Italy have Sebastian Giovinco and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo in tonight’s World Cup qualifier in Armenia, as Mario Balotelli is only fit for the bench.
Prandelli: 'It'll be the old Italy'
Cesare Prandelli is confident it will be “the Italy of Euro 2012” against Armenia, kick-off 18.00 BST and had a warning for Mario Balotelli.
Marchisio: Armenia won’t be easy
Claudio Marchisio has warned his Italy teammates that there are no easy games in international football ahead of tonight’s Armenia tie.
Balotelli a doubt, Giovinco on standby
Mario Balotelli is a doubt for Friday’s World Cup qualifier between Italy and Armenia because of a fever.
Italy U-21s suffer Borini loss
Fabio Borini is out of tonight’s Under-21 play-off tie between Italy and Sweden after fracturing his foot.
Prandelli: Armenia to be respected
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has warned his players that Friday's opponents Armenia are not to be underestimated.
Mangia happy with Italy ‘defections’
Italy Under-21 boss Devis Mangia says he has no problems with losing three key players to the full international side.
U-21 call not a demotion for Borini
Fabio Borini is confident that he hasn’t been ‘rejected’ by Italy boss Cesare Prandelli after he returned to the Under-21 set-up.
Borini: Sweden won’t be easy
Liverpool striker Fabio Borini has called for focus as the Italian Under-21 side try to qualify for the 2013 European Championship.
Maggio respects unknown Armenia
Christian Maggio says that Italy are expecting a battle against an Armenia side who they still have to study.
Chiellini prepared for Italy ‘snub’
Giorgio Chiellini says he’ll accept the decisions of Italy boss Cesare Prandelli amid reports that he won’t start against Armenia.
Prandelli chooses Italy starting XI
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has decided his starting XI that will face Armenia on Friday – a 4-3-1-2 that will be spearheaded by Mario Balotelli and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
Florenzi: 'Two years in two games'
Roma starlet Alessandro Florenzi warns the Under-21 Euro play-off with Sweden is “two years worth of work in two games.”
New Italy trident for Armenia
Riccardo Montolivo was tested as trequartista behind Mario Balotelli and Sebastian Giovinco today as Italy prepare to face Armenia.
Insigne joy at Pescara return
Lorenzo Insigne leads out the Under-21 side in their Euro play-off with Sweden and is “excited” at doing so in his old Pescara hunting ground.
Italy boss Prandelli speaks…
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli on Antonio Cassano, advice from Vicente Del Bosque and Mario Balotelli’s eye surgery.
'I would play anywhere for Azzurri'
Marco Verratti has admitted he would ' even play in goal' if it meant starting for Italy on Friday against Armenia.
Buffon: Atmosphere in camp fine
Gianluigi Buffon has denied that Daniele De Rossi's exclusion from the Roma starting XI on Sunday has caused a rift in the national team.
Viviano ‘injury’ not serious
There was a scare in Italy training on Tuesday after Fiorentina goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano picked up a knock.
Candreva ready for Azzurri future
Lazio’s Antonio Candreva feels he’s now ready to become a stable part of the Italian national set-up.
Bologna’s rare double call-up
Bologna haven’t had two players simultaneously called up to the Italian national squad since March 2004.
Criscito tightens Azzurri grip
Domenico Criscito says he’s returned to the national set-up with the intention of staying after his controversial omission from Euro 2012.
Ogbonna out of Italy squad
Torino stopper Angelo Ogbonna has been ruled out of the World Cup qualifiers against Armenia and Denmark.
Prandelli explains Italy choices
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has told Antonio Cassano that his international career is not over, while he’s admitted to being disappointed by Mario Balotelli.
‘Borriello good enough for Italy’
Genoa chief Enrico Preziosi has argued that Marco Borriello is a striker worthy of the Italian national side.
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