Some stories about Group E rolling in today:
- De Rossi sends an apology to FIFA about the elbow.
- Iaquinta a question mark for the Azzurri - that's ok wouldn't mind seeing Pippo if we need some extra goal potency.
- Lippi talks lineup changes against the Czechs.
- Italy's team manager, and Azzurri legend, Gigi Riva - took time out to comment on De Rossi and the state of the Azzurri strikers. If you saw the ABC Studio coverage Saturday with Giorgio Chinaglia in the studio and they commented on him being to 'blame for 1974', here is an intersting interview with Riva who was on that team and sheds some light on that turmoil.
- Baros may be ready to go for the Czechs - he was hurt June 3rd, would think he would be a sub, hard to imagine him ready to go 90 minutes.
- Essien has the eye of the US as they prepare to face Africa's most expensive player.
- Ghana is being treated like family in their home away from home, Wurzburg.