AZZURRI

Albania defender Ansi Agolli believes they are “on the right track” ahead of tomorrow night’s World Cup qualifier against Italy.
Christian Panucci “would love to be on the field playing alongside my lads” for Albania against Italy, confessed the Coach.
Fabio Cannavaro believes the Scudetto race will be a “battle to the end” between “almost perfect” Napoli, Juventus, Roma and Inter.
Italy and Juventus captain Gigi Buffon proved he’s got great feet for a goalkeeper, exchanging tricks with freestyle star Lisa Zimouche.
Giancarlo Antognoni bemoaned the number of “failed experiments” by Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura. “The whole team doesn’t work.”
The injuries continue to pile up for the Italy Under-21 side, so Luca Valzania has been added to the squad against Morocco.
Italy are in the World Cup play-offs, but the final group game against Albania – and results elsewhere – will help define the draw.
Luciano Spalletti had been approached to take the Italy job before Giampiero Ventura, it’s reported, but he turned it down.
Andrea Pirlo believes there is no doubt that Antonio Conte is ‘one of the best’ Coaches around.
Italy’s players are training for the final time before heading to Albania for tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier.
Italy captain Gigi Buffon has defended under-pressure Azzurri boss Giampiero Ventura.
Gigi Buffon says it is up to Italy’s senior players to lead the Azzurri to next summer’s World Cup.
Andrea Pirlo insists Italian football ‘is not sick’ despite the national team’s current issues.
Andrea Pirlo says he will end his playing career once his contract at New York City FC expires.
Gianni De Biasi says Italy will ‘100 per cent’ reach the World Cup, although beating Albania will be a ‘battle.’
“It is incredible that players like Domenico Criscito and Sebastian Giovinco are left out of the Italy squad,” said agent Andrea D’Amico.
Andrea Belotti is injured, but the Torino striker still visited his Italy teammates in the training camp this evening.
Albania Coach Christian Panucci acknowledges it’ll be strange facing Italy in the World Cup qualifier, but “there's too much negativity” around the Azzurri.
Italy are officially in the World Cup 2018 play-offs after Bosnia suffered a 4-3 home defeat to Belgium this evening.
Italy are expected to use a 4-2-4 formation against Albania on Monday with Eder, Antonio Candreva and Bryan Cristante stepping in.
Italy’s Under-21 side have lost Daniele Verde, Mattia Del Favero and Lorenzo Dickmann for Tuesday’s friendly against Morocco.
Ciro Ferrara warns “this is not the time to demolish everything” Italy have been working on, as the focus must be on World Cup qualification.
Italy players had a confrontation between themselves, without the Coach or staff present, after last night’s 1-1 draw with Macedonia.
Torino President Urbano Cairo defended under-fire Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura. “I am convinced we’ll have our say at the World Cup.”
Norwegian referee Svein Oddvar Moen will officiate when Italy take on Albania in Monday’s final World Cup qualifier.