Italy go for a very attack-minded version of 4-4-2 with Antonio Candreva and Stephan El Shaarawy in Azerbaijan.
LIVEBLOG: Azerbaijan v Italy
Italy can clinch their spot in Euro 2016 with a victory in Baku, but Azerbaijan are unbeaten in four qualifiers.
Conte: 'Italy renewal on ice'
Antonio Conte warned any talk of an Italy contract extension is “on ice” until Euro 2016 and urged focus on Azerbaijan.
Del Piero: 'Ready to be a Coach'
Alessandro Del Piero feels “ready to become a Coach. I learned from Marcello Lippi, Fabio Capello and Carlo Ancelotti.”
Buffon: 'Italy almost a Conte side'
Gigi Buffon said Italy are still en route to becoming “an Antonio Conte side” and is happy to be back in Azerbaijan.
Italy go 4-4-2 in Azerbaijan
Italy visit Azerbaijan today and could clinch a place at Euro 2016, but the hosts are unbeaten in four games.
Conte: ‘Azerbaijan not easy’
Italy CT Antonio Conte warns the Euro 2016 qualifier with Azerbaijan “will not be a walkover”.
Conte: ‘Pirlo injury not serious’
Antonio Conte assures Andrea Pirlo’s injury is “nothing serious” but it’s “unthinkable” he could play tomorrow.
Buffon: ‘Big chance for Italy’
Captain Gigi Buffon says Italy have a “big chance” to seal Euro 2016 qualification tomorrow night.
Conte: ‘Contract not a priority’
CT Antonio Conte is not thinking about his Italy contract - “it’s not a priority”.
Conte: ‘Pirlo out for Azerbaijan’
Italy CT Antonio Conte announces Andrea Pirlo will miss Azerbaijan tomorrow with an adductor injury.
Conte, Roma first choice
Roma is Coach Antonio Conte's first choice should he leave the Azzurri, say reports
Conte probes for club return?
Coach Antonio Conte reportedly does not intend to stay with the Azzurri after Euro 2016 and is looking around to explore alternatives
'Italy decline faster than Brazil'
Inter's Felipe Melo discusses the Italy and Brazil national teams, claiming 'the Azzurri would drop by a level first'.
Euro 2016: N Ireland, Portugal qualify
Northern Ireland and Portugal have qualified for Euro 2016, Serbia won in Albania and the Republic of Ireland beat Germany.
Napoli 'super optimistic' for Insigne'
Napoli doctors are “super optimistic” Lorenzo Insigne will be able to face Fiorentina next weekend.
Di Biagio: 'Still not enough'
Gigi Di Biagio warned Italy Under-21s are “still not close to what I’d like” despite a 3-0 win in Slovenia.
U21: Azzurrini dominate Slovenia
Gaetano Monachello bagged a brace with Marco Benassi as Italy Under-21s conquered Slovenia 3-0 in a Euro qualifier.
Giovinco: 'Italy call is a victory'
Sebastian Giovinco says just being called up by Italy after joining Toronto FC “is already a victory.”
Line-ups: Slovenia-Italy U21
Federico Bernardeschi, Marco Benassi and Alessio Romagnoli are among starters in Italy’s Under-21 Euro qualifier with Slovenia.
Italy try 4-4-2
Italy CT Antonio Conte experimented with a 4-4-2 formation in this morning’s training session.
Collum for Italy match
Scottish referee Willie Collum will take charge of Italy’s visit to Azerbaijan on Saturday.
Insigne: De Laurentiis vs Conte?
President Aurelio De Laurentiis is reported to have called Azzurri Coach Antonio Conte to protest harshly against injured Lorenzo Insigne's training.
FIGC open to Conte extension
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio is “willing to extend Antonio Conte’s Italy contract for another two years.”
Bonaventura: 'Italy enthusiasm'
Milan midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura was given “renewed enthusiasm” by the Italy call from Antonio Conte.
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