AZZURRI

Rumours continue to circulate that Cesare Prandelli will quit after the World Cup, so Roberto Mancini and Max Allegri are in the frame for the Italy job.
Thiago Motta has conceded that he could be tempted to return to Serie A. “Who knows what will happen?”
Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli has left the Italy training camp due to an injury problem.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has revealed why he opted against recalling Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi.
Thiago Motta is back in the Italy squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and the Czech Republic.
Cesare Prandelli will unveil his Italy squad for qualifiers against Bulgaria and the Czech Republic today with possible surprises.
Gigi Di Biagio has called five new faces for the Italy Under-21 games against Cyprus and Belgium, including Kingsley Boateng.
Christian Maggio’s agent has insisted that his client is more than happy in Naples, and wants to go to next year’s World Cup.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is thinking of recalling veteran Verona striker Luca Toni for next month’s World Cup qualifiers.
Cesare Prandelli warned Italy’s young players they “need a step up in quality” to beat veterans into the World Cup squad.
Livorno youngster Francesco Bardi has the potential to be named in Italy’s World Cup squad next summer, says Giovanni Galli.
Mario Balotelli has become the first non US-based soccer player to appear on the front cover of Sports Illustrated.
Sampdoria’s Lorenzo De Silvestri feels he deserved his call-up to the Italian national side for the recent Argentina friendly.
Juventus have confirmed that Claudio Marchisio will be out for at least one month after suffering a knee injury against Lazio.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is happy with the competition Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon is facing within the Giro Azzurro.
There was an unfortunate prank on Mario Balotelli, as angry fans TP’d his Ferrari when he refused to sign an autograph.
Gianluigi Buffon has praised fellow goalkeeper Federico Marchetti, but has admitted that Italy deserved to lose to Argentina.
Giorgio Chiellini believes a difference in fitness levels was one of the main reasons why Italy lost 2-1 to Argentina on Wednesday.
Marco Verratti admits he is “not satisfied with my performance” after Italy’s 2-1 friendly defeat to Argentina.
Alessandro Diamanti insisted he is “not a saviour” after another impressive performance as an Italy substitute.
President Aurelio De Laurentiis blasted Pablo Daniel Osvaldo. “He’s not good enough for Italy, let alone Napoli.”
Claudio Marchisio rued a bad start against Argentina and outlined what Italy need to be ready for the World Cup.
Federico Marchetti performed two spectacular saves in Italy’s 2-1 loss to Argentina, but isn’t taking his Azzurri place for granted.
Lorenzo Insigne confessed to “a wonderful sensation” scoring his debut Italy senior goal and working with Gonzalo Higuain.
Cesare Prandelli praised Argentina’s quality, Lorenzo Insigne’s character and Daniele De Rossi’s centre-back role.