Italy start Stephan El Shaarawy and Roberto Soriano with Giorgio Chiellini at left-back in tonight’s friendly with Romania.
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Di Biagio: 'Incredible goals'
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio saw “incredible goals” against Lithuania and won’t waste the group leadership.
U21: Azzurrini defeat Lithuania
Domenico Berardi and Marco Benassi scored scorchers as Italy Under-21s beat Lithuania 2-0 and now lead their group.
Line-ups: Italy U-21 v Lithuania U-21
Domenico Berardi starts up-front for Italy Under-21s, as they face Lithuania in Castel Di Sangro.
Conte: ‘Aim for Euro final’
Antonio Conte admits the Euro 2016 semi-finals would be “a great achievement” for Italy but “why not the final?”
‘Euro 2016 can bring joy’
Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini hopes Euro 2016 can provide “joy” after terrorist attacks in Paris.
Conte: ‘Future depends on results’
Antonio Conte “feels very good” in his role as Italy CT but “our work is evaluated by results”.
Conte: ‘Italy on right path’
Antonio Conte says his Italy side are “on the right path” and is “still shocked” by the terrorist attacks in Paris.
UEFA: ‘France will host Euro 2016’
UEFA has confirmed that France will host the European Championships next summer, despite terror attacks in Paris.
Insigne agent: ‘Trust in Conte’
Lorenzo Insigne’s agent trusts in the “professionalism and wisdom” of Italy CT Antonio Conte.
Tavecchio: ‘Don’t move Euros’
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio insists France should still host the European Championships after terror attacks in Paris.
Di Biagio: ‘Expecting difficulties’
Italy Under-21 CT Luigi Di Biagio admits he’s “expecting difficulties” in tomorrow’s match with Lithuania.
Three months out for Balotelli?
Mario Balotelli could be out for three months, with reports he’ll have surgery on a hernia this week.
‘Pirlo mad for Euros’
Andrea Pirlo ‘has a mad desire to play at Euro 2016’ says Carlo Ancelotti, who advises a return to Milan.
14 guaranteed Azzurri Euro spot?
Italy CT Antonio Conte has reportedly decided on 14 players for Euro 2016, but Andrea Pirlo, Daniele De Rossi and Lorenzo Insigne are missing.
Pjanic: ‘Conte one of the best’
Italy CT Antonio Conte is ‘one of the best in the world’ and ‘Roma players are enthusiastic about him’, says Miralem Pjanic.
Hungary qualify for Euro 2016
Hungary have qualified for Euro 2016 after a 3-1 aggregate victory over Norway in the play-offs.
Buffon: 'Conte beyond Euro 2016'
Italy captain Gigi Buffon urged Antonio Conte to stay beyond Euro 2016 and revealed his partner is expecting a baby boy.
Del Piero: 'Juve in title race'
Alessandro Del Piero is confident “Juventus can get back into the Scudetto race” and is impressed by Antonio Conte’s Italy.
Mandragora: 'U21s want Euro glory'
Rolando Mandragora assures Italy “want to win the European Under-21 Championship” ahead of the Lithuania game.
'Italy lack alternatives in defence'
Ciro Ferrara and Daniele Adani believe Italy’s problems are focused on Juventus defenders, “but there are no alternatives.”
Darmian: 'Azzurri must focus'
Matteo Darmian is pleased with his Manchester United start, but warned Italy “cannot afford distractions in defence.”
Italy to replace De Sciglio
Mattia De Sciglio has a slight muscular problem, so Alessandro Florenzi or Lorenzo De Silvestri could start Italy-Romania.
Pellè: 'I miss Italy, but...'
Graziano Pellè admits he “misses Italy,” but is content with Southampton and feels the Nazionale are improving despite defeat to Belgium.
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