AZZURRI

Claudio Marchisio doesn’t think the 2-1 win over Mexico was a fair reflection of the game. “Italy should have scored more...”
Italy silenced their critics with the 2-1 win over Mexico in the Confederations Cup on Sunday, says Riccardo Montolivo.
Juventus’ Emanuele Giaccherini is happy with the way he played in Italy’s 2-1 win over Mexico on Sunday.
Gigi Buffon saw “a convincing start” to Italy’s Confederations Cup after they beat Mexico 2-1.
Mattia De Sciglio admits “it was a dream come true to play in the most famous stadium in the world,” the Maracanà.
Andrea Pirlo netted on his 100th Italy appearance for a 2-1 victory over Mexico and won over the Maracanà. “They’re calling me Pirlinho!”
Mario Balotelli believes Italy have what it takes to reach the Confederations Cup Final, but pleaded ignorance at the booking.
Cesare Prandelli hailed Italy’s performance against Mexico, but warned Mario Balotelli “has to stop showing off his muscles.”
Andrea Pirlo’s sensational free kick on his 100th cap and a Mario Balotelli strike saw Italy beat Mexico 2-1 in the Confederations Cup.
The Azzurri have Mario Balotelli and a new system in their Confederations Cup opener against Javier Hernandez’s Mexico.
Cesare Prandelli revealed Andrea Pirlo was asked to skip the Confederations Cup, while Stephan El Shaarawy is “frazzled” ahead of Mexico.
New Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez sent a message of praise for Azzurrini hero Lorenzo Insigne. “You are playing at another level.”
Italy Under-21 international captain Luca Caldirola says they will “fight for this dream” in the Final against Spain.
Italy are in the European Under-21 Championship Final, but FIGC director Demetrio Albertini hopes “these lads can have more space in Serie A.”
Italy will face Spain in the European Under-21 Championship Final and Coach Devis Mangia notes “we only need to take one last step.”
Italy beat Holland 1-0 in the Under-21 European semi-final, but manager Cor Pot insisted “we were the much better team.”
Manolo Gabbiadini feels Italy’s work ethic and “humility” can beat Spain in the European Under-21 Championship Final.
Giulio Donati admits Italy “knew we’d be under pressure” against Holland, but earned their Final spot with Spain.
Italy begin their Confederations Cup tonight against Mexico and veteran Gerardo Torrado warns El Tri have “got rid of that inferiority complex.”
Andrea Pirlo hopes to “celebrate my 100th cap in style at the Maracanà” against Mexico and names his Italy heirs.
Cesare Prandelli hinted at a change of tactics against Mexico and assured “there’s a good chance Mario Balotelli will play.”
Fabio Borini says Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia “was right to wait for me” after scoring the semi-final winner over Holland.
Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia praised their spirit after beating Holland and warned “we will play our game against Spain.”
Holland hit the woodwork, but Fabio Borini scored the winner as Italy will face Spain in the European Under-21 Championship Final.
Mexico manager Jose Manuel De La Torre is confident about facing Italy on Sunday. “We know how to beat the big teams.”