AZZURRI

Pepe Reina describes Gianluigi Buffon as “an example for any goalkeeper” ahead of Italy vs Spain tonight.
Fabio Capello has revealed that he rejected the Italy job “in the past” but warns Spain the “Azzurri will be hungry like always” on Wednesday.
Giampiero Ventura is reportedly set to stick with 3-5-2 when Italy take on Spain at Juventus Stadium in 2018 World Cup qualifying this evening.
Giampiero Ventura opened the door for Mario Balotelli’s return to the Italy squad, but “he needs to prove he can play for the team.”
Spain and Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is concerned at Italy fielding a three-man defence and facing Alessandro Florenzi again.
Italy captain Gigi Buffon is confident Mario Balotelli “would find space” in the Azzurri squad if he continues his current Nice form.
Spain midfielder Koke warns “Italian teams have football in their blood, play with passion and never give up.”
Spain Coach Julen Lopetegui feels Italy have not changed much in recent years and confirms Diego Costa will start rather than Alvaro Morata.
Giampiero Ventura is proud to take a “gamble” on senior Italy debutant Alessio Romagnoli against Spain and hopes for Turin luck.
Gigi Buffon urged Italy to replicate the “passion and desire” that allowed them to beat Spain at Euro 2016 and joked about his “sell-by-date.”
Lorenzo Pellegrini has left the Italy Under-21 camp with an injury, so Roberto Gagliardini is called up instead.
Claudio Ranieri is happy working abroad at Leicester City but “never say never” when it comes to the Italy job.
Torino President Urbano Cairo “will be cheering” for Giampiero Ventura tomorrow, but Sinisa Mihajlovic doesn’t have to imitate him.
Napoli’s Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina has spoken about his Italian colleagues ahead of the Italy-Spain World Cup Qualifier on Thursday....
Alvaro Morata has spoken about the Italy squad before the Azzurri take on Spain this Thursday.
Gianluigi Donnarumma “wants to learn everything” from Italy teammate Gigi Buffon and promises you won’t see him with tattoos or diamond earrings.
Alessio Romagnoli and Daniele De Rossi are expected to start in a 3-5-2 formation as Italy face Spain in a World Cup qualifier.
Former Milan star Giovanni Galli believes Gianluigi Donnarumma “will be the best goalkeeper of the next 50 years.”
Sergio Busquets said Spain are “out for revenge” against Italy on Thursday after the elimination from Euro 2016.
Nice Coach Lucien Favre believes Mario Balotelli “can back on top of the world. You’d have to be blind not to see how good he is.”
The Italian FIGC has been fined €27,000 after some fans made a Nazi salute during the Israeli national anthem at the Sammi Ofer Stadium.
Leonardo Bonucci is confident Mario Balotelli “is starting to think like an adult” and hopes he can return to the Italy squad.
Leonardo Bonucci believes Spain are stronger than Italy - “it’ll take a game like at the Euros”.
Alessio Romagnoli is reportedly training with Italy, having shaken off an injury.
Mario Balotelli has revealed that he is open to the idea of playing in Italy again, but Mino Raiola disagrees.