Marotta hints at Pirlo retirement
Juventus director Beppe Marotta hinted Andrea Pirlo should retire from the Italy squad. “It’s a decision he must make.”
Chochev: 'Palermo is my home'
Palermo midfielder Ivaylo Chochev is playing for Bulgaria against Italy at the Stadio Barbera. “It’s my second home.”
Buffon: 'I won't reach 200 caps'
Gigi Buffon realises Italy have to improve against Bulgaria, but hinted at retirement. “I am not aiming to reach 200 caps!”
Conte: 'Line-up tomorrow'
Antonio Conte will decide his line-up against Bulgaria tomorrow and shrugged off criticism of his Italy squad.
Tavecchio: 'Conte will have offers'
Federation President Carlo Tavecchio “hopes Antonio Conte will stay until 2018, but there will be offers.”
Conte keeps Italy hidden
The Italy squad arrived late in Palermo and Antonio Conte is keeping his team to face Bulgaria under wraps.
Verratti: 'Pirlo is first choice'
Marco Verratti isn’t pushing through a generational shift for Italy. “Andrea Pirlo must be first choice in midfield.”
Conte shuffles Italy tactics
There are conflicting reports over whether Italy will use 4-3-3 or 3-5-2 against Bulgaria, with Andrea Pirlo in doubt.
Darmian: 'Man Utd only the start'
Matteo Darmian is very happy at Manchester United, but warns “this is a beginning, not the apex of my career.”
Bertolacci: 'I'll grit my teeth'
Andrea Bertolacci assured he will “grit my teeth” to play in the Milan Derby after an injury for Italy.
Italy revamped for Bulgaria
Italy face Bulgaria in their Euro 2016 qualifier and are expected to make at least five changes from the side that beat Malta.
Bertolacci leaves Italy squad
Milan midfielder Andrea Bertolacci has left the Italy squad, after picking up an injury during last night’s win over Malta.
Gabbiadini past Azzurri injury
Napoli are relieved as Manolo Gabbiadini's knock against Malta proves to be of no consequence.
Rigoni: 'Azzurri? I'd leap for joy'
Palermo midfielder Luca Rigoni is 'still hopeful' for a spot with the national team, whilst discussing Coach Giuseppe Iachini.
Verratti: 'Perfect understanding with Pirlo'
Azzurri talent Marco Verratti praises his newfound partnership with Andrea Pirlo: 'We work well together'.
Eder: 'Back with Pelle again'
Eder is “very happy” for his Italy teammate Graziano Pelle. “We played together in Serie B four years ago.”
Ghedin: 'Italy deserved to win'
Malta Coach Pietro Ghedin said “Italy absolutely deserved to win” despite a possible handball in the decisive goal.
Darmian: 'Six out of 10'
Matteo Darmian gave Italy six out of 10 for their 1-0 victory over Malta. “We could’ve won by more goals.”
Parolo: 'Malta all behind the ball'
Marco Parolo warned it was “hard to score when Malta put everyone behind the ball” after a 1-0 Italy victory.
Pelle: 'Was it handball?'
Graziano Pelle admits he might’ve handled the ball on Italy’s decisive goal to beat Malta 1-0.
Conte: 'Win is what mattered'
Antonio Conte said Italy’s win was what mattered against Malta, but don’t expect any game to be easy.
Pelle' squeezes past Malta
Graziano Pellè bundled over the line and Manolo Gabbiadini hit the bar, as Italy squeezed past Malta 1-0 to top their Euro 2016 group.
Balotelli: 'Always in good shape'
Mario Balotelli said he “has always been in good shape” after scoring on his Milan debut.
Italy host Malta this evening in a Euro 2016 qualifier, as Antonio Conte uses Manolo Gabbiadini, Andrea Pirlo and Marco Verratti together.
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