AZZURRI

Leonardo Bonucci has praised England’s defensive solidity in Euro 2012, joked about Daniele De Rossi and advised Mario Balotelli.
Sebastian Giovinco’s much-anticipated return to Juventus has been confirmed, as the Bianconeri announce his transfer on their official website.
Ignazio Abate believes Wayne Rooney and England’s other strikers are a threat to Italy, but that a place in the final is not beyond Italy.
Mario Balotelli is caught taking a breather in Italy training – he’s just saving himself for England. Honest…
Mario Balotelli is expected to return to the starting XI for the England game, but Thiago Motta is an Italian doubt.
Fabio Capello is looking forward to Italy-England, but he doesn’t think either nation will reach the Final of Euro 2012.
Mario Balotelli should return to Italy's starting line-up for the game against England, according to his Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini.
Gabriele Marcotti has explained England’s “catenaccio” tactics and why the British media is treating Italy "as if they were Luxembourg.”
Agent Mino Raiola admits it is “a dream” to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic with Mario Balotelli at Milan and reveals who SuperMario was shouting at.
Former West Ham United star Alessandro Diamanti is confident “Italy are stronger than England” ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2012 quarter-final.
Daniele De Rossi is excited to be facing “idol” Steven Gerrard and warns Mario Balotelli it’s time he “took responsibility. He’s becoming a man now.”
Portuguese referee Pedro Proença has been assigned for the Euro 2012 quarter-final between Italy and England.
Italy are in a position to become European Champions for the second time in their history, says Marcello Lippi.
Cesare Prandelli celebrated Italy's progression to the Euro 2012 quarter-finals in unusual fashion – with a 20km trek to a monastery in the middle of the night!
England will face Italy in the quarter-finals after defeating Ukraine at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, but have the match officials to thank for a missed goal.
Italy will have to make do without Giorgio Chiellini for their Euro 2012 quarter-final, after the defender’s thigh strain was confirmed.
Fabio Capello has again ruled out the possibility of ever becoming Italy Coach, before musing on the Azzurri’s possible Euro 2012 quarter-final opponents.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has reassured Mario Balotelli that he has faith in the young striker. “Nobody wants to do him any harm.”
Claudio Marchisio has declared that Italy are not afraid of their quarter-final opponent after progressing through the group stages of Euro 2012 last night.
That's how the cookie crumbles...after all the 'biscotto' controversy bad boys Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli sent the Azzurri to the quarters. But were there any eejits against the Irish in Poznan?
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni believes his fellow Italians “have the quality to go right through to the end” of Euro 2012.
Antonio Cassano believes the victory over Ireland and his goal mean Italy now “begin a new European Championship.”
Federico Balzaretti is confident Italy can progress in Euro 2012 because they are “remarkably fired up.”
Andrea Pirlo admits it was “one of my worst performances” against Ireland, but the important thing is that Italy went through.
Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli was impressed with Italy and believes “they have everything to reach the Final.”