AZZURRI

Albania Coach Gianni De Biasi accepted the 1-0 friendly defeat to Italy just days after holding France 1-1.
Leonardo Bonucci warned Mario Balotelli “needs the intelligence to understand” the right attitude for Italy.
Stefano Okaka will “forever be grateful” to Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic for his Italy debut against Albania.
Francesco Acerbi was “happy and proud” to make his Italy debut against Albania after twice overcoming cancer.
Antonio Conte praised Italy’s experimental side for beating Albania, but snapped at critics. “We’ve won five and drawn one.”
Sampdoria striker Stefano Okaka scored on his Italy debut for a 1-0 friendly victory over Albania in Genoa.
“The objective of the Croatia fans was to suspend the game and UEFA are convinced of that too,” claim the FIGC.
Torino defender Emiliano Moretti has set a new record as the oldest player to make his Italy debut, starting against Albania.
Italy experiment in tonight’s friendly with Albania, starting a 3-5-2 formation with Mattia Destro and Alessio Cerci.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio is “pleased to host Albania in an historic match” this evening.
Under-21 international Marcello Trotta “wants a move to Italy in January,” confirmed the Barnsley and Fulham striker’s agent.
UEFA have confirmed that they have opened disciplinary proceedings against Italy and Croatia for disturbances during their Euro 2016 qualifier.
Antonio Conte fires a warning to Italian football, his Italy players and Mario Balotelli: “Calcio isn't heading in the right direction.”
Italy could deploy a four-man defence for tonight’s match with Albania after Antonio Conte experimented a 4-4-2 in training.
Former Italy CT Marcello Lippi has revealed that he turned down Milan before his ill-fated return to the Azzurri bench.
Juventus teenager Kingsley Coman scored the winner as France Under-21s beat England in a 3-2 thriller.
Lazio and Albania defender Lorik Cana is looking forward to Tuesday’s friendly against Italy. “We want to make history.”
Tomorrow’s Italy-Albania was organised to raise funds for the city, but Genoa President Enrico Preziosi insists it is “inopportune.”
Sampdoria striker Stefano Okaka has been given the iconic Number 9 jersey and Sebastian Giovinco 10 for Italy-Albania.
Fiorentina have lost Manuel Pasqual for at least three weeks after he suffered a thigh strain during Italy-Croatia.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio was encouraged despite a 1-0 friendly defeat to Denmark. “We are on the right track.”
Italy paid the price for poor finishing and a defensive error as the Under-21 side lost a friendly 1-0 to Denmark.
Angelo Ogbonna was sent home from international duty, but Juventus tests excluded serious damage.
The authorities in Milan reveal they confiscated over 50 flares from Croatia fans before the match with Italy.
Antonio Conte tested out a brand-new Italy line-up for tomorrow’s Albania friendly, heavy in Genoa and Sampdoria players.