’s Samir Handanovic. “I’m staying.”
Fiorentina will make a decision on the future of Stevan Jovetic after the player has spoken with new boss Vincenzo Montella.
The agent of Marco Verratti is unaware of any deal between Pescara and Juventus for his young client.
Former Palermo tactician Devis Mangia is a possible contender to replace Giuseppe Sannino at Siena.
Udinese have admitted that Inter are keen on Samir Handanovic, but they don’t intend to sell the goalkeeper.
Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque says drawing 2-2 with Croatia on Monday in order to eliminate Italy is not in their plans.
Leonardo Bonucci has refused to blame Italy teammate Giorgio Chiellini for Croatia’s equaliser in the 1-1 draw.
Italy made just one error in the game against Croatia and they paid the price for it, says Riccardo Montolivo.
Zvonimir Boban believes that Cesare Prandelli made a mistake in taking Mario Balotelli off in the 1-1 draw between Italy and Croatia.
Italian legend Dino Zoff thinks the Azzurri did enough in the first 45 minutes of their 1-1 draw with Croatia to win the game.
The agent of Giuseppe Rossi has admitted that his client is unlikely to leave Villarreal until he has fully recovered from injury.
Mauricio Isla has moved a step closer to joining Juventus after the Udinese man arrived in Turin for his medical.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Vice-President Adriano Galliani has described the decision to reject PSG’s €47m bid for Thiago Silva as “an act of heroism” from Milan President Silvio Berlusconi.

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