AZZURRI

Marcello Lippi celebrated his 65th birthday in China and cast his eye over the Italian football scene. “The clubs aren’t doing as well as the Nazionale.”
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has revealed that he was contacted by Juventus in the summer of 2004.
Cesare Prandelli’s Italian national side have slipped down to eighth place in the latest FIFA World Rankings.
Watford manager Gianfranco Zola praised Cesare Prandelli’s Azzurri and explained the “stress and pressure” are completely different between English and Italian football.
Parma defender Gabriel Paletta has shaken off transfer rumours and admits he hasn’t “decided yet” whether to represent Italy or Argentina.
Fiorentina boss Vicenzo Montella has revealed that he would one day like to Coach the Italian National Team.
Playing for Italy at the 2014 World Cup is the target for Napoli attacking sensation Lorenzo Insigne.
Italy Under-21 boss Devis Mangia says he won’t make a decision on his future until the end of this summer’s European Championship.
Italy can’t play Argentina in an August friendly because the latter already have a game lined up against Russia.
Italy have officially invited Argentina to Rome for a friendly on August 14 in honour of Pope Francis, an idea sparked by Cesare Prandelli.
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani is delighted with the Rossoneri block used by Italy boss Cesare Prandelli in midweek.
Cesare Prandelli concedes he “expected more” from Italy’s victory in Malta, but is confident “this Nazionale is the future.”
Cesare Prandelli explains how he got the best out of Mario Balotelli and would like to organise Italy-Argentina as a tribute to Pope Francis. “This is his moment.”
Atalanta revelation Giacomo Bonaventura has admitted that he has hopes of playing for the Italian international side.
Torino defender Danilo D’Ambrosio should be on the radar of Italy boss Cesare Prandelli, says his agent.
Milan’s Mario Balotelli was Italy’s Man of the Match in the win at Malta, the peninsula's three main sporting newspapers concur.
Mario Balotelli has what it takes to become the leader of the Italian national side, says Fernando Orsi.
Napoli sensation Lorenzo Insigne is putting all thoughts about World Cup 2014 to one side until this season has come to an end.
Check out Mario Balotelli’s two goals in Italy’s 2-0 win at Malta in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday night.
Mattia De Sciglio smiled at the “wonderful comparison” with Paolo Maldini after another self-assured performance for Italy.
Gigi Buffon saved a penalty in Malta on his 126th Italy cap, but is confident he can reach 150 and criticised the Azzurri for their attitude.
Riccardo Montolivo praised Mario Balotelli’s form, thanked Gigi Buffon and explained why Milan and Juventus dominate the Azzurri.
Morgan De Sanctis has confirmed he is retiring from international duty. “I leave Italy in good hands.”
Cesare Prandelli conceded it was not Italy’s finest hour, but praised Gigi Buffon and warned they were “lacking in intensity” in Malta.
Mario Balotelli bagged a brace as Italy earned a 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory in Malta, but Gigi Buffon had to save a penalty.