AZZURRI

Sampdoria’s Andrea Poli insists his dream to become a regular at international level will never become an obsession.
Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has admitted that he has never known a passion for football like that seen in Italy.
Sampdoria revelation Mauro Icardi has reiterated his desire to play for Argentina and not Italy at international level.
Alessandro Matri is hoping that Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has been watching his recent performances for Juventus.
Atalanta’s Giacomo Bonaventura is keeping his feet on the ground amidst talk of a future with Juventus and the Italian national side.
Hernanes, Kaka and Julio Cesar are in the Brazil squad to face Italy and Russia in a series of friendlies later this month.
Fiorentina’s Manuel Pasqual is hoping for an international recall when Italy boss Cesare Prandelli names his squad for the March friendly against Brazil.
Italy and Zenit defender Domenico Criscito has confirmed he “will need surgery” for a snapped anterior cruciate ligament.
Italian international Domenico Criscito is expected to be out for the rest of the season after damaging knee ligaments.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he can now count on a new Mario Balotelli following his switch to Milan.
Mario Balotelli has commissioned a life-size statue of himself to stand in his Brescia home. “He’ll be immortalised in the pose after a goal.”
It’s reported that Italy have chosen the Barradao stadium as their training camp for the Confederations Cup this summer.
Parma attacker Nicola Sansone has admitted that he dreams of playing for the Italian national team.
England manager Roy Hodgson admits he misses Italy and won’t rule out returning to work there again. “There’s no doubt Italy is a good country to be a football Coach in.”
Sampdoria revelation Mauro Icardi has confirmed that he wants an international future with Argentina and not Italy.
Liverpool forward Fabio Borini is hoping to recover from his latest injury in time to make Italy’s Under-21 squad for the European Championship Finals.
Reports on Monday are suggesting that Serie B side Verona have had a bid to hire Italian Under-21 boss Devis Mangia turned down.
Italy Under-21 international Fabio Borini is out for the rest of the season after dislocating his shoulder in Liverpool-Swansea.
Italy will play minnows San Marino in an international friendly on June 1, it has been confirmed.
Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella claims that Mauro Icardi wants to play for the nation of his birth and not Italy.
Bologna defender Archimede Morleo has admitted that he dreams of playing for the Italian national team.
Cesare Prandelli’s Italy are now ranked as the fifth strongest nation in world football after the latest FIFA rankings were revealed.
Roma striker Mattia Destro says he is working towards winning a place in Italy’s 2014 World Cup squad.
The agent of Palermo’s Diego Fabbrini believes that his client deserves to be recalled to the Italian Under-21 set-up.
Inter talent Felice Natalino’s career could be over, as the Under-21 international underwent emergency heart surgery.