Italy unveil their new 4-2-4 formation with Marco Verratti and Daniele De Rossi in midfield for the World Cup qualifier in Liechtenstein.
LIVEBLOG: Liechtenstein v Italy
Join us for the build-up and action as Italy test out a new 4-2-4 formation in the World Cup qualifier with Liechtenstein.
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All-new Italy in Liechtenstein
Italy are expected to field a new 4-2-4 formation in tonight’s World Cup qualifier with Liechtenstein, including a debutant.
Buffon denies 'step aside' comments
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Italy squad numbers in Liechtenstein
Italy announced their 23-man squad and shirt numbers against Liechtenstein, as Andrea Belotti gets Number 9 and Marco Verratti wears 10.
Lapadula: 'No Valencia contact'
Gianluca Lapadula’s agent insists “there has been no contact with Valencia and he wants to remain a Milan player.”
Buffon: 'Italy risk embarrassment'
Italy captain Gigi Buffon warned the trip to Liechtenstein “is the most complicated for a goalkeeper, because you risk embarrassment.”
Ventura: 'Italy at the beginning'
Giampiero Ventura outlines his new tactical vision and warns “it would be a big mistake” to assume a glut of Italy goals with Liechtenstein.
Buchel: 'I want Insigne's Italy shirt'
Empoli and Liechtenstein midfielder Marcel Buchel warns Italy “will meet a tough side and I’ll ask Lorenzo Insigne for his jersey.”
Pauritsch: 'No Italy fear'
Liechtenstein Coach Rene Pauritsch insists they “have no fear, even if there is great respect for Italy” ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier.
Gomez: 'Roma? You never know'
Atalanta winger Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez opens the door to a Roma transfer and still has hope he can play for Italy.
‘Pellegrini Serie A’s best prospect’
Sassuolo midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini is Serie A’s best young player and will write himself into Italy’s history, according to Marcello Lippi’s agent son.
Italy 4-2-4 vs Liechtenstein?
Italy will reportedly begin their 4-2-4 experiment in Saturday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein, with an Azzurri debut for Davide Zappacosta.
Zaza agent: 'Open to Napoli offer'
Simone Zaza's agent father 'would listen' if Napoli called him, but revealed that he has not received any offers for the player as yet.
Di Biagio: 'New players tested'
Italy Under-21s Coach Gigi Di Biagio was glad to “test new players and tactics” in a last-gasp 3-2 friendly defeat to England.
U21: Italy fumble England friendly
Italy Under-21s fumbled a 2-1 lead in Southampton and lost 3-2 to England with the last kick of this friendly, partly due to a Pierluigi Gollini howler.
Di Biagio: 'Give young players room'
Italy Under-21s Coach Gigi Di Biagio is pleased that “finally clubs are giving room to young players” ahead of the friendly with England.
Italy prepare Liechtenstein formation
Giampiero Ventura continues to test the 4-2-4 formation against Liechtenstein, though there are doubts at right-back.
Capello: 'I said no to Italy job'
Fabio Capello confirmed he “had some contact with the Italy squad, but I said no” ahead of Giampiero Ventura’s appointment.
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