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Chiellini: I wouldn't miss Euro 2012 for the world
24/05/2012 by Goal.com
Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini says that he has no intention of allowing an injury to ruin his hopes of participating in Euro 2012.The versatile Juventus centre-back suffered a minor thigh injury in his club's final game of the Serie A season, against Atalanta, and was ruled out of action for 20 days.There are still concerns over whether Chiellini will be fully fit for th... Full Story »
Balotelli: Euro 2012 could be the chance of a lifetime for me
24/05/2012 by Dailymail
Manchester City and Italy striker Mario Balotelli has said that Euro 2012 will provide him with the opportunity to show his talent, and prove he can keep his cool.The controversial forward is expected to lead the line for Cesare Prandelli's side in Poland and Ukraine as the Azzurri look to win their first Euro title since 1968."This could be the chance of a lifetime for me,... Full Story »
Borini & Destro are ready for Euro 2012, says Ferrara
23/05/2012 by Goal.com
Italy Under-21 coach Ciro Ferrara believes Fabio Borini and Mattia Destro are ready for Euro 2012 after being selected in Cesare Prandelli's provisional 32-man squad.Both forwards have been named in the Azzurri's original list of players which will be cut down to 23 on May 29.Destro and Borini have both appeared regularly in Ferrara's U-21 squads and the former Juventus bos... Full Story »
Di Natale: I like to be used as a central striker
23/05/2012 by Goal.com
Antonio Di Natale has urged Cesare Prandelli to play him as a central striker for Italy ahead of Euro 2012.The Udinese forward has made the provisional list for the Azzurri after a two-year hiatus from the national side and the veteran believes he would link up well with his country's fellow attackers.“I think Mario Balotelli and I could do well alongside each other, whil... Full Story »
Behave yourself! Controversial striker Balotelli warned by Italy coach Prandelli
23/05/2012 by Dailymail
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has warned Mario Balotelli to be on his best behaviour at Euro 2012.The Manchester City forward has been included in the squad despite a controversial season off the field.And Prandelli wants the the 21-year-old to make headlines for the right reasons this summer.I'm watching you! Cesare Prandelli keeps an eye on Mario Balotelli‘In my opinion, h... Full Story »
I feel Italian and will defend the Azzurri shirt forever, says Schelotto
22/05/2012 by Goal.com
Ezequiel Schelotto does not believe that his commitment to the Azzurri cause should be called into question just because he is not Italian by birth.The Atalanta winger's inclusion in Cesare Prandelli's preliminary squad for Euro 2012 raised a few eyebrows, not least because the 22-year-old was born in Buenos Aires.However, Schelotto insists that while he has not forgotten hi... Full Story »
Euro 2012 is a chance for Balotelli to deliver, says Prandelli
22/05/2012 by Goal.com
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has called on Mario Balotelli to prove he can make the headlines for the right reasons after including him in his 23-man squad for Euro 2012.There were doubts over whether the striker would be selected for next month's tournament, following several incidents during the domestic season at Manchester City.However, while indicating that he's aware o... Full Story »
Balotelli promises to behave at Euros
20/05/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Manchester City's Mario Balotelli has reassured Italy manager Cesare Prandelli that he will behave himself at Euro 2012.While few can doubt Balotelli's abilities on the pitch, it has often been his off-the-field antics that has drawn him all the wrong kinds of attention. The various controversies plaguing him this season led to speculation that Prandelli will not be taking th... Full Story »
Prandelli ready for challenge - Italy boss calls for right mentality from his reshaped team
17/05/2012 by Sky Sport
Cesare Prandelli: Hoping his rejigged side approach Euro 2012 with the right mentalityCesare Prandelli prepares to lead Italy into the European Championship this summer hoping his faith in the country's young talent is rewarded.The former Fiorentina boss succeeded World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi after a miserable first-round exit at the 2010 World Cup in Sout... Full Story »
Italy boosted by Chiellini return
17/05/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Italy have received a boost ahead of Euro 2012 with the news Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini is set to recover from a muscle injury in time for the tournament.The centre-back picked up a right thigh strain in Juve's final game of the Serie A season against Atalanta on Sunday and the Turin club confirmed he will be out for 20 days.Chiellini, who was included in coach Cesar... Full Story »