Italy

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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The Ghanaian midfielder has put pen to paper on a new deal after impressing in his first two seasons following his move from city rival Inter.

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The Gunners boss is set to meet the Italian striker's representatives on Saturday ahead of a proposed million move that would test every facet of his management skills.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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Mino Raiola says that the Gunners are "a fantastic club", one of a select few who could afford to sign his client from AC Milan, with reports of an incoming 31 million euro bid.

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This summer's tournament in Brazil is off to a stunning start and Goal takes a look at whether 10 of the world-class names present have lived up to their top billing.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

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Goals from Claudio Marchisio and Mario Balotelli were enough to defeat England in the Azzurri's opening World Cup clash, with wide man Antonio Candreva tireless on the right flank

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The striker had a torrid season and had to face down calls for Ciro Immobile to take his place in the national team, but proved to be decisive when needed most

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Claudio Marchisio and Mario Balotelli sandwiched a Daniel Sturridge strike to give Cesare Prandelli's men all three points from their opener against Roy Hodgson's charges.

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The Liverpool youngster is trusted to make an impact by manager Roy Hodgson despite having limited game time in pre-tournament friendlies, with Adam Lallana benched.

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The veteran hurt his ankle in training and has failed to recover in time to face Roy Hodgson's men in the two sides' opening World Cup fixture.

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Ten years after Rooney announced himself at Euro 2004, the Liverpool forward can have the same impact in Brazil - and Roy Hodgson must pick him for Italy opener in Manaus.

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The Three Lions head to hot and humid Manaus for their World Cup Group D opener against Italy and must find a way to prevent the Juventus regista from exerting his usual control.

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The AC Milan forward is coming off the back of a turbulent domestic campaign, in complete contrast to the 2013-14 Serie A season's capocannoniere.

Friday, June 13, 2014

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Bastian Schweinsteiger is now the club's top midfield target for the summer but Louis van Gaal is open to doing a deal for the Roma star earlier than January if necessary.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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The Napoli boss has conceded defeat in his bid to retain the goalkeeper's services, admitting that the club is unable to meet his wage demands

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Goal pundits from around the world ranked all teams in Brazil 2014 from 1 to 32. Here is their view of the participants

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The goalkeeper says Roy Hodgson's side has made great strides forward in the last two years and has no concerns about Manaus pitch ahead of World Cup opener Saturday.