Euro 2016: Italy face draw paradox
Italy could be crowned Group E winners today, but paradoxically that could lead to a much tougher route to the Euro 2016 Final.
Candreva and Buffon skip training
Italy resumed training this morning, though Antonio Candreva and Gigi Buffon were rested, while big changes are planned for Ireland.
Azzurri celebrate 'unity'
Italy shared a snapshot of their post-Sweden celebrations as the players noted “unity is setting jealousy aside.”
Conte calls on Azzurri fans
Antonio Conte gloated after a decisive Eder goal against Sweden and urged fans to create an Azzurri wall with the Republic of Ireland.
Chiellini 'cleared air' with Ekdal
Giorgio Chiellini “cleared the air” with Sweden midfielder Albin Ekdal, who called the Italy defender “a swine” on the pitch.
Barzagli: 'Italy have work to do'
Andrea Barzagli warned Italy “have a lot more work to do,” but confessed “tension at the taboo” of their second game with Sweden.
Buffon: 'Italy defenders unique'
Gigi Buffon thanked “truly unique” Italy defenders after the 1-0 win over Sweden, “but perhaps a draw would’ve been the fair result.”
Ibra: 'If I'd fought Chiellini...'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic joked about his duel with Giorgio Chiellini. “If we’d been fighting for real, he’d be in hospital.”
Guidetti: 'Italy were just lucky'
John Guidetti insists Sweden “played extraordinarily well and Italy were just lucky, as they never had a shot on goal.”
Hamren: 'Italy defence did its job'
Sweden Coach Erik Hamren argued “the Italian defence did its job” after a 1-0 defeat to the Azzurri.
Tavecchio: 'Conte bet on Eder'
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio said Antonio Conte deserves credit for “betting on Eder” after the winner against Sweden.
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Chiellini: 'Eder deserves glory'
Giorgio Chiellini is happy “Eder gets this moment of glory” and thanks Andrea Barzagli for a good luck charm as Italy beat Sweden.
Zaza: 'Glad I gave contribution'
Simone Zaza was glad to “make my contribution” with his assist for Eder’s goal in a 1-0 win over Sweden.
Giaccherini: 'Italy have cojones'
Emanuele Giaccherini used a colourful phrase to describe how Italy proved themselves with a 1-0 win over Sweden.
Parolo: 'Italy changed tempo'
Marco Parolo rued hitting the crossbar against Sweden, but explained Italy “changed the tempo” to get a victory.
Eder: 'Italy believed to the end'
Eder reveals he prepared by training alone to get in shape for Euro 2016 and celebrated the goal that beat Sweden 1-0.
Conte: 'Who'd have thought it?'
After beating Sweden 1-0, Antonio Conte noted “who would’ve expected that after two games Italy would qualify for the Round of 16?”
Eder takes Sweden down
Eder scored at the 88th minute to give Italy a 1-0 victory over Sweden and secure qualification for the Euro 2016 Round of 16.
Ekdal: 'Chiellini can be a swine'
Sweden midfielder Albin Ekdal warned Giorgio Chiellini “can be a swine” on the pitch, “but everyone wants a player like that.”
Italy make just one change for their meeting with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Sweden in Toulouse, introducing Alessandro Florenzi.
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LIVEBLOG: Italy v Sweden
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Ibra: 'Our best against Italy'
Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic expects 'an awesome match' against Italy: 'They are my second home, we must do our best'.
Report: Florenzi against Sweden
Reports confirm that Alessandro Florenzi will be fielded against Sweden, but Italy's remaining starters are unchanged.
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