AZZURRI

Cesare Prandelli’s Italy have announced friendlies against Luxembourg and Russia in the lead-up to Euro 2012.
Milan youngster Stephan El Shaarawy admits that he is already thinking about the Italian national side – despite having won just two caps at Under-21 level.
Milan youngster Stephan El Shaarawy has clear ideas about his future ambitions with the Italian national side.
Villarreal and Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi is hoping to be back in action at some point within the next six weeks.
Mario Balotelli gave a rare interview to the BBC and Noel Gallagher, dividing the false stories from the true ones, his rapport with Roberto Mancini and Jose Mourinho.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists Mario Balotelli “is the best Italian striker, though with him anything can happen.”
Cesare Prandelli has told Mario Balotelli “now he needs to go from words to action” after he was dropped from the Italy squad.
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni is sceptical about Italy’s chances of Euro 2012 glory. “There are four better teams.”
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has again opened the international doors to Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.
Lazio ‘keeper Federico Marchetti is working towards winning his place back in the national squad for Euro 2012.
Mario Balotelli has underlined that he wants to be a key player for Italy at the 2012 European Championships.
Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino admits he still dreams of winning international honours with Italy.
Roberto Mancini believes Cesare Prandelli “was correct” to warn Mario Balotelli about his behaviour by dropping him ahead of Euro 2012.
Palermo captain Fabrizio Miccoli has admitted that he’s unlikely to take part in Euro 2012 for Italy. “I’m not needed.”
The agent of Emanuele Giaccherini is confident that his client will have a future at Juventus – and possibly the Italian national side too.
Cesare Prandelli “will not stand for excessive criticism” of Italy’s performance in their defeat to the USA and confirmed he was in contact with Mario Balotelli.
Claudio Marchisio tries to look on the bright side of both Italy’s defeat to the USA and the controversy between Milan and Juventus.
Catania midfielder Francesco Lodi admits it would be a dream to turn out for Italy one, but says he is focused only on Inter at the weekend.
Angelo Ogbonna insists his Italy side were unfortunate to lose 1-0 to America on Wednesday night.
Alessandro Matri concedes “the tempo was not as good as in other games” as Italy lost 1-0 to the USA.
Gianluigi Buffon believes Italy only perform “when there’s a lot at stake,” which explains their recent friendly slump.
Thiago Motta had an unusual new position as trequartista in Italy’s surprise defeat to the USA and the experiment did not go according to plan.
Giorgio Chiellini insisted the performance in Italy’s defeat to the USA “wasn’t so awful and we remain convinced we’ll have a great Euros.”
Fabio Borini admits he was “very emotional” on his senior Italy debut, even if it was in a surprise defeat to the USA.
Cesare Prandelli insists Italy “will certainly have a great Euro 2012” and is “not worried” after a shock 1-0 defeat to the USA.