AZZURRI

Gianluigi Buffon admits he feels “the same emotions and belief” as before Italy’s 2006 World Cup Final, but notes Spain have shown “superiority” over recent years.
Cesare Prandelli has declared he’s “not even considered” going back to the 3-5-2 system against Spain in tomorrow’s Euro 2012 Final.
Walter Mazzarri says Italy reaching the Euro 2012 Final is “a victory for Cesare Prandelli” and admits he’d like to work with Giorgio Chiellini again.
Riccardo Montolivo prepares for the Euro 2012 Final against Spain by stating he “can’t wait to belt out the anthem with millions of Italians.”
Iker Casillas is “not surprised” by Italy’s success and notes former Real Madrid teammate Antonio Cassano has matured.
Andres Iniesta is the top challenger to Andrea Pirlo to be named MVP of Euro 2012, but insists he “never thought about playing for personal credit.”
Dino Zoff believes “enthusiasm can make the difference” in the Euro 2012 Final between Italy and Spain.
German legend Mathias Sammer has praised Italy as the team of Euro 2012. “Their superiority has been crushing and they deserve to win the Final.”
Mario Balotelli’s mother Silvia reveals he “cried” after the Germany semi-final and she rang Cesare Prandelli to thank him for putting her son on the right path.
Sergio Ramos hailed “unique” Andrea Pirlo, but trusts Spain can make history in tomorrow’s Euro 2012 Final.
Roberto Mancini told Italian television that Euro 2012 can change Mario Balotelli and Manchester City had been ready to give up. “He even celebrated!”
Gianluigi Buffon sent another passionate message to fans ahead of the Euro 2012 Final. “It is better to suffer so we can rejoice than kid ourselves and die. Avanti Italia!”
Antonio Cassano has been given a clean bill of health for Italy ahead of the Euro 2012 final with Spain this Sunday.
Cesc Fabregas insists that his Spanish side will have total respect for opponents Italy in Sunday’s Euro 2012 Final.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has looked forward to Sunday’s Euro 2012 Final against Spain – as well as discussing his own future.
German youngster Alexander Merkel has hailed the ability of Italian international Andrea Pirlo. “He is football.”
Win or lose on Sunday in the Euro 2012 Final – Italy have qualified for the 2013 Confederations Cup next summer.
Spain have no regrets about ‘helping’ Italy out of Group C ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2012 Final between the two nations.
Sunday’s European Championship Final between Italy and Spain will be refereed by Pedro Proenca, UEFA have confirmed.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has questioned Milan’s decision to let Andrea Pirlo leave the club on a free transfer.
Dino Zoff is adamant that Italy taught Germany a thing or two about how to play football in last night’s epic Euro 2012 victory.
Italy’s Alessandro Diamanti has criticised the playing surface used in last night’s Euro 2012 semi-final win over Germany.
Italy and Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo is priceless, insists the man who signed him on a free transfer from Milan.
Italy Under-21 boss Ciro Ferrara and Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola have joined Marco Giampaolo on Sampdoria’s coaching shortlist.
The Azzurri are in the Euro 2012 final after Mario Balotelli bashed a brilliant double past the tournament favourites in what was possibly the greatest event involving both Italy and Germany since the Dr Oetker pizza...