De La: 'Osvaldo's not good enough!'
President Aurelio De Laurentiis blasted Pablo Daniel Osvaldo. “He’s not good enough for Italy, let alone Napoli.”
Marchisio: 'World Cup lessons'
Claudio Marchisio rued a bad start against Argentina and outlined what Italy need to be ready for the World Cup.
Marchetti calm on Azzurri chances
Federico Marchetti performed two spectacular saves in Italy’s 2-1 loss to Argentina, but isn’t taking his Azzurri place for granted.
Insigne: 'A wonderful debut goal'
Lorenzo Insigne confessed to “a wonderful sensation” scoring his debut Italy senior goal and working with Gonzalo Higuain.
Prandelli: 'Experiments went well'
Cesare Prandelli praised Argentina’s quality, Lorenzo Insigne’s character and Daniele De Rossi’s centre-back role.
Higuain seals Azzurri defeat
Lorenzo Insigne scored a magnificent senior Italy debut, but new Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain gave Argentina a 2-1 victory.
Italy host Argentina in Rome tonight for an international friendly organised to honour Pope Francis.
Di Biagio 'not happy' with 4-1 win
Gigi Di Biagio oversaw a 4-1 Italy victory in Slovakia on his debut, but the Coach was “not very happy with how we played.”
U21: Italy hit four in Slovakia
Italy earned an impressive 4-1 victory away to 10-man Slovakia on Gigi Di Biagio’s Under-21 debut.
What Pope Francis told Balotelli
According to Vatican sources, Pope Francis spoke to Mario Balotelli about racism and being a good role model.
Schelotto eyes Azzurri future
Inter’s Ezequiel Schelotto is convinced he’ll have an international future with Italy even though he’s presently looking for a new club.
Italy to go 4-3-2-1 v Argentina
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is expected to use a 4-3-2-1 formation in Wednesday’s international friendly against Argentina.
Italy shirt numbers for Argentina
Paris Saint-Germain youngster Marco Verratti has been handed the No 10 shirt for tonight’s international friendly between Italy and Argentina.
Prandelli 'struck by' Pope's words
Cesare Prandelli “was struck by” the Pope’s comments to the Italy and Argentina squads ahead of tomorrow’s friendly.
Lamela doubt for Italy-Argentina
After Mario Balotelli and Leo Messi, it’s rumoured Erik Lamela is also in doubt for tomorrow’s Italy-Argentina.
Di Biagio set for Under-21 debut
Gigi Di Biagio makes his debut as Italy Under-21 Coach against Slovakia tomorrow. “There will be changes.”
Messi: 'Respect the basis of everything'
Leo Messi is out of Italy-Argentina due to injury, but he was inspired by meeting Pope Francis. “Respect is the basis of everything.”
Balotelli and Messi miss game
Both Mario Balotelli and Lionel Messi are out of Wednesday’s Italy-Argentina friendly.
Buffon and Balotelli on Pope Francis
Gigi Buffon praised the Pope for “helping us to be better,” while Mario Balotelli was visibly moved by their private meeting.
Pope celebrates Italy-Argentina
Pope Francis met with the Italy and Argentina squads ahead of tomorrow’s game. “Luckily it’s a friendly, otherwise I wouldn’t know who to support!”
Barzagli to miss Italy-Argentina
Juventus and Italy defender Andrea Barzagli has been ruled out of Wednesday’s friendly against Argentina.
Italy have Balotelli worry
Milan’s Mario Balotelli is a doubt for Wednesday’s international friendly between Italy and Argentina.
Prandelli: Argentina friendly is special
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has conceded that Wednesday’s friendly against Argentina will be ‘special’.
Biglia: Italy a tough test
Lazio’s Lucas Biglia will be part of the Argentina squad to face Italy this week, and the midfielder has admitted it will be ‘a great challenge’.
Lamela can't wait for Italy-Argentina
Roma star Erik Lamela can’t wait for the “double emotion” of playing Italy-Argentina and meeting Pope Francis.
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