Bulgaria-Italy probable line-ups
Italy will return to competitive action on Friday when they begin their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign in Bulgaria.
De Rossi fit for Bulgaria
Daniele De Rossi has shaken off his ankle injury and took part in today’s game between ranks as Italy prepare to face Bulgaria on Friday.
U-21: Mangia keeps Italy alert
Italy need only a point against Liechtenstein to qualify for the European Under-21 Championships and Devis Mangia demands “a win with entertainment.”
Bulgaria squad to face Italy
Bulgaria have named their squad to take on Italy and Armenia in the 2014 World cup qualifiers, but it does not include Dimitar Berbatov.
Osvaldo accepts Euro 2012 snub
Roma’s Pablo Osvaldo is happy to be back in the Italian squad after missing out on a place at Euro 2012.
Balotelli has eye surgery
Mario Balotelli will be out of action "for around 10 days" after undergoing laser eye surgery to cure his conjunctivitis and short-sightedness.
Italy go 3-5-2 in Bulgaria?
Cesare Prandelli is expected to revive the 3-5-2 system in Italy’s World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria, using Sebstian Giovinco and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo together.
Prandelli stands up for Conte
Cesare Prandelli has leapt to the defence of Antonio Conte after his 10-month ban in the betting scandal. “Any of us could be dragged into it, even if only by gossip.”
Poli on Italy, Inter and Cassano
Andrea Poli hopes Antonio Cassano can join him in the Italy squad and reveals why he left Inter. “I can only thank Cesare Prandelli.”
Buffon not leaving Azzurri
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has no intention of hanging up his gloves ahead of the World Cup in 2014.
Acerbi called up by Italy
Milan’s Francesco Acerbi has been added to the Italy squad after Cagliari’s Davide Astori was sent home because of injury.
Italy lose Astori and Balzaretti
Federico Balzaretti and Davide Astori have been withdrawn from the Italy squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Pazzini misses Italy training
Milan new boy Giampaolo Pazzini was forced to watch this morning’s Italy training from the sidelines because of injury.
Italy to use a 3-5-2?
The Corriere dello Sport is suggesting that Italy could face Bulgaria with a 3-5-2 spearheaded by Pablo Osvaldo and Lorenzo Insigne.
Insigne: Cassano? No, Del Piero!
Lorenzo Insigne insists he’s not aiming to replace Antonio Cassano in the Italian national team. “Alessandro Del Piero is my idol.”
Italy boss explains Cassano snub
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has explained why Antonio Cassano has been left out of his squad for the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign.
Italy add Peluso to squad
Atalanta’s Federico Peluso has been added to the Italy squad after Federico Balzaretti withdrew because of injury.
Diamanti looks for Italian strike
Alessandro Diamanti is hoping to finally score for Italy after again being selected by boss Cesare Prandelli.
De Rossi answers Italy call
Roma’s Daniele De Rossi will respond to the Italy call of boss Cesare Prandelli despite picking up an injury.
Insigne for Italy qualifiers
Lorenzo Insigne has received his debut senior Italy call-up for the World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Malta, while Giampaolo Pazzini returns.
Insigne set for Italy call
Cesare Prandelli is set to name a young and relatively untested Italy side for the World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Malta.
Balotelli to miss Italy games?
Mario Balotelli will reportedly miss Italy’s World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Malta so he can undergo eye surgery.
Insigne set for full Italy call
Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne looks set to be included in the full Italy squad after he was omitted from the latest Under-21 party.
Insigne on Prandelli’s Italy radar
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has re-iterated that he is keeping a close eye on Napoli sensation Lorenzo Insigne.
Giovinco out for 15 days
Sebastian Giovinco will miss Juventus’ game against Udinese and Italy’s two World Cup qualifiers because of injury.
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