AZZURRI

Patrick Cutrone got on the scoresheet again as Italy Under-21s thrashed Morocco 4-0 on Tuesday for their third straight win.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon insists Italy can win the World Cup and reveals the key to their defensive reputation - human empathy.
Stefano Sturaro says he has the faith of Juventus boss Stefano Sturaro and admits “I didn’t watch” Italy’s recent World Cup qualifiers.
FIGC director general Michele Uva insists “no-one has dreamed” of questioning Italy CT Giampiero Ventura.
Gianluigi Buffon offers some names for a five-a-side team but admits “I’m very friendly with defenders, and I hate the strikers!”
Gianluigi Buffon discusses his long career, and says Gigio Donnarumma has “extraordinary skills”.
Gianluigi Buffon says he can “die in peace”, having won the World Cup with Italy in 2006.
Italy are reportedly considering San Siro or Palermo’s Stadio Renzo Barbera for their play-off game.
Ballon d’Or voters will now pick five players, and can take into account the career of players such as Gianluigi Buffon.
Giampiero Ventura admits “this Italy side is obviously not good enough for the World Cup, but we’re working towards it. We need more time in training.”
Albania and Atalanta goalkeeper Etrit Berisha was impressed by Italy and noted “the details always make the difference” after a 1-0 result.
Eder admits he was unaccustomed to being in the starting XI for Italy or Inter, but the Azzurri showed “hunger, character and enthusiasm” in Albania.
Christian Panucci believes Italy got the better of Albania thanks to their “typical smarts” and his own side’s naivety. “We emerge with heads held high.”
Italy are top seeds for the World Cup play-off draw and are likely to face Sweden, Northern Ireland, Greece or the Republic of Ireland.
Lorenzo Insigne praised the Italy “spirit and determination” after a 1-0 win in Albania and shrugged off questions about the tactical system.
Roberto Gagliardini maintains it was “really tough where Albania fight for every ball” for Italy to secure a victory in Shkoder.
Antonio Candreva noted Italy’s victory in Albania could “not be taken for granted” and the team talk with the old guard was important.
Giampiero Ventura insists the 1-0 win in Albania represents “another small step forward” for Italy, while being World Cup play-off seeds was “the objective.”
Antonio Candreva’s goal proved enough as Italy grabbed a precious 1-0 win in Albania that makes them top seeds in the World Cup play-off draw.
Join us for all the build-up and action from tonight’s crucial World Cup qualifier between Italy and Christian Panucci’s Albania.
Gigi Di Biagio expects a “fascinating and new experience” for his Italy Under-21 side in tomorrow’s friendly with Morocco.
Albania goalkeeper Etrit Berisha, who plays in Serie A for Atalanta, explained how Christian Panucci imposed “discipline” ahead of the Italy game.
Italy return to the 4-2-4 formation with Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne, Eder and Antonio Candreva in the final World Cup qualifier in Albania.
Leonardo Bonucci and Gigi Buffon are the only Italian nominees for the Ballon d’Or, along with Dries Mertens, Edin Dzeko and Paulo Dybala.
Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne reveals an unexpected name for his football hero – Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero.