Pirlo and De Rossi miss Brazil
Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi are both set to miss out on Italy’s Confederations Cup clash with Brazil.
David Luiz can face Italy
David Luiz will undergo surgery for a broken nose, but not until after the Confederations Cup, so he could face Italy.
Sacchi: Italy must believe in youth
Italian Football Federation youth co-ordinator Arrigo Sacchi has urged Serie A clubs to not waste the nation’s up-and-coming talent.
Step down not easy for Verratti
Marco Verratti admits he did struggle to perform at the European Under-21 Championship after being brought back into the Azzurrini set-up.
Thiago Silva expects Italy difficulties
Brazil’s Thiago Silva is showing Italy respect ahead of this weekend’s Confederations Cup clash between the two nations.
Luck favoured Italy, says Chiellini
Giorgio Chiellini concedes Italy were fortunate to have beaten Japan in the Confederations Cup on Wednesday.
De Rossi: 'Result only positive'
Daniele De Rossi concedes “Japan were incredible and the result is probably the only positive thing” about Italy’s game.
Zac: 'Huge Japan regrets'
Japan Coach Alberto Zaccheroni admitted to “huge regret” at their 4-3 defeat to Italy in Recife.
Giaccherini: 'We didn't deserve it'
Emanuele Giaccherini admits Italy “did not deserve” their 4-3 victory over Japan in the Confederations Cup.
Prandelli: 'We struggled like crazy'
Cesare Prandelli admits Italy “struggled like crazy” to beat Japan 4-3, but “the humidity is unbearable and we have to deal with it.”
Azzurri win seven-goal Japan thriller!
Italy were trailing, leading and caught again in a Confederations Cup thriller, beating Japan 4-3!
Prandelli: 'Different interpretation'
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.
Zac: 'Few Italy weaknesses'
Alberto Zaccheroni looks forward to tonight’s Italy-Japan in the Confederations Cup. “The Azzurri have few weaknesses.”
Two Italy changes versus Japan
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is expected to start with Christian Maggio and Alberto Aquilani in the team that will face Japan this evening.
Prandelli: 'Changes against Japan'
Cesare Prandelli admits “there could be two, three or even four” changes as Italy face Japan in the Confederations Cup on Wednesday night.
De Rossi: 'I play better for Italy'
Daniele De Rossi is concerned by Shinji Kagawa of Japan, but explains why he plays better for the Azzurri than for Roma.
Maggio and Aquilani against Japan?
Italy could introduce Alberto Aquilani and Christian Maggio to the starting XI for their Confederations Cup match with Japan.
Lopetegui: 'A very hard match'
Spain Coach Julen Lopetegui was “very proud” to retain the Under-21 European title after beating Italy in “a very hard match.”
Abete: 'Clubs must use U21 stars'
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete warns the European Under-21 Final defeat to Spain shows “Italian clubs must make more of their young players.”
Rossi: 'Italy gave our all'
Italy midfielder Fausto Rossi insists “we couldn’t have done anything more” after a 4-2 European Under-21 Championship Final defeat to Spain.
Verratti: 'Spain a step above'
Marco Verratti admits “Spain are a step ahead” after Italy lost the European Under-21 Championship Final.
Mangia: 'Italy only lacked experience'
Devis Mangia praised his Italy Under-21 side after their 4-2 Final defeat to Spain, noting “their only flaw was inexperience.”
U21: Spain beat Italy in Euro Final
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.
Zac: 'Italy-Japan is special'
Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni can’t deny “it’s a special game” against Italy in the Confederations Cup tomorrow.
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