Spain Coach Julen Lopetegui feels Italy have not changed much in recent years and confirms Diego Costa will start rather than Alvaro Morata.
Giampiero Ventura is proud to take a “gamble” on senior Italy debutant Alessio Romagnoli against Spain and hopes for Turin luck.
Gigi Buffon urged Italy to replicate the “passion and desire” that allowed them to beat Spain at Euro 2016 and joked about his “sell-by-date.”
Lorenzo Pellegrini has left the Italy Under-21 camp with an injury, so Roberto Gagliardini is called up instead.
Claudio Ranieri is happy working abroad at Leicester City but “never say never” when it comes to the Italy job.
Torino President Urbano Cairo “will be cheering” for Giampiero Ventura tomorrow, but Sinisa Mihajlovic doesn’t have to imitate him.
Napoli’s Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina has spoken about his Italian colleagues ahead of the Italy-Spain World Cup Qualifier on Thursday....
Alvaro Morata has spoken about the Italy squad before the Azzurri take on Spain this Thursday.
Gianluigi Donnarumma “wants to learn everything” from Italy teammate Gigi Buffon and promises you won’t see him with tattoos or diamond earrings.
Alessio Romagnoli and Daniele De Rossi are expected to start in a 3-5-2 formation as Italy face Spain in a World Cup qualifier.
Former Milan star Giovanni Galli believes Gianluigi Donnarumma “will be the best goalkeeper of the next 50 years.”
Sergio Busquets said Spain are “out for revenge” against Italy on Thursday after the elimination from Euro 2016.
Nice Coach Lucien Favre believes Mario Balotelli “can back on top of the world. You’d have to be blind not to see how good he is.”
The Italian FIGC has been fined €27,000 after some fans made a Nazi salute during the Israeli national anthem at the Sammi Ofer Stadium.
Leonardo Bonucci is confident Mario Balotelli “is starting to think like an adult” and hopes he can return to the Italy squad.
Leonardo Bonucci believes Spain are stronger than Italy - “it’ll take a game like at the Euros”.
Alessio Romagnoli is reportedly training with Italy, having shaken off an injury.
Mario Balotelli has revealed that he is open to the idea of playing in Italy again, but Mino Raiola disagrees.
Mario Balotelli claims “it’s impossible” to win over the Italian people as he is “still angry” at Cesare Prandelli for his treatment at the last World Cup.
Mario Balotelli admits his Italy exile has been “deserved” but is determined to be back “at my best” for the national team.
Cesare Prandelli declares his “long-term” aim at Valencia is to return to the Champions League.
Jose Callejon admits “I miss Spain” but assures he’s “really happy” to have renewed with Napoli.
Marco Verratti believes Mario Balotelli “can give a lot to Italy” if he maintains his form for Nice.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura says Marco Verratti “must be protected” so he won’t face both Spain and Macedonia.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura describes the Spain clash as “important, but not decisive”.