FIGC President Giancarlo Abete has given Italy boss Cesare Prandelli his full backing, regardless of the Azzurri’s result tonight.
Cesare Prandelli will make four changes to his Italy side for the game against the Republic of Ireland – as well as reverting back to a 4-3-1-2.
Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin is confident that Antonio Di Natale can make an impact for Italy in tonight’s game against the Republic of Ireland.
Giuseppe Rossi is convinced that Spain will have no intention of drawing with Croatia tonight in order to see Italy eliminated from Euro 2012.
Federico Balzaretti can’t wait to take to the field in tonight’s crucial Euro 2012 game between Italy and the Republic of Ireland.
Fernando Torres warns Spain they can’t play for a 2-2 draw against Croatia. “What happened to Russia must ring alarm bells.”
Slaven Bilic has assured Italy they “have to trust” Croatia not to stitch them up intentionally with Spain tomorrow.
Damien Duff has described wearing the captain’s armband against Italy on his 100th cap for Ireland as “an awfully proud moment.”
Giorgio Chiellini believes Italy will “begin a new tournament” if they reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.
Cesare Prandelli hinted Italy have been working on a return to 4-3-1-2 against Ireland for some time. “I don’t just wake up in the morning and change my mind.”
Giovanni Trapattoni gave a typically fiery Press conference ahead of Ireland’s match with Italy on Monday night, including an attack on Roy Keane.
Domenico Criscito is confident “Italy will reach the next round” of Euro 2012, even if he is still bitter at missing out.
Mario Balotelli took part in training today, so he could recover in time for tomorrow’s match between Italy and the Republic of Ireland.
Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli says he’ll be “Italy’s biggest fan” if they progress, but that won’t stop him trying to eliminate them tomorrow.
Cesare Prandelli insisted he wouldn’t change Italy’s 3-5-2 system against Ireland, but it’s reported he tested the four-man defence in a hidden training session.
Marcello Lippi does not believe Spain and Croatia are beyond stitching up Italy. “They do this sort of thing too. Just ask Villarreal...”
Andrea Barzagli says he and his Italy teammates are “not remotely considering the possibility we’ll be going home” on Monday night.
Gianluigi Buffon warns Italy must not “think like losers” by focusing on a potential Spain-Croatia stitch-up and blasted the media for focusing on the wrong issues.
Cesare Prandelli tested a 3-4-1-2 system in training today with a diamond midfield including Alessandro Diamanti, but Mario Balotelli picked up an injury.
Xavi is confident “Italy will reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals along with Spain, as our mentality doesn’t let us play for a draw.”
Mario Balotelli picked up a knee injury in training today and could well miss Italy’s last Group C game with Ireland.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli reveals the Della Valle brothers were the reason he left Fiorentina. “I asked for two Italian players and they bought five foreign ones.”
The Croatian Football Federation condemned “deviant behaviour” from “hooligans” against Italy that prompted UEFA to begin disciplinary proceedings.
Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli insists they will play “for pride” and not make it easy for Italy in the last Group C game.
Andrea Barzagli is ready to make his Euro 2012 debut against Ireland and criticised the media for focusing on a potential 2-2 draw between Spain and Croatia.