AZZURRI

Ignazio Abate insists Italy deserved their 1-1 draw in Holland despite not putting in the greatest of performances.
Alberto Gilardino is confident Italy will be ready for the Confederations Cup. “It’s only normal that it takes a little patience.”
Riccardo Montolivo insisted Italy’s problems against Holland were not tactical, but more to do with “our passive approach.”
Gianluigi Buffon acknowledges Italy need more charisma, but hopes the friendly with Holland can be part of the maturation process for the 2014 World Cup.
Marco Verratti thanked Alberto Gilardino for the assist and explained why he wore shirt Number 2 for his debut Italy goal.
Cesare Prandelli admits Italy need to improve the 4-3-3 system, gave Marco Verratti pointers and said the Azzurri “have an interesting future to work on.”
Marco Verratti snatched a stoppage-time equaliser as Italy held Holland to a 1-1 friendly draw in Amsterdam.
Coach Devis Mangia was pleased with “a great victory over one of the favourites” as Italy beat the German Under-21 side.
Fabio Borini’s goal set up by Ciro Immobile has given Italy’s Under-21 side a prestigious 1-0 friendly win over Germany.
Italy have Stephan El Shaarawy, Mario Balotelli and Antonio Candreva leading tonight’s friendly against Holland.
Italian international tactician Cesare Prandelli is considering making a change to his code of ethics policy.
Italy will go into tonight’s game against Holland in the knowledge that they have lost their last five friendly encounters.
Napoli sensation Lorenzo Insigne has admitted that he is targeting selection for the 2014 World Cup Finals.
Hear the thoughts of Italy boss Cesare Prandelli ahead of tonight’s international friendly against Holland. (Video)
Louis Van Gaal has praised Cesare Prandelli’s Italy ahead of tomorrow’s friendly and warns “Stephan El Shaarawy is more dangerous than Mario Balotelli.”
Ahead of Italy’s friendly with Holland, Dutch legend Marco Van Basten comments on Mario Balotelli, Wesley Sneijder, Maarten Stekelenburg and admits he’d love to be Coach of Milan.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has pulled out of Holland’s friendly with Italy tomorrow night, so Arjen Robben joins the squad.
Stephan El Shaarawy hopes to forge a winning partnership for club and country with Mario Balotelli.
Italy national team boss Cesare Prandelli has praised Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy ahead of the Azzurri's match against Netherlands.
Italy will play San Marino in a friendly at the end of the season – although a date has yet to be confirmed.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has underlined how important international friendlies are ahead of Wednesday’s test against Holland.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has announced the XI that will start against Holland on Wednesday – although he does have a doubt in attack.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is set to field a 4-3-3 formation in Wednesday’s international friendly against Holland.
The agent of Napoli’s Paolo Cannavaro has again questioned why his client is being ignored by Italy boss Cesare Prandelli.
Federico Marchetti is back in the Italian international set-up, but the Lazio man knows how difficult it will be to remain.