World Cup 14
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Italy have their 23-man squad for Euro 2012 after Inter’s Andrea Ranocchia and Siena’s Mattia Destro were withdrawn this morning.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.
Criscito out of Euro 2012, say Italy
Italian Football Federation Vice-President Demetrio Albertini has confirmed that Domenico Criscito will not be in Italy’s Euro 2012 squad.
Criscito surprised by raid
The agent of Domenico Criscito is adamant that the player has done nothing wrong after his room at Italy’s Coverciano training base was searched by police.
Mauri arrested in betting probe
Stefano Mauri of Lazio has been arrested, while Domenico Criscito’s national team room and the home of Juventus boss Antonio Conte have been searched by police as part of the betting probe.
Azzurri try 4-3-1-2
Italy tried out the 4-3-1-2 system in training today with Riccardo Montolivo as trequartista behind Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano.
Lodi 'disappointed' by Euro 2012 snub
Catania talent Francesco Lodi admits he was “disappointed” to be left out of Italy’s Euro 2012 squad. "I thought I'd done enough."
Sensors for new Italy athletic tests
The Italy squad underwent a new fitness assessment that included the use of cameras, while they also had a surprise UEFA doping test.
Trap defends Ireland tactics
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni prepares to face Italy in Euro 2012 and assures he is “still useful” in the modern game.
Pirlo: 'Italy are like Juventus'
Andrea Pirlo is confident Italy can shine at Euro 2012 by taking inspiration from Juventus. “At Milan they thought I was finished, but here I am...”
Spain name Euro 2012 squad for Italy
Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has named his final 23-man squad for Euro 2012, which will face Italy.
Verratti: 'I'm staying at Pescara'
Italy starlet Marco Verratti has warned the big clubs to forget about signing him this summer. “I am staying. This was not my last game for Pescara.”
Italy experiment tridents
Italy tested out a new trident attack of Antonio Cassano, Mario Balotelli and Sebastian Giovinco in training.
Spain defeat Mihajlovic's Serbia
Italy’s Euro 2012 opponents Spain saw off Serbia 2-0 in a friendly on Sinisa Mihajlovic’s debut.
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