Valdifiori: ‘Pirlo my role-model’
Empoli midfielder Mirko Valdifiori says ‘my role-model is Pirlo’ as he joins up with his first Italy squad.
Barzagli recounts injury hell
Andrea Barzagli has spoken at length about the injury hell which threatened to end his career, as he makes his return to the Italy squad.
Barzagli: ‘Oriundi welcome’
Andrea Barzagli dismisses controversy over oriundi, and welcomes Eder and Franco Vazquez to the Italy squad.
Zaza-Immobile against Bulgaria?
Ciro Immobile and Simone Zaza look set to start up front for Italy in Saturday’s trip to Bulgaria.
'Italy don't need training camps'
World Cup winner Marcello Lippi dismisses Italy Coach Antonio Conte's training camps, whilst discussing rising star Marco Verratti.
Perin out for three weeks
Genoa and Italy goalkeeper Mattia Perin will be out for up to three weeks with a shoulder injury, his club have confirmed.
‘No Gabbiadini worries yet’
Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci reassures that striker Manolo Gabbiadini's injury does not 'cause concern', but that he will be 'monitored'.
Three-man defence for Conte?
Azzurri Coach Antonio Conte tried out a 3-5-2 formation in his first training session ahead of games with Bulgaria and England.
'If Ronaldo, Messi were Azzurri...'
Former Italia Coach Marcello Lippi says that if Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi had Italian relatives, the oriundi controversy would not subsist.
Tavecchio dismisses oriundo controversy
Carlo Tavecchio dismisses controversy over Italy call-ups for Eder and Franco Vazquez - “anyone with Italian citizenship can play”.
Eder agent: ‘Unnecessary controversy’
The agent of Sampdoria forward Eder has slammed ‘unnecessary’ controversy surrounding his client’s Italy call-up.
Conte praises Juventus
Antonio Conte has praised his former side Juventus, and believes they can achieve ‘something extraordinary’ in Europe.
Conte: ‘Chance for Verratti’
Italy CT Antonio Conte says the absence of Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi is a good chance for Marco Verratti to impress.
Conte defends oriundi
Antonio Conte has defended his decision to select oriundi Eder and Franco Vazquez in his latest Italy squad.
Causio: ‘Not convinced by Conte’
Former Italian international Franco Causio says he’s ‘not convinced’ by Antonio Conte’s latest squad, and echoes Roberto Mancini.
Mancini: ‘No oriundi for Italy’
Inter Coach Roberto Mancini believes the likes of Franco Vazquez and Eder should not have been given Italy calls.
U21: Sturaro joins squad
Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro is added to the Italy Under-21 side for friendlies against Germany and Serbia.
Italy: Marchetti replaces Perin
Mattia Perin has pulled out of international duty, so Federico Marchetti is called against Bulgaria and England.
Eder's Italy 'dream come true'
Sampdoria striker Eder’s maiden Italy call-up is “a dream come true,” said the Brazilian’s agent.
England change squad for Italy
England added Rob Green, Danny Rose and Jack Butland to the squad against Italy after losing Fraser Forster and Luke Shaw.
Vazquez will 'honour Italy shirt'
Palermo talent Franco Vazquez pledged to “honour the Italy shirt” after being called up to face Bulgaria and England.
Italy squad for Bulgaria and England
Mirko Valdifiori, Eder and Franco Vazquez get their debut Italy calls to face Bulgaria and England.
Ancelotti: 'I've got time for Azzurri'
Carlo Ancelotti said he just wants to “have fun” with his players and sets a timetable for taking over the Italy squad.
Verratti: 'Italy? Why bother...'
Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti wonders 'why to bother' with going back to Italy, whilst discussing his need to develop further.
Eder: ‘Not thinking about Italy’
Sampdoria's Eder plays down rumours of an Azzurri call-up, whilst saying he wants to ‘trouble the Champions League teams’.
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