AZZURRI

Marco Parolo has thanked Parma after he was called up to the latest Italian international squad by Cesare Prandelli.
Marco Parolo and Domenico Criscito are the new entries in the Italy squad to face Germany and Nigeria.
Parma star Marco Parolo is expected to be the only new face in the Italy squad to face Germany and Nigeria.
Lazio striker Miroslav Klose is in the Germany squad for this month’s international friendlies against Italy and England.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has no concerns about the form of Juventus ‘keeper Gigi Buffon with the World Cup on the horizon.
Gigi Di Biagio named his Italy Under-21 squad for games against Northern Ireland and Serbia.
Francesco Bardi has cooled suggestions he could break into the Italian national set-up in time for the 2014 World Cup.
Luiz Felipe Scolari says Francesco Totti and Andrea Pirlo would be in his summer World Cup plans had they been Brazilian.
Zenit boss Luciano Spalletti has cooled suggestions he could replace Cesare Prandelli on the Italy bench after World Cup 2014.
Italy Under-21 boss Gigi Di Biagio says he can’t select Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi until he apologises for a past misdemeanour.
Luca Toni can’t stop scoring for Verona and leaves the door open for the World Cup. “Cesare Prandelli will decide.”
Genoa striker Alberto Gilardino has spoken of a possible World Cup call for Roma veteran Francesco Totti.
Luca Antonini has cooled suggestions he could be set for an international recall after being rejuvenated by a move to Genoa.
Italy’s away kit for the 2014 World Cup will be white with blue pinstripes, according to a leaked image of the Puma shirt.
Italian Football Federation President Giancarlo Abete is hoping to extend the contract of Italy boss Cesare Prandelli.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti doesn’t think he is guaranteed a place in Italy’s World Cup squad.
Juventus have dismissed claims that Cesare Prandelli could replace Antonio Conte at the end of the season.
Verona’s Brazilian-born Jorginho has underlined his desire to represent the Italian international side.
Cesare Prandelli has called Gianluigi Buffon ‘the best in the world’, despite some criticising the Juventus goalkeeper.
Domenico Criscito is keen to return to the Italian national set-up after recovering from serious knee injury.
Alessandro Matri says he was also considering his international career when he decided to leave Juventus for Milan.
Russia boss Fabio Capello has revealed his starting grid for the 2014 World Cup. “Italy are on the third row.”
As expected, Cesare Prandelli’s Italy will not be amongst the top eight seeds at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete believes Italy should not worry about being World Cup seeds. “It’s about status.”
Cesare Prandelli insists “it’s better” that Italy aren’t seeded in the World Cup draw. “I prefer humility to excessive dreams.”