Eder, Insigne key for Spain
Italy Coach Antonio Conte has selected Eder as key for his tactics against Spain, whilst Lorenzo Insigne could have a special role.
Del Bosque: 'Italy-Spain is 50-50'
Vicente Del Bosque does not believe Spain are the favourites against Italy in Euro 2016. “The tie is 50-50.”
Fabregas: 'Spain won't change for Italy'
Cesc Fabregas insists Spain “certainly won’t be changing our approach” to contrast Italy’s 3-5-2 system.
Morata: 'Juventus made me better'
Alvaro Morata will always be grateful to Juventus for “making me a better player,” but leads Spain against Italy tomorrow.
Buffon: 'Italy make Spain suffer'
Gigi Buffon points out Italy “are the only side that truly made Spain suffer when they were the best team in the world.”
Conte: 'Spain have to earn it'
Antonio Conte assured “Italy are not sacrificial lambs. If Spain want to continue at Euro 2016, they have to earn it.”
Buffon: 'My advice to Morata'
Gigi Buffon reveals the advice he gave Alvaro Morata to turn his Juventus career around as Italy prepare to face Spain.
Conte: 'No tomorrow for someone'
Antonio Conte warned “there will be no tomorrow” for Italy or Spain, so the Azzurri must “go beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary.”
Germany sweep Slovakia aside
Julian Draxler got a goal and an assist for Mario Gomez, as Germany swept Slovakia aside 3-0 despite Mesut Özil’s parried penalty.
Gentile: 'Italy must attack Iniesta'
Italy legend Claudio Gentile urged the Azzurri to be very aggressive on Spain’s Andres Iniesta tomorrow.
De Sciglio: 'Juve, Roma and Napoli'
Mattia De Sciglio “is wanted by Juventus, Napoli and Roma, so we’ll evaluate the situation with Milan,” said his agent.
Italy unleash trident on Spain?
Italy could mutate their 3-5-2 system into 3-4-3 with Emanuele Giaccherini moving up against Spain.
Morata: 'I've proved myself'
Alvaro Morata warns “I don’t have to prove anything to Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid. I’m not a second string player.”
Conti: 'Italy like in 1982'
Bruno Conti feels Antonio Conte’s Italy reminds him of the 1982 World Cup winning side. “You beat Spain by playing like Italy.”
Italy have one doubt for Spain
There is only one doubt for Antonio Conte going into tomorrow’s showdown with Spain – who starts on the left.
Koke: 'Furia Roja to counter Italy'
Koke urged Spain to combine their tiki-taka style with Furia Roja determination, but “Italy are a very complicated rival.”
Candreva out of Euro 2016?
Antonio Candreva’s thigh injury is continuing to cause concern, as there are fears he could miss the rest of Euro 2016.
Pirlo: 'Italy don't need me'
Andrea Pirlo assures Italy “don’t need me. I think I did what I had to” with the Azzurri jersey and tips Marco Verratti for the future.
Pirlo: 'Spain worried about Italy'
Andrea Pirlo believes “Spain are more worried” about facing Italy at Euro 2016 and sees “good omens” reminiscent of 2006.
Donadoni: 'Take initiative from Spain'
Ex-Italy Coach Roberto Donadoni has given Antonio Conte advice on how to face Spain. “You mustn’t surrender the initiative.”
Llorente: 'Conte inspires Italy'
Fernando Llorente believes Antonio Conte “inspires uncommon strength” in Italy as they prepare to face Spain.
Zidane: 'Italy-Spain like a Final'
Zinedine Zidane sees Italy v Spain as “like a Final” of Euro 2016 and tips La Roja to get the victory.
Italy and Spain stick to guns
Despite reports of tactical adjustments, Spain look set to field the same XI against Italy in the Round of 16.
Florenzi replaces Candreva
Italy tested Alessandro Florenzi on the right in place of Antonio Candreva as they get ready to face Spain.
Thiago Alcantara: 'Italy are strong'
Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara feels Euro 2016 opponents Italy have “a winning mentality and are difficult to score against.”
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