Liveblog: Italy v Liechtenstein
Join us for all the build-up and action from tonight’s World Cup qualifier, as Italy host Liechtenstein and seek goals as well as points.
Line-ups: Italy v Liechtenstein
Lorenzo Pellegrini and Giorgio Chiellini step into the starting XI as Italy host Liechtenstein in their World Cup qualifier, but Leonardo Bonucci is out.
Italy won't risk Bonucci
Leonardo Bonucci will reportedly be on the bench for Italy against Liechtenstein, as they can’t risk his suspension ahead of the Spain clash.
U20: Orsolini wins golden boot
Riccardo Orsolini has won the Golden Boot as top scorer in the Under-20 World Cup after Italy got the bronze medal.
Napoli push for Cragno
Napoli are offering €5m plus Luigi Sepe for Italy Under-21 goalkeeper Alessio Cragno, but Cagliari want €10m.
Lorenzo Pellegrini and Matteo Darmian look set to start tonight as Italy host Liechtenstein in a World Cup qualifier.
U20: Italy beat Uruguay for bronze
Italy have finished third in the Under-20 World Cup after Alessandro Plizzari’s penalty shoot-out heroics against Uruguay.
Pauritsch: 'Liechtenstein can stall Italy'
Liechtenstein Coach Rene Pauritsch warns they kept Italy out for 45 minutes before and can do it for even longer in tonight’s World Cup qualifier.
Ventura: 'Pellegrini with Liechtenstein'
Giampiero Ventura confirmed Sassuolo midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini should start for Italy against Liechtenstein, but warned “don’t expect a goalfest.”
Italy-Liechtenstein squad numbers
The squad numbers for the Italy players in tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein have been confirmed.
Buffon: 'I am not eternal'
Gigi Buffon admits “this could be my final year” as a player, so it’s only right Juventus and Italy seek his heirs, but shows respect for Liechtenstein.
Coppa Italia Final moved
The Coppa Italia Final has been moved from May 27 to May 9, 2018, allowing the Italy squad to prepare earlier for the World Cup.
Gabbiadini: 'No Napoli regrets'
Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini has “no regrets” about his time at Napoli, but feels the Italian media ignores him in the Premier League.
Italy: Two doubts for Liechtenstein
Giampiero Ventura has two doubts for Italy going into tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein, but the 4-2-4 remains intact.
‘Italy U20s deserve third place’
Italy Under-20s boss Alberigo Evani believes third place at the U-20 World Cup “would be a fair reward for these young lads”.
Immobile ‘compelled’ to help Azzurrini
Ciro Immobile says he feels “compelled” to help Italy’s youngsters as Gigio Donnarumma is making “a great choice” with the Under-21s.
Di Biagio: ‘Italy can win Euros’
Italy Under-21 Coach Luigi Di Biagio believes he has “one of the strongest” squads in the tournament.
Verratti agent slams ‘backward’ FIGC
Marco Verratti’s agent has slammed the FIGC for not adopting reserve teams, “which shows the backwardness” of Italian football’s governing body.
Groin strain for Marchisio
Juventus have announced that Claudio Marchisio suffered only “a mild groin strain” for Italy last night.
Azzurrini out against England
Italy Under 20s took the lead against England in the World Cup semi-final, but a disastrous second half display saw them crash out.
Italy: Marchisio out, Gagliardini in
Claudio Marchisio has pulled out of the Italy squad with an injury, with Inter’s Roberto Gagliardini replacing him.
Marchisio out of Liechtenstein game
Claudio Marchisio is out of Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Liechtenstein after limping off during the 3-0 win over Uruguay.
Montolivo: 'Like a third debut'
Riccardo Montolivo admits it “felt like a third debut” on his Italy comeback against Uruguay, having been out of the Azzurri jersey for almost a year.
Spinazzola: 'Indescribable emotion'
Atalanta full-back Leonardo Spinazzola confessed he felt “indescribable emotions” on his full senior Italy debut against Uruguay.
El Shaarawy: 'Confidence is fundamental'
Stephan El Shaarawy said “confidence is fundamental for me and I have more of it” after Italy’s 3-0 friendly win over Uruguay.
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