AZZURRI

Domenico Criscito has criticised the decision to drop him from Italy’s Euro 2012 squad after he was placed under investigation in the match fixing probe.
Italian Football Federation Vice-President Demetrio Albertini has denied stories suggesting that Leonardo Bonucci will be placed under investigation.
Domenico Criscito’s agent has questioned Cesare Prandelli’s decision to drop him from the national team, whilst warning the media not to assume his guilt.
Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci has been under investigation for alleged match fixing since May 3, says Italian news agency ANSA.
Angelo Ogbonna insists the he wasn’t sure of his place in Italy’s final 23-man squad until late on Tuesday morning.
An optimistic Cesare Prandelli says Friday’s friendly against Russia will be primarily used as a tactical exercise by his Italian side.
Mario Balotelli missed this morning’s gym session at Italy’s Coverciano training base so he could visit the dentist.
Giorgio Chiellini is set to start Italy’s friendly against Russia on Friday along with Riccardo Montolivo, Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli.
Gigi Buffon insists that Italy are in good shape ahead of Euro 2012 despite the latest scandal to hit the country.
Mattia Destro has been added to the Italian Under-21 squad after failing to make the 2012 European Championship.
Cesare Prandelli has defended his decision to bring Leonardo Bonucci and not Domenico Criscito to Euro 2012. “Comparisons with 2006 are a cliché.”
Genoa ultras insist the meeting they had with Domenico Criscito was not to discuss match-fixing. “We never talked about money or betting.”
Giovanni Trapattoni has now confirmed his 23-man Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2012, where they will face Italy.
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini explains cancelling tonight’s planned Italy-Luxembourg friendly due to the earthquake “had to be done.”
Croatia Coach Slaven Bilic has named his 23-man squad for Euro 2012, as they are in Italy’s Group C.
Ezequiel Schelotto is philosophical upon not making Cesare Prandelli’s Euro 2012 squad and revealed that he has had plenty of transfer offers since.
Mario Balotelli hasn’t held back with the praise for his own ability, but has matched it with an ambition to improve it further.
Italy’s friendly against Luxembourg has been called off after an earthquake struck the country this morning.
The uncapped Emanuele Giaccherini is delighted that he’s been named in the Italy squad after working under boss Cesare Prandelli for just three days.
Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano are expected to lead the Italian attack in the friendly with Luxembourg later this evening.
The Italian Football Federation have confirmed player shirt numbers for Euro 2012 after submitting their 23-man squad to UEFA.
Italy have their 23-man squad for Euro 2012 after Inter’s Andrea Ranocchia and Siena’s Mattia Destro were withdrawn this morning.
Roma and Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi is concerned by the developments in the betting match fixing probe. “It’s worse than 2006.”
Marco Verratti has been named in the Italian Under-21 squad after he was cut from Italy’s initial 32-man Euro 2012 party.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has revealed why he opted to axe Domenico Criscito from his Euro 2012 squad.