AZZURRI

Marcello Lippi noted he’s finished as a club Coach, but the Guangzhou Evergrande director would like a national team job.
Arrigo Sacchi criticised Italy boss Antonio Conte and said Mario Balotelli “is not a football player,” but Zdenek Zeman “is a genius.”
Antonio Conte has warned Italy of the threat posed by Croatia on November 16, but promised a display of ‘determination, passion and enthusiasm’ from his players.
Former Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn has launched a stinging attack on Italian football after Roma’s two defeats to Bayern.
Demetrio Albertini launched a scathing attack on FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio. “Claudio Lotito wields more power.”
Gigi Di Biagio is “happy and optimistic” after Italy drew England, Portugal and Sweden in the Under-21 European Championship.
Italy will face England, Portugal and Sweden in the European Under-21 Championships in June 2015.
Italy’s Under-21s will discover later today which sides they’ll face in the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championships.
Antonio Conte says that it’s up to Stephan El Shaarawy if he wants to become a key player in the near future for Milan and Italy.
Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio has named 25 players for the friendly against Denmark to be played in Matera on November 17.
Antonio Conte says that Italy intend to play with pride when they host Croatia for Euro 2016 qualifying on November 16 in Milan.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio has had his UEFA suspension for racist remarks extended to include all FIFA jurisdiction.
Italian Football Federation President Carlo Tavecchio says first impressions confirm Antonio Conte’s appointment has been the right one.
Fiorentina confirmed Italy Under-21 international Federico Bernardeschi will be out for five months after ankle surgery.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio reckons that Italian teams are not bold enough when it comes to giving more playing time to their youngsters.
Marcello Lippi has revealed that he could be tempted back into a coaching role, but only on the international stage.
Fiorentina have suffered another setback to their striking department, with the news that Federico Bernardeschi has fractured his ankle.
Antonio Conte could field Lorenzo Insigne in central midfield in Italy’s upcoming matches with Croatia and Albania.
Antonio Conte defended his Champions League record on the Juventus bench and passed the baton to Max Allegri.
Antonio Conte said Mario Balotelli “has to deserve and earn” an Italy call-up, he’s impressed by Graziano Pellè and Andrea Pirlo.
World Cup winning Coach Marcello Lippi has retired to become technical director at Guangzhou Evergrande.
Riccardo Montolivo’s fractured tibia has now healed, so he can resume training with the Milan squad.
Antonio Conte has called Sampdoria and Genoa two examples to follow in Serie A, as he expresses delight in accepting Sinisa Mihajlovic’s invitation.
Italy Coach Antonio Conte confirmed he is “observing” Sampdoria players against Inter this evening.
Ex-France Coach Raymond Domenech released a book, mentioning Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt on Marco Materazzi.