Koke: 'Furia Roja to counter Italy'
Koke urged Spain to combine their tiki-taka style with Furia Roja determination, but “Italy are a very complicated rival.”
Candreva out of Euro 2016?
Antonio Candreva’s thigh injury is continuing to cause concern, as there are fears he could miss the rest of Euro 2016.
Pirlo: 'Italy don't need me'
Andrea Pirlo assures Italy “don’t need me. I think I did what I had to” with the Azzurri jersey and tips Marco Verratti for the future.
Pirlo: 'Spain worried about Italy'
Andrea Pirlo believes “Spain are more worried” about facing Italy at Euro 2016 and sees “good omens” reminiscent of 2006.
Donadoni: 'Take initiative from Spain'
Ex-Italy Coach Roberto Donadoni has given Antonio Conte advice on how to face Spain. “You mustn’t surrender the initiative.”
Llorente: 'Conte inspires Italy'
Fernando Llorente believes Antonio Conte “inspires uncommon strength” in Italy as they prepare to face Spain.
Zidane: 'Italy-Spain like a Final'
Zinedine Zidane sees Italy v Spain as “like a Final” of Euro 2016 and tips La Roja to get the victory.
Italy and Spain stick to guns
Despite reports of tactical adjustments, Spain look set to field the same XI against Italy in the Round of 16.
Florenzi replaces Candreva
Italy tested Alessandro Florenzi on the right in place of Antonio Candreva as they get ready to face Spain.
Thiago Alcantara: 'Italy are strong'
Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara feels Euro 2016 opponents Italy have “a winning mentality and are difficult to score against.”
Parolo: 'Italy play with fire inside'
Marco Parolo assures Italy “will play with fire inside us” against Spain and can’t wait to meet “idol” Andres Iniesta.
Morata: 'BBC advised a helmet...'
Alvaro Morata identifies who is “the boss” in the Italy and Juventus defence, joking “they suggested I wear a helmet” on Monday.
De Gea: 'Buffon a living legend'
Spain goalkeeper David De Gea dubbed Gigi Buffon “a living legend” and feels they can make history again at Euro 2016.
Barzagli: 'Italy work together'
Andrea Barzagli explained why the Italy and Juventus bloc are so solid. “We help each other out and are stronger than as individuals.”
Barzagli: 'Morata, no friends!'
Andrea Barzagli warned Alvaro Morata “there are no friends on the pitch” and promised Italy are studying Spain very carefully.
Official: Candreva out of Italy-Spain
Antonio Candreva is officially out of Italy’s Round of 16 clash with Spain, so Antonio Conte studies alternatives.
Morata: 'BBC world's best defenders'
Alvaro Morata called the Italy and Juventus back line “the best defenders in the world, as it’s almost impossible to score past them.”
Italy-Spain tactical shifts?
Antonio Candreva seems ready to start for Italy against Spain, but Stephan El Shaarawy and Alessandro Florenzi are options.
Fabregas: 'Italy-Spain is 50-50'
Cesc Fabregas warns “almost every game between Italy and Spain is 50-50,” but shrugs off criticism of their Euro 2016 approach.
Cakir referee for Italy v Spain
The referee for Italy v Spain at Euro 2016 on Monday is Turkish official Cuneyt Cakir.
Fabregas: 'Conte focus on Chelsea'
Cesc Fabregas is impressed by “winner” Antonio Conte, but hopes “from Tuesday he can concentrate” on Chelsea after Italy-Spain.
Dybala: 'Morata scared of Chiellini!'
Paulo Dybala reveals Alvaro Morata “was always scared of facing Giorgio Chiellini” in Juventus training ahead of Italy v Spain.
Spain transformed for Italy?
Vicente Del Bosque could transform Spain to counter Italy’s 3-5-2 system, sending Alvaro Morata wide left with Aritz Aduriz upfront.
Agent: Candreva 'price-tag varies'
“Lazio value Antonio Candreva very highly and they are right, but a Premier League club would get a different request,” said his agent.
Busquets: 'Spain stability with Italy'
Sergio Busquets insists it is “pointless changing the way we play” against Italy, as Spain “need to have very clear ideas.”
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