Ventura rues Italy failure
Giampiero Ventura admits he feels “a sense of incompleteness” after his Italy failure but is backing his successor to take them “back where they belong.”
Valencia: Zaza needs surgery
Valencia boss Marcelino admits Simone Zaza needs knee surgery after aggravating a meniscus tear while training with Italy.
Falcao: Italy, look at Brazil. Ancelotti…
Brazil and Roma icon Paulo Roberto Falcao urges Italians to stop ‘vilifying’ their young players and notes Carlo Ancelotti “is only missing a World Cup.”
‘Ventura, where were Sassuolo’s players?’
Giorgio Squinzi has joined the calls for Carlo Tavecchio to resign and accused Giampiero Ventura of ignoring Sassuolo players when he was Italy CT.
Ancelotti ‘wants reform before Italy job’
Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly demanding reform in the FIGC before possibly accepting the Italy job.
Tommasi: Tavecchio must resign
Damiano Tommasi, head of the Italian Players’ Union, has called for Carlo Tavecchio to resign after branding the FIGC “not credible”.
Mancini: 'Italy? I'm happy at Zenit'
Roberto Mancini ruled himself out of the running for the Italy job. “I’m not surprised I’m on the list, but I am happy at Zenit and am not thinking about the Nazionale.”
Strakosha: 'Hurt to see Buffon so sad'
Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha admits it “hurt to see my idol Gigi Buffon so sad,” along with Ciro Immobile and Marco Parolo, after Italy missed the World Cup.
ADL: 'Italian system must change'
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis warns even Carlo Ancelotti for Italy Coach “would be a gamble unless the entire system changes.”
Italy approach Driussi?
There are reports Italy will call Sebastian Driussi for international duty, as the Zenit man has never played for Argentina at senior level.
Berlusconi: 'Ancelotti right for Italy'
Former Milan President Silvio Berlusconi has joined the chorus calling for Carlo Ancelotti to become the new Italy Coach. “He’d be the right man.”
El Shaarawy: 'Nobody expected Italy failure'
Stephan El Shaarawy is distraught at Italy missing the World Cup, explains what happened on the touchline with Daniele De Rossi.
Rosenior: 'De Rossi braver than me'
Leroy Rosenior said Daniele De Rossi urging Italy to introduce Lorenzo Insigne was “passionate, patriotic and he’s a braver man than me,” but fuels anarchy.
Tardelli: 'Foreigners not the problem'
Marco Tardelli urged FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio to “have some dignity” and resign, but doubts a cap on foreign players would help.
Hamsik: ‘I’m sorry for Italy’
Slovakia pipped Scotland to second place in their qualifying group, but they were eliminated as the worst runner-up.
Denmark to take Italy’s hotel?
The FIGC had reportedly booked a hotel in Russia for the World Cup, which could now be taken by Denmark after Italy failed to qualify.
Chiellini: ‘One player can’t stop Messi’
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini believes “the only way” to limit Barcelona's Lionel Messi is with teamwork - “if you try to anticipate his moves, you’re dead”.
Chiellini: ‘Italy needs reforms’
Giorgio Chiellini admits “it’s clear there’s a need for reform” in Italian football, and clarifies his comments on Pep Guardiola.
Torreira: ‘I won’t play for Italy’
Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira says he won’t play for Italy - “I’m Uruguayan, and my dream since I was a child has been to be part of the national team”.
Insigne: ‘I’d have played in goal!’
Lorenzo Insigne insists “I’d even have played in goal” for Italy, and thanks Daniele De Rossi.
Vialli: ‘Ancelotti the ideal choice’
Former Italy striker Gianluca Vialli wants to see Carlo Ancelotti as CT - “I’d make him the Italian Vicente Del Bosque”.
Cairo: ‘Tavecchio must resign’
Torino President Urbano Cairo says Carlo Tavecchio has to step down as President of the FIGC - “you can’t just go on as though nothing happened”.
Ancelotti closer to Italy job?
It’s reported Carlo Ancelotti is opening up to the Italy job, after further talks about the role yesterday.
‘Giovinco could have helped Italy’
Toronto FC Coach Greg Vanney believes Sebastian Giovinco “could have helped” Italy qualify for the World Cup but “it’s their loss”.
Ravanelli: ‘Get Conte back!’
Fabrizio Ravanelli offers his opinion on who should be the new Italy CT - “I’d bend over backward to get Antonio Conte back”.
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