Mangia: 'Italy never gave up'
Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia praised their spirit after beating Holland and warned “we will play our game against Spain.”
U21: Borini sinks the Netherlands!
Holland hit the woodwork, but Fabio Borini scored the winner as Italy will face Spain in the European Under-21 Championship Final.
De La Torre: 'Mexico can win'
Mexico manager Jose Manuel De La Torre is confident about facing Italy on Sunday. “We know how to beat the big teams.”
Adriano: 'Balotelli like Messi'
Adriano met with the Azzurri today, hopes for an Italy-Brazil Final and feels “Mario Balotelli will match Leo Messi.”
U21 line-ups: Italy-Holland
Italy take on Holland in the Under-21 European Championship semi-final this evening with Lorenzo Insigne and Fabio Borini in the starting XI.
Albertini: 'Italy behind schedule'
FIGC director Demetrio Albertini praised Cesare Prandelli, but admits “Italy are a little behind schedule physically.”
Insigne could start semi-final
Lorenzo Insigne is fit to play in tonight’s European Under-21 Championship semi-final against Holland.
Giaccherini: 'I deserve Italy shirt'
Emanuele Giaccherini may be a surprise starter against Mexico, but insists he has all the qualities needed to play for Italy.
Ronaldo: 'Warning to Balotelli'
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.
Pot: 'Holland stronger than Italy'
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.
Barzagli: 'Bring on Mexico'
Andrea Barzagli trusts Italy are ready to face Mexico tomorrow with a Juventus-based line-up, but is “very worried” by Javier Hernandez.
Controversial ref for Italy-Mexico
Controversial Chilean referee Enrique Osses has been assigned to Italy’s opening Confederations Cup match with Mexico.
Balotelli injury scare
Mario Balotelli limped off during training today and Italy medical staff warn they’ll “have to evaluate his condition tomorrow.”
Mangia counts Sacchi influence
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.
El Shaarawy skips training
Stephan El Shaarawy skipped training today as Italy tested out a 4-3-2-1 system ahead of the Mexico match.
Marchisio: 'Do Juve still want me?'
Claudio Marchisio confirms his Juventus future is not secure. “I’ll have to talk to them and see if I’m still important.”
Prandelli: 'Italy were charitable...'
Cesare Prandelli admits Italy “need to work on motivation and were too charitable” against Haiti.
Neymar: 'I love Balotelli!'
Neymar praised Italy star Mario Balotelli and the Brazilian talent admits “I’d love to become his friend.”
Verratti has Dutch courage
Marco Verratti hopes his history with Holland can bring Italy luck in the Under-21 European Championship semi-final.
Italy to go 4-3-2-1 versus Mexico?
Italy could face Mexico on Sunday with a new shape after boss Cesare Prandelli tested a 4-3-2-1 system in training.
De Sciglio: 'El Shaarawy a symbol'
Mattia De Sciglio is confident Stephan El Shaarawy is “a symbol of Milan” and will not be sold.
Chiellini: 'I'm no Roberto Carlos'
Giorgio Chiellini concedes Italy did not have the right focus against Haiti and warns he is “hardly Roberto Carlos” at left-back.
U21: Italy-Holland semi set
Italy will play Holland in the European Under-21 Championship semi-final at the Ha Moshava on Saturday night.
U21: Italy to face Holland
Italy will play Holland in the Under-21 European Championship semi-final after Spain won 3-0 to meet Norway.
Pele: 'I like Balotelli'
Brazilian legend Pele has called Mario Balotelli “a real centre-forward. I like his style and have been impressed by him.”
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