World Cup
Diego Godin
Italy Falls In Finale
Diego Godin nodded Uruguay into the knockout round, scoring on an 81st-minute header to give his nation a 1-0 victory over 10-man Italy at the Estadio das Dunas on Tuesday. Italy was reduced to 10 men when... FULL STORY>>
Cesare Prandelli
Cesare Prandelli Resigns
Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli announced his resignation on Tuesday following the Azzurri's 1-0 loss to Uruguay which knocked them out of the World Cup.

"I talked to the President of the Federation and (vice president) Demetrio Albertini, and gave my resignation," Prandelli said after the match... FULL STORY>>
Mario Balotelli
Over And Out
Costa Rica became the fourth country to qualify for the knockout round at the World Cup by grinding out a 1-0 victory over Italy at the Arena Pernambuco on Friday.

Los Ticos opened the tournament with a shock win against Uruguay and managed to build on the result by upsetting Italy thanks to a 44th-minute goal from Bryan Ruiz. FULL STORY>>
The Professionals
Italy turned out a professional performance at the Arena Amazonia on Saturday to get a 2-1 victory over England.

Claudio Marchisio's 35th-minute strike was canceled out by England's Daniel Sturridge within two minutes, but Mario Balotelli notched the go-ahead goal five minutes into the second half to restore the lead. FULL STORY>>
Buffon Sidelined
Italy goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon has been ruled out of the nation's Group D clash with England on Saturday due to an ankle injury.

The Juventus veteran picked up a knock in training but was hopeful of suiting up for Italy's opening match, but he was not able to recover.... FULL STORY>>