The Azzurri midfielder has expressed caution over his country's clash with the Central American side following its shock victory over Uruguay last week.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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.
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
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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Sunday, June 15, 2014
The Italians conquered England and the Amazonian conditions Saturday but were upset by the lack of breaks.
The midfielder was pleased with how his side imposed itself on England in the Group D encounter.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Raheem Sterling's expected inclusion in Roy Hodgson's lineup is likely to open up the game in the Amazon jungle of Manaus.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
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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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.