Panico and VAR make history
Patrizia Panico made history as the first female Coach to lead a male Italian national team and her Under-16 squad saw a penalty revoked via video technology too.
Panico: ‘Just getting started’
Patrizia Panico is taking charge of the male Italian Under-16s this afternoon, but admits “I didn’t expect all the fuss”.
Immobile: ‘Albania won’t be easy’
Ciro Immobile warns Italy against underestimating Albania - “they got to the Euros, it won’t be a walk in the park”.
Verratti agent: 'Italy future bright'
The agent of Marco Verratti believes 'the future is bright' for Italy, as his client joins up with the national team.
Verratti 'Hidden problems at PSG'
Italian international midfielder Marco Verratti has 'hidden problems' at PSG, reveals his agent.
Gagliardini-Verratti if De Rossi out
If Daniele De Rossi and Leonardo Bonucci are not 100 per cent fit, Italy could start Roberto Gagliardini and Alessio Romagnoli against Albania.
Chiesa: 'Inspired by Robben'
Fiorentina sensation Federico Chiesa admits he’s inspired by Arjen Robben and his father, but is unimpressed with social media.
Italy test 4-2-4 against Albania
Italy are planning a 4-2-4 formation against Albania, with Lorenzo Insigne and Marco Verratti, but Leonard Bonucci is in doubt.
Insigne: ‘I joked with Buffon’
Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne reveals he “joked around a bit” with Juventus captain Gigi Buffon about recent controversy.
Spinazzola: ‘Juventus a dream’
Leonardo Spinazzola discusses his “dream and ambition” to play for Juventus, after a first Italy call-up.
Verdi: ‘Buffon gave me goosebumps’
Simone Verdi admits he got “goosebumps” when meeting Gianluigi Buffon on Italy duty.
Petagna: ‘Belotti better than Higuain’
Andrea Petagna believes Torino striker Andrea Belotti is “ahead of everyone” including Mauro Icardi and Gonzalo Higuain.
Bonucci misses Italy training
Leonardo Bonucci didn’t train with Italy this morning, as he’s suffering with an illness.
Caldara injured on Italy duty
Mattia Caldara has left the Italy Under-21 training camp to return to Atalanta, as he’s struggling with an injury.
‘Donnarumma is Buffon’s heir’
Nevio Scala, who gave Gianluigi Buffon his debut, says Milan’s Gigio Donnarumma is the Juventus goalkeeper “20 years ago”.
Reina: ‘Not thinking of Italy’
Pepe Reina says Spain “aren’t thinking of Italy”, and believes “neither Juventus or Barcelona will be happy” with the Champions League draw.
Chiesa: ‘Europa League then Euros’
Federico Chiesa is aiming to “reach the Europa League” at Fiorentina and win the European Under-21 Championships with Italy.
‘Petagna can be one of the best’
Andrea Petagna’s agent claims the Atalanta striker can “become one of the best around” as “he’s already made me start working” for the summer.
Mancini: Inter, Roma, Leicester…
Roberto Mancini “threw away a year and a half of exhausting work” at Inter, dismissed links with Roma and admitted “I’m a fan” of Leicester City.
‘Barca & Spain? Both are doable!’
Giampiero Ventura insists Barcelona and Spain are “doable” for Juventus and Italy as Danilo D’Ambrosio’s inclusion “is a message”.
Ventura eyes versatile Italy
Giampiero Ventura claims Italy are working on more than one way of playing as he backs the Azzurri to be “a surprise package at the World Cup”.
Ventura: Miss Juve pair, but…
Italy boss Giampiero Ventura admits he “misses” Juventus pair Giorgio Chiellini and Claudio Marchisio but will look to youth against Albania and Netherlands.
Ventura: 'We have a batch of talent'
Italy Commisario Tecnico Giampiero Ventura hails the 'batch of talent' available to him as national boss.
Ventura: 'Italy can win again'
Italy Commissario Technico Giampiero Ventura belives that the Azzurri 'can win again' under his charge.
Agent: 'Verratti stays at PSG'
Marco Verratti’s agent has changed his tune, warning “he won’t leave Paris Saint-Germain unless they tell us to go.”
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