World Cup 14
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.
Bonucci to face betting questions
Juventus stopper Leonardo Bonucci will also face questioning as part of the betting probe, it is being reported.
Viviano: I’ll be back for Italy
Emiliano Viviano is already targeting a return to the international set-up after he was axed from Euro 2012 contention.
Axed Schelotto still thankful
Ezequiel Schelotto is still smiling despite being cut from Italy’s Euro 2012 plans earlier on Monday.
Italy squad cut to 25
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has reduced his 32-man Euro 2012 squad to 25 ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly against Luxembourg.
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