Antonio Cassano says Cristiano Ronaldo is football's version of tennis ace Rafael Nadal, while Argentine striker Lionel Messi is closer to Roger Federer, insisting the latter is the best player in the history of the game.
Antonio Cassano's wife Carolina gave birth to the couple's second son on Monday, who has been named "in honour of the greatest player of all time."
Inter Milan fell further behind Serie A leaders Juventus on Saturday after being held 1-1 at home to struggling Genoa.
Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni and striker Antonio Cassano have been handed one and two-match bans respectively, Italian league bosses announced on Tuesday.
Inter Milan maintained their pursuit of Serie A leaders Juventus with a 2-0 win over Catania as Fiorentina lost ground after being held to a 1-1 draw at Chievo on Sunday.
Inter Milan striker Antonio Cassano said he is still mystified about why he has been left on the sidelines by Italy coach Cesare Prandelli.
European football's governing body on Friday said it had fined Italy forward Antonio Cassano for homophobic comments he made during a news conference at Euro 2012.
Spain centre-back Sergio Ramos says preparations for the Euro 2012 final against Italy are complicated by the fact his side do not know how their opponents will play.
Striker Mario Balotelli struck twice to seal Italy's 2-1 semi-final win over Germany on Thursday to leave the Germans' Euro 2012 ambitions in tatters while the Azzurri marched on to the final.
England will attempt to reach the last four of a major tournament for the first time in 16 years on Sunday as they face Italy in a heavyweight Euro 2012 quarter-final collision.
FIFA boss Sepp Blatter said on Wednesday that the introduction of goal-line technology is a must after Ukraine appeared to equalise against England in their final Euro 2012 group match but the referee waved play on.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli took the unusual step of thanking UEFA president Michel Platini after his side secured qualification for the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.
Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli scored the goals as Italy beat 10-man Ireland 2-0 at the Municipal Stadium here on Monday to reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.
Italy striker Antonio Cassano has sparked furious reaction from a gay rights group after using a derogatory word to describe homosexuals and saying he hopes there aren't any in the national team.
Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata, with the Champions League already tucked under his belt this season, says that he hopes to play his part in helping Spain defend their Euro title - but warns their first opponents Italy will pose a tough opening challenge.
Juventus remained on course for their first Serie A crown in nine seasons after crushing relegation-threatened Novara 4-0 on Sunday as AC Milan stayed three points adrift with a 4-1 win at Siena.
Italian international striker Antonio Cassano hit his first goal on Sunday since returning from heart surgery, opening the scoring for AC Milan in the 4-1 win over Siena in their Serie A clash.
AC Milan and Italy striker Antonio Cassano moved a step closer to playing again following minor heart surgery when a 10-man commission approved his return on Monday.