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Sweden striker John Guidetti believes “the winner will be whoever makes fewer mistakes” in the play-off with Italy.
Pierluigi Casiraghi believes Italy should overcome Sweden in their World Cup play-off because “quality is worth more than organisation”.
Mario Balotelli pays tribute to the retiring Andrea Pirlo, adding the former Italy midfielder could have played for ’10 more years.’
Sweden Coach Janne Andersson says “we have everything to win” in the World Cup play-off with Italy.
The world of football has paid tribute to Andrea Pirlo, after he announced his retirement earlier today.
Andrea Pirlo has officially confirmed his retirement from football, so Football Italia takes a look back at his best moments from his 116 Italy caps.
Andrea Pirlo has officially confirmed his retirement, having played his final match for New York City FC last night.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura insists he didn’t call-up Jorginho just so he couldn’t play for Brazil - “he’s doing well”.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura declares “we’ll go to the World Cup, then we’ll respond to the criticism”.
Jorginho’s agent says his client has been convinced by Italy, and “there will be no re-opening of dialogue with Brazil”.
Inter midfielder Roberto Gagliardini believes “if we play as Italy, I’m sure we’ll go to the World Cup”.
Lazio striker Ciro Immobile describes Italy’s play-off with Sweden as “the most important of my career”, and assures he’s fit.
Giampiero Ventura began preparations for Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Sweden and explained why he finally called Napoli midfielder Jorginho.
Fabio Quagliarella relished his first goal in the Derby della Lanterna, as Sampdoria beat Genoa in an “incredible atmosphere.”
Simone Zaza gave credit to his Valencia teammates after earning his first Italy call-up in a year for the World Cup qualifier against Sweden.
Bologna forward Simone Verdi has become the first player since 2004-05 to score free kicks with both feet in a single Serie A game.
Italy named the squad for the World Cup play-off against Sweden, including Napoli midfielder Jorginho, Simone Zaza and Alessandro Florenzi.
Simone Zaza clashed with Valencia Coach Marcelino today when substituted before he could equal a record from 1944.
Giampiero Ventura will name his Italy squad today for the World Cup play-off against Sweden, expected to include Simone Zaza and Andrea Belotti.
Gigi Di Biagio called up a 23-man squad for the Italy Under-21 international friendly against Russia on November 14.
Bayern Munich are reportedly considering Giuseppe Rossi as a backup to Robert Lewandowski.
Jorginho’s agent confirms the Napoli man is “closer to Brazil than Italy” as Giampiero Ventura “has never given him the opportunity”.
Nice Coach Lucien Favre is impressed by Lazio ahead of their Europa League clash, but insists Mario Balotelli’s performances are “clear for all to see.”
Sweden have named their squad for the World Cup play-off with Italy, including Bologna’s Filip Helander and Emil Krafth.
Lazio Coach Simone Inzaghi “almost certainly” won’t call Ciro Immobile to face Nice, but he should be fit for the weekend.