AZZURRI

Cesare Prandelli believes 2012 is Italian football’s year with the Champions League and European Championships, but how would he solve Inter’s woes?
Italy have risen in the FIFA World Ranking to number eight after good results under Cesare Prandelli.
Italy’s Under-21 side will play a friendly against their Scottish counterparts on April 25 in Edinburgh.
Cesare Prandelli looks ahead to Euro 2012 with an Antonio Di Natale-Mario Balotelli partnership and “Antonio Cassano could come as our 24th man.”
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli says he “agrees with Fabio Capello” over his decision to quit the England job. “There was something more behind it.”
Sebastian Giovinco of Parma will become a first team regular for the Italian national side, says Amauri.
Alberto Gilardino is hoping to become a regular again at international level following his move to Genoa.
Italy have confirmed they will play a friendly against Jurgen Klinsmann’s USA at the Stadio Ferraris in Genoa.
Palermo’s Argentinean defender Matias Silvestre has told Cesare Prandelli he “would be proud to wear the Italy shirt.”
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has refused to rule out Antonio Cassano, Giuseppe Rossi, Francesco Totti or Antonio Di Natale for Euro 2012 selection.
Antonio Cassano “could return to the playing field in June,” says the Milan and Italy star’s neurosurgeon after an operation on a congenital heart defect.
Giuseppe Rossi has reassured he’ll be ready for Euro 2012. “I’ll have to convince Cesare Prandelli I can help out.”
Catania sporting director Pietro Lo Monaco is adamant that new signing Marco Motta can return to the Italian national set-up.
Italy have announced they will play a friendly game against old rivals France in November.
Juventus midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini has cooled talk of a possible call-up to the Italian national squad.
Antonio Nocerino has made his wishes for 2012: “I want to win the Scudetto with Milan, then play Euro 2012 for Italy.”
Antonio Di Natale is hoping to be named in the Italy squad for Euro 2012. “I haven’t booked my holiday yet…”
Francesco Totti is open to the prospect of a return to the Italian national team in time for Euro 2012, should fitness prevail.
Cesare Prandelli has opened the door for Francesco Totti’s return at Euro 2012. “Why not? If he’s in good shape...”
Marcello Lippi insists his coaching career is not at an end as he again reiterates the desire to Coach at the 2014 World Cup.
Italy will play a prestigious friendly against 2010 World Cup Finalists Holland in Amsterdam in February 2013.
Ciro Ferrara has again lamented Serie A’s lack of faith in Italian youth, after spending a few days working with the Under-21 side this week.
Emiliano Viviano is targeting a return to the Italian national team after his January switch to Palermo.
Playing for the Italian national side is high on the wish-list of Atalanta’s Argentine-born Ezequiel Schelotto.
Italy legend Fabio Cannavaro and Parma’s Hernan Crespo have confirmed they’ll play in the new Indian Premier League.