AZZURRI

Italy tested out a 4-2-4 system ahead of games with Liechtenstein and Germany, using Marco Verratti and Daniele De Rossi in midfield.
Torino striker Andrea Belotti urges fans to have faith in Italy’s youngsters - “trust us”.
Atalanta midfielder Roberto Gagliardini is “still in disbelief” after being called-up to the Italy squad.
Matteo Darmian insists it’s “not true” that Jose Mourinho doesn’t want him at Manchester United.
Milan striker Gianluca Lapadula has been called-up to the Italy squad, as Manolo Gabbiadini is injured.
Italy boss Giampiero Ventura admits while Serie A “is an interesting League, as a show, it’s not been memorable”.
Juventus have confirmed that Andrea Barzagli will be out for “approximately two months” with a dislocated shoulder.
Giampiero Ventura has appeared to take a dig at Antonio Conte as his Italy predecessor “left us with one of the oldest squads in the last 150 years”.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura says Graziano Pelle is on the naughty step, Sebastian Giovinco is in an inferior League and that he will “chat” to Mario Balotelli.
Giampiero Ventura insists Simone Zaza is “important” for Italy, to the extent that the Azzurri “will try” to help the striker regain his form.
Claudio Marchisio has been ruled out of the Italy squad for friendlies with Germany and Liechtenstein due to injury.
Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli is likely to be out ‘for around a month’ after he dislocated his shoulder on Sunday, reports say.
It has been confirmed that Davide Astori will replace Andrea Barzagli in the Italy squad to face Liechtenstein and Germany.
Andrea Barzagli has dislocated his shoulder and requires a protective brace, confirmed Juventus.
Dino Zoff said he does not “feel inferior” to Gigi Buffon and urged Juventus to “accept the Calciopoli ruling.”
Sebastian Giovinco stands up for MLS football at Toronto FC and hopes “sooner or later” he’ll get a call from the Italy squad.
Giampiero Ventura’s Italy squad for Liechtenstein and Germany includes Matteo Politano, Danilo Cataldi, Claudio Marchisio and Lorenzo Insigne.
Today Giampiero Ventura will name his Italy squad for Liechtenstein and Germany games with some reported new faces to feature.
Atalanta winger Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez will not be eligible to play for Italy after all.
Torino midfielder Marco Benassi assures “I feel good in the Under-21s” despite claims he should have been called by Italy.
Germany have named their squad for the games with San Marino and Italy, with no Mesut Özil.
Gianluigi Buffon is Italy’s only representative in the list of candidates for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016 award.
Giampiero Ventura confirms 4-2-4 will be Italy’s “future direction” as he looks to freshen up the Azzurri over the course of his reign.
Italy and Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian says ‘he is not frustrated’ by lack of playing time under Jose Mourinho.
Luigi Di Biagio has named his Italy Under-21 squad for the friendlies with England and Denmark, including Aston Villa’s Pierluigi Gollini.