Italy coach Antonio Conte has received death threats from angry Juventus fans who blame his training methods for the injury that will probably rule midfielder Claudio Marchisio out for the rest of the season.
Italy and Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio is set to be ruled out for several months after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in training with the national team, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said on Friday.
The death of Belgian Under-21 international midfielder Junior Malanda has left his German club Wolfsburg devastated but they will still go to South Africa for their training camp said sporting director Klaus Allofs on Sunday.
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has brushed off suggestions of a crisis, insisting the champions` resolve will remain intact when they visit in-form Napoli looking for their first win of the year on Sunday.
Cameroon midfielder Alex Song has announced retirement from international football following exclusion from his country's Africa Cup of Nations squad. He has not played for the national team since being sent off against Croatia in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
It is testament to Steven Gerrard`s ability that his Liverpool career will be remembered for heroic acts of willpower that ensured no deficit was irretrievable and no opponent unbeatable, rather than the league title that eluded him.