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.
Soriano: 'Unexpected Italy debut'
Roberto Soriano had a “dream” Italy debut against Croatia, albeit one he wasn’t expecting.
Pelle': 'Croatia keep the ball well'
Graziano Pellè said Italy knew “it wasn’t easy to get the ball off” Croatia after their 1-1 draw.
El Shaarawy: 'Glad to be back'
Stephan El Shaarawy got his first Italy cap in over a year and was “satisfied” with his performance against Croatia.
Conte: 'A step forward'
Antonio Conte said Italy’s draw with Croatia was good in the circumstances and praised the “new faces.”
Italy share Croatia spoils
Italy were held to a 1-1 draw by Croatia at San Siro, but play was suspended when visiting fans threw dozens of flares.
Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia was suspended for 10 minutes due to fireworks thrown by visiting fans.
Conte: 'I evaluated Balotelli'
Antonio Conte wants a “faster” Italy against Croatia and is pleased he got to evaluate Mario Balotelli.
Kovacic: 'Italy-Croatia balanced'
Mateo Kovacic is on the bench tonight, but explained both Italy and Croatia “feel the others are favourites.”
Italy reshuffle in tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia, moving Daniele De Rossi and Matteo Darmian.
Tavecchio: 'Not just Balotelli'
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio told media “there are other players” in the Italy squad and not just Mario Balotelli.
U21: Di Biagio demands results
Gigi Di Biagio insists tomorrow’s Italy Under-21 match with Denmark “will not be like a friendly.”
Italy-Albania ok 'for the moment'
Italy’s friendly against Albania should go ahead on Tuesday in Genoa despite floods, confirm the FIGC.
Montolivo visits Azzurri
Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo visited the Italy squad ahead of tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia.
Italy-Croatia given all-clear
Tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier between Italy and Croatia will go ahead at San Siro after torrential rain stopped.
Conte: 'Too many injuries'
Antonio Conte admits there are “too many injuries” in the Italy squad and shot down Mario Balotelli questions.
Chiellini: 'I wanted to be Kobe!'
Giorgio Chiellini reveals he wanted to play basketball as a child, but then tried to emulate “idol” Paolo Maldini.
Acerbi: 'Reborn via chemotherapy'
Sassuolo defender Francesco Acerbi said chemotherapy “helped me realise many things” on the way to his Italy debut.
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