AZZURRI

Dino Zoff has warned Italy’s European representatives that referees are among their biggest threats. “They’re very touchy”.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio admits Aleksander Ceferin’s rise to UEFA power happened “in a way that not even we expected”.
Sky Sport Italia have fired Paolo Di Canio after he showed his Fascist ‘Dux’ tattoo on air.
New UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has hailed Italy for being “one of my biggest supporters” during his campaign trail.
Italian international Marco Verratti insists he’d rather retire than change his style of play.
Marco Verratti is confident Mario Balotelli “will change and become one of the best strikers in the world” at Nice.
Italy boss Giampiero Ventura has revealed his intention to “build a group of lads who can demonstrate their talent” at the 2018 World Cup.
Carlo Ancelotti has relaxed his stance on taking the Italy job one day. “Maybe it’ll interest me as I get older...”
Giovanni Trapattoni has revealed he could have coached Germany, but did not because of this wife.
Mario Balotelli made a spectacular start to his Ligue 1 career, scoring two goals as Nice beat Olympique Marseille 3-2.
Former Palermo midfielder Franco Vazquez believes Italy “are at the same level” as Argentina as a call from Antonio Conte was enough to convince him.
Bologna Coach Roberto Donadoni does not regret turning down the Azzurri, whilst praising his 'interesting youngsters'.
Mirko Valdifiori hopes to return to the Italy squad by impressing at Torino - “if a call-up comes I’ll be delighted”.
Giorgio Chiellini’s poor form for Italy could see him rested for Saturday’s Serie A clash between Juventus and Sassuolo.
Marcello Lippi admits “I’m thinking about a return to China” as he can’t be Italy technical director.
Alvaro Morata is glad former Juventus teammate Giorgio Chiellini is suspended for Italy-Spain - “my ankles are grateful…”
Italy Under-21s have qualified for the Under-21 European Championships with a 3-0 win over Andorra.
Gianluigi Donnarumma thanks Giampiero Ventura and Gianluigi Buffon after making his Italy debut.
Alessandro Florenzi joked with Ciro Immobile on Instagram: 'You're forgiven because of the goal!'
Leonardo Bonucci and Marco Verratti could become the Azzurri's most important tactical combo after Israel-Italy.
Israel's players walked away with a feeling of having missed an opportunity: 'But Italy's defence is world-famous'.
Coach Elisha Levy of Israel says 'I have never seen such a defensive Italy' after losing 3-1.
Marco Parolo praises his fellow Azzurri after a 3-1 over Israel: 'Giorgio Chiellini is fundamental, Marco Verratti is a spectacle'.
Italy captain Gigi Buffon gave Tal Ben-Haim the greatest compliment after the Israel star scored against him.
Leonardo Bonucci praised the team spirit of 10-man Italy as they fought to a 3-1 World Cup qualifying victory in Israel.