AZZURRI

Mario Balotelli’s Inter youth team Coach says “he has the same potential as Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but he’s a little crazy.”
Spanish stars Iker Casillas, Santi Cazorla and Fernando Llorente admit they hoped to avoid Italy in the Euro 2012 group phase.
Italy legend Gigi Riva is confident a group with Spain, Ireland and Croatia “is within our capabilities.”
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete is glad Italy begin Euro 2012 against Spain. “It means we won’t meet them again until the Final.”
Spain Coach Vicente Del Bosque is not looking forward to facing Italy again. “Our recent defeat against them weighs on us.”
Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni is intrigued at facing his home nation, while Croatia’s Slaven Bilic says it’s “a privilege.”
Cesare Prandelli admits the Euro 2012 draw wasn’t what he was looking for. “We wanted to avoid Giovanni Trapattoni.”
Italy legend Sandro Mazzola feels it is “better to meet Spain straight away,” while Cesc Fabregas concedes it’s “a tough group.”
Plan your summer with the full fixture list for Euro 2012.
Italy have been paired with Spain, the Republic of Ireland and Croatia in the draw for Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.
Italy and the 15 other qualifiers will find out the identity of their Euro 2012 group opponents later today when the draw takes place in Kiev.
Cesare Prandelli has welcomed the prospect of facing any of the qualified teams at next summer’s European Championships. Even Spain.
Giovanni Trapattoni would prefer to face England over Italy in the Euro 2012 finals draw tomorrow and avoid Spain altogether.
Atalanta star Ezequiel Schelotto feels he would be a good addition to Cesare Prandelli’s Italian national squad.
Antonio Di Natale has told Italy boss Cesare Prandelli that he’s available for Euro 2012 if needed.
Osvaldo’s clash with Roma teammate Erik Lamela could have consequences for him on the international stage.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli reveals “Antonio Di Natale is under consideration” for an Azzurri place.
Cesare Prandelli has commended Serie A’s Champions League sides for helping to shift the League’s image to the international audience.
Angelo Palombo is desperate to get back into the Italian national squad despite his presence in Serie B this term.
Matias Ezequiel Schelotto admits that he dreams of making the Italy squad for the 2012 European Championship.
Chievo ‘keeper Stefano Sorrentino has launched a surprising attack over his lack of involvement with the Italian national side.
Former Italy boss Marcello Lippi has explained why he didn’t select Mario Balotelli for the 2010 World Cup Finals.
Cesare Prandelli believes Italy are “just a step away from becoming a great team” despite their setback against Uruguay.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo believes he and Mario Balotelli form a good strike partnership for the Italian national side.
Italy took a step forward on Tuesday night despite losing to Uruguay, insists centre-back Giorgio Chiellini.