AZZURRI

Fabio Cannavaro claims winning the World Cup with Italy in 2006 “was the most beautiful thing in my career.”
The groups for the 2018 World Cup have been drawn, with Italy's nemesis Sweden facing holders Germany.
It has been confirmed that the new President of the FIGC will be elected on January 29.
Arrigo Sacchi believes Friday’s Serie A bout between Napoli and Juventus can go some way towards alleviating the disappointment of Italy’s World Cup failure.
Olympic chief Giovanni Malago is keeping coy on who the FIGC’s new President will be but has acknowledged Francesco Totti’s support for Damiano Tommasi.
Sebastian Giovinco doesn’t know if his form for Toronto will be enough for an Italy call - “it’s not up to me”.
Sebastian Giovinco’s Toronto FC beat Columbus Crew 1-0 to reach the MLS Cup final for the second year in a row.
Xabi Alonso praises Jorginho and Napoli, and was sorry to see Gianluigi Buffon cry when Italy were knocked out of the World Cup qualifiers.
CONI President Giovanni Malago believes Carlo Ancelotti “would be the ideal solution” for Italy.
Roma legend Francesco Totti “took it very badly” when Italy were eliminated from the World Cup, and wants Damiano Tommasi as head of the FIGC.
Giuseppe Rossi is making his Serie A comeback for Genoa after almost 10 months out with a knee injury.
Andrea Pirlo reveals the secrets behind his free-kicks - “I’d tell myself it was impossible not to score”.
Fabio Cannavaro believes Italian football must be “selfish” and prioritise Italian players over foreigners.
The Gran Gala del Calcio was held tonight, with Maurizio Sarri named best Coach and Gianluigi Buffon best player.
Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon says Napoli have “a unique philosophy” and insists he’d play for Italy at 60 if they needed him.
Carlo Tavecchio says he “always did well” as FIGC President, noting “I didn’t play in the two games with Sweden…”
Vincenzo Montella says it’s “too soon” to take the Italy job, and says Milan sacked him because “it’s always the Coach’s fault”.
Vincenzo Montella has refused to rule out taking the Italy job after leaving Milan but says he will take a break from football before his next move.
Bologna boss Roberto Donadoni believes Mattia Destro and Simone Verdi have what it takes to become Italy regulars.
Zenit St Petersburg boss Roberto Mancini opened the door to the Italy job. “It would be a great honour and is the ultimate dream.”
Mario Balotelli gave away wads of cash, smashed a plasma screen and stuffed parking tickets into his locker at Manchester City, but Roberto Mancini was “irrational.”
Bayern Munich chief Uli Hoeness claims Carlo Ancelotti’s staff was the reason for his dismissal. “Every day there was a fight.”
Simone Zaza discussed his Italy nightmare, struggling with life at West Ham and commitment to Valencia. “I need some stability.”
Lionel Messi tips Manchester City or PSG for the Champions League, but wants Milan and Inter back in the tournament. “It’s just not the same.”
Carlo Ancelotti is set to turn down an offer to lead Saudi Arabia to the World Cup, according to reports in Italy.