AZZURRI

Croatia “deserved this goal and were close to winning,” said Vedran Corluka after a 1-1 draw with Italy.
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini feels Italy “went too deep in the second half” against Croatia, but “there is no despair.”
Gianluigi Buffon insists Italy “play good football and just need to be more clinical when the scoring opportunities arise.”
Thiago Motta doubts Spain and Croatia will make “an agreement” to knock Italy out of Euro 2012.
Giorgio Chiellini admits he “got my positioning wrong” when Italy conceded the Croatian equaliser.
Andrea Pirlo concedes Italy wasted the opportunities to defeat Croatia, as his majestic free kick was not enough.
Italy have announced they will lodge an official complaint to UEFA after their national anthem was jeered against Spain and Croatia.
Cesare Prandelli admits Italy wasted too many scoring opportunities against Croatia, but “we can still believe in qualification, absolutely.”
A spectacular Andrea Pirlo free kick was not enough for Italy, as Croatia fought back in the second half for another 1-1 draw.
Napoli star Marek Hamsik is in the stands in Poznan for Italy-Croatia. “I hope and believe that Italy will win.”
Cesare Prandelli goes into Italy’s second game of Euro 2012, against Croatia, with the same starting XI that held Spain to a draw on Sunday.
Cesare Prandelli will wait until the last possible moment before telling his players the starting line-up for this evening’s match with Croatia.
Despite some doubts, boss Cesare Prandelli is expected to field the same Italy side that faced Spain in today’s game against Croatia.
Italy should start with Antonio Di Natale in Thursday’s Euro 2012 game against Croatia, says Salvatore Schillaci.
A gay rights association in Italy has called for Antonio Cassano to be dropped after his homophobic comments. “It was horrible and vulgar.”
It’s reported Ignazio Abate needed five stitches to his face after an accidental collision in today’s Italy training session.
Andrea Pirlo is confident Italy are “aware of our strength” going into tomorrow’s game with Croatia. “With these components, we can go far.”
Cesare Prandelli said he has “just one doubt” on who to field against Croatia tomorrow, but refused to confirm or deny whether Mario Balotelli risked the chop.
Croatia manager Slaven Bilic has no fear of facing Italy tomorrow. “Luka Modric is better than Andrea Pirlo.”
Davide Astori has his sights set on World Cup 2014 after the Cagliari stopper just missed out on Euro 2012 selection.
Juventus’ Simone Pepe admits that he would have liked to have been part of the Italy squad at Euro 2012 – but he’s happy for Emanuele Giaccherini.
Antonio Cassano has released a statement attempting to calm the furore over his statements. “I am not homophobic and didn’t want to offend anyone.”
Christian Maggio feels Italy’s opening draw with Spain was “very good for our self-esteem” going into games with Croatia and the Republic of Ireland.
As expected, Antonio Cassano’s homophobic statements in a Press conference today brought a wave of condemnation from the Italian media.
Antonio Cassano laughs at being Mario Balotelli’s “tutor,” warns he’d quit Milan if they sold Thiago Silva, but shocked with homophobic comments.