LIVEBLOG: Italy v Scotland
Join us for the build-up and action to Italy’s pre-Euro 2016 friendly against Scotland in Malta.
Giovinco: 'I'd choose Toronto again'
Sebastian Giovinco “knew it’d be a risk coming to Toronto, but I’d do it all again. The Italy door remains open.”
Conte: 'Eder top scorer'
Antonio Conte stood up for Eder as “our top scorer in the squad,” but hasn’t decided whether to bring four or five strikers to Euro 2016.
Tavecchio: 'New Italy Coach June 7'
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio confirmed the new Italy Coach will be announced on June 7, but hints it’s Giampiero Ventura.
Conte: 'Italy finding our system'
Antonio Conte assures Italy “are finding our tactical system” during pre-Euro 2016 training. “I want a Team and I’m optimistic.”
Italy last chances against Scotland
Italy are expected to give Daniele De Rossi and Eder last chance starts against Scotland tonight.
Causio: 'Insigne key for Italy'
Lorenzo Insigne should be a starter for Italy at Euro 2016, argues 1982 World Cup winner Franco Causio.
Verratti 'suffered' missing Euros
Marco Verratti “suffered a great deal when learning” he’d miss Euro 2016 for Italy. “They had faith in me.”
Italy squad numbers for friendlies
Italy announced the squad numbers for pre-Euro 2016 friendlies against Scotland and Finland, but there’s no 10.
Tavecchio: 'Italy Coach next week'
Carlo Tavecchio reveals the new Italy Coach “will be chosen next week, but I won’t name names now.”
Buffon: 'Euro 2016 feels different'
Gigi Buffon admits Italy’s build-up to Euro 2016 “feels different, as expectations are low. We want to surprise everyone, including ourselves.”
Conte: 'De Rossi worrying'
Antonio Conte is “worried” by Daniele De Rossi’s injury and dropped hints on his final Italy squad for Euro 2016.
Conte: 'I can influence Italy'
Antonio Conte feels he can finally “influence” Italy with daily training work ahead of Euro 2016 and the Scotland friendly.
Strachan: 'Scotland not embarrassed'
Gordon Strachan is confident Scotland won’t be “embarrassed” in tomorrow’s friendly against Italy.
Belgium fightback in Switzerland
Belgium, who face Italy at Euro 2016, came back from a goal down to beat Switzerland 2-1 in a friendly.
Italy drop Eder and Jorginho?
Eder will reportedly be cut from Italy’s final 23-man squad for Euro 2016, while Jorginho is in doubt too.
Criscito 'did not expect' Italy call
Domenico Criscito “did not expect” to be called for Euro 2016. “Antonio Conte has already made his decisions.”
Papu Gomez on Simeone reunion
Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez discussed his Atalanta future, working with Diego Simeone and waiting for an Italy call.
Ireland held by Holland
The Republic of Ireland drew 1-1 with the Netherlands in a pre-Euro 2016 friendly, where Kevin Strootman played 70 minutes.
Azzurri test midfield options
Italy tested both Thiago Motta and Riccardo Montolivo in training today ahead of Sunday’s friendly with Scotland.
Materazzi: 'Forza Zidane!'
Marco Materazzi is cheering on Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid in the Champions League Final, as Rafa Benitez and Diego Simeone hold “bad memories.”
De Rossi 'still struggling'
Italy medics confirm Thiago Motta and Riccardo Montolivo are ready, but Daniele De Rossi “is still struggling.”
Cairo: ‘Ventura freed for Italy’
Torino President Urbano Cairo admits he “freed Giampiero Ventura for the national team”.
Chiellini: ‘Italy must be solid’
Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini declares “our strength must be our solidity” at Euro 2016.
Azzurri: Motta, Monto ok
Thiago Motta and Riccardo Montolivo are back in training after fitness trouble and will be available for Euro 2016.
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