De Rossi: 'I didn't slam Balotelli'
Daniele De Rossi saw “the right reaction” from Italy, but denied criticising Mario Balotelli and Cesare Prandelli.
Zaza: 'I missed a sitter!'
Simone Zaza felt some regrets after his senior Italy debut against Holland. “I earned a penalty, but also missed a sitter!”
Immobile: 'Conte's still the same'
Ciro Immobile admits Antonio Conte is “the same old ‘hammer’ for Italy” as he was at club level.
Conte: 'Great Azzurri response'
Antonio Conte praised Italy for their “positive response” in a 2-0 friendly victory over Holland.
Italy debut by beating Holland
Antonio Conte had the ideal start to his Italy career, beating 10-man Holland 2-0 with Ciro Immobile and Daniele De Rossi goals.
Antonio Conte’s first Italy match against Holland tonight has Ciro Immobile partnering debutant Simone Zaza.
U21: Di Biagio 'aggressive' with Serbia
Gigi Di Biagio told Italy’s Under-21 side they must be “aggressive” in tomorrow’s crunch qualifier with Serbia.
Jorginho agent in Azzurri plea
The agent of Jorginho is hopeful the young Napoli talent will soon break into the Italian international set-up.
Mangia hails special Conte
Antonio Conte is the man Italy need to climb the international footballing ladder, says Devis Mangia.
Thiago Motta will wait for call
Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Motta insists his international career is still alive despite his omission from the Italy squad.
Insigne: Napoli first, then Italy…
Lorenzo Insigne has set his sights on a recall to the Italian national side after failing to make Antonio Conte’s first squad.
Conte: Time for Calcio change
New Italy Coach Antonio Conte has spoken of the need for a change in Italian football ahead of his debut match against the Netherlands.
Rossi recovery plan set
La Nazione have run through a possible timetable of recovery for Giuseppe Rossi, indicating he could be back in Italy within a fortnight.
Sneijder wanted to face Balotelli
Wesley Sneijder is disappointed that he won’t be facing Mario Balotelli in tonight’s Italy-Holland friendly.
Padelli surprised by Italy selection
Daniele Padelli insists nobody was more surprised with his inclusion in the latest Italy squad than himself.
Sirigu eyes Azzurri success
Salvatore Sirigu is looking forward to a fresh start with the Italian national side after the 2014 World Cup debacle.
Norway lose England friendly
Norway, who are Italy’s first Euro 2016 opponents next week, have lost a friendly 1-0 to England.
Italy-Holland: probable line-ups
Simone Zaza and Ciro Immobile are expected to start in Italy’s 3-5-2 formation against Robin van Persie’s Holland.
Hiddink: 'Curious to meet Conte'
Dutch Coach Guus Hiddink is “curious” to see how Antonio Conte will set out Italy in tomorrow’s friendly.
Ranocchia: 'I must earn Italy spot'
Andrea Ranocchia knows full well he’s not an Italy mainstay. “I am here today, I could be gone tomorrow.”
Oriali: 'Don't talk about Balotelli'
Italy team manager Lele Oriali told reporters “the less we talk about Mario Balotelli, the better.”
El Shaarawy has ankle sprain
Stephan El Shaarawy is a major doubt to feature for Italy against Holland after spraining his ankle.
Netherlands lose duo for Italy
Holland are without Ron Vlaar and Jordy Clasie for tomorrow’s friendly against Italy.
Conte gives Italy 'ugly truths'
New Italy boss Antonio Conte hopes the players “appreciate my ugly truths rather than beautiful lies.”
Conte tight-lipped on Azzurri XI
Antonio Conte prepares for his Italy debut against Holland tomorrow, but is tight-lipped on the formation. “Salvatore Sirigu will play.”
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