What Pope Francis told Balotelli
According to Vatican sources, Pope Francis spoke to Mario Balotelli about racism and being a good role model.
Schelotto eyes Azzurri future
Inter’s Ezequiel Schelotto is convinced he’ll have an international future with Italy even though he’s presently looking for a new club.
Italy to go 4-3-2-1 v Argentina
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is expected to use a 4-3-2-1 formation in Wednesday’s international friendly against Argentina.
Italy shirt numbers for Argentina
Paris Saint-Germain youngster Marco Verratti has been handed the No 10 shirt for tonight’s international friendly between Italy and Argentina.
Prandelli 'struck by' Pope's words
Cesare Prandelli “was struck by” the Pope’s comments to the Italy and Argentina squads ahead of tomorrow’s friendly.
Lamela doubt for Italy-Argentina
After Mario Balotelli and Leo Messi, it’s rumoured Erik Lamela is also in doubt for tomorrow’s Italy-Argentina.
Di Biagio set for Under-21 debut
Gigi Di Biagio makes his debut as Italy Under-21 Coach against Slovakia tomorrow. “There will be changes.”
Messi: 'Respect the basis of everything'
Leo Messi is out of Italy-Argentina due to injury, but he was inspired by meeting Pope Francis. “Respect is the basis of everything.”
Balotelli and Messi miss game
Both Mario Balotelli and Lionel Messi are out of Wednesday’s Italy-Argentina friendly.
Buffon and Balotelli on Pope Francis
Gigi Buffon praised the Pope for “helping us to be better,” while Mario Balotelli was visibly moved by their private meeting.
Pope celebrates Italy-Argentina
Pope Francis met with the Italy and Argentina squads ahead of tomorrow’s game. “Luckily it’s a friendly, otherwise I wouldn’t know who to support!”
Barzagli to miss Italy-Argentina
Juventus and Italy defender Andrea Barzagli has been ruled out of Wednesday’s friendly against Argentina.
Italy have Balotelli worry
Milan’s Mario Balotelli is a doubt for Wednesday’s international friendly between Italy and Argentina.
Prandelli: Argentina friendly is special
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has conceded that Wednesday’s friendly against Argentina will be ‘special’.
Biglia: Italy a tough test
Lazio’s Lucas Biglia will be part of the Argentina squad to face Italy this week, and the midfielder has admitted it will be ‘a great challenge’.
Lamela can't wait for Italy-Argentina
Roma star Erik Lamela can’t wait for the “double emotion” of playing Italy-Argentina and meeting Pope Francis.
Messi worry for Italy-Argentina
Lionel Messi is at risk for Argentina’s friendly with Italy in Rome due to a muscular problem.
Rossi's World Cup dream
Giuseppe Rossi admits it would be “an absolute dream to play at the World Cup,” but first he must prove himself at Fiorentina.
Gila and Antonelli joy for Italy
Alberto Gilardino and Luca Antonelli are “very happy” to be in the Italy side against Argentina.
U20: Boateng and Insigne for Italy
Roberto Insigne and Kingsley Boateng are in Italy’s Under-20 squad for the Four Nations tournament.
Osvaldo back for Italy-Argentina
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has been recalled for Italy’s friendly against Argentina, plus Under-21 stars Lorenzo Insigne and Marco Verratti.
U21: Fedato frozen out
Gigi Di Biagio has dropped Francesco Fedato from Italy’s Under-21 side after he violated the code of ethics.
Thiago Motta accepts Italy snub
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta understands why he hasn’t been picked for Italy since the Final of Euro 2012.
Lorenzo Insigne’s to-do list…
Lorenzo Insigne has three targets for the new campaign – to sign a new contract, have a great season for Napoli and earn a spot at Brazil 2014.
Prandelli explains Pope friendly
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has explained why he was so desperate to organise a friendly against Argentina in honour of the new Pope.
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