AZZURRI

Mario Balotelli has stated that he is ready to lead the Italian attack, that he’s not crazy and that he has no intention of leaving Manchester City.
Alessandro Matri and Daniel Pablo Osvaldo both scored hat-tricks in a practice match during Italy training on Wednesday.
Andrea Barzagli picked up a muscular problem in training today and should miss Friday’s friendly with Poland.
UEFA have partially accepted Italy’s appeal, so Under-21 international Lorenzo Insigne’s ban has been reduced to two games.
Torino’s Angelo Ogbonna is hoping to make his international debut for Italy this month. “I actually want to play against Poland and Uruguay.”
Gigi Buffon admits that Italy will miss Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi on and off the pitch over the next six months.
Ignazio Abate is determined to show he deserves his call-up to the latest Italy squad and has rejected talk of being just a short-term solution.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he’ll be forced to try some new attacking solutions while waiting for Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi to return.
Sebastian Giovinco has withdrawn from the Italian international squad after picking up an injury on Sunday.
Fiorentina stopper Michele Camporese has been added to the Italian Under-21 international squad.
Captain Gigi Buffon thinks Antonio Cassano could still make the difference for Italy at the 2012 European Championship.
Gigi Buffon, Morgan De Sanctis and Salvatore Sirigu will reportedly all feature at some stage in Italy’s games against Poland and Uruguay.
Antonio Di Natale of Udinese remains one of Italy’s finest players despite again being omitted from the international squad, says his agent.
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has told Italy boss Cesare Prandelli to not underestimate the ability of Ignazio Abate.
Uruguay have named their squad for the friendly against Italy, including Edinson Cavani, but Abel Hernandez misses out.
Ignazio Abate, Mario Balotelli and Alessandro Matri are called for Italy’s friendlies against Poland and Uruguay. “I’ll wait for Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi.”
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