AZZURRI

Marcello Lippi believes Antonio Conte is showing he is ‘the best man’ for the Italy job, whilst he praise Max Allegri’s ‘intelligence’ at Juventus.
Italy’s Euro 2016 Group H qualification opponents Azerbaijan have confirmed that Berti Vogts has left his position as Coach.
Angelo Ogbonna explained his fine form for Juventus and Italy, but shrugged off Morgan De Sanctis accusations.
Lorenzo Insigne is targeting a return to the Italy squad via Napoli and reveals Inter rejected him for being short.
Mario Balotelli said he will only “start to think I need to change something about myself” when kids ignore him.
Mario Balotelli blasted Cesare Prandelli for not being a “real” man, but does “understand” why Antonio Conte dropped him.
Ciro Immobile admits no-one was expecting the climate Italy faced at the World Cup, as he labels Antonio Conte a ‘hammer’.
Carlo Tavecchio is confident that Italy’s current crop of Under-21 starlets will make the transition into the senior team.
Antonio Conte has offered his congratulations to Luigi Di Biagio’s Under-21 side for qualifying for the European Championship finals next summer.
Italy have confirmed that they will play Albania, most likely at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, on November 18, just two days after facing Croatia.
Antonio Conte has expressed his satisfaction with Italy’s work so far and hit out at those criticising his team already.
Luigi Di Biagio is happy to have seen Italy reach the European Under-21 Championship finals, but he had some sharp criticism for his players.
Italy have qualified for the European Under-21 Championship finals in Czech Republic after play-off victory over Slovakia.
Giovanni Trapattoni doesn’t see yesterday’s Italy win over Malta in a negative light, whilst he is looking forward to a ‘beautiful’ Inter-Napoli this weekend.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi thanks Carlo Tavecchio for moving an Italy friendly to Genoa, but calls on the football community to do more to help.
Matteo Darmian revealed how Antonio Conte prepared him to play in a three-man defence for Italy against Malta.
Manuel Pasqual believes it would’ve been a different game had some of Italy’s chances not hit the Malta woodwork.
Marco Verratti felt there was excessive criticism of Italy after a 1-0 win over 10-man Malta. “We got the points.”
Graziano Pellè was self-critical after scoring on his Italy debut, praised Antonio Conte, slammed Cesare Prandelli and Malta.
Claudio Marchisio admits Italy “ought to prove ourselves more” against the likes of Malta and Azerbaijan.
Antonio Conte confessed that Italy “complicated our lives” against Malta, but should gain belief after four wins.
Graziano Pellè scored on his senior Italy debut, scraping a 1-0 win over 10-man Malta with Leonardo Bonucci also sent off.
Graziano Pellè gets his senior Italy debut with Marco Verratti also among changes in tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Malta.
Defender Luca Antei can’t believe Italy didn’t win the first leg of their Under-21 European play-off with Slovakia.
Palermo forward Andrea Belotti said the Italy Under-21 side should “send a strong signal to all of Italian football.”