Gigi Di Biagio said Italy had “the right approach, tempo and style” against Portugal, but it all goes down to the England game.
Italy dominated and hit the woodwork, but their 0-0 draw with Portugal leaves European Under-21 Championship hopes hanging by a thread.
Italy make numerous changes in a must-win game against Portugal for the European Under-21 Championship.
Domenico Berardi hopes to impress Antonio Conte during tomorrow’s crunch European Under-21 Championship clash with Portugal.
Portugal Under-21 boss Rui Jorge warns Italy “have great quality in defence and rapid counter-attacks” ahead of tomorrow’s game.
Italy lost their opening Under-21 European Championship game, but Gigi Di Biagio assures they are “used to do or die” against Portugal.
Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli is being linked with a move to Turkish side Besiktas.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio assured “we want Antonio Conte to remain” on the Italy bench for the 2018 World Cup.
Italy midfielder Stefano Sturaro has received a three-match ban in the European Under-21 Championships.
Stefano Sturaro has apologised for his ‘unacceptable behaviour’ after being sent off for Italy’s Under-21 side.
John Guidetti’s agent reveals ‘Verona and Lazio have been following the player’, and thinks he’d do well in Italy.
Italy Under-21 boss Gigi Di Biagio said Stefano Sturaro showed 'a naivety which is not like him’ in being sent off against Sweden.
Udinese target John Guidetti says there are ‘a lot of big clubs’ in Italy, and Serie A would be ‘a welcome solution’.
Cesare Prandelli says Leonardo Bonucci has ‘neither the means or the knowledge’ to criticise his Italy preparations.
Italy Under-21s dominated possession, but were defeated 2-1 by Sweden, with Stefano Sturaro seeing red in the second half.
Domenico Berardi starts up front for Luigi Di Biagio’s Italy under-21s in their opening match of the European Championships.
Cesare Prandelli reveals he could have joined Juventus on two occasions, and discusses his Galatasaray experience.
Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli reveals he hasn’t had ‘any kind of offer’ from Serie A clubs, after leaving Galatasaray.
Emmanuele Giaccherini’s agent thanks Antonio Conte for his Italy call-up, and insists his client is ‘100 per cent’ staying at Sunderland.
Italy captain Matteo Bianchetti is “not remotely afraid” of Sweden’s strikers for the European Under-21 Championship opener.
Antonio Conte looks back on a year as Italy Coach. “I want to reach Euro 2016 with an ambitious squad.”
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio said “Sweden brings me luck” ahead of the opening Euro Championship tie.
Franco Vazquez rues his great opportunity in Italy’s friendly defeat to Portugal. “It was a good save too.”
Andrea Bertolacci pointed out Italy “mistakes” created most of Portugal’s chances in a 1-0 friendly defeat.
Sassuolo striker Nicola Sansone made his senior Italy debut in a defeat to Portugal, but remains confident.