AZZURRI

Ciro Ferrara has called up Ciro Immobile and Samuele Longo for the first time as Italy’s Under-21 side takes on Scotland.
With a different surgeon to last time, Giuseppe Rossi will undergo an operation on Friday in the US on his latest knee ligament injury.
Italian Football Federation Vice-President Demetrio Albertini has backed Antonio Di Natale for Euro 2012 selection.
Cesare Prandelli has not closed the door to veterans for Euro 2012. “Francesco Totti and Alessandro Del Piero still have much to give.”
Cesare Prandelli paid a visit to the Lazio training ground today and was particularly pleased with the form of Stefano Mauri.
Former Lazio boss Giuseppe Materazzi wouldn’t be surprised to see Federico Marchetti and Stefano Mauri at Euro 2012.
Stefano Fiore is convinced that Italy will make the right sort of impact at the 2012 European Championship.
Cesare Prandelli has confirmed Antonio Cassano “is in my personal Euro 2012 album” after Panini stickers left him out of the Italy section.
There is another sign Mario Balotelli could be changing his ways. “We are planning our marriage, which will happen soon.”
Mario Balotelli has assured Manchester City and Italy that he aims to improve his on-pitch behaviour following his red card against Arsenal.
Former Italy Under-21 boss Pierluigi Casiraghi remembers Piermario Morosini. “Every Coach would want a player like” him.
The changes to the Serie A fixture list mean Italy’s get-together will be scrapped. “It doesn’t matter,” noted Cesare Prandelli.
Giuseppe Rossi has been ruled out for another six months with a new knee injury, but his agent blamed Villarreal and is sure “he will overcome this too.”
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli believes the Scudetto race is wide open. “Both Milan and Juventus have a 50 per cent chance of winning.”
Mario Balotelli “desperately needs professional mental support,” according to the general secretary of world footballers union FIFPro.
Giuseppe Rossi “is distraught” after a new injury ruled him out of Euro 2012, confirmed Italy chief medic Professor Enrico Castellacci.
Giuseppe Rossi’s hopes of a return to fitness in time to make Italy’s squad for Euro 2012 are over as the Villarreal man seriously re-injures his right knee.
Amauri has hit out at his critics and at Antonio Conte’s treatment of him at Juventus, and also revealed the truth behind playing for Italy.
Milan’s Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi of Villarreal have been omitted from the Italy squad by Panini in their latest collection.
Palermo’s Emiliano Viviano is the best Italian goalkeeper there is behind Gigi Buffon of Juventus, says Giovanni Galli.
Cesare Prandelli’s Italian national side have fallen outside the Top 10 of the FIFA World Rankings.
Mario Balotelli has escaped a potential nine-match ban after the FA ruled it will not take retrospective action for his tackle on Alex Song.
Mario Balotelli has apologised for his dismissal at the weekend in an effort to not jeopardise his place at Euro 2012.
Cesare Prandelli says that Mario Balotelli’s latest dismissal did not breach his strict code of ethics when it comes to the Italian national side.
Antonio Cassano has recalled his emotions on finding out he required heart surgery and also revealed his intention for a quick return to action.