Buffon uncertain to face Costa Rica

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is doubtful to face Costa Rica after missing his side`s World Cup opener against England with an ankle injury, manager Cesare Prandelli revealed.

Italy`s De Sciglio ruled out for England game

Italy left-back Mattia De Sciglio will miss Saturday`s Group D opener against England in Manaus after picking up a thigh muscle strain in training.

Italy will need two balls to beat Spain, jokes Prandelli

Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli claims his side may need an extra ball on the pitch if they are to overcome Spain in their Confederations Cup semi-final.

Cesare Maldini praises Italy coach for doing fabulous job

Former national football coach Paolo Maldini has praised Cesare Prandelli for doing a fabulous job with Italy.

Prandelli impressed by a `matured` Balotelli

Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli said he was impressed by Mario Balotelli`s change following his transfer from Manchester City to AC Milan.

Italy manager Prandelli tells Balotelli he is no ‘super hero’

Italy manager Cesar Prandelli has urged Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli to give a better description of himself on the football pitch and put an end to his non-stop controversies surrounding him.