AZZURRI

Matteo Darmian warned Italy “want to win against Ireland and our greatest strength is there are no reserve players.”
Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane “would pay to watch” Italy and has “always been a fan of Italian football.”
Marco Parolo reveals the Italy squad have a Whatsapp group, but various dialects can make it tricky.
Marco Parolo praised Italy for their “hard work in the shadows and incredible team spirit” at Euro 2016.
Manchester United could send Matteo Darmian to Antonio Conte’s Chelsea in exchange for Nemanja Matic.
Antonio Conte plans eight or nine changes to the Italy line-up against the Republic of Ireland, as they already top Group E.
Antonio Candreva is reportedly pushing for an Inter move, despite Chelsea and Napoli interest.
Gianluigi Buffon missed Italy training this morning, as he’s suffering with a fever.
Thiago Motta says Italy must continue to think “one game at a time” after winning their Euro 2016 group.
Inter have reportedly made an official offer for Antonio Candreva, but Lazio are holding out for €25m.
Roberto Mancini assures Inter “have faith” in Eder, after his winning goal for Italy on Friday.
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti hailed “organised” Italy, but is flummoxed by Belgium’s treatment of Radja Nainggolan.
Antonio Conte sniped at clubs by noting “the Azzurri shirt is treated badly, but during these tournaments the love for Italy returns.”
Hungary snatched a late equaliser thanks to a Birkir Saevarsson own goal, but Iceland remain unbeaten.
Antonio Conte assured “the passion and energy of the fans represent fundamental factors in motivating” the Italy squad.
Czech Republic captain Tomas Rosicky has been ruled out for the rest of Euro 2016 with a thigh injury.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio is “proud that the fans recognise themselves” in the Italy team and can unify the country.
Radja Nainggolan feels the 2-0 defeat to Italy “helped” Belgium, but admits he was “surprised” to be dropped against Ireland.
Emanuele Giaccherini said Italy “proved a few doubters wrong” after topping their Euro 2016 group, but won’t get ahead of himself.
Italy are mathematically top of Group E and will play the Group D runners-up in Paris on Monday June 27.
Belgium demolished the Republic of Ireland 3-0 with a Romelu Lukaku brace, meaning Italy clinch top spot in Group E.
Italy could be crowned Group E winners today, but paradoxically that could lead to a much tougher route to the Euro 2016 Final.
Italy resumed training this morning, though Antonio Candreva and Gigi Buffon were rested, while big changes are planned for Ireland.
Italy shared a snapshot of their post-Sweden celebrations as the players noted “unity is setting jealousy aside.”
Antonio Conte gloated after a decisive Eder goal against Sweden and urged fans to create an Azzurri wall with the Republic of Ireland.