AZZURRI

Giampiero Ventura has called up 22 players from Serie A and B for an Italy get-together, including Milan’s Manuel Locatelli and Atalanta’s Andrea Petagna.
Marco Parolo explains how Simone Inzaghi has given Lazio “freedom and a new energy” this season.
Franco Baresi believes Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci “has reached full maturity”.
Cesare Prandelli admits his Italy exit “still hurts” and claims fans and media “massacre” the CT of the national team.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura reiterates his stance on Mario Balotelli - “no-one has ever questioned his ability…”
Torino are reportedly preparing a new contract for Andrea Belotti, to ward off interest from Manchester United.
Former Inter defender Fabio Cannavaro believes Frank de Boer should have been given more time - “it’s not his fault”.
Mario Balotelli promises “I’ll always be there” for an Italy call but understands “others deserve it more than me” right now.
Germany Coach Joachim Löw saw an “intense tactical battle” with Italy in the goalless friendly draw at San Siro.
Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli will undergo tests after picking up a muscular problem during Italy’s friendly with Germany.
Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi concedes Italy “took more control” in the second half of their goalless friendly.
Eder joked that Germany “always seem to change against us, maybe because they fear” Italy.
Gianluigi Donnarumma thanked “brother” Gigi Buffon, but committed himself to Milan. “I’m already at a top club.”
Marco Parolo was pleased with the high pressing game Italy used in the 0-0 friendly draw with Germany.
Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff is “impressed” by the new Italy, above all Andrea Belotti. “They caused us problems.”
Matteo Darmian discussed Euro 2016 disappointment, learning from Germany and why he can’t win over Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
Daniele De Rossi said “mentality and attitude” are the most important elements for an Italy player after the draw with Germany.
Giampiero Ventura was pleased with a friendly draw against Germany and assured “the future is far rosier than people think.”
Italy held Germany to a 0-0 draw at San Siro in this international friendly, as Andrea Belotti hit the post and Kevin Volland’s goal was disallowed.
Albania Coach Gianni De Biasi confirms he was “very close” to the Italy job before Giampiero Ventura got the nod.
Giampiero Ventura is looking forward to Italy’s friendly against Germany tonight and a “perhaps unimaginable future.”
Italy field an experimental 3-4-3 formation packed with youth in their friendly with Germany at San Siro this evening.
Join us for all the build-up and action from tonight’s international friendly between Italy and Germany at San Siro.
Mario Balotelli believes he can “start in any team in the world. If I’m not playing for Italy, it means I have to do more, not that someone else is more talented.”
Tonight’s friendly between Italy and Germany will be another opportunity to test VAR – Video Assistant Referee – technology.