AZZURRI

Malta manager Pietro Ghedin insists this country’s football is improving and prepares to face Italy, “one of the top five teams in the world.”
The referee assigned to Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Malta is Dutch official Serdar Gozubuyuk.
Mario Balotelli held a rare Press conference today ahead of Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Malta, covering subjects such as racism, arrogance and his biggest regret.
Giampiero Ventura took great pride in seeing Alessio Cerci make his senior Italy debut against Brazil. “I’m very happy for him.”
Lazio and Italy breathe a sigh of relief after medics assure Federico Marchetti’s shoulder injury is “nothing serious.”
Andrea Barzagli believes “Mario Balotelli will be the protagonist of the 2014 World Cup” in Brazil after facing off against Neymar.
Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti is undergoing tests after sustaining a shoulder injury during his training session with Italy.
Lorenzo Insigne admits even he was surprised to score with a header in Italy’s Under-21 victory over Russia.
Claudio Marchisio, Ignazio Abate and Alessio Cerci have resumed full training with the Italy squad ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Malta.
Andrea Barzagli warns Italy “need the right attitude” in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Malta.
Stephan El Shaarawy is enjoying his partnership with Mario Balotelli at club and international level, as “we represent the Nazionale of youth.”
Alessio Cerci has thanked Torino and Coach Giampiero Ventura for his Italy debut. “Six months ago I was nothing, now I play against Brazil.”
Alessandro Florenzi has left the Italy Under-21 squad to join the senior side ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Malta.
Fabio Borini is racing against time to regain fitness for the European Under-21 Championship, as the Liverpool and Italy striker battles his injury demons.
Coach Devis Mangia was still not content after Italy’s Under-21 side beat Russia 2-0. “We can do better and we know it.”
There was a huge shock in Italy’s World Cup group, as Denmark won 3-0 in the Czech Republic, while Gianni Di Biasi’s Albania stunned Norway.
Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne were on target as the Italy Under-21 side beat Russia 2-0 in a friendly.
Brazil defender David Luiz praised Italy’s performance in last night’s 2-2 draw. “They dominated the second half and we were unable to stop them.”
Bulgaria demolished Malta 6-0 in Italy’s World Cup qualifying group, taking them to within a point of the Azzurri.
Italy’s medical staff have released updates on Ignazio Abate, Claudio Marchisio and Alessio Cerci ahead of the World Cup qualifier with Malta.
Brazilian striker Neymar has admitted that he is a 'big fan' of Mario Balotelli after the Selecao drew 2-2 with Italy.
Catania midfielder Francesco Lodi has insisted that Cesare Prandelli has his reasons for leaving him out of the Italy squad.
Juventus co-owned strikers Ciro Immobile and Manolo Gabbiadini could start in attack for the Italian Under-21 side this evening.
The Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport all rated Mario Balotelli as Italy’s best player in the 2-2 draw with Brazil.
Emanuele Giaccherini says he’d even play in goal for Italy if that is what boss Cesare Prandelli asked of him.