Antonio Conte introduces a new 4-3-3 system as Italy travel to Group H leaders Croatia in a Euro 2016 qualifier.
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Join us for the build-up and action from Italy’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia in Split.
U21: Italy relish 4-3-3
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio said the 4-3-3 system “is giving positive results” after a 7-0 win over the Inter Primavera side.
Rome to host Italy-Norway
Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Norway will be hosted by the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on October 13.
Buffon compliments Rakitic
Gigi Buffon has put Champions League upset behind him as Italy face Ivan Rakitic’s Croatia, while Andrea Pirlo “has a decision to make.”
Conte: 'Pirlo in 4-3-3'
Antonio Conte said he’s learned from a year as Italy Coach, hinted at 4-3-3 against Croatia and Andrea Pirlo “will start.”
Srna: 'Italy are always Italy'
Darijo Srna said “Croatia are ready to give our best, but Italy is always Italy” in the Euro 2016 qualifier.
Conte: 'Italy system irrelevant'
Antonio Conte shrugged off tactical questions ahead of a qualifier in Croatia and won’t discuss Andrea Pirlo’s Italy future.
Kovac: 'No Croatia-Italy favourites'
Niko Kovac insists “there is no favourite” between Croatia and Italy in Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier. “We are equal in quality.”
Kovacic on Italy and Inter
Mateo Kovacic prepares to face Italy for Croatia and talks about his Inter future. “You never know in football.”
Conte announces Italy squad
Antonio Conte has announced his Italy squad for tomorrow’s Croatia match, without Marco Verratti and Daniele De Rossi.
De Rossi injured for Italy
Italy’s midfield woes continue, as Daniele De Rossi joins Marco Verratti in missing tomorrow’s Croatia match.
Verratti out of Croatia match
Marco Verratti will miss Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Croatia on Friday with a calf injury, it has been confirmed.
‘Closed doors will help Italy’
Claudio Marchisio believes playing Croatia behind closed doors will help Italy, although ‘it’s never nice’.
Marchisio: ‘Welcome Khedira’
Claudio Marchisio welcomes Sami Khedira to Juventus, and hopes Carlos Tevez and Andrea Pirlo will stay.
De Silvestri versatile for Italy
Lorenzo De Silvestri hopes his versatility can help Italy against Croatia and Portugal, but his club future is up in the air.
Buffon and Verratti concerns
Gigi Buffon and Marco Verratti are “under observation” by Italy medics, but major doubts to face Croatia.
Buffon doubt for Croatia-Italy
Gigi Buffon is an injury doubt to play Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia on Friday.
‘Italy underdogs with Croatia’
Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci admits ‘the table says we’re underdogs’ as they prepare to face Croatia on Friday.
Bonaventura gets Italy call
Milan midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura has been called-up to the Italy squad ahead of Friday’s clash with Croatia.
Italy sweat over Verratti fitness
Marco Verratti is reportedly suffering from a calf injury, making him a doubt for Italy’s crucial game with Croatia on Friday.
'Pirlo always in consideration'
Azzurri CT Antonio Conte doubts that Andrea Pirlo will retire from international football and reiterated that he never thought about leaving his job.
Conte: Juventus surprised me
Italy Coach Antonio Conte has admitted that Juventus’ success this season surprised him, and described the ongoing betting scandal as a ‘painful experience.’
No Zaza, Barzagli for Italy
Sassuolo striker Simone Zaza and Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli have been ruled out of Italy’s upcoming clashes with Croatia and Portugal.
Conte tests 4-3-3 for Croatia
Italy tested out a 4-3-3 system in training ahead of the Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia.
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