AZZURRI

Alberto Gilardino is thinking about a return to the Italian national side after his bright start to life at Bologna.
Cesare Prandelli warns Italy “need to renovate” the Nazionale ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Armenia and Denmark.
Italy will take on old enemies France in a friendly at Parma's Ennio Tardini on November 14.
Mario Balotelli has released a statement confirming he’ll “try again” with pregnant ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico.
A statue depicting the infamous Zinedine Zidane head-butt on Marco Materazzi has been placed on public display in Paris.
Zvonimir Boban wasn’t short of an opinion before and after the Fiorentina-Juventus tie. “Andrea Pirlo should retire from the national team and Stevan Jovetic is not world class.”
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has criticised Serie A clubs for allowing Marco Verratti to move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Argentine defender Facundo Roncaglia celebrated his first Fiorentina goal and sent a message. “I hope Cesare Prandelli calls me to play for Italy.”
Marco Verratti is still only 19, but the Italy international has won over PSG fans and admits “I’d love to play alongside Andrea Pirlo.”
PSG Coach Carlo Ancelotti hails Italian international Marco Verratti as “the new Andrea Pirlo,” although it will take time for him to reach that level.
Italy’s Under-21 European Championship play-off against Sweden will be hosted by the Stadio Adriatico in Pescara.
Italy Under-21 boss Devis Mangia admits the team's play-off with Sweden to reach the 2013 European Championship will be tricky.
Andrea Ranocchia has claimed that his improving form is a message to his club and not Italy boss Cesare Prandelli.
Italian Under-21 international Samuele Longo had an eventful game for Espanyol today – he scored and was then sent off for over-celebrating!
Atalanta and Italy winger Ezequiel Schelotto has been released from hospital after he was in a car accident last night.
Devis Mangia warns Italy’s Under-21 side they must be wary of Sweden in the European Championship play-offs and his choices “depend on Cesare Prandelli.”
Italy will have to beat Sweden next month if they are to qualify for the 2013 Under-21 European Championship.
Roma striker Mattia Destro has underlined how special it was to score his first goal for the Italian national team on Tuesday against Malta.
Inter’s Andrea Ranocchia has admitted that he was disappointed to be omitted from the Italy squad for the games against Bulgaria and Malta.
World Cup winner Paolo Rossi is excited by the new wave of young Italian strikers who are emerging on the peninsula.
Domenico Criscito’s lawyer is furious that the defender was ruled out of Euro 2012 due to an investigation that has been dropped.
After the 2-0 win against Malta, Cesare Prandelli points out Italy are “a work in progress. We must find our identity searching for entertaining football.”
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has underlined that his side can’t just rely on the playmaking skills of Andrea Pirlo.
Italy striker Pablo Osvaldo says it was more difficult to break down Malta than it was Bulgaria in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier.
Italy international Alessandro Diamanti has underlined that he feels like an attacking midfielder rather than a forward.