Romanian ref for Malta-Italy
Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan will officiate Monday’s Euro 2016 qualifier between Italy and Malta.
Pirlo: 'Italy can win Euro 2016'
Andrea Pirlo believes this Italy side can win Euro 2016 in France. “Why not?”
De Sciglio and Zaza knocks
Simone Zaza and Mattia De Sciglio have small injury concerns ahead of Italy’s Euro qualifier in Malta.
De Biasi on Albania and rude Januzaj
Gianni De Biasi reveals he brought an Italian approach to Albania and thought Adnan Januzaj was “rude.”
Darmian: 'Deserved victory'
Torino winger Matteo Darmian was pleased with Italy’s success over Azerbaijan and a return to Palermo.
Conte slams media response
Antonio Conte praised Sebastian Giovinco, but was irritated by the media’s surprise after Italy’s 2-1 win over Azerbaijan.
Bonucci on Azerbaijan struggle
Leonardo Bonucci explained the difficulties Italy had breaking down Azerbaijan in a 2-1 win.
Zaza excited to partner Pirlo
Simone Zaza was excited at playing alongside Andrea Pirlo for the first time, but cursed his goal drought.
Pirlo on unusual Italy return
Andrea Pirlo found himself acting as a defender with Leonardo Bonucci the forward on his return to Italy duty.
Immobile: 'Fans were fantastic'
Ciro Immobile thanked the fans in Palermo after Italy’s 2-1 victory over Azerbaijan and looked back on the World Cup debacle.
Chiellini: 'I did everything!'
Giorgio Chiellini joked he “did everything tonight, good and bad” after scoring a brace and an own goal for Azerbaijan.
Conte: 'Italy too wasteful'
Antonio Conte warned Italy “wasted too much” in their 2-1 victory over an Azerbaijan side that “came here to stop us playing.”
Chiellini Italy hero and villain
Giorgio Chiellini incredibly scored a brace for Italy and an own goal in the stuttering 2-1 victory over Azerbaijan.
Oriali: 'Azerbaijan like a Final'
Italy team manager Lele Oriali said Antonio Conte prepared the match with Azerbaijan “like a Final.”
Andrea Pirlo, Simone Zaza and Ciro Immobile start tonight in Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Azerbaijan.
Di Biagio 'optimistic'
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio is “optimistic” after a 1-1 European Championship play-off draw in Slovakia.
U21: Italy draw in Slovakia
Andrea Belotti earned Italy a creditable 1-1 draw in Slovakia for their European Under-21 Championship play-off.
Osvaldo jokes about Italy injury
Daniel Osvaldo joked Antonio Conte should “save time and not call me” after another injury for Italy.
Conte: Verratti must be patient
Antonio Conte says Marco Verratti must have patience behind Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi, whilst he backs Mario Balotelli and Cesare Prandelli.
Pirlo to start against Azerbaijan
Antonio Conte is expected to run a heavily Juventus-influenced Italy XI against Azerbaijan, including Andrea Pirlo.
‘Balotelli must show Conte hunger’
Emanuele Giaccherini has advised Mario Balotelli to ‘show a little more hunger’ in order to break into Antonio Conte’s Italy squad.
‘Pirlo important to dressing room’
Commissario Tecnico Antonio Conte has remarked at Andrea Pirlo’s importance to Italy even just in the dressing room.
Conte: No easy games for Italy
Antonio Conte has warned his Italy players not to take their Euro 2016 qualification for granted, as he pays respect to Azerbaijan.
Pirlo: Return down to Conte
Andrea Pirlo says that Antonio Conte is the only Coach who could have convinced him to return to the Italy set-up.
‘Verratti out against Azerbaijan’
Enrico Castellacci confirms Marco Verratti is out against Azerbaijan, allays Giorgio Chiellini concerns and details Dani Osvaldo and Thiago Motta injuries.
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