"I'm glad he's apologized because I didn't like the joke, and I'm pleased he's realized that it wasn't a nice one to make."
-- Zenit St. Petersburg defender Domenico Criscito
after Italy national team coach Cesare Prandelli
apologized for making a joke about his exclusion from Italy's 30-player World
Cup roster. Prandelli downplayed any controversy about his decision by saying by saying "it's not like I've left Cabrini or Maldini at home" in reference to former star defenders Antonio Cabrini
and Paolo Maldini
. (Sky Sport Italia