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The Italy squad numbers for the European Under-21 Championship are announced, with Federico Bernardeschi wearing 10.
Cagliari full-back Nicola Murru has pulled out of the Italy Under-21 squad for the European Championship, so Giuseppe Pezzella of Palermo comes in.
Luigi Di Biagio believes his Italy Under-21s are favourites for the European Championships, along with Spain and Germany.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio declares “the minimum aim" for Italy is to reach the semi-finals of the Under-21 European Championships.
If Marco Verratti does leave Paris Saint-Germain, then he could be replaced by Milan midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura, claims L’Equipe.
Gianni De Biasi confirmed he will leave the Albania national team job in October. “It’s time to seek new challenges.”
Marco Borriello’s agent admits Roma “remain in his heart” but a return is “only a suggestion”.
Gianluigi Buffon admits he is “99.9 percent” certain that he will retire from professional football after the 2018 World Cup.
Giorgio Chiellini believes Italy can have their say in Spain in September and assures Juventus “will try again next year” for the Champions League.
Lorenzo Insigne admits it was “my dream to stay at Napoli” and wants to become a symbol for Italy too. “I am proud to wear the 10.”
Manolo Gabbiadini is confident Italy can beat Spain in Madrid’s World Cup qualifier. “Of course we can do it, we’re not any old team.”
Federico Bernardeschi is fired up for the European Under-21 Championship after scoring his first senior Italy goal against Liechtenstein.
Lorenzo Pellegrini “couldn’t be happier” at his competitive senior Italy debut and thanked “my idol” Daniele De Rossi.
Giampiero Ventura warned Italy must learn from their poor first half after beating Liechtenstein 5-0. “Football is a game and in the second half we played.”
Italy took a while to break through, and had two unlucky incidents, but eventually crushed Liechtenstein 5-0 in the World Cup qualifier.
Join us for all the build-up and action from tonight’s World Cup qualifier, as Italy host Liechtenstein and seek goals as well as points.
Lorenzo Pellegrini and Giorgio Chiellini step into the starting XI as Italy host Liechtenstein in their World Cup qualifier, but Leonardo Bonucci is out.
Leonardo Bonucci will reportedly be on the bench for Italy against Liechtenstein, as they can’t risk his suspension ahead of the Spain clash.
Riccardo Orsolini has won the Golden Boot as top scorer in the Under-20 World Cup after Italy got the bronze medal.
Napoli are offering €5m plus Luigi Sepe for Italy Under-21 goalkeeper Alessio Cragno, but Cagliari want €10m.
Lorenzo Pellegrini and Matteo Darmian look set to start tonight as Italy host Liechtenstein in a World Cup qualifier.
Italy have finished third in the Under-20 World Cup after Alessandro Plizzari’s penalty shoot-out heroics against Uruguay.
Liechtenstein Coach Rene Pauritsch warns they kept Italy out for 45 minutes before and can do it for even longer in tonight’s World Cup qualifier.
Giampiero Ventura confirmed Sassuolo midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini should start for Italy against Liechtenstein, but warned “don’t expect a goalfest.”
The squad numbers for the Italy players in tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein have been confirmed.