AZZURRI

Giampiero Ventura continues to test the 4-2-4 formation against Liechtenstein, though there are doubts at right-back.
Fabio Capello confirmed he “had some contact with the Italy squad, but I said no” ahead of Giampiero Ventura’s appointment.
Paris Saint-Germain and Italy midfielder Marco Verratti insists he’s not worth €100m - “no player is worth that”.
Roberto Gagliardini admits his Italy call-up was “unexpected” and marvels that’s he’s playing with players he “watched on television”.
Milan striker Gianluca Lapadula describes it as “a joy” to have received his first Italy call-up.
Sebastian Giovinco’s agent insists the Toronto FC man deserves to be called-up for Italy.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio noted current Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura “was the teacher” for Antonio Conte.
Nicola Rizzoli will receive an award ahead of the Italy-Germany friendly for being the best referee at Euro 2016.
Sebastian Giovinco’s agent slammed Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura for discrediting Toronto FC without “knowledge” of MLS.
Italy tested out a 4-2-4 system ahead of games with Liechtenstein and Germany, using Marco Verratti and Daniele De Rossi in midfield.
Torino striker Andrea Belotti urges fans to have faith in Italy’s youngsters - “trust us”.
Atalanta midfielder Roberto Gagliardini is “still in disbelief” after being called-up to the Italy squad.
Matteo Darmian insists it’s “not true” that Jose Mourinho doesn’t want him at Manchester United.
Milan striker Gianluca Lapadula has been called-up to the Italy squad, as Manolo Gabbiadini is injured.
Italy boss Giampiero Ventura admits while Serie A “is an interesting League, as a show, it’s not been memorable”.
Juventus have confirmed that Andrea Barzagli will be out for “approximately two months” with a dislocated shoulder.
Giampiero Ventura has appeared to take a dig at Antonio Conte as his Italy predecessor “left us with one of the oldest squads in the last 150 years”.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura says Graziano Pelle is on the naughty step, Sebastian Giovinco is in an inferior League and that he will “chat” to Mario Balotelli.
Giampiero Ventura insists Simone Zaza is “important” for Italy, to the extent that the Azzurri “will try” to help the striker regain his form.
Claudio Marchisio has been ruled out of the Italy squad for friendlies with Germany and Liechtenstein due to injury.
Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli is likely to be out ‘for around a month’ after he dislocated his shoulder on Sunday, reports say.
It has been confirmed that Davide Astori will replace Andrea Barzagli in the Italy squad to face Liechtenstein and Germany.
Andrea Barzagli has dislocated his shoulder and requires a protective brace, confirmed Juventus.
Dino Zoff said he does not “feel inferior” to Gigi Buffon and urged Juventus to “accept the Calciopoli ruling.”
Sebastian Giovinco stands up for MLS football at Toronto FC and hopes “sooner or later” he’ll get a call from the Italy squad.