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Balotelli's mad enough but fellow Italian Cassano is just plain crazy
24/06/2012 by Dailymail
He is the hot-headed striker who has turned into Italy's Mr Reliable - Antonio Cassano was raising hell before Mario Balotelli was old enough to light his own fireworks. Now he is the sensible one in the odd-couple strike partnership that will face England.'If we're counting on me to keep Mario on the straight and narrow then we are in a bad way,' he said last week. But wit... Full Story »
We're preparing to meet Spain in final, says Italy keeper Buffon
24/06/2012 by Dailymail
Gianluigi Buffon believes Italy are good enough to beat England on Sunday night and be crowned champions - but says they might need to study law to do it! The Italians arrived with a match-fixing and betting scandal in full swing back home. Confident: Gianluigi Buffon thinks Italy will go throughPolice even turned up at their training base in Italy demanding to speak t... Full Story »
I fear no one! Mario taunts Roy's heroes ahead of quarter-final showdown
24/06/2012 by Dailymail
Mario Balotelli has told his Manchester City team-mates and England opponents that he fears none of them as the two nations prepared for Sunday’s Euro 2012 quarter-final in Kiev.Balotelli, who is expected to return for Italy to take on Roy Hodgson’s men, spoke publicly for the first time at this tournament on the eve of the match to warn his club-mates that he plans to en... Full Story »
In charge: Cesare Prandelli will lead his side against England on Sunday
24/06/2012 by Dailymail
Fabio Capello has gone ‘crazy’ at suggestions he has been helping Italy prepare for Sunday’s showdown against England. Capello’s son, Pierfilippo, said the Italian former England manager is torn over which country to support.Just before Capello reached Miami for Saturday’s charity match with Leo Messi, he was told of reports claiming he might betray England after four year... Full Story »
Barzagli defends Italy record in attacking tournament
24/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Italy centreback Andrea Barzagli has spoken up for his team's defensive record in a tournament he described as particularly attacking.When the Azzurri won the World Cup in Germany in 2006 they conceded only two goals in seven games, one from a penalty and the other an own goal.They conceded the same number of goals in their three group games leading to the Italian pres... Full Story »
Italy have taken full advantage of weak refereeing
23/06/2012 by Dailymail
Italy's players seem to be enjoying the new, lighter approach from referees at this tournament. They appear to be using it to their advantage.Andy Townsend was right in Friday's Sportsmail to highlight the 'dark arts' tactics employed by the Azzurri, especially noticeable at set-pieces when they hold opponents and block runs.Foul play: Italy's Federico Balzaretti, left, with ... Full Story »
We must raise our game, Buffon warns Italy... after a bit of 'Carry On' buffoonery
23/06/2012 by Dailymail
With the gravitas he usually brings to his goalmouth, Gianluigi Buffon discussed the merits of England, Italy and the world's next generation of top goalkeepers, led by Joe Hart. Only when someone raised the idea that he might settle down in front of the TV screen with his goalkeeping colleagues to scrutinise video footage, did his authority slip.Goalkeepers' union: Buffo... Full Story »
Mario Balotelli suffers injury scare training with the Italian squad
23/06/2012 by The Sun
BACK TROUBLE ... Mario BalotelliMARIO BALOTELLI suffered an injury scare in training yesterday but WILL be fit to face England tomorrow.The Manchester City star, who hopes to start the Euro quarter-final clash for Italy in Kiev, suffered pain in his back as he left the pitch.Balotelli later insisted he was fine but defender Giorgio Chiellini is definitely out and midfielde... Full Story »
Giovinco returns to Juventus
22/06/2012 by Supersport.com
Italy forward Sebastian Giovinco has agreed to return to Juventus after two years with Parma, the Italian champions revealed on Thursday.  It will be the diminutive 25-year-old's third stint with the club. The two clubs each owned half of Giovinco's contract and Juve have paid €11 million ($13.8m) to buy back the 50 percent they sold for just three million euros a yea... Full Story »
Italy have been better than England so far, argues Bonucci
22/06/2012 by Goal.com
In drawing with Spain and Croatia, and defeating Republic of Ireland, the Juventus defender believes the Azzurri have played better football than Roy Hodgson's menLeonardo Bonucci believes that Italy's performances in Euro 2012 so far have been superior to those of quarter-final opponents England.The Azzurri progressed to the knockout stages behind defending champions Spain i... Full Story »