AZZURRI

Catania talent Francesco Lodi admits he was “disappointed” to be left out of Italy’s Euro 2012 squad. "I thought I'd done enough."
The Italy squad underwent a new fitness assessment that included the use of cameras, while they also had a surprise UEFA doping test.
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni prepares to face Italy in Euro 2012 and assures he is “still useful” in the modern game.
Andrea Pirlo is confident Italy can shine at Euro 2012 by taking inspiration from Juventus. “At Milan they thought I was finished, but here I am...”
Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has named his final 23-man squad for Euro 2012, which will face Italy.
Italy starlet Marco Verratti has warned the big clubs to forget about signing him this summer. “I am staying. This was not my last game for Pescara.”
Italy tested out a new trident attack of Antonio Cassano, Mario Balotelli and Sebastian Giovinco in training.
Italy’s Euro 2012 opponents Spain saw off Serbia 2-0 in a friendly on Sinisa Mihajlovic’s debut.
The Republic of Ireland beat Bosnia 1-0 in today’s friendly test, as they prepare to face Italy in Euro 2012.
Antonio Nocerino tells Italy they “are a good side and don’t need to worry” about facing Spain in their Euro 2012 opener.
Alessandro Diamanti was a surprise inclusion in Italy’s 32-man long-list for Euro 2012. “Better late than never!”
Italy have announced they will play a friendly against France at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples.
Leonardo Bonucci is confident the Juventus defensive block will remain solid at Euro 2012, as “the Coppa Italia Final was just a blip.”
Giorgio Chiellini and Riccardo Montolivo underwent tests on their thigh strains that showed “improvements for both.”
Cesare Prandelli’s assistant Francesco Rocca explains how Italy must face Spain at Euro 2012. “The midfield is the key.”
Under-21 Coach Ciro Ferrara shot down Marco Verratti’s status as the new Andrea Pirlo. “Maybe in 10 years...”
Parma’s Sebastian Giovinco has underlined that he will only return to Juventus with the guarantee that he won’t be immediately sold on.
Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli returned to full training with the Italian national side on Friday.
Claudio Marchisio has told Euro 2012 opponents Spain that Italy will have no fear going into their June 10 clash.
Cesare Prandelli’s Italy side beat lower League minnows Virtus Vecomp 6-0 in a practice game on Thursday evening.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli admits that he may be tempted to take all six of his current strikers to Euro 2012.
Napoli ‘keeper Morgan De Sanctis believes that Mario Balotelli could make a key difference for Italy at Euro 2012.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli tested out a number of attacking combinations in this morning’s training session at Coverciano.
Palermo ‘keeper Emiliano Viviano knows he’s in competition with Salvatore Sirigu of Paris Saint-Germain for a spot at Euro 2012.
Daniele De Rossi and Marco Verratti took part in the game between ranks today, as Cesare Prandelli tried two different tactics.