LIVEBLOG: Italy v Finland
Join us for all the action from Italy’s final pre-Euro 2016 friendly against Finland in Verona.
Italy go into their final pre-Euro 2016 test against Finland, fielding Stephan El Shaarawy, Ciro Immobile and Simone Zaza.
Tavecchio: 'New Italy Coach tomorrow'
“We will announce the name of the new Italy Coach tomorrow,” confirmed Carlo Tavecchio, hinting it’ll be Giampiero Ventura.
Insigne expects new Napoli deal
Lorenzo Insigne’s agent expects a Napoli contract renewal in August, but “it looks as if he’ll be on the bench” for Italy at Euro 2016.
Conte: 'Italy strikers compatible'
Antonio Conte assures “all the Italy strikers are compatible” ahead of Euro 2016 and tonight’s Finland friendly.
Wilmots: ‘Unhappy with Italy draw’
Marc Wilmots admits Belgium have a tough draw in facing Italy at Euro 2016 - “it could have been better”.
Toni: ‘Difficult for Conte’
Luca Toni sees “difficult” choices for Italy CT Antonio Conte as “there isn’t a striker who has scored a lot of goals”.
Parolo to start against Finland?
Marco Parolo is expected to start for Italy against Finland tonight.
'Italy can trouble anyone'
Stephan El Shaarawy thinks the Azzurri 'can trouble anyone' at Euro 2016, but is wary of his group opponents.
Conte tests Zaza, Immobile
Coach Antonio Conte will field Simone Zaza and Ciro Immobile in tonight's friendly against Finland, say reports.
Zaza: 'Learning from Conte'
Simone Zaza is “learning a great deal” from Italy Coach Antonio Conte and warned he doesn’t want a Premier League move right now.
Barzagli: 'Juve block inspires Italy'
Andrea Barzagli hopes the confidence of the Juventus defensive unit can “spread” across the Italy squad at Euro 2016.
Conte: 'Opponents fear Azzurri'
Antonio Conte feels Italy’s 3-5-2 system is helping to invoke “respect and fear” in opponents ahead of tomorrow’s Finland friendly.
Conte: 'Italy completed me'
Antonio Conte admits he felt “intense thoughts” upon leaving his Italy office for the last time. “This experience completed me as a Coach.”
Belgium squeeze 3-2 win
Belgium fought back from a goal down to beat Norway 3-2 in their final pre-Euro 2016 friendly, showing real problems in defence.
Zaza-Immobile against Finland
Antonio Conte is expected to use Stephan El Shaarawy, Antonio Candreva, Simone Zaza and Ciro Immobile against Finland.
PM Renzi visits Azzurri
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visited the Italy squad today ahead of their Euro 2016 adventure. “Make your presence felt.”
De Rossi: 'El Shaarawy's hair...'
Daniele De Rossi revealed why he will no longer mock Stephan El Shaarawy for the obsession with his hair. “He won Roma a derby.”
Juan Jesus: 'I could play for Italy'
Inter defender Juan Jesus is keeping his future options open at both club and international level. “I could play for Italy.”
Zaza: 'Italy like a tank'
Simone Zaza called for Italy to be “like a tank” at Euro 2016, “then we’ve got the players who can turn a game.”
Collina outlines Euro 2016 rules
Pierluigi Collina visited the Italy squad today to explain the new refereeing approach at Euro 2016. “It’s important we all speak the same language on the pitch.”
Zaccardo Exclusive: 'That own goal...'
Cristian Zaccardo looks back on Italy’s triumphant 2006 World Cup campaign in an exclusive interview, including that own goal. “I can joke about it now.”
Parolo: 'Italy can prove you wrong'
Marco Parolo believes Italy will “prove people wrong” at Euro 2016 and tips birthday boy Lorenzo Insigne to be “decisive.”
Zaccardo Exclusive: 'Bring Totti to Euros'
Cristian Zaccardo believes Francesco Totti and Giacomo Bonaventura should be at Euro 2016 in an exclusive interview.
Guidolin: 'Conte can handle Chelsea'
Francesco Guidolin is sure Antonio Conte will do well at Chelsea. “He’s young and intelligent,” said the Swansea boss.
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