AZZURRI

Sport Mediaset report this afternoon that Roberto Mancini is the favourite to succeed Cesare Prandelli as Italian national team Coach.
Mattia Perin has insisted that he will stay at Genoa, despite constant links of a move away.
Diego Maradona has offered his support to Luis Suarez and hit out at FIFA: “They might as well handcuff him and throw him in Guantanamo.”
Giorgio Chiellini has called Luis Suarez’s four month ban received from FIFA for biting him at the 2014 World Cup ‘excessive’.
Speculation is that Roberto Baggio could be a surprise name in contention to replace Cesare Prandelli as Italy Coach.
The fallout from Luis Suarez’s bite on Giorgio Chiellini continues, as a poker firm drop their sponsorship deal with the Uruguay man.
Mino Raiola has urged Barbara Berlusconi to call him if she believes Mario Balotelli is not irreplaceable at Milan.
Mario Balotelli’s agent has hit out at the state of Italian football and says it is ‘shameful to only blame’ his client.
Ciro Immobile admits “we all could’ve done more” at the World Cup and must “follow the advice” of team elders.
There are reports Mario Balotelli “apologised” to Cesare Prandelli for his behaviour on the flight home.
Italy legend Gigi Riva urged Cesare Prandelli to reconsider his resignation. “He couldn’t have done more with these players.”
Uruguay will appeal the “excessive” and “disproportionate” four-month Luis Suarez ban amid reports they’ll boycott the World Cup.
Sampdoria boss Sinisa Mihajlovic backed old friend Roberto Mancini to become new Italy Coach.
Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has been handed a four-month ban after being found guilty of biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.
Former Milan and Italy defender Massimo Oddo says it is absurd to place the blame for the Azzurri’s World Cup failure solely on Mario Balotelli.
Ciro Immobile believes the experience of playing in a World Cup will stand him in good stead, but is sad at the way it ended.
Giovanni Trapattoni says scapegoating Mario Balotelli is not right, as he is a player who ‘should be supported’.
Former Juventus and Italy defender Antonello Cuccureddu says Mario Balotelli must show his worth on the pitch, not through words.
Antonio Candreva’s sister has revealed that the Lazio star is ‘sad and furious’ that Italy ‘went out and he did not play’.
Demetrio Albertini says that Mario Balotelli must ‘demonstrate he deserves’ the Italy shirt, and urges the team to ‘restart with Andrea Pirlo’.
Italy’s World Cup squad have landed at Malpensa Airport this morning after returning from their unsuccessful campaign in Brazil.
Andrea Pirlo has conceded that whilst he intends to retire from international duty, if Italy’s new Coach wants him, he will be available.
Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica has waded in on the Luis Suarez bite controversy: “I have not seen any bite.”
The Gazzetta dello Sport indicate that Italy’s next competitive squad will feature a whole host of new faces, including a number of Under-21 players.
Demetrio Albertini reportedly has in mind a reduced Serie A and the introduction of B teams to Italian football, if he becomes FIGC President.