AZZURRI

Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari insists Italy “are at a more advanced stage of the renewal process” ahead of tomorrow’s friendly clash.
The plane carrying the Italy squad to Geneva for tomorrow’s friendly against Brazil was hit by lightning.
Davide Santon and Simone Zaza have been sent home from the Italy Under-21 camp after picking up injuries.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has announced the 4-3-3 Brazil line-up that will start against Italy tomorrow evening, including Hernanes, Hulk and Neymar.
Andrea Pirlo has labelled the Brazil friendly as fundamental and welcomed Francesco Totti’s proposed return to the Italy side.
Cesare Prandelli has refused to name his starting XI for Italy’s international friendly against Brazil on Thursday.
Roma’s Daniel Pablo Osvaldo will wear the No 10 shirt for Italy against Brazil, while Mattia De Sciglio has ‘avoided’ Paolo Maldini’s legendary No 3.
Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci says he expected to send home Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini will take no part in Italy’s upcoming games against Brazil and Malta.
Former Italy boss Azeglio Vicini – who celebrates his 80th birthday today – has fond memories of World Cup 1990 despite the Azzurri’s failure to win the trophy.
Lazio star Hernanes has warned his Brazil teammates over the task that awaits them against Italy. “They have a truly strong defence.”
Davide Santon is in doubt for Italy’s Under-21 games against Russia and Ukraine after he pulled up with a muscular problem.
Mario Balotelli, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and Riccardo Montolivo were tested in training as Italy prepare for Thursday’s game with Brazil.
Under-21 Italy Coach Devis Mangia explains why Davide Santon and Mattia De Sciglio switched teams, as “the Nazionale is one big squad.”
Roma director Bruno Conti is confident Francesco Totti “would make the difference” if he were to come out of retirement for Italy.
Luca Antonelli has returned to the Italy squad for the first time in three years and the Genoa man is enjoying this Azzurri “dream.”
Thiago Silva said it will be “a source of great pride” to play against Italy and the Brazilian already knows who he’ll swap shirts with.
Roma captain Francesco Totti has once again refused to be drawn on Cesare Prandelli's claims that he could be re-called to the national team.
Gianluigi Buffon has admitted that he would back the idea of Roma captain Francesco Totti receiving a re-call to the Italian national team.
Brazil will be without Chelsea’s Ramires for Thursday’s glamour international friendly against Italy in Geneva.
Giorgio Chiellini remains a doubt for the Brazil game after the Juventus man trained on his own this morning.
Roma’s Francesco Totti has so far refused to be drawn on the issue of whether he could play for Italy at World Cup 2014.
Giorgio Chiellini is a doubt for Italy's friendly match with Brazil on Thursday after suffering an ankle injury.
The agent of Manuel Pasqual has asked Fiorentina to question the decision to again omit him from the Italy squad.
Andrea Pirlo insists there is no such thing as a friendly in international football ahead of the Italy-Brazil tie.