Ballon d’Or changes announced
France Football has announced it will retake control of the Ballon d’Or starting from the next award.
‘Refs among biggest Euro threats’
Dino Zoff has warned Italy’s European representatives that referees are among their biggest threats. “They’re very touchy”.
Tavecchio: Ceferin rise unexpected
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio admits Aleksander Ceferin’s rise to UEFA power happened “in a way that not even we expected”.
Di Canio sacked over Fascist tattoo
Sky Sport Italia have fired Paolo Di Canio after he showed his Fascist ‘Dux’ tattoo on air.
Ceferin hails Italy support
New UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has hailed Italy for being “one of my biggest supporters” during his campaign trail.
Verratti: ‘Quit before I’d change’
Italian international Marco Verratti insists he’d rather retire than change his style of play.
Verratti: Balotelli will change
Marco Verratti is confident Mario Balotelli “will change and become one of the best strikers in the world” at Nice.
Ventura: I’ll promote Italy youth
Italy boss Giampiero Ventura has revealed his intention to “build a group of lads who can demonstrate their talent” at the 2018 World Cup.
Carletto: Italy? Maybe when I’m old...
Carlo Ancelotti has relaxed his stance on taking the Italy job one day. “Maybe it’ll interest me as I get older...”
Trap: ‘I could have coached Germany’
Giovanni Trapattoni has revealed he could have coached Germany, but did not because of this wife.
Balotelli brace on Nice debut
Mario Balotelli made a spectacular start to his Ligue 1 career, scoring two goals as Nice beat Olympique Marseille 3-2.
Vazquez: Italy equal to Argentina
Former Palermo midfielder Franco Vazquez believes Italy “are at the same level” as Argentina as a call from Antonio Conte was enough to convince him.
Donadoni: 'Turned down Azzurri'
Bologna Coach Roberto Donadoni does not regret turning down the Azzurri, whilst praising his 'interesting youngsters'.
Valdifiori: ‘Aiming for Italy return’
Mirko Valdifiori hopes to return to the Italy squad by impressing at Torino - “if a call-up comes I’ll be delighted”.
Chiellini rested against Sassuolo?
Giorgio Chiellini’s poor form for Italy could see him rested for Saturday’s Serie A clash between Juventus and Sassuolo.
Lippi: ‘I could return to China’
Marcello Lippi admits “I’m thinking about a return to China” as he can’t be Italy technical director.
Morata: ‘Glad Chiellini is suspended’
Alvaro Morata is glad former Juventus teammate Giorgio Chiellini is suspended for Italy-Spain - “my ankles are grateful…”
Azzurrini qualify for Euro 2017
Italy Under-21s have qualified for the Under-21 European Championships with a 3-0 win over Andorra.
Donnarumma: ‘Thanks Buffon, Ventura’
Gianluigi Donnarumma thanks Giampiero Ventura and Gianluigi Buffon after making his Italy debut.
Florenzi: 'Immobile, you're forgiven!'
Alessandro Florenzi joked with Ciro Immobile on Instagram: 'You're forgiven because of the goal!'
Bonucci-Verratti to become essential?
Leonardo Bonucci and Marco Verratti could become the Azzurri's most important tactical combo after Israel-Italy.
'Israel deserved more'
Israel's players walked away with a feeling of having missed an opportunity: 'But Italy's defence is world-famous'.
Levy: 'Never seen such defensive Italy'
Coach Elisha Levy of Israel says 'I have never seen such a defensive Italy' after losing 3-1.
Parolo: 'Verratti is a spectacle'
Marco Parolo praises his fellow Azzurri after a 3-1 over Israel: 'Giorgio Chiellini is fundamental, Marco Verratti is a spectacle'.
Buffon makes Ben-Haim's night
Italy captain Gigi Buffon gave Tal Ben-Haim the greatest compliment after the Israel star scored against him.
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