AZZURRI

Mario Balotelli had a “positive” fitness test today and should be ready to face Denmark on Tuesday, while Sebastian Giovinco’s ankle injury is “nothing worrying.”
Luca Marrone has experienced the pain of Italy’s European Under-21 Championship play-off exit to keep them focused on Tuesday’s clash with Sweden.
Cesare Prandelli staunchly defends his Italy side against media criticism after their win in Armenia and gives an update on Mario Balotelli’s condition.
Sebastian Giovinco hit back at criticism of his performance for Italy in Armenia. “All you care about is a goal.”
According to the latest reports, Mario Balotelli will be fit to make his Italy comeback against Denmark on Tuesday.
Fiorentina’s Argentine defender Facundo Roncaglia has confirmed he “would like to play for Italy.”
Devis Mangia can’t help but feel regret as Italy only have a 1-0 lead over Sweden in the European Under-21 Championship play-offs.
Stephan El Shaarawy is enjoying “a great moment in my career” with starring roles for Milan and Italy.
Ciro Immobile scored Italy’s only goal in the Under-21 European Championship play-off against Sweden and had a special dedication.
Italy had by far the better of the Euro play-off, but Ciro Immobile could only give them a slender 1-0 first leg lead over Sweden. The decider is on October 16.
Domenico Criscito celebrated his return to the Azzurri after he was dropped from Euro 2012. “I hope to wear this jersey for a long time.”
Christian Maggio impressed for Italy, but explains how he felt on the floor watching Armenia’s goal go in.
Riccardo Montolivo made his Italy comeback and was pleased with the 3-1 victory over Armenia. “My position is not easy to interpret.”
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo concedes he and fellow Azzurri goalscorer Daniele De Rossi “must earn our places” for Italy and Roma.
Cesare Prandelli insisted Italy “put in a great performance” for their World Cup qualifying victory in Armenia, but was angry with the referee.
Italy survived a scare and some defensive howlers to secure a 3-1 World Cup qualifying victory in Armenia.
Italy go for the Under-21 European Championship play-offs against Sweden with Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne and Giuseppe De Luca in attack.
Ciro Ferrara wishes his former Under-21 players the best for tonight’s play-off, analyses Juventus-Napoli and reveals a Lorenzo Insigne secret.
Italy have Sebastian Giovinco and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo in tonight’s World Cup qualifier in Armenia, as Mario Balotelli is only fit for the bench.
Cesare Prandelli is confident it will be “the Italy of Euro 2012” against Armenia, kick-off 18.00 BST and had a warning for Mario Balotelli.
Claudio Marchisio has warned his Italy teammates that there are no easy games in international football ahead of tonight’s Armenia tie.
Mario Balotelli is a doubt for Friday’s World Cup qualifier between Italy and Armenia because of a fever.
Fabio Borini is out of tonight’s Under-21 play-off tie between Italy and Sweden after fracturing his foot.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has warned his players that Friday's opponents Armenia are not to be underestimated.
Italy Under-21 boss Devis Mangia says he has no problems with losing three key players to the full international side.