“It was madness not to have timeouts in these conditions. If they want a spectacle, they have to give the players the possibility to recover. It was impossible to maintain that level of intensity."
-- Italy coach Cesare Prandellion the failure to mandate timeouts during the Italy-England game in Manaus because the heat and humidity did not meet FIFA thresholds. He said Italy's work in training had paid off because its players kept going while the England players began cramping up midway through the second half. (Sky Sports)