AZZURRI

Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi are both set to miss out on Italy’s Confederations Cup clash with Brazil.
David Luiz will undergo surgery for a broken nose, but not until after the Confederations Cup, so he could face Italy.
Italian Football Federation youth co-ordinator Arrigo Sacchi has urged Serie A clubs to not waste the nation’s up-and-coming talent.
Marco Verratti admits he did struggle to perform at the European Under-21 Championship after being brought back into the Azzurrini set-up.
Brazil’s Thiago Silva is showing Italy respect ahead of this weekend’s Confederations Cup clash between the two nations.
Giorgio Chiellini concedes Italy were fortunate to have beaten Japan in the Confederations Cup on Wednesday.
Daniele De Rossi concedes “Japan were incredible and the result is probably the only positive thing” about Italy’s game.
Japan Coach Alberto Zaccheroni admitted to “huge regret” at their 4-3 defeat to Italy in Recife.
Emanuele Giaccherini admits Italy “did not deserve” their 4-3 victory over Japan in the Confederations Cup.
Cesare Prandelli admits Italy “struggled like crazy” to beat Japan 4-3, but “the humidity is unbearable and we have to deal with it.”
Italy were trailing, leading and caught again in a Confederations Cup thriller, beating Japan 4-3!
Italy take on Japan and Cesare Prandelli admits “the interpretation will be slightly different with Alberto Aquilani.”
Italy make two changes to their starting XI when facing Alberto Zaccheroni’s Japan tonight in the Confederations Cup.
Alberto Zaccheroni looks forward to tonight’s Italy-Japan in the Confederations Cup. “The Azzurri have few weaknesses.”
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is expected to start with Christian Maggio and Alberto Aquilani in the team that will face Japan this evening.
Cesare Prandelli admits “there could be two, three or even four” changes as Italy face Japan in the Confederations Cup on Wednesday night.
Daniele De Rossi is concerned by Shinji Kagawa of Japan, but explains why he plays better for the Azzurri than for Roma.
Italy could introduce Alberto Aquilani and Christian Maggio to the starting XI for their Confederations Cup match with Japan.
Spain Coach Julen Lopetegui was “very proud” to retain the Under-21 European title after beating Italy in “a very hard match.”
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete warns the European Under-21 Final defeat to Spain shows “Italian clubs must make more of their young players.”
Italy midfielder Fausto Rossi insists “we couldn’t have done anything more” after a 4-2 European Under-21 Championship Final defeat to Spain.
Marco Verratti admits “Spain are a step ahead” after Italy lost the European Under-21 Championship Final.
Devis Mangia praised his Italy Under-21 side after their 4-2 Final defeat to Spain, noting “their only flaw was inexperience.”
Ciro Immobile and Fabio Borini weren’t enough, as Italy lost 4-2 to Spain and Thiago Alcantara’s hat-trick in the European Under-21 Championship Final.
Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni can’t deny “it’s a special game” against Italy in the Confederations Cup tomorrow.