Buffon: ‘Conte’s Italy like Juventus’
Captain Gianluigi Buffon says Antonio Conte’s Italy side is just like the Juventus team which won three Scudetti.
Rose also out of Italy-England
England have lost yet another player from their squad to face Italy, as Tottenham defender Danny Rose pulled out.
Conte experiments for Bulgaria
Italy continued experimenting in training ahead of Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Bulgaria.
Conte hails Italy youth
Antonio Conte said Italy’s qualification for Under-21 and Under-17 tournaments is “immensely satisfying.”
Candreva: 'Conte a perfectionist'
Winger Antonio Candreva praises Coach Antonio Conte's 'maniacal' attention to detail, whilst discussing Lazio's objectives.
Giuseppe Rossi visits Azzurri
Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi visited the Azzurri team as they trained in Coverciano, but did not speak to reporters.
Candreva: 'Oriundi add extra value'
Antonio Candreva defends the oriundi, saying they add 'extra value' to the national team, and discusses tactics.
'Conte best Italy tactician'
Midfielder Marco Verratti says Antonio Conte is 'tactically' the best Coach he's ever had, whilst discussing his own role on the pitch.
Verratti: 'Serie A? Happy in Paris'
Midfielder Marco Verratti reiterates that he is 'very happy' in Paris and is 'not thinking' about returning to Italy.
Verratti: 'Hard to replace Pirlo'
Midfielder Marco Verratti stresses the importance of teamwork ahead of Italy's Euro 2016 qualifier, and dismisses comparisons with others.
Eder: 'Oriundi controversy nonsense'
Brazilian-born Eder slams controversy on whether to call up oriundi for the Italian national team as 'nonsense,' while playing for Italy is his 'pride'.
Lippi: 'When Conte played for me...'
Former Italy Coach Marcello Lippi explains his relationship with current CT Antonio Conte, and reiterates that training camps are 'not essential'.
‘Italy need good oriundi’
Marcello Lippi says calling oriundi players is the 'right thing to do' if they are 'good', whilst discussing Marco Verratti and Mirko Valdifiori.
Sterling out of Italy-England
Raheem Sterling will pull out of England’s friendly against Italy, as it’s reported Harry Kane will partner Wayne Rooney.
Casillas: Buffon my inspiration
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas points to Juventus and Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon as his inspiration.
Valdifiori: ‘Pirlo my role-model’
Empoli midfielder Mirko Valdifiori says ‘my role-model is Pirlo’ as he joins up with his first Italy squad.
Barzagli recounts injury hell
Andrea Barzagli has spoken at length about the injury hell which threatened to end his career, as he makes his return to the Italy squad.
Barzagli: ‘Oriundi welcome’
Andrea Barzagli dismisses controversy over oriundi, and welcomes Eder and Franco Vazquez to the Italy squad.
Zaza-Immobile against Bulgaria?
Ciro Immobile and Simone Zaza look set to start up front for Italy in Saturday’s trip to Bulgaria.
'Italy don't need training camps'
World Cup winner Marcello Lippi dismisses Italy Coach Antonio Conte's training camps, whilst discussing rising star Marco Verratti.
Perin out for three weeks
Genoa and Italy goalkeeper Mattia Perin will be out for up to three weeks with a shoulder injury, his club have confirmed.
‘No Gabbiadini worries yet’
Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci reassures that striker Manolo Gabbiadini's injury does not 'cause concern', but that he will be 'monitored'.
Three-man defence for Conte?
Azzurri Coach Antonio Conte tried out a 3-5-2 formation in his first training session ahead of games with Bulgaria and England.
'If Ronaldo, Messi were Azzurri...'
Former Italia Coach Marcello Lippi says that if Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi had Italian relatives, the oriundi controversy would not subsist.
Tavecchio dismisses oriundo controversy
Carlo Tavecchio dismisses controversy over Italy call-ups for Eder and Franco Vazquez - “anyone with Italian citizenship can play”.
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