Italy dominated Slovenia, but only won 1-0 in their first European Under-21 Championship qualifier.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini can’t understand why Franco Vazquez doesn’t play for Italy more often, comparing him to Roberto Baggio.
Daniele Rugani and Alessio Romagnoli start in central defence for Italy Under-21s against Slovenia.
Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli insists results are ‘the most important thing’, and clarifies some earlier comments.
David Trezeguet believes former Juventus teammate Gigi Buffon is ‘the best goalkeeper of all time’.
Marcello Lippi believes fans only closely follow Italy ‘when there is an actual competition’.
Serie A is ‘the most beautiful league in the world’ according to Giovanni Trapattoni, who also gives Azzurri Coach Antonio Conte his backing.
Milan have confirmed that midfielder Andrea Bertolacci will miss Sunday’s Milan derby with a thigh injury.
Cesare Prandelli believes the ‘solid structure’ at Juventus means they’re still Scudetto favourites.
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon defends Andrea Pirlo - ‘I don’t think it’s time yet for Andrea to hang up his boots’.
Massimiliano Allegri believes too much emphasis on tactics is holding back Italian football.
Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli believes Milan and Inter are ‘absolutely’ contenders for the Scudetto.
Gigi Buffon marked his 150th Italy cap with a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Bulgaria. “My saves helped us get three points.”
Antonio Conte said Andrea Pirlo “deserves more respect” after criticism and feels Italy have the toughest Euro 2016 group.
Bulgaria and Palermo midfielder Ivalyo Chochev was disappointed with defeat, but experienced a “special night.”
Marco Verratti warned Italy have to improve their finishing because “we can’t always get lucky with the result.”
Leonardo Bonucci said Italy “can’t kill off” games and reassured Daniele De Rossi after a 1-0 win over Bulgaria.
Stephan El Shaarawy revealed Antonio Conte’s instructions after a fine performance in Italy’s 1-0 win over Bulgaria.
Giorgio Chiellini said “it’s practically done” for Italy in Euro 2016 after beating Bulgaria and Malta 1-0 this week.
Antonio Conte said Italy had “the right effort” against Bulgaria, but can’t keep wasting chances and told off Daniele De Rossi.
Daniele De Rossi converted the winning penalty against Bulgaria, but also received his second red card for Italy.
Stephan El Shaarawy, Antonio Candreva and Daniele De Rossi step in with Andrea Pirlo benched as Italy host Bulgaria.
Join us for the build-up and action as Italy seek Euro 2016 qualification against Bulgaria in Sicily.
Sampdoria sporting director Carlo Osti says Roberto Soriano and Eder's Azzurri call-ups 'confirm their high level'.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio praises Azzurri and Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon: 'He is our greatest sports image in the world'.