Conte: Balotelli? I’ve little time
Antonio Conte fires a warning to Italian football, his Italy players and Mario Balotelli: “Calcio isn't heading in the right direction.”
Four-man defence for Italy?
Italy could deploy a four-man defence for tonight’s match with Albania after Antonio Conte experimented a 4-4-2 in training.
Lippi turned down Milan
Former Italy CT Marcello Lippi has revealed that he turned down Milan before his ill-fated return to the Azzurri bench.
Coman gives France U21 win
Juventus teenager Kingsley Coman scored the winner as France Under-21s beat England in a 3-2 thriller.
Cana excited by Italy-Albania
Lazio and Albania defender Lorik Cana is looking forward to Tuesday’s friendly against Italy. “We want to make history.”
Preziosi: 'Italy-Albania inopportune'
Tomorrow’s Italy-Albania was organised to raise funds for the city, but Genoa President Enrico Preziosi insists it is “inopportune.”
Italy-Albania squad numbers
Sampdoria striker Stefano Okaka has been given the iconic Number 9 jersey and Sebastian Giovinco 10 for Italy-Albania.
Pasqual out for three weeks
Fiorentina have lost Manuel Pasqual for at least three weeks after he suffered a thigh strain during Italy-Croatia.
Di Biagio rues wasted chances
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio was encouraged despite a 1-0 friendly defeat to Denmark. “We are on the right track.”
U21: Denmark upset Italy
Italy paid the price for poor finishing and a defensive error as the Under-21 side lost a friendly 1-0 to Denmark.
Ogbonna injury not serious
Angelo Ogbonna was sent home from international duty, but Juventus tests excluded serious damage.
'50 flares found' before Italy-Croatia
The authorities in Milan reveal they confiscated over 50 flares from Croatia fans before the match with Italy.
Conte tests for Albania
Antonio Conte tested out a brand-new Italy line-up for tomorrow’s Albania friendly, heavy in Genoa and Sampdoria players.
Azzurri united for Genoa
Lorenzo De Silvestri and Luca Antonelli praised the people of Genoa following the recent floods that engulfed the area.
‘Totti could have done more’
Dino Zoff pays respect to Francesco Totti, but suggests that the Roma veteran could have achieved more for club and country at an international level.
Italy game ‘difficult’ for Albania
The President of the Albanian FA has admitted that Tuesday’s friendly with Italy will be difficult, but praised Albania’s Italian CT Gianni De Biasi.
Marotta: Don’t criticise Buffon
Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has defended Gianlugi Buffon after the goalkeeper’s mistake in Italy’s draw with Croatia.
Maggio out for Albania
A bout of flu has prevented Christian Maggio from joining up with Antonio Conte’s squad for Italy’s friendly with Albania tomorrow night.
Budan: Croatia Ultras ‘not real fans’
Former Palermo striker Igor Budan says that Croatian Ultras who caused chaos during last night’s match with Italy are not real fans.
Ranocchia: 'Italy held firm'
Andrea Ranocchia was impressed with Italy’s ability to “hold firm under pressure” from Croatia.
Kovacic: 'Italy tough to face'
Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic snubbed hooligans and insisted Italy “are a tough team to take on.”
Darmian prefers four-man defence
Matteo Darmian felt Italy will learn from their 1-1 draw with Croatia, but preferred the four-man defence.
Zaza: 'Strikers sacrificed themselves'
Simone Zaza said Italy strikers had to “sacrifice ourselves for the team” in a 1-1 draw with Croatia.
Kovac: 'Croatia apologise for fans'
Croatia manager Niko Kovac “apologised for what our fans did” after causing the 1-1 draw with Italy to be suspended.
De Rossi: 'Italy possession poor'
Daniele De Rossi admits Italy “have to work on our possession play” after a 1-1 draw with Croatia.
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