World Cup 14
Criscito: I should be at Euro 2012
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.
Italy deny Bonucci story
Italian Football Federation Vice-President Demetrio Albertini has denied stories suggesting that Leonardo Bonucci will be placed under investigation.
Agent: Why Criscito and not Bonucci?
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.
Bonucci named in betting probe
Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci has been under investigation for alleged match fixing since May 3, says Italian news agency ANSA.
Ogbonna wasn’t certain of Euro call
Angelo Ogbonna insists the he wasn’t sure of his place in Italy’s final 23-man squad until late on Tuesday morning.
Prandelli to test Italy tactics
An optimistic Cesare Prandelli says Friday’s friendly against Russia will be primarily used as a tactical exercise by his Italian side.
Toothache sidelines Italy’s Balotelli
Mario Balotelli missed this morning’s gym session at Italy’s Coverciano training base so he could visit the dentist.
Chiellini to face Russia
Giorgio Chiellini is set to start Italy’s friendly against Russia on Friday along with Riccardo Montolivo, Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli.
Buffon positive about Euro 2012
Gigi Buffon insists that Italy are in good shape ahead of Euro 2012 despite the latest scandal to hit the country.
Destro called up by Ferrara
Mattia Destro has been added to the Italian Under-21 squad after failing to make the 2012 European Championship.
Prandelli: 'Bonucci is not Criscito'
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 deny Criscito wrongdoing
Genoa ultras insist the meeting they had with Domenico Criscito was not to discuss match-fixing. “We never talked about money or betting.”
Ireland name Euro 2012 squad
Giovanni Trapattoni has now confirmed his 23-man Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2012, where they will face Italy.
Italy-Luxembourg 'had to be cancelled'
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini explains cancelling tonight’s planned Italy-Luxembourg friendly due to the earthquake “had to be done.”
Croatia name Euro 2012 squad
Croatia Coach Slaven Bilic has named his 23-man squad for Euro 2012, as they are in Italy’s Group C.
In demand Schelotto happy
Ezequiel Schelotto is philosophical upon not making Cesare Prandelli’s Euro 2012 squad and revealed that he has had plenty of transfer offers since.
Balotelli wants to improve
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-Luxembourg friendly cancelled!
Italy’s friendly against Luxembourg has been called off after an earthquake struck the country this morning.
Giaccherini makes Italy grade
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.
Italy to go with Balotelli-Cassano
Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano are expected to lead the Italian attack in the friendly with Luxembourg later this evening.
Italy shirt numbers for Euro 2012
The Italian Football Federation have confirmed player shirt numbers for Euro 2012 after submitting their 23-man squad to UEFA.
Italy axe Ranocchia and Destro
Italy have their 23-man squad for Euro 2012 after Inter’s Andrea Ranocchia and Siena’s Mattia Destro were withdrawn this morning.
Worse than 2006, says De Rossi
Roma and Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi is concerned by the developments in the betting match fixing probe. “It’s worse than 2006.”
Ferrara names Under-21 squad
Marco Verratti has been named in the Italian Under-21 squad after he was cut from Italy’s initial 32-man Euro 2012 party.
Prandelli explains Criscito snub
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has revealed why he opted to axe Domenico Criscito from his Euro 2012 squad.
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