AZZURRI

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.
Lazio and Italy midfielder Stefano Mauri will be back on February 2 after his nine-month ban was reduced on appeal.
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has declared that he wants to conquer both the Scudetto and the World Cup in 2014.
Danilo Cataldi and Domenico Berardi have been called up for their first Italy U-21 squad meeting, it has been confirmed.
Giuseppe Rossi has thanked fans and colleagues for their support as he flies to Colorado for knee tests. “We’ll see each other soon!”
FIFA Vice President Jim Boyce has admitted he has been left shocked by Jerome Valcke's statement that the 2022 World Cup won’t be played in the summer.
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has confirmed that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be held in June and July.
Luca Toni has reflected on how it ‘would be an honour’ should form for Verona see him picked once more for Italy.
England and Arsenal’s Theo Walcott will miss the rest of the season and the World Cup after suffering a knee injury.
Cesare Prandelli assured Giuseppe Rossi Italy “are waiting for you” after his latest knee injury.
Daniele Bonera is “ready” for a World Cup call, expects Mario Balotelli to prove himself and can see Clarence Seedorf as Milan Coach.
Italy will play Spain at Vicente Calderon on March 5, despite Cesare Prandelli reportedly keen to call the match off.
Italy have reportedly asked Spain to cancel the March 5 friendly already agreed between the two nations.
Alessandro Del Piero expects Giuseppe Rossi, Lorenzo Insigne and Claudio Marchisio to play a key role for Italy at the 2014 World Cup.
Torino striker Ciro Immobile says he is ready to postpone his wedding in order to appear at the 2014 World Cup.
Italy legend Dino Zoff believes Mattia Perin “will be the heir” to Gigi Buffon, who remains “the best goalkeeper in the world.”
Cesare Prandelli believes 2014 “will be Mario Balotelli’s World Cup,” and hailed “motivated” Giuseppe Rossi.
Gianluigi Buffon has offered his opinion on the recent spate of ‘territorial discriminatory’ chants that have blighted Serie A.
Monaco are keeping tabs on Antonio Conte, with the Juventus man potentially leaving Turin in the summer.
Gigi Buffon praised the team spirit at Juventus, Antonio Conte’s leadership and believes in Italy’s World Cup chances.
Stephan El Shaarawy underwent surgery on his right foot today and Milan confirmed he’ll be out for 10 weeks.
Cesare Prandelli warns Italy might not have the strongest squad, “but we can beat the best,” while the World Cup is Mario Balotelli’s chance.