AZZURRI

Andrea Belotti’s doctor says his injury should last “three to four weeks”, but fears the Torino and Italy striker could be rushed back.
It’s reported Croatia have approached Carlo Ancelotti about managing them at the World Cup.
Nice Coach Lucien Favre says Italy CT Giampiero Ventura “has never called me” regarding Mario Balotelli.
Valencia striker Simone Zaza has been awarded La Liga’s player of the month for September.
Giorgio Chiellini says Juventus and Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon “makes the difficult things look easy”.
Gianfranco Zola claims Italy not qualifying for the World Cup would “absolutely not” be a tragedy but admits they “lack quality”.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente reveals “I still feel an affinity with Italian football and Juventus.”
Lorenzo Insigne is in doubt for Napoli-Inter and Italy’s World Cup play-off against Sweden after limping off with Manchester City.
Antonio Conte refused to talk about his future after “this incredible experience” at Chelsea and insists Italy got “a good draw” with Sweden.
The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan will host the second leg of Italy’s World Cup play-off with Sweden on November 13.
Antonio Conte confirms Chelsea did bid for Roma’s Radja Nainggolan, but “it’s not right to speak about another team’s players”.
Antonio Conte confirms Chelsea have Alvaro Morata available to face Roma, but says his squad is “thin”.
Gabriele Oriali acknowledges Sweden is “not an easy draw” but “we’re Italy, we have tradition”.
Italy’s last World Cup play-off took place 20 years ago - with a certain Gianluigi Buffon making his debut.
Italy and Sweden will meet for the 23rd and 24th time in the World Cup play-off, with the Azzurri unbeaten since 1998.
Italy will play Sweden in the play-off for the 2018 World Cup, with the first leg in Scandinavia.
Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco doesn’t understand why Italy won’t call him, but says the Azzurri is his “greatest aspiration”.
Nice President Jean-Pierre Rivère believes Italy CT Giampiero Ventura can call Mario Balotelli, insisting “I’ve never seen” bad behaviour from him.
Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill admits he doesn’t want to face Italy in today’s World Cup play-off draw.
Italy will learn their World Cup play-off opponents later today, facing one of Sweden, Greece, the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Serie A clubs have agreed to grant Italy four training camps before the World Cup, but there’s a warning over Presidential elections.
Italy have moved up to 15th in the FIFA ranking after beating Albania and securing a place in the 2018 World Cup playoffs.
Leonardo Bonucci looks back on his Inter and Juventus past, explaining why he was drawn to the Milan “project” at San Siro.
Former Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has become a candidate to take over from Gordon Strachan on the Scotland bench.
Paolo Maldini looks back over his career working with Nils Liedholm, Arrigo Sacchi, Fabio Capello, Carlo Ancelotti and his father Cesare.