Ventura: 'Italy surprise of World Cup'
Giampiero Ventura insists Italy “can be the surprise” of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after a 2-1 friendly win in the Netherlands.
Italy: New Azzurri win in Netherlands
Eder and Leonardo Bonucci completed the quick comeback to conquer the Netherlands 2-1 in a friendly, while five players made debuts.
Ventura: 'Clear with Barzagli'
Giampiero Ventura insists he clarified the situation with Andrea Barzagli after the defender left the Italy camp for “personal problems.”
Grim stands up for Blind
Netherlands interim Coach Fred Grim explained his picks for tonight’s friendly against Italy after replacing sacked Danny Blind.
Liveblog: Netherlands v Italy
Join us for all the build-up and action from the Amsterdam Arena as Italy experiment with young players in a friendly with the managerless Netherlands.
Gianluigi Donnarumma makes history with his first Italy start, as the Azzurri go 3-4-1-2 with Marco Verratti as trequartista for tonight’s Netherlands friendly.
Maldini: ‘Donnarumma just like Buffon’
Paolo Maldini confirms Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma reminds him of Gigi Buffon - “he has something that you see immediately”.
Abbiati: ‘Donnarumma is the future’
Christian Abbiati says Gigio Donnarumma “has everything” to be Gianluigi Buffon’s heir but “he can improve with his feet”.
Tavecchio: ‘Serie A could start early’
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio hints Serie A could start early next season - “someone will need to make some sacrifices”.
Verratti withdraws lawsuit
Marco Verratti has withdrawn his lawsuit against L’Équipe after an apology from the newspaper.
Di Biagio hails Italy response
Luigi Di Biagio hailed his Italy Under-21s for a “very good response” during Monday’s 2-1 defeat to Spain at the Olimpico.
Azzurrini fall to Spain loss
Italy Under-21s conceded more than once at home for the first time in two years after they fell 2-1 to Spain in friendly action on Monday.
De Rossi ‘dreaming’ of second WC
Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi admits he “dreams” of winning another World Cup in 2018, although he is “sorry” for not lifting more trophies with Roma.
‘Gagliardini can be Italy pillar’
Daniele De Rossi believes Roberto Gagliardini can be his Italy heir and “a pillar” for the national team.
Ventura: Pelle, Sacchi, youth…
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura says the door is open for Graziano Pelle, Arrigo Sacchi’s criticism was “disappointing” and “fruits are being borne” with youth.
Ventura reveals Barzagli ‘problems’
Giampiero Ventura has revealed that Andrea Barzagli dropped out of the Italy squad due to “problems with his wife”.
Toldo: 'Donnarumma in when Buffon decides'
Former Italy goalkeeper Francesco Toldo insists Gianluigi Donnarumma will only get Azzurri chance 'when Gianluigi Buffon decides to quit'.
Ventura: 'Italy and U21s co-ordinate'
Giampiero Ventura admits he’ll have to co-ordinate with the Italy Under-21 side for the European Championships and Spain showdown.
Official: Holland sack Blind
The Netherlands have officially fired Coach Danny Blind under 48 hours before their friendly against Italy in Amsterdam.
Bonucci sole Italy veteran in Holland
Leonardo Bonucci is one of the only veterans as Italy test a very young 3-5-2 formation against the Netherlands on Tuesday.
Di Biagio: 'U21 font of Italy talent'
Gigi Di Biagio prepares Italy Under-21s for tomorrow’s friendly with Spain and celebrates their status as “a font of talent for the senior squad.”
Insigne looks forward to Netherlands
Lorenzo Insigne has fond memories of Italy facing the Netherlands in Euro 2000 and names the teammates he’d like to travel with.
Rugani: 'I know my Juve journey'
Daniele Rugani looks forward to starting for Italy in the Netherlands, but accepts “the journey I must make at Juventus to become a big player.”
Romagnoli: 'Start season early for Italy'
Alessio Romagnoli can’t wait for Italy to face the Netherlands on Tuesday and backs Giampiero Ventura’s call to bring next season forward.
Romagnoli: 'Milan didn't trash Juve Stadium'
Alessio Romagnoli denies that Milan trashed the Juventus Stadium locker room after their defeat. “None of it really happened.”
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