AZZURRI

Daniele De Rossi revealed “tension” between Luciano Spalletti and Francesco Totti in the Roma dressing room as he could see himself retiring in the United States.
Daniele De Rossi admits Italy “miss” Andrea Pirlo as he dared Thiago Motta’s No 10 critics “to dribble with him and see his excellent technique”.
Daniele De Rossi assures “my physical condition is excellent” as he reflected on Italy’s Euro 2016 preparations. “It’s probably the hardest I’ve ever worked”.
Graziano Pellè is back in training with Italy after interrupting yesterday’s session with a right knee problem.
Italy have climbed three places in the FIFA World Rankings, while Argentina replaced Belgium as the Number One team.
Stefano Sturaro was picked for Italy’s Euro 2016 squad because “he’s got more petrol in the tank,” said the Juventus midfielder’s agent.
Claudio Ranieri is “convinced Italy will do well” at Euro 2016 and backs Giampiero Ventura as the next Coach.
Fabio Cannavaro said he “will return” to the Nazionale one way or another and defended Antonio Conte’s Euro 2016 picks.
Torino President Urbano Cairo is sure Giampiero Ventura “will do very well as Italy Coach.”
Graziano Pellè went off with a knee injury during today’s training session for Italy.
Thiago Motta was assigned the Italy 10 shirt at Euro 2016 and “couldn’t turn it down,” said his agent.
Zinedine Zidane says “one day I may return” to Juventus as Coach after admitting “a special feeling” with the Bianconeri.
Antonio Conte has promised Italy fans “maximum commitment” when the country competes at Euro 2016 later this month.
The Republic of Ireland named their squad for Euro 2016 after a 2-1 defeat to Belarus, but lose Harry Arter.
Marcello Lippi looked back over Italy’s triumph at the 2006 World Cup. “After beating Germany, I was convinced we’d win.”
Marcello Lippi hailed Daniele De Rossi, even if he “is a little too exuberant on the pitch. We begged him to calm down…”
Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini joked as they prepared for Italy’s Euro 2016 journey.
Daniele De Rossi “really did fear not being part of the squad” for Euro 2016, but Alessandro Florenzi could become a father during the tournament.
Antonio Conte was “sad” to cut the Italy squad down to 23 and called Belgium “one of the favourites for Euro 2016.”
Gigi Buffon discussed his Italy career and going into Euro 2016. “When nobody expects anything, you can surprise people.”
Italy have named their 23-man squad for Euro 2016, including Eder, Federico Bernardeschi, Daniele De Rossi and 10 Thiago Motta.
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli warned the Italian system makes it “more difficult to compete” in Europe.
Belgium have named their 23-man squad for Euro 2016, including Dries Mertens and Radja Nainggolan.
Antonio Conte wants the Nazionale to “astound and make Italians proud” at Euro 2016. “Nobody can stop us dreaming.”
Giuseppe Rossi’s agent said he “should have chosen” to represent the USA rather than Italy after a complex career.