Conte blasts clubs and media
Antonio Conte had a fiery Press conference after Italy’s 1-0 win over Albania, slamming clubs and media obsession with Mario Balotelli.
Cerci on Azzurri and Atletico
Alessio Cerci felt the 1-0 win over Albania was “certainly my best” Italy performance, but he’s frustrated at Atletico Madrid.
De Biasi: 'Albania were tired'
Albania Coach Gianni De Biasi accepted the 1-0 friendly defeat to Italy just days after holding France 1-1.
Bonucci: 'Balotelli must understand'
Leonardo Bonucci warned Mario Balotelli “needs the intelligence to understand” the right attitude for Italy.
Okaka: 'Grateful to Mihajlovic'
Stefano Okaka will “forever be grateful” to Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic for his Italy debut against Albania.
Acerbi: 'Happy and proud of debut'
Francesco Acerbi was “happy and proud” to make his Italy debut against Albania after twice overcoming cancer.
Conte: 'Critics might sneer'
Antonio Conte praised Italy’s experimental side for beating Albania, but snapped at critics. “We’ve won five and drawn one.”
Italy: Okaka breaks Albania
Sampdoria striker Stefano Okaka scored on his Italy debut for a 1-0 friendly victory over Albania in Genoa.
Croatia fans 'wanted to stop game'
“The objective of the Croatia fans was to suspend the game and UEFA are convinced of that too,” claim the FIGC.
Moretti sets Italy record
Torino defender Emiliano Moretti has set a new record as the oldest player to make his Italy debut, starting against Albania.
Italy experiment in tonight’s friendly with Albania, starting a 3-5-2 formation with Mattia Destro and Alessio Cerci.
Tavecchio on 'historic Italy-Albania'
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio is “pleased to host Albania in an historic match” this evening.
Trotta: 'Italy move in January'
Under-21 international Marcello Trotta “wants a move to Italy in January,” confirmed the Barnsley and Fulham striker’s agent.
UEFA investigating Italy, Croatia
UEFA have confirmed that they have opened disciplinary proceedings against Italy and Croatia for disturbances during their Euro 2016 qualifier.
Conte: Balotelli? I’ve little time
Antonio Conte fires a warning to Italian football, his Italy players and Mario Balotelli: “Calcio isn't heading in the right direction.”
Four-man defence for Italy?
Italy could deploy a four-man defence for tonight’s match with Albania after Antonio Conte experimented a 4-4-2 in training.
Lippi turned down Milan
Former Italy CT Marcello Lippi has revealed that he turned down Milan before his ill-fated return to the Azzurri bench.
Coman gives France U21 win
Juventus teenager Kingsley Coman scored the winner as France Under-21s beat England in a 3-2 thriller.
Cana excited by Italy-Albania
Lazio and Albania defender Lorik Cana is looking forward to Tuesday’s friendly against Italy. “We want to make history.”
Preziosi: 'Italy-Albania inopportune'
Tomorrow’s Italy-Albania was organised to raise funds for the city, but Genoa President Enrico Preziosi insists it is “inopportune.”
Italy-Albania squad numbers
Sampdoria striker Stefano Okaka has been given the iconic Number 9 jersey and Sebastian Giovinco 10 for Italy-Albania.
Pasqual out for three weeks
Fiorentina have lost Manuel Pasqual for at least three weeks after he suffered a thigh strain during Italy-Croatia.
Di Biagio rues wasted chances
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio was encouraged despite a 1-0 friendly defeat to Denmark. “We are on the right track.”
U21: Denmark upset Italy
Italy paid the price for poor finishing and a defensive error as the Under-21 side lost a friendly 1-0 to Denmark.
Ogbonna injury not serious
Angelo Ogbonna was sent home from international duty, but Juventus tests excluded serious damage.
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