AZZURRI

Ronaldo warned Mario Balotelli not to “waste his talent like Adriano,” praised Cesare Prandelli’s Italy and trusts Massimo Moratti to do what’s best for Inter.
Italy beat Holland 3-0 in a friendly last year, but Dutch Coach Cor Pot is confident “we are stronger” ahead of tonight’s Under-21 semi-final.
Andrea Barzagli trusts Italy are ready to face Mexico tomorrow with a Juventus-based line-up, but is “very worried” by Javier Hernandez.
Controversial Chilean referee Enrique Osses has been assigned to Italy’s opening Confederations Cup match with Mexico.
Mario Balotelli limped off during training today and Italy medical staff warn they’ll “have to evaluate his condition tomorrow.”
Devis Mangia has reflected on Italy’s performance so far at the UEFA Under-21 Championship and on Arrigo Sacchi’s influence on his work.
Stephan El Shaarawy skipped training today as Italy tested out a 4-3-2-1 system ahead of the Mexico match.
Claudio Marchisio confirms his Juventus future is not secure. “I’ll have to talk to them and see if I’m still important.”
Cesare Prandelli admits Italy “need to work on motivation and were too charitable” against Haiti.
Neymar praised Italy star Mario Balotelli and the Brazilian talent admits “I’d love to become his friend.”
Marco Verratti hopes his history with Holland can bring Italy luck in the Under-21 European Championship semi-final.
Italy could face Mexico on Sunday with a new shape after boss Cesare Prandelli tested a 4-3-2-1 system in training.
Mattia De Sciglio is confident Stephan El Shaarawy is “a symbol of Milan” and will not be sold.
Giorgio Chiellini concedes Italy did not have the right focus against Haiti and warns he is “hardly Roberto Carlos” at left-back.
Italy will play Holland in the European Under-21 Championship semi-final at the Ha Moshava on Saturday night.
Italy will play Holland in the Under-21 European Championship semi-final after Spain won 3-0 to meet Norway.
Brazilian legend Pele has called Mario Balotelli “a real centre-forward. I like his style and have been impressed by him.”
Italy’s player ratings from last night’s game against Haiti are understandably low given the 2-2 draw.
Italy could only draw 2-2 with Haiti on Tuesday, but Emanuele Giaccherini scored the fastest goal in Azzurri history.
Simone Pepe is hoping to catch the eye of Italy boss Cesare Prandelli once he returns to action with Juventus in the new season.
Italy captain Gigi Buffon has slammed his side’s overconfidence after they threw away a victory against Haiti.
Christian Maggio insists “there’s no need to worry” after Italy were held 2-2 by Haiti ahead of the Confederations Cup.
Emanuele Giaccherini was “very happy” to score the fastest ever Italy goal, but not with the Haiti draw.
Cesare Prandelli admits Italy’s draw with Haiti was “embarrassing” and hopes they can recover sharpness for the Confederations Cup.
Emanuele Giaccherini scored a record-breaking goal, but Italy fumbled a 2-0 lead for a shock 2-2 friendly draw with Haiti.