World Cup 2014
Gila: 'Have patience with young Italy'
Alberto Gilardino is confident Italy will be ready for the Confederations Cup. “It’s only normal that it takes a little patience.”
Montolivo: 'Azzurri too passive'
Riccardo Montolivo insisted Italy’s problems against Holland were not tactical, but more to do with “our passive approach.”
Buffon: 'It's a growth process'
Gianluigi Buffon acknowledges Italy need more charisma, but hopes the friendly with Holland can be part of the maturation process for the 2014 World Cup.
Verratti: 'My first Italy goal'
Marco Verratti thanked Alberto Gilardino for the assist and explained why he wore shirt Number 2 for his debut Italy goal.
Prandelli: 'Interesting Italy future'
Cesare Prandelli admits Italy need to improve the 4-3-3 system, gave Marco Verratti pointers and said the Azzurri “have an interesting future to work on.”
Verratti rescues draw in Holland
Marco Verratti snatched a stoppage-time equaliser as Italy held Holland to a 1-1 friendly draw in Amsterdam.
Mangia praises Azzurrini victory
Coach Devis Mangia was pleased with “a great victory over one of the favourites” as Italy beat the German Under-21 side.
U21: Borini's Italy beat Germany
Fabio Borini’s goal set up by Ciro Immobile has given Italy’s Under-21 side a prestigious 1-0 friendly win over Germany.
Italy have Stephan El Shaarawy, Mario Balotelli and Antonio Candreva leading tonight’s friendly against Holland.
Prandelli to change code of ethics?
Italian international tactician Cesare Prandelli is considering making a change to his code of ethics policy.
Italy look to avoid sixth defeat
Italy will go into tonight’s game against Holland in the knowledge that they have lost their last five friendly encounters.
Insigne eyes Brazil 2014 call
Napoli sensation Lorenzo Insigne has admitted that he is targeting selection for the 2014 World Cup Finals.
Prandelli prepared for Holland
Hear the thoughts of Italy boss Cesare Prandelli ahead of tonight’s international friendly against Holland. (Video)
Van Gaal focuses on El Shaarawy
Louis Van Gaal has praised Cesare Prandelli’s Italy ahead of tomorrow’s friendly and warns “Stephan El Shaarawy is more dangerous than Mario Balotelli.”
Van Basten: 'I'd love Milan job'
Ahead of Italy’s friendly with Holland, Dutch legend Marco Van Basten comments on Mario Balotelli, Wesley Sneijder, Maarten Stekelenburg and admits he’d love to be Coach of Milan.
Huntelaar out against Italy
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has pulled out of Holland’s friendly with Italy tomorrow night, so Arjen Robben joins the squad.
El Shaar: Great friendship with Balo
Stephan El Shaarawy hopes to forge a winning partnership for club and country with Mario Balotelli.
Prandelli praises Balo & El Shaarawy
Italy national team boss Cesare Prandelli has praised Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy ahead of the Azzurri's match against Netherlands.
Italy to face San Marino
Italy will play San Marino in a friendly at the end of the season – although a date has yet to be confirmed.
Italy friendlies key, says Prandelli
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has underlined how important international friendlies are ahead of Wednesday’s test against Holland.
Prandelli names Italy XI
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has announced the XI that will start against Holland on Wednesday – although he does have a doubt in attack.
Italy to go 4-3-3 against Dutch
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is set to field a 4-3-3 formation in Wednesday’s international friendly against Holland.
Why no Cannavaro in Italy blue?
The agent of Napoli’s Paolo Cannavaro has again questioned why his client is being ignored by Italy boss Cesare Prandelli.
Marchetti aware of Italy competition
Federico Marchetti is back in the Italian international set-up, but the Lazio man knows how difficult it will be to remain.
Mangia: No time to waste
Italy Under-21 boss Devis Mangia has claimed that this week's friendly against Germany will be a good test for his team.
Verratti must go to Brazil
Taking the bull by the horns
Prandelli’s Spanish test
Azzurri for the future
Destro reborn in Roma
Saluting a Bianconeri champion
Prayers for Pepito
When Baggio shot down the Super Eagles
Azzurri gain from German test
Rossi – a player Italy need
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