AZZURRI

Maurizio Beretta has discussed Italy’s World Cup hopes, the possibility of downsizing Serie A and the new financial front clubs face.
Italy’s players will convene at Coverciano by this evening, whilst Demetrio Albertini is expected to meet with Cesare Prandelli.
Roy Hodgson hopes England players will have enough “faith in ourselves” to not focus on Mario Balotelli or Luis Suarez.
Cesare Prandelli hopes to “unite Italy” with his World Cup selections and welcomes family into the Azzurri camp.
Marco Verratti spoke of his World Cup dreams, while he hopes Paul Pogba and Miralem Pjanic can join him at PSG.
Domenico Criscito’s agent hit back at “ex-Venezia Coach” Cesare Prandelli for the World Cup snub.
Cristian Ledesma’s agent said Cesare Prandelli was “shameful” for leaving the Lazio midfielder out of the Italy squad.
Bad news for Mario Balotelli, whose house was burgled with gold, watches and a Porsche stolen.
Daniel Pablo Osvaldo admits he was “disappointed and upset” at missing out on Italy’s provisional World Cup squad.
Brescia President Gino Corioni says the Serie B club was the only place Roberto Baggio truly felt at home during his playing days.
Francesco Guidolin has admitted that Udinese’s season has been a negative one, ahead of their final game.
Stephan El Shaarawy has conceded that his return from injury came a bit too late for a place at this summer’s World Cup.
Cesare Prandelli says Italy’s players will have the chance to discuss how to use Twitter during the World Cup, but he has some advice.
Cesare Prandelli has once more defended Italy’s code of ethics and criticised the ‘partisanship’ he sees in the peninsula.
Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi are not necessarily competing for a single place in Italy’s World Cup squad, says Cesare Prandelli.
Cesare Prandelli hopes to reach the World Cup Final, as he explains the benefit to Italy having three formations to work in.
Cesare Prandelli has warned Mario Balotelli not to let frustration affect his tactical requirements playing for Italy this summer.
Davide Astori was “very, very disappointed” at missing out on the World Cup, said his agent.
Alessandro Diamanti targeted the blame for Bologna’s relegation and insisted playing in China didn’t ruin his World Cup chances.
Gennaro Gattuso said Cesare Prandelli “couldn’t leave out” Giorgio Chiellini for the World Cup using the Code of Ethics.
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini announced he’ll quit after the World Cup, reportedly to join Milan.
Riccardo Montolivo is eager to take part in the World Cup and get Milan competitive again next season with Stephan El Shaarawy.
Manuel Pasqual’s agent believes he is “fighting with Matteo Darmian” for a place in the World Cup squad.
Giancarlo Abete says Cesare Prandelli’s new Italy deal is all but official, as he plays down controversy on the World Cup squad and the code of ethics.
Andrea Pirlo hopes Sunday is not Antonio Conte’s last game in charge, as he defends Giorgio Chiellini and outlines World Cup ambition.