U21 Line-ups: Italy v Portugal
Italy make numerous changes in a must-win game against Portugal for the European Under-21 Championship.
U21: Berardi to shine for Conte
Domenico Berardi hopes to impress Antonio Conte during tomorrow’s crunch European Under-21 Championship clash with Portugal.
U21: Rui Jorge fears Italy defence
Portugal Under-21 boss Rui Jorge warns Italy “have great quality in defence and rapid counter-attacks” ahead of tomorrow’s game.
U21: Di Biagio 'do or die'
Italy lost their opening Under-21 European Championship game, but Gigi Di Biagio assures they are “used to do or die” against Portugal.
Besiktas bid for Balotelli
Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli is being linked with a move to Turkish side Besiktas.
Tavecchio: 'Conte till 2018'
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio assured “we want Antonio Conte to remain” on the Italy bench for the 2018 World Cup.
U21: Three-match Sturaro ban
Italy midfielder Stefano Sturaro has received a three-match ban in the European Under-21 Championships.
Sturaro: ‘Unacceptable behaviour’
Stefano Sturaro has apologised for his ‘unacceptable behaviour’ after being sent off for Italy’s Under-21 side.
Agent: ‘Lazio want Guidetti’
John Guidetti’s agent reveals ‘Verona and Lazio have been following the player’, and thinks he’d do well in Italy.
Di Biagio: ‘Not like Sturaro’
Italy Under-21 boss Gigi Di Biagio said Stefano Sturaro showed 'a naivety which is not like him’ in being sent off against Sweden.
Guidetti: ‘Italy a great destination’
Udinese target John Guidetti says there are ‘a lot of big clubs’ in Italy, and Serie A would be ‘a welcome solution’.
Prandelli: ‘Bonucci can’t judge’
Cesare Prandelli says Leonardo Bonucci has ‘neither the means or the knowledge’ to criticise his Italy preparations.
Under-21s: Italy dominate but defeated
Italy Under-21s dominated possession, but were defeated 2-1 by Sweden, with Stefano Sturaro seeing red in the second half.
Under-21s: Italy v Sweden line-ups
Domenico Berardi starts up front for Luigi Di Biagio’s Italy under-21s in their opening match of the European Championships.
Prandelli was close to Juventus
Cesare Prandelli reveals he could have joined Juventus on two occasions, and discusses his Galatasaray experience.
Prandelli: ‘No Italian offers’
Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli reveals he hasn’t had ‘any kind of offer’ from Serie A clubs, after leaving Galatasaray.
‘Giaccherini staying at Sunderland’
Emmanuele Giaccherini’s agent thanks Antonio Conte for his Italy call-up, and insists his client is ‘100 per cent’ staying at Sunderland.
Bianchetti 'not afraid of Sweden'
Italy captain Matteo Bianchetti is “not remotely afraid” of Sweden’s strikers for the European Under-21 Championship opener.
Conte: 'Ambitious Italy at Euro 2016'
Antonio Conte looks back on a year as Italy Coach. “I want to reach Euro 2016 with an ambitious squad.”
Di Biagio: 'U21 Italy is ready'
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio said “Sweden brings me luck” ahead of the opening Euro Championship tie.
Vazquez regrets late chance
Franco Vazquez rues his great opportunity in Italy’s friendly defeat to Portugal. “It was a good save too.”
Bertolacci: 'Italy gifts to Portugal'
Andrea Bertolacci pointed out Italy “mistakes” created most of Portugal’s chances in a 1-0 friendly defeat.
Sansone: 'A bitter debut'
Sassuolo striker Nicola Sansone made his senior Italy debut in a defeat to Portugal, but remains confident.
Gabbiadini: 'Italy need experience'
Manolo Gabbiadini feels Italy “reacted too late” in their friendly defeat to Portugal, “but played against a great team.”
Conte: 'A healthy defeat'
Antonio Conte blamed Cesare Prandelli for the seeding problem and hopes Italy’s defeat to Portugal “can be healthy.”
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