No Italy surprise for Giaccherini
Emanuele Giaccherini says he expected to be named in the latest Italy squad – despite not yet appearing for Juventus this season.
Prandelli on ItalJuve…
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has defended his decision to start with seven Juventus players in tonight’s game against Bulgaria.
Italy No 10 suits Giovinco
Sebastian Giovinco is worthy of the Italian No 10 shirt which he will be wearing against Bulgaria on Friday night, says Andrea Barzagli.
Prandelli: Osvaldo, Giovinco to start
Italian national team Coach Cesare Prandelli has confirmed that Pablo Osvaldo and Sebastian Giovinco will start against Bulgaria in Sofia on Friday night.
El Shaarawy joy at Azzurrini goals
Stephan El Shaarawy has shared his joy in scoring twice and assisting one goal in the Italy Under-21s victory over Lichtenstein on Thursday.
Azzurrini thrash Liechtenstein
The Italy Under-21s defeated Liechtenstein by seven goals to qualify for the play-offs of the European Championship.
De Rossi and Ogbonna set for return
Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi and Torino centre-back Angelo Ogbonna have been confirmed as fully fit to face Bulgaria in Sofia on Friday night.
Bulgaria-Italy probable line-ups
Italy will return to competitive action on Friday when they begin their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign in Bulgaria.
De Rossi fit for Bulgaria
Daniele De Rossi has shaken off his ankle injury and took part in today’s game between ranks as Italy prepare to face Bulgaria on Friday.
U-21: Mangia keeps Italy alert
Italy need only a point against Liechtenstein to qualify for the European Under-21 Championships and Devis Mangia demands “a win with entertainment.”
Bulgaria squad to face Italy
Bulgaria have named their squad to take on Italy and Armenia in the 2014 World cup qualifiers, but it does not include Dimitar Berbatov.
Osvaldo accepts Euro 2012 snub
Roma’s Pablo Osvaldo is happy to be back in the Italian squad after missing out on a place at Euro 2012.
Balotelli has eye surgery
Mario Balotelli will be out of action "for around 10 days" after undergoing laser eye surgery to cure his conjunctivitis and short-sightedness.
Italy go 3-5-2 in Bulgaria?
Cesare Prandelli is expected to revive the 3-5-2 system in Italy’s World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria, using Sebstian Giovinco and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo together.
Prandelli stands up for Conte
Cesare Prandelli has leapt to the defence of Antonio Conte after his 10-month ban in the betting scandal. “Any of us could be dragged into it, even if only by gossip.”
Poli on Italy, Inter and Cassano
Andrea Poli hopes Antonio Cassano can join him in the Italy squad and reveals why he left Inter. “I can only thank Cesare Prandelli.”
Buffon not leaving Azzurri
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has no intention of hanging up his gloves ahead of the World Cup in 2014.
Acerbi called up by Italy
Milan’s Francesco Acerbi has been added to the Italy squad after Cagliari’s Davide Astori was sent home because of injury.
Italy lose Astori and Balzaretti
Federico Balzaretti and Davide Astori have been withdrawn from the Italy squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Pazzini misses Italy training
Milan new boy Giampaolo Pazzini was forced to watch this morning’s Italy training from the sidelines because of injury.
Italy to use a 3-5-2?
The Corriere dello Sport is suggesting that Italy could face Bulgaria with a 3-5-2 spearheaded by Pablo Osvaldo and Lorenzo Insigne.
Insigne: Cassano? No, Del Piero!
Lorenzo Insigne insists he’s not aiming to replace Antonio Cassano in the Italian national team. “Alessandro Del Piero is my idol.”
Italy boss explains Cassano snub
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has explained why Antonio Cassano has been left out of his squad for the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign.
Italy add Peluso to squad
Atalanta’s Federico Peluso has been added to the Italy squad after Federico Balzaretti withdrew because of injury.
Diamanti looks for Italian strike
Alessandro Diamanti is hoping to finally score for Italy after again being selected by boss Cesare Prandelli.
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