AZZURRI

Alvaro Morata has spoken about the Italy squad before the Azzurri take on Spain this Thursday.
Gianluigi Donnarumma “wants to learn everything” from Italy teammate Gigi Buffon and promises you won’t see him with tattoos or diamond earrings.
Alessio Romagnoli and Daniele De Rossi are expected to start in a 3-5-2 formation as Italy face Spain in a World Cup qualifier.
Former Milan star Giovanni Galli believes Gianluigi Donnarumma “will be the best goalkeeper of the next 50 years.”
Sergio Busquets said Spain are “out for revenge” against Italy on Thursday after the elimination from Euro 2016.
Nice Coach Lucien Favre believes Mario Balotelli “can back on top of the world. You’d have to be blind not to see how good he is.”
The Italian FIGC has been fined €27,000 after some fans made a Nazi salute during the Israeli national anthem at the Sammi Ofer Stadium.
Leonardo Bonucci is confident Mario Balotelli “is starting to think like an adult” and hopes he can return to the Italy squad.
Leonardo Bonucci believes Spain are stronger than Italy - “it’ll take a game like at the Euros”.
Alessio Romagnoli is reportedly training with Italy, having shaken off an injury.
Mario Balotelli has revealed that he is open to the idea of playing in Italy again, but Mino Raiola disagrees.
Mario Balotelli claims “it’s impossible” to win over the Italian people as he is “still angry” at Cesare Prandelli for his treatment at the last World Cup.
Mario Balotelli admits his Italy exile has been “deserved” but is determined to be back “at my best” for the national team.
Cesare Prandelli declares his “long-term” aim at Valencia is to return to the Champions League.
Jose Callejon admits “I miss Spain” but assures he’s “really happy” to have renewed with Napoli.
Marco Verratti believes Mario Balotelli “can give a lot to Italy” if he maintains his form for Nice.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura says Marco Verratti “must be protected” so he won’t face both Spain and Macedonia.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura describes the Spain clash as “important, but not decisive”.
Former Salernitana defender Rigobert Song has been rushed to hospital in Yaounde and is reportedly fighting for his life after suffering an aneurysm.
Spain Coach Julen Lopetegui sees similarities between Antonio Conte and Giampiero Ventura and believes Serie A has done some of his players good.
Marco Verratti’s agent warns “it’s unlikely he’ll play his entire career at Paris Saint-Germain, as he’ll seek new adventures.”
Giampiero Ventura has called in Nicola Sansone, Domenico Criscito, Alessio Romagnoli and Matteo Darmian for Italy’s World Cup qualifiers with Spain and Macedonia.
Cesare Prandelli has arrived in Valencia to sign a two-year contract and was greeted at the airport by dozens of reporters.
Giampiero Ventura is expected to call Marco Borriello in place of Simone Zaza and Mario Balotelli for Italy’s World Cup qualifiers with Spain and Macedonia.
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has compared summer signing Simone Zaza to Dennis Bergkamp.