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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.