AZZURRI

Mino Raiola has urged Barbara Berlusconi to call him if she believes Mario Balotelli is not irreplaceable at Milan.
Mario Balotelli’s agent has hit out at the state of Italian football and says it is ‘shameful to only blame’ his client.
Ciro Immobile admits “we all could’ve done more” at the World Cup and must “follow the advice” of team elders.
There are reports Mario Balotelli “apologised” to Cesare Prandelli for his behaviour on the flight home.
Italy legend Gigi Riva urged Cesare Prandelli to reconsider his resignation. “He couldn’t have done more with these players.”
Uruguay will appeal the “excessive” and “disproportionate” four-month Luis Suarez ban amid reports they’ll boycott the World Cup.
Sampdoria boss Sinisa Mihajlovic backed old friend Roberto Mancini to become new Italy Coach.
Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has been handed a four-month ban after being found guilty of biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.
Former Milan and Italy defender Massimo Oddo says it is absurd to place the blame for the Azzurri’s World Cup failure solely on Mario Balotelli.
Ciro Immobile believes the experience of playing in a World Cup will stand him in good stead, but is sad at the way it ended.
Giovanni Trapattoni says scapegoating Mario Balotelli is not right, as he is a player who ‘should be supported’.
Former Juventus and Italy defender Antonello Cuccureddu says Mario Balotelli must show his worth on the pitch, not through words.
Antonio Candreva’s sister has revealed that the Lazio star is ‘sad and furious’ that Italy ‘went out and he did not play’.
Demetrio Albertini says that Mario Balotelli must ‘demonstrate he deserves’ the Italy shirt, and urges the team to ‘restart with Andrea Pirlo’.
Italy’s World Cup squad have landed at Malpensa Airport this morning after returning from their unsuccessful campaign in Brazil.
Andrea Pirlo has conceded that whilst he intends to retire from international duty, if Italy’s new Coach wants him, he will be available.
Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica has waded in on the Luis Suarez bite controversy: “I have not seen any bite.”
The Gazzetta dello Sport indicate that Italy’s next competitive squad will feature a whole host of new faces, including a number of Under-21 players.
Demetrio Albertini reportedly has in mind a reduced Serie A and the introduction of B teams to Italian football, if he becomes FIGC President.
Italy’s more experienced players were reportedly ‘decisive’ in Cesare Prandelli opting to resign as Coach.
Italy are flying back from Brazil tonight with Mario Balotelli sporting a new hairstyle and visibly distant from his teammates.
Mauro Camoranesi finds Mario Balotelli “over-rated and infuriating. I don’t know what his problem is.”
Fabio Cannavaro confessed he “couldn’t say no” if called to replace Cesare Prandelli as Italy Coach.
Uruguay are mounting a determined defence of Luis Suarez, claiming there’s an international conspiracy to get him banned.
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini confirmed he’ll try to talk Cesare Prandelli out of his resignation.