AZZURRI

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he will be proud to lead the Azzurri for the 50th time this evening when they face Nigeria.
The Gazzetta dello Sport expects Antonio Candreva to be used behind a strike pairing of Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Balotelli in Italy-Nigeria.
Roma’s Daniele De Rossi will equal the number of caps won by Inter legend Giacinto Facchetti if he features against Nigeria tonight.
Cesare Prandelli will celebrate his 50th game in charge of the Italian national side when they play Nigeria this evening.
Salvatore Sirigu will start for Italy against Nigeria on Monday. “It’s an honour to wear Gigi Buffon’s jersey.”
Giuseppe Rossi, Mario Balotelli and Emanuele Giaccherini are expected to start in Italy-Nigeria tomorrow.
Cesare Prandelli is ready to unleash Mario Balotelli and Giuseppe Rossi on Nigeria, but wants “more enthusiasm” around the Azzurri.
Marcello Lippi shot down reports he could replace Max Allegri at Milan and enjoys his Guangzhou Evergrande success.
The proceeds from Monday’s Italy-Nigeria friendly in London will go to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Giuseppe Rossi and Daniele De Rossi are back in full training for Italy ahead of Monday’s friendly with Nigeria.
Antonio Candreva believes Italy “can challenge anyone” at the 2014 World Cup and reveals his Ballon d’Or tips.
Gigi Buffon is confident “Italy are animals who belong in competition” after a friendly draw with Germany.
Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli is out of Monday’s Italy-Nigeria and at risk for Livorno after an injury against Germany.
Nigeria – Italy’s next friendly opponents – have qualified for the 2014 World Cup, beating Ethiopia 2-0.
Andrea Barzagli will not go to London for Italy’s friendly against Nigeria after limping off with Germany.
Domenico Criscito was content with his first Italy cap since October 2012 and explained Germany’s tactical trap.
Leonardo Bonucci explained how he set up Italy’s goal and almost gave one away to Germany in their 1-1 draw.
Gigi Buffon was particularly glad to “maintain our unbeaten run against Germany” that now stretches to 18 years.
Thiago Motta assures he put his scuffle with Toni Kroos behind him, despite an “unsporting” tackle.
Cesare Prandelli warned Italy must cling to “humility” at the World Cup after their draw with Germany.
Germany Coach Joachim Löw was pleased with “an intense and aggressive game” against Italy to prepare for the World Cup.
Watch highlights of Italy's 1-1 international friendly draw with Germany.
Philipp Lahm and Toni Kroos felt Germany “could’ve easily won” after their 1-1 draw with Italy at San Siro.
Andrea Pirlo is “optimistic” that Italy will do well at the World Cup after their 1-1 friendly draw with Germany.
Italy’s medical staff revealed Dani Osvaldo needed injections after suffering from a “serious allergic reaction.”