AZZURRI

Brazil defender David Luiz praised Italy’s performance in last night’s 2-2 draw. “They dominated the second half and we were unable to stop them.”
Bulgaria demolished Malta 6-0 in Italy’s World Cup qualifying group, taking them to within a point of the Azzurri.
Italy’s medical staff have released updates on Ignazio Abate, Claudio Marchisio and Alessio Cerci ahead of the World Cup qualifier with Malta.
Brazilian striker Neymar has admitted that he is a 'big fan' of Mario Balotelli after the Selecao drew 2-2 with Italy.
Catania midfielder Francesco Lodi has insisted that Cesare Prandelli has his reasons for leaving him out of the Italy squad.
Juventus co-owned strikers Ciro Immobile and Manolo Gabbiadini could start in attack for the Italian Under-21 side this evening.
The Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport all rated Mario Balotelli as Italy’s best player in the 2-2 draw with Brazil.
Emanuele Giaccherini says he’d even play in goal for Italy if that is what boss Cesare Prandelli asked of him.
Leonardo Bonucci expects his Italy side to be a threat at the Confederations Cup and the World Cup.
Milan striker Mario Balotelli was critical of his performance against Brazil despite netting Italy’s equaliser in the 2-2 draw.
Daniele De Rossi says he would be honoured to join the ranks of Italy’s all-time top goalscorers.
Mario Balotelli could become one of the world’s best players, Italy boss Cesare Prandelli said after the 2-2 draw with Brazil.
Mattia De Sciglio has spoken after he made his debut for the Italian national team against Brazil this evening.
Cesare Prandelli has claimed that his side played 'a great game' as they drew 2-2 with Brazil in Geneva.
Second half goals from Mario Balotelli and Daniele De Rossi ensured Italy claimed a superb 2-2 with Brazil.
Italy will start with Mario Balotelli and Pablo Osvaldo up front against Brazil in this evening’s friendly.
Claudio Marchisio could be out of Italy's friendly match with Brazil this evening because of a fever.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he has seen a difference in Mario Balotelli since he left Manchester City for Milan.
Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari thinks Italy are one of six countries with a serious chance of winning the 2014 World Cup.
Dino Zoff would welcome Francesco Totti back into the Italy side, but he’s played down comparisons between Mattia De Sciglio and Paolo Maldini.
Italy will wear black armbands in tonight’s international friendly against Brazil in memory of Pietro Mennea.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is respectful of the threat that Neymar will carry in tonight’s international friendly against Brazil.
Italy’s famous 3-2 win over Brazil in the 1982 World Cup remains their last ahead of tonight’s friendly between the two nations.
Brazil are today a better footballing nation because of the 3-2 defeat by Italy in the 1982 World Cup, says Paolo Rossi.
Cesare Prandelli said Italy “will try to surprise Brazil” in tomorrow’s friendly, but admitted to feeling “scared” after their plane was hit by lightning.