AZZURRI

Gianluigi Buffon thinks the future of Italian goalkeeping is in safe hands. “There will be no problem when I’m no longer here on international duty.”
England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce said tomorrow’s opponents Italy “are an outstanding attacking force.”
Italy begin their European Under-21 Championships against England tomorrow and Coach Devis Mangia insists “we’re ready.”
Stephan El Shaarawy and Andrea Barzagli have shaken off their injuries and could start against the Czech Republic on Friday.
The FIGC has introduced new rules to combat racism, including an automatic 10-match ban and closing parts of the stadium.
Italy will play against Haiti in Rio de Janeiro on June 11 in a friendly to raise funds for those hit by the 2010 earthquake.
Juventus’ Sebastian Giovinco will wear the mythical No 10 jersey for Italy at this month’s Confederations Cup.
The representative of Alberto Aquilani is not surprised by the Fiorentina player’s inclusion in Italy’s Confederations Cup squad.
Former Italy Under-21 boss Ciro Ferrara has wished the Azzurrini well ahead of this month’s European Championship.
Angelo Ogbonna and Andrea Ranocchia are the notable names to miss Cesare Prandelli’s cut for the Italy squad to take to the Confederations Cup.
Lorenzo Insigne is relaxed about his injury and values the experience the European Under-21 Championship will provide him this summer.
Cesare Prandelli says four of the Under-21 squad would have been in his latest Italy party had they failed to qualify for the European Championship.
Genoa’s Luca Antonelli has been ruled out of Italy’s Confederations Cup squad because of injury.
Lorenzo Insigne had to interrupt today’s training session with the Under-21 side due to a sprained knee.
Cagliari forward Marco Sau made his Italy debut and admits he “cares a great deal about playing for my homeland” in Sardinia.
Andrea Barzagli could miss out on the Confederations Cup, as there are concerns over his Achilles tendon.
Italy’s Under-21 European Championship begins against England and Fausto Rossi believes Marco Verratti can be the key.
Italy are in Israel for the European Under-21 Championship and captain Luca Caldirola believes they can win a record sixth title.
Italy name their 23-man squad for the Confederations Cup tomorrow, but it’s rumoured Marco Sau and Giacomo Bonaventura are among those dropped.
Luca Antonelli has avoided a fracture, but heavily sprained and bruised his ankle, putting the Confederations Cup at risk.
Brazil talent Neymar has named Italy as one of the contenders for the 2014 World Cup, but “England I don’t even think about.”
Cesare Prandelli had good news for Luca Antonelli and said Mario Balotelli’s performance against San Marino “was his best in my time here.”
Andrea Poli felt it was “an honour” to play alongside Andrea Pirlo for Italy against San Marino and hopes to be at the Confederations Cup.
Alberto Gilardino admits it was “a special night” to score for Italy at his ‘home’ stadium against San Marino.
Cesare Prandelli was “satisfied” with Italy’s 4-0 friendly win over San Marino, but must now “make choices.”