AZZURRI

Catania sporting director Pietro Lo Monaco is adamant that new signing Marco Motta can return to the Italian national set-up.
Italy have announced they will play a friendly game against old rivals France in November.
Juventus midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini has cooled talk of a possible call-up to the Italian national squad.
Antonio Nocerino has made his wishes for 2012: “I want to win the Scudetto with Milan, then play Euro 2012 for Italy.”
Antonio Di Natale is hoping to be named in the Italy squad for Euro 2012. “I haven’t booked my holiday yet…”
Francesco Totti is open to the prospect of a return to the Italian national team in time for Euro 2012, should fitness prevail.
Cesare Prandelli has opened the door for Francesco Totti’s return at Euro 2012. “Why not? If he’s in good shape...”
Marcello Lippi insists his coaching career is not at an end as he again reiterates the desire to Coach at the 2014 World Cup.
Italy will play a prestigious friendly against 2010 World Cup Finalists Holland in Amsterdam in February 2013.
Ciro Ferrara has again lamented Serie A’s lack of faith in Italian youth, after spending a few days working with the Under-21 side this week.
Emiliano Viviano is targeting a return to the Italian national team after his January switch to Palermo.
Playing for the Italian national side is high on the wish-list of Atalanta’s Argentine-born Ezequiel Schelotto.
Italy legend Fabio Cannavaro and Parma’s Hernan Crespo have confirmed they’ll play in the new Indian Premier League.
Manchester United’s Davide Petrucci is among the new faces in the Italy Under-21 squad called up by Ciro Ferrara.
Davide Santon still has hopes for making Italy’s squad for this summer’s European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has confirmed that he will be keeping an eye on Marco Borriello following his move to Juventus.
Lazio midfielder Cristian Ledesma has admitted that he hopes to be a part of Italy’s Euro 2012 campaign.
Italian Under-21 international Federico Macheda is “95 per cent” certain to join Queens Park Rangers from Manchester United next month.
Fabio Capello has hit out at youth policies in both England and Italy and called for an end to the ‘stealing of talent’ from other countries.
Emiliano Viviano will discuss the possibility of leaving Inter in January in an effort to make Italy’s Euro 2012 squad.
Returning to the Italian international set-up has always been an objective for Antonio Di Natale, says his agent.
Antonio Di Natale is looking forward to potentially playing alongside Mario Balotelli for the Italian national side.
Cesare Prandelli has confirmed that he will select Udinese forward Antonio Di Natale for Italy’s next international fixture.
Cesare Prandelli wishes Antonio Cassano the best for 2012. “He has matured a great deal and is convinced we’ll do well in the Euros.”
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli will invite Simone Farina to train with his squad after the Gubbio player turned down an alleged bribe.