'Israel deserved more'
Israel's players walked away with a feeling of having missed an opportunity: 'But Italy's defence is world-famous'.
Levy: 'Never seen such defensive Italy'
Coach Elisha Levy of Israel says 'I have never seen such a defensive Italy' after losing 3-1.
Parolo: 'Verratti is a spectacle'
Marco Parolo praises his fellow Azzurri after a 3-1 over Israel: 'Giorgio Chiellini is fundamental, Marco Verratti is a spectacle'.
Buffon makes Ben-Haim's night
Italy captain Gigi Buffon gave Tal Ben-Haim the greatest compliment after the Israel star scored against him.
Bonucci hails Italy team spirit
Leonardo Bonucci praised the team spirit of 10-man Italy as they fought to a 3-1 World Cup qualifying victory in Israel.
Chiellini: 'Off night for me'
Giorgio Chiellini confessed he had “an off night” after the error and red card in Italy’s 3-1 win away to Israel.
Verratti: 'Ventura's Italy soon enough'
Marco Verratti is confident Italy will “see many more changes” as time goes on under Giampiero Ventura and he was struggling physically.
Ventura: 'Chiellini used up his errors!'
Giampiero Ventura joked Giorgio Chiellini “used up all his errors” for the next five years and looked ahead to Italy vs. Spain.
Pelle': 'Italy ready when it counts'
Graziano Pellè reveals he planned Ciro Immobile’s goal in the 3-1 victory in Israel and “Italy are always ready when the game counts.”
Candreva: 'Italy fantastic group'
Antonio Candreva feels Italy “picked up where we left off” at Euro 2016 and showed that “exceptional desire” to beat Israel down to 10 men.
Immobile: 'Ventura said I'd score'
Ciro Immobile reveals Giampiero Ventura “predicted” his goal against Israel and owes the Italy Coach a great deal.
Ventura: 'Italy played as a team'
Giampiero Ventura praised Italy’s team ethic and the “importance” of Marco Verratti in a 3-1 victory away to Israel.
Italy take Israel despite Chiellini red
Italy worked harder than expected for a 3-1 victory in Israel after Giorgio Chiellini saw red in their first 2018 World Cup qualifier.
Buffon: 'Turn over new Italy leaf'
Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon urged people to “turn over a new leaf” and stop comparing Giampiero Ventura to Antonio Conte.
Italy make changes, including Marco Verratti and Leonardo Bonucci, for their first World Cup qualifier in Israel.
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Hollande 'thanked Buffon' for gesture
“Francoise Hollande thanked me for Gigi Buffon’s gesture,” revealed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi after an Italy-France friendly.
Belotti out for 2-3 weeks
Torino fear Andrea Belotti will be out of action for two to three weeks after an injury on international duty.
Israel confirm XI against Italy
Israel have already announced the starting XI to face Italy in this evening’s World Cup qualifier.
Q&A: The lowdown on Israel
Israeli football expert Raphael Gellar speaks exclusively to Football Italia about Italy’s opponents in 2018 World Cup qualifying tonight.
Lukaku claims Juve offer
Romelu Lukaku claims “I could’ve gone to Juventus, but instead I chose to stay at Everton because it’s too early to go to Italy”.
Lippi: 'FIGC rule is bonkers!'
Marcello Lippi fumes at the regulation that kept him from joining the Azzurri: 'It's bonkers!'
De Rossi injury confirmed
Roma confirmed the thigh injury for Daniele De Rossi, but there is still no word about when he will return.
Ventura begins Italy renewal
Giampiero Ventura will largely stick to the old guard for Israel-Italy, but will introduce a handful of new faces too.
Ventura: 'Conte won, but I...'
Giampiero Ventura shrugged off Antonio Conte comparisons by noting “I sent players into the Italy squad while he won Scudetti.”
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