Friday Jul 11
'I expected a phone call' - Jilted Gilardino frustrated with Prandelli
The former AC Milan striker was left irked by the Italy coach's decision not to inform him personally of his World Cup snub, but says he bears no grudges Alberto Gilardino said that he was disappointed not to get a phone call from Cesare Prandelli to inform him of his omission from Italy's World Cup squad.
5 Forwards for AC Milan to Pair with El Shaarawy Instead of Mario Balotelli
The 21-year-old forward is one of Italy's brightest hopes for the future, so getting the most out of him and finding him the right strike partner should be top of new manager Pippo Inzaghi's concerns.
Scouting Report: Is Afriyie Acquah Arsenal Quality?
Acquah is a 5'11", 154-pound footballer, who featured predominantly as a central midfielder in a 4-3-3 or as an emergency right wing-back on loan at Parma last season.
Costa Rica stun Italy to advance to last 16
Costa Rica's amazing run here at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil continued in Recife, the Central American upstarts adding Italy's scalp to their Group D belt after opening with a win over Uruguay.