AZZURRI

Luigi Di Biagio hailed his Italy Under-21s for a “very good response” during Monday’s 2-1 defeat to Spain at the Olimpico.
Italy Under-21s conceded more than once at home for the first time in two years after they fell 2-1 to Spain in friendly action on Monday.
Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi admits he “dreams” of winning another World Cup in 2018, although he is “sorry” for not lifting more trophies with Roma.
Daniele De Rossi believes Roberto Gagliardini can be his Italy heir and “a pillar” for the national team.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura says the door is open for Graziano Pelle, Arrigo Sacchi’s criticism was “disappointing” and “fruits are being borne” with youth.
Giampiero Ventura has revealed that Andrea Barzagli dropped out of the Italy squad due to “problems with his wife”.
Former Italy goalkeeper Francesco Toldo insists Gianluigi Donnarumma will only get Azzurri chance 'when Gianluigi Buffon decides to quit'.
Giampiero Ventura admits he’ll have to co-ordinate with the Italy Under-21 side for the European Championships and Spain showdown.
The Netherlands have officially fired Coach Danny Blind under 48 hours before their friendly against Italy in Amsterdam.
Leonardo Bonucci is one of the only veterans as Italy test a very young 3-5-2 formation against the Netherlands on Tuesday.
Gigi Di Biagio prepares Italy Under-21s for tomorrow’s friendly with Spain and celebrates their status as “a font of talent for the senior squad.”
Lorenzo Insigne has fond memories of Italy facing the Netherlands in Euro 2000 and names the teammates he’d like to travel with.
Daniele Rugani looks forward to starting for Italy in the Netherlands, but accepts “the journey I must make at Juventus to become a big player.”
Alessio Romagnoli can’t wait for Italy to face the Netherlands on Tuesday and backs Giampiero Ventura’s call to bring next season forward.
Alessio Romagnoli denies that Milan trashed the Juventus Stadium locker room after their defeat. “None of it really happened.”
Marco Verratti discussed improving for Italy, reuniting with Lorenzo Insigne and Ciro Immobile, plus his desire to stay at Paris Saint-Germain.
Andrea Barzagli has sparked controversy, as he left the Italy squad for “personal reasons" and pictured at a club, but the DJ insists it was misconstrued.
Roberto Mancini admits he’d love to be the Coach of Celtic and eventually Italy, but first he wants to try “Spain or France.”
The Albanian football federation have released a public apology and banned the fan group that forced their World Cup qualifier with Italy to be suspended.
Italy are planning to use the 3-5-2 system in Tuesday’s friendly against the Netherlands, starting Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alessio Romagnoli and Daniele Rugani.
Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij has been sent home from the Dutch camp due to an ankle injury, missing the friendly with Italy.
Italy striker Andrea Belotti assures he “will stay at Torino next season. Let the Granata fans know!”
Juventus and Italy legend Gigi Buffon celebrated his 1,000th official match by pledging to be “ready to celebrate 2,000 appearances.”
Andrea Pirlo is impressed with the “quality generation” of Italy players coming through, including Marco Verratti, but “Gigi Buffon is still the best.”
There are rumours the Netherlands could sack Coach Danny Blind even before Tuesday’s friendly with Italy in Amsterdam.