AZZURRI

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Italy have their 23-man squad for Euro 2012 after Inter’s Andrea Ranocchia and Siena’s Mattia Destro were withdrawn this morning.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.
Juventus stopper Leonardo Bonucci will also face questioning as part of the betting probe, it is being reported.
Emiliano Viviano is already targeting a return to the international set-up after he was axed from Euro 2012 contention.
Ezequiel Schelotto is still smiling despite being cut from Italy’s Euro 2012 plans earlier on Monday.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has reduced his 32-man Euro 2012 squad to 25 ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly against Luxembourg.
Italian Football Federation Vice-President Demetrio Albertini has confirmed that Domenico Criscito will not be in Italy’s Euro 2012 squad.
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.
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.
Italy tried out the 4-3-1-2 system in training today with Riccardo Montolivo as trequartista behind Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano.
Catania talent Francesco Lodi admits he was “disappointed” to be left out of Italy’s Euro 2012 squad. "I thought I'd done enough."
The Italy squad underwent a new fitness assessment that included the use of cameras, while they also had a surprise UEFA doping test.
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni prepares to face Italy in Euro 2012 and assures he is “still useful” in the modern game.
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 manager Vicente Del Bosque has named his final 23-man squad for Euro 2012, which will face Italy.
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 tested out a new trident attack of Antonio Cassano, Mario Balotelli and Sebastian Giovinco in training.
Italy’s Euro 2012 opponents Spain saw off Serbia 2-0 in a friendly on Sinisa Mihajlovic’s debut.