Luis Suarez of Uruguay  during the  Group D match against Italy  at Estadio das Dunas on June 24th, 2014 in Natal. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

Italy 0 Uruguay 1Uruguay knocked Italy out of the World Cup but the only thing people were talking about at Natal’s Estadio das Dunas tonight was Luis(...)

Italy manager Cesare Prandelli must choose between Mario Balotelli (left) and Ciro Immobile to lead the Italian front line against England in their opening World Cup game. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Will he be selected to face England? Will he be on song? Will becoming engaged just three days before the World Cup starts distract Mario Balotelli?Se(...)

Ireland’s Anthony Pilkington (13) takes a free kick against  Italy at Craven Cottage. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Rep of Ireland 0 Italy 0The Republic of Ireland got a well earned draw against Italy in Craven Cottage where a really good game, played in front of a (...)

Italy’s target man Mario Balotelli during a training session in Coverciano, Florence, Italy, yesterday. Photograph: Giampiero Sposito/Reuters.

Italy’s football chief Giancarlo Abete has condemned the racist chants directed at Mario Balotelli during the Azzurri’s training session yesterday.The(...)