AZZURRI

Dino Zoff can’t wait for the Coppa Italia clash between Napoli and Lazio this evening, and claims that both teams will be targeting success.
Giuseppe Rossi feels “relieved” after his latest check-up, as the Fiorentina and Italy striker won’t need surgery.
Giampaolo Pazzini says Mario Balotelli is ‘another guy’ away from the cameras and that his reaction at Cagliari was because ‘he feels the game’.
Marcello Lippi says that he misses nothing about Italian football and has no regrets about taking up a role with Guangzhou Evergrande.
Cesare Prandelli has reiterated his desire to return to club management, and says the situation ‘will become clearer’ before the World Cup.
Cesare Prandelli has mused on how Mario Balotelli needs ‘much love’ and that Clarence Seedorf is ‘saying the right things’ about the Milan forward.
Jose Fonte posted a picture of his black eye, caused by Southampton teammate and Italy striker Dani Osvaldo.
Alberto Gilardino has affirmed his commitment to Genoa and his ambition to make Cesare Prandelli’s squad for Brazil 2014.
Italy have been confirmed by UEFA today as in Pot 1 for next month’s 2016 European Championship qualifying draw.
France will be included in next month’s draw for the 2016 European Championships, despite being hosts.
Italy international Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has been suspended by his club Southampton for two weeks for an unspecified training ground incident.
Roberto Donadoni has backed Antonio Cassano to make the World Cup, whilst he has affirmed that he isn’t looking to avenge critics of his work.
Mario Balotelli is convinced Milan can revive their season with new Coach Clarence Seedorf. “Personally I’m happy.”
Monaco star Radamel Falcao would “one day like to play in Serie A” and admires Francesco Totti, Mario Balotelli and Andrea Pirlo.
Torino striker Ciro Immobile says he is ready for his side’s trip to Sassuolo this Sunday after recovering from injury.
Italy’s team doctor Enrico Castellacci has mused on Giuseppe Rossi’s injury and estimates a two-to-three-month recovery period.
Cesare Prandelli has made clear that Italy will wait for Giuseppe Rossi, and commented Domenico Berardi will be going ‘step by step’.
Bad news for Genoa fans as goalkeeper Mattia Perin has gone down in training with the Italy Under-21 squad today with a knee injury.
The Italian Football Federation have ratified details of March’s international friendly arranged between Italy and Spain.
Domenico Berardi has reflected that he is not used to the limelight and that he is looking to just stay humble, rather than the World Cup or Juventus.
FIFA have confirmed that Nicola Rizzoli will be Italy’s refereeing representative for the 2014 World Cup.
Maicon believes that Roma teammates Francesco Totti and Morgan De Sanctis should be going to the World Cup.
Gianluigi Buffon believes Max Allegri was a scapegoat for Milan’s struggles and suggests he should have quit the Rossoneri when the chance was there.
Carlo Ancelotti comments on Italy ambitions and believes Mario Balotelli “is not a top player. He can leave you down to 10 men at any moment.”
Giuseppe Rossi risks further surgery, as the specialist found there is some damage to the anterior cruciate ligament.