U21: Azzurrini see off Slovenia
Italy dominated Slovenia, but only won 1-0 in their first European Under-21 Championship qualifier.
Zamparini: ‘Vazquez like Baggio’
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini can’t understand why Franco Vazquez doesn’t play for Italy more often, comparing him to Roberto Baggio.
Rugani-Romagnoli for Azzurrini
Daniele Rugani and Alessio Romagnoli start in central defence for Italy Under-21s against Slovenia.
Prandelli: ‘Results important for Italy’
Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli insists results are ‘the most important thing’, and clarifies some earlier comments.
Trezeguet: ‘Buffon the best ever’
David Trezeguet believes former Juventus teammate Gigi Buffon is ‘the best goalkeeper of all time’.
‘Not enough interest in Italy’
Marcello Lippi believes fans only closely follow Italy ‘when there is an actual competition’.
Trap: ‘Serie A most beautiful’
Serie A is ‘the most beautiful league in the world’ according to Giovanni Trapattoni, who also gives Azzurri Coach Antonio Conte his backing.
Bertolacci out of Milan derby
Milan have confirmed that midfielder Andrea Bertolacci will miss Sunday’s Milan derby with a thigh injury.
Prandelli: ‘Juventus still favourites’
Cesare Prandelli believes the ‘solid structure’ at Juventus means they’re still Scudetto favourites.
Buffon: ‘Leave Pirlo alone’
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon defends Andrea Pirlo - ‘I don’t think it’s time yet for Andrea to hang up his boots’.
Allegri: ‘Focus on individuals’
Massimiliano Allegri believes too much emphasis on tactics is holding back Italian football.
‘Inter, Milan are Scudetto contenders’
Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli believes Milan and Inter are ‘absolutely’ contenders for the Scudetto.
Buffon: '150 caps and a clean sheet'
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.”
Conte: 'Pirlo deserves respect'
Antonio Conte said Andrea Pirlo “deserves more respect” after criticism and feels Italy have the toughest Euro 2016 group.
Chochev: 'A special night'
Bulgaria and Palermo midfielder Ivalyo Chochev was disappointed with defeat, but experienced a “special night.”
Verratti: 'Italy can't always get lucky'
Marco Verratti warned Italy have to improve their finishing because “we can’t always get lucky with the result.”
Bonucci: 'Italy must kill off games'
Leonardo Bonucci said Italy “can’t kill off” games and reassured Daniele De Rossi after a 1-0 win over Bulgaria.
El Shaarawy: 'Great performance'
Stephan El Shaarawy revealed Antonio Conte’s instructions after a fine performance in Italy’s 1-0 win over Bulgaria.
Chiellini: 'It's almost done'
Giorgio Chiellini said “it’s practically done” for Italy in Euro 2016 after beating Bulgaria and Malta 1-0 this week.
Conte: 'Italy waste chances'
Antonio Conte said Italy had “the right effort” against Bulgaria, but can’t keep wasting chances and told off Daniele De Rossi.
Ita-Bul: De Rossi hero and villain
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.
LIVEBLOG: Italy v Bulgaria
Join us for the build-up and action as Italy seek Euro 2016 qualification against Bulgaria in Sicily.
'Eder, Soriano worth the Azzurri'
Sampdoria sporting director Carlo Osti says Roberto Soriano and Eder's Azzurri call-ups 'confirm their high level'.
Tavecchio: 'Buffon is a monument'
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio praises Azzurri and Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon: 'He is our greatest sports image in the world'.
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