Italy Features

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Prandelli: Totti, Toni set to miss out

Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent | April, 16 2014

Francesco Totti and Luca Toni are both set to miss out on the World Cup after Italy coach Cesare Prandelli said he will be picking from a group of 42 players he called up for fitness tests on Monday and Tuesday. Neither Totti nor Toni wer...

Cassano injury hinders Italy WC hopes

Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent | April, 15 2014

Antonio Cassano's chances of representing Italy at the World Cup this summer are hanging by a thread due to an injury he picked up at the end of last month. The 31-year-old has missed Parma's last two games since injuring his ankle in the 3-2 defeat...

Rossi, El Shaarawy chosen as vets miss cut Video

ESPN staff and Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent | April, 11 2014

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has left Luca Toni and Francesco Totti out of his 42-man squad for physical testing, raising serious doubts over the veteran strikers’ prospects of making the World Cup squad. • Horncastle: Immobile a mu...

Buffon tips keeper, 17, for World Cup

Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent | April, 9 2014

Italy No. 1 Gianluigi Buffon believes that 17-year-old Udinese goalkeeper Simone Scuffet is worthy of a place with the Azzurri at this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil. Scuffet made his Serie A debut in the 2-0 win at Bologna on Feb. 1 -- startin...

Italy selects Stadio Olimpico as 2020 candidate

Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent | April, 9 2014

Rome's Stadio Olimpico will be sent into the running as Italy's only candidate for host city status at Euro 2020, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) has announced. Milan's San Siro, which will host the 2016 Champions League final, is not dee...

Italian trio chase World Cup call-up

Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent | April, 7 2014

Mattia Destro, Luca Toni and Ciro Immobile all strengthened their claims for an Italy call-up ahead of the World Cup with their displays over the weekend. • Horncastle: Immobile a must Destro, 23, struck a hat trick for Roma in the...

Pele: Managers endanger 'the beautiful game' Video

ESPN staff | April, 3 2014

Pele is mourning the death of "the beautiful game," a phrase many say was coined by the 73-year-old Brazilian legend. • Pele: Neymar tends to dive More and more since his retirement, teams are emphasising defence over a flowing a...

Rossi eyes cup final to prove WC fitness

Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent | April, 2 2014

Fiorentina forward Giuseppe Rossi has set his sights on a return for the Coppa Italia final against Napoli on May 3 in order to prove his fitness for inclusion in Cesare Prandelli's World Cup squad. • Prandelli set for new contract • W...

Toni relaxed about Italy call-up

Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent | March, 31 2014

Hellas Verona striker Luca Toni is not concerned that Italy coach Cesare Prandelli had already left the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi before he netted his 14th and 15th goals of the season on Sunday. • World Cup Daily Toni, 36, is just ...

Prandelli set to sign new Italy contract

ESPN staff, Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent | March, 24 2014

Italy manager Cesare Prandelli has told ANSA that he is "satisfied and proud" to extend his contract with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) by two years. • World Cup Daily Prandelli, who took charge of the Azzurri in 2010...

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