U21 Line-ups: England-Italy
Italy rely on Domenico Berardi against Harry Kane’s England, but even a victory might not be enough to continue the European Under-21 Championship.
Southgate: 'England need teeth'
England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate warns his side not to be “toothless” against Italy, but suffers another injury blow.
Benassi: 'England not over-rated'
Italy midfielder Marco Benassi does not think England are “over-rated” ahead of tomorrow’s European Under-21 Championship clash.
U21: Di Biagio 'confident'
Gigi Di Biagio confident Italy can beat England for the European Under-21 semi-finals, though Domenico Berardi “is not 100 per cent.”
Rui Jorge: 'Portugal were lucky'
Portugal Under-21 Coach Rui Jorge admits “we had luck” to avoid defeat with Italy, but promised not to stitch the Azzurrini up.
Belotti: 'Goal was cursed!'
Andrea Belotti felt Italy “proved our character and quality” in the draw with Portugal, but “the goal was cursed!”
Crisetig: 'Clear Italy heads now'
Lorenzo Crisetig urged Italy’s Under-21 side to face England “with clear heads” after their 0-0 draw with Portugal.
Di Biagio: 'Right Italy approach'
Gigi Di Biagio said Italy had “the right approach, tempo and style” against Portugal, but it all goes down to the England game.
U21: Portugal frustrate Italy
Italy dominated and hit the woodwork, but their 0-0 draw with Portugal leaves European Under-21 Championship hopes hanging by a thread.
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.
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