What They're Saying

"Anyone who messes around will stay at home, because it will mean that they can't handle the pressure of a World Cup. I'm sick and tired of seeing certain types of behavior. ... This code is a demand of mine. In one of my first team talks, I asked whether a player who elbows another deserves to play for the national team and the players said no."

-- Italy coach Cesare Prandelli warns that players won't be considered for the World Cup if they are sent off or caught misbehaving in club games before the end of the season. (Reuters)
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