Bardi: 'Heads held high'
Francesco Bardi had “tears in his heart” after Italy’s elimination from the European Under-21 Championships. “We believed.”
Southgate: 'The desired performance'
England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate insists it was “the desired performance” despite losing 3-1 to Italy.
Benassi: 'Tough to swallow'
Marco Benassi bagged a brace against England, but it was “really tough to swallow” Italy’s European Championship elimination.
U21: Italy beat England in vain
Italy swept England aside 3-1, but were eliminated from the European Under-21 Championship by Sweden.
U21 Line-ups: England-Italy
Italy rely on Domenico Berardi against Harry Kane’s England, but even a victory might not be enough to continue the European Under-21 Championship.
Southgate: 'England need teeth'
England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate warns his side not to be “toothless” against Italy, but suffers another injury blow.
Benassi: 'England not over-rated'
Italy midfielder Marco Benassi does not think England are “over-rated” ahead of tomorrow’s European Under-21 Championship clash.
U21: Di Biagio 'confident'
Gigi Di Biagio confident Italy can beat England for the European Under-21 semi-finals, though Domenico Berardi “is not 100 per cent.”
Rui Jorge: 'Portugal were lucky'
Portugal Under-21 Coach Rui Jorge admits “we had luck” to avoid defeat with Italy, but promised not to stitch the Azzurrini up.
Belotti: 'Goal was cursed!'
Andrea Belotti felt Italy “proved our character and quality” in the draw with Portugal, but “the goal was cursed!”
Crisetig: 'Clear Italy heads now'
Lorenzo Crisetig urged Italy’s Under-21 side to face England “with clear heads” after their 0-0 draw with Portugal.
Di Biagio: 'Right Italy approach'
Gigi Di Biagio said Italy had “the right approach, tempo and style” against Portugal, but it all goes down to the England game.
U21: Portugal frustrate Italy
Italy dominated and hit the woodwork, but their 0-0 draw with Portugal leaves European Under-21 Championship hopes hanging by a thread.
U21 Line-ups: Italy v Portugal
Italy make numerous changes in a must-win game against Portugal for the European Under-21 Championship.
U21: Berardi to shine for Conte
Domenico Berardi hopes to impress Antonio Conte during tomorrow’s crunch European Under-21 Championship clash with Portugal.
U21: Rui Jorge fears Italy defence
Portugal Under-21 boss Rui Jorge warns Italy “have great quality in defence and rapid counter-attacks” ahead of tomorrow’s game.
U21: Di Biagio 'do or die'
Italy lost their opening Under-21 European Championship game, but Gigi Di Biagio assures they are “used to do or die” against Portugal.
Besiktas bid for Balotelli
Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli is being linked with a move to Turkish side Besiktas.
Tavecchio: 'Conte till 2018'
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio assured “we want Antonio Conte to remain” on the Italy bench for the 2018 World Cup.
U21: Three-match Sturaro ban
Italy midfielder Stefano Sturaro has received a three-match ban in the European Under-21 Championships.
Sturaro: ‘Unacceptable behaviour’
Stefano Sturaro has apologised for his ‘unacceptable behaviour’ after being sent off for Italy’s Under-21 side.
Agent: ‘Lazio want Guidetti’
John Guidetti’s agent reveals ‘Verona and Lazio have been following the player’, and thinks he’d do well in Italy.
Di Biagio: ‘Not like Sturaro’
Italy Under-21 boss Gigi Di Biagio said Stefano Sturaro showed 'a naivety which is not like him’ in being sent off against Sweden.
Guidetti: ‘Italy a great destination’
Udinese target John Guidetti says there are ‘a lot of big clubs’ in Italy, and Serie A would be ‘a welcome solution’.
Prandelli: ‘Bonucci can’t judge’
Cesare Prandelli says Leonardo Bonucci has ‘neither the means or the knowledge’ to criticise his Italy preparations.
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