Oriali 'optimistic for Italy'
Italy team manager Lele Oriali is “optimistic” about their chances of reaching the 2018 World Cup. “Few believed we’d finish above Spain.”
Nestorovski sights on Italy
Palermo and Macedonia striker Ilija Nestorovski can’t wait to take on Italy in Friday’s World Cup qualifier. “Winning is what matters.”
Brazil consider Jorginho call
According to Brazilian media, Napoli midfielder Jorginho could receive a call-up from the Seleçao if Italy don’t give him a chance.
Italy: Verdi preferred to Candreva
Italy are expected to start Bologna winger Simone Verdi rather than Antonio Candreva in a new 3-4-3 formation against Macedonia.
Di Biagio ignores friendlies
Gigi Di Biagio urged Italy’s Under-21 side to play against Hungary tomorrow “as if it wasn’t a friendly, as that’s how you grow.”
Pellegrini out for 10 days
Roma have confirmed that Lorenzo Pellegrini can return to action in 10 days after a muscular injury.
Pellegrini: ‘Back for Napoli’
Lorenzo Pellegrini assured “I’ll be there for the Napoli match” as he and Roma teammate Kevin Strootman arrived for scans.
Di Biagio: ‘Youngsters have to play’
Italy Under-21 Coach Luigi Di Biagio says it’s “useless” for youngsters to stay in Serie A if they don’t play.
Darmian: ‘No negativity in Italy camp’
Matteo Darmian assures there’s no negativity in the Italy camp - “we’re calm, we’re working well”.
Darmian: ‘Premier League less tactical’
Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian says the Premier League “isn’t another world” but “it’s more physical, a little less tactical”.
Sheva: I feel Italian, Serie A…
Ukraine boss Andriy Shevchenko reveals “I feel Italian” and hopes to emulate his sizeable impact on Serie A as a Coach.
Zaccardo set for Malta move?
Former Italy and Milan defender Cristian Zaccardo is being linked with a move to Maltese side Valletta.
Poli ‘not thinking of Italy’
Bologna’s Andrea Poli says he is ‘not thinking’ about a potential future return to the Italy squad.
‘Verdi can only improve’
Italy’s Simone Verdi ‘can only improve,’ according to Bologna sporting director Riccardo Bigon.
Cairo: ‘Stop massacring Belotti!’
Torino President Urbano Cairo says Andrea Belotti is being “massacred” by defenders this season.
Strakosha out of Albania games
Albania and Lazio goalkeeper Tomas Strakosha will miss the Spain and Italy games with a muscular injury.
Verdi: ‘Spain not better than Italy’
Simone Verdi doesn’t believe Spain have better youngsters than Italy, pointing to Federico Chiesa.
Parolo: ‘World Cup an obligation’
Marco Parolo says it’s “an obligation” for Italy to qualify for the World Cup.
Official: Spezia sign Gilardino
Spezia have officially confirmed the signing of Alberto Gilardino, who will wear the number 10 shirt.
Cristante 'relishing' Italy call
Atalanta midfielder Bryan Cristante admits he was asked to play for Canada, but waited for his first Italy call. “I’ll relish every minute.”
Darmian: 'Emotional Torino return'
Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian will find it “emotional to be back at the Stadio Grande Torino” when Italy host Macedonia on Friday.
New FIGC logo unveiled
The Italian Football Federation unveiled its new logo this evening, including four stars representing Italy’s World Cup triumphs.
Ancelotti: 'No teams for 10 months'
Carlo Ancelotti confirmed he will “rest for the next 10 months, so there will be no other teams” after he was fired by Bayern Munich.
Zaza 'upset' at Italy snub
Simone Zaza has found his form at Valencia, but is “upset” at being snubbed by Italy and regrets his West Ham move, said his father.
Manninger: 'Buffon best in the world'
Former Juventus goalkeeper Alex Manninger said Gigi Buffon is “the best in the world, as he wrote the history books for our role.”
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