AZZURRI

Ivan Rakitic said winning the Champions League is “like a drug” for Barcelona and wishes he could give Gigi Buffon a World Cup swansong.
Giorgio Chiellini explained what it takes to be a great centre-back for Juventus. “A good defender must be pessimistic and think of the worst-case scenario.”
Carlo Tavecchio denies allegations of sexual harassment against him - “I’ve instructed my lawyers to act in all the relevant forums”.
Franco Carraro is willing to offer “advice and experience”, but won’t be commissioner of the FIGC.
Monaco defender Andrea Raggi believes Claudio Ranieri would be “the ideal profile” for the role of Italy CT.
Domenico Criscito’s agent warns “sooner or later we’ll have to start negotiating with teams”, as Zenit St Petersburg haven’t offered a contract renewal.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio, who announced his resignation today, has been accused of sexual harassment.
Ciro Ferrara admits “I want to coach Italy” but “I’m not the right profile at this time”.
Vincenzo Montella confirms “I spoke to Marcello Lippi” about the Italy job, but there was “nothing more”.
An angry Carlo Tavecchio shouted at journalists in French during the Press conference to announce his resignation.
Marcello Lippi has accused Carlo Tavecchio of having “a short memory” over Giampiero Ventura but reveals he also talked to two others about the Italy job.
Andrea Barzagli has urged Italy to emulate “Germany and Belgium for the next 10 years” and agrees Juventus “are lacking the will to suffer.”
Giovanni Malago, President of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), says he has a mandate to take interim charge of the FIGC.
Carlo Tavecchio claims Marcello Lippi chose Giampiero Ventura as Italy CT and that he should have sacked the Coach at half-time against Sweden.
Damiano Tommasi, head of the Italian Players’ Union, claims Carlo Tavecchio’s decision to step down from the FIGC was his own.
Carlo Tavecchio has confirmed his resignation from the FIGC. “I apologise to all Italians.”
There are widespread reports that Carlo Tavecchio has resigned from his position as President of the FIGC.
Former FIGC President Giancarlo Abete says he will ask for Carlo Tavecchio to resign but insists he will not stand for a second term.
Italy Under-21 starlet Andrea Favilli could miss the rest of the season after damaging knee ligaments over the weekend.
Nantes boss Claudio Ranieri admits the Italy job would be “something special and beautiful” and says he would count on their young players.
Sky Sport Italia claim Giampiero Ventura stormed out on the Italy squad ahead of the Sweden game, telling them to “pick your own team.”
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio feels the Italy “debacle could’ve been avoided with a little intelligence” from Giampiero Ventura and asked players for advice on the Coach.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio revealed the choices for the Italy bench: Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte, Max Allegri, Claudio Ranieri and Roberto Mancini.
CONI President Giovanni Malagò believes Carlo Ancelotti would take the Italy job with a change in the Federation and reveals Marcello Lippi chose Giampiero Ventura.
Fabio Cannavaro believes Italy’s World Cup failure was “10 years in the making and we’ve got to start from scratch” after sacking Giampiero Ventura.