Italian Paper Talk: ‘Italy Without Fear’, Balotelli Must Earn Back Prandelli’s Faith

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Great challenge ahead with threat of heat and a terrible pitch.

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Italy as the Azzurri prepare to make their World Cup debut in Brazil against England in Manaus on Saturday.

Image courtesy of La Gazzetta dello Sport.

– Italy without fear.

– Tonight the debut against Hodgson’s England.

– We haven’t won in a World Cup since the Final in Berlin.

– Prandelli: ‘Excellent sensations’.

– Time-outs, the decision is made today.

– Balotelli now has to earn back the Coach’s faith.

– Manaus is a building site, humid, hot and what a pitch…

– Uruguay discover ants and Costa Rica.

– Dutch Manita, Spain crushed 5-1.

– Neymar is already a king, but referees under attack.

– Goal-packed Argentina, their strikers have scored 112 times.

– Mexico and Chile off to a good start.

– Milan on Iturbe, but there’s Juve too. Bianconeri press for Morata, but Wolfsburg offer €30m.

– Inter-Osvaldo: first a loan, then €11m.

– Serie B: Varese safe, Novara from Serie A to Lega Pro in two years.


Image courtesy of Corriere dello Sport.

– Italiaaa!

– Tonight our World Cup begins with England. Great challenge at Manaus with the threat of heat and a terrible pitch.

– All eyes are on Balotelli.

– Prandelli: ‘We’re ready to win’.

– Hodgson focuses on Rooney.

– Also this evening, Uruguay with Costa Rica.

– Mancini: ‘No fear, it’s possible to beat them’.

– Spain humiliated, Chile go forth. Holland flatten the champions 5-1.

– Vidal plays, Sanchez scores and Australia ko.

– Barbara’s orders: ‘Milan, I want the Champions League’.

– Pioli believes: ‘Trust me, Lazio can soar’.

– Napoli, Pandev the key for Gonalons.


Image courtesy of Tuttosport.

– Nobody sleep!

– Tonight in the inferno of Manaus the long-awaited World Cup debut against England.

– Prandelli: ‘We’ll fight for every ball’.

– Buffon: ‘They’d do well to fear us’.

– Casillas disaster, Holland show, Spain crushed.

– Morata: ‘Juve or I break with Real’.

– Bianconeri make their €20m offer for Sanchez formal and push for Guarin and Ranocchia from Inter.

– Toro: Molinaro! He has already done his medical.

– Botta for the Granata: ‘I want to play for Ventura’.

– Monaco for Balotelli.

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