AZZURRI

Mattia Destro is “so proud” to receive a call-up for Italy’s match against England and is settling into his new Roma squad.
There are reports that Newcastle United’s Davide Santon is upset at being left out of Italy’s Under-21 match against Holland.
Goalkeeper Joe Hart is a major doubt to feature for England in Wednesday’s friendly against Italy.
Marco Verratti is “honoured” by his Italy call-up to face England and enjoyed his Ligue 1 debut with PSG.
The Italy Under-21 side has lost Alessandro Crescenzi and Riccardo Saponara for the friendly against Holland.
Atalanta are proud to see four of their players in the Italy squad for next week’s friendly against England. “It’s a record!”
Roberto Mancini admits Manchester City turned down “four or five” offers for Mario Balotelli. “Not just from Italy, also from France.”
Italy called up numerous young players for the friendly against England, so Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia had to readjust his squad for Holland.
Roy Hodgson has recalled Michael Carrick for the August 15 friendly between England and Italy.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has hailed Fabio Borini after the young Italian's whirlwind start to life on Merseyside.
Francesco Acerbi, Manolo Gabbiadini and Mattea De Sciglio are the notable inclusions in Cesare Prandelli’s Italy squad to face England.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete laughed off reports Juventus could call in Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli. “I never worried about that.”
Despite reaching the European Championship Final this summer, Cesare Prandelli’s Italy are still ranked sixth in the world.
Italy’s 2014 World Cup qualifier in Armenia will be played in Yerevan on October 12, it has been confirmed.
Fabio Cannavaro, Marco Materazzi and Filippo Inzaghi all moved one step closer to becoming UEFA Pro Licence-qualified Coaches this week.
Giancarlo Antognoni has been robbed of some sentimental medals after thieves broke into his home.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo wants to stay at Roma and win back his place in the Italy plans of boss Cesare Prandelli.
Italian Under-21 boss Devis Mangia says he’ll have no problem in selecting Fabio Borini and Mattia Destro – if Cesare Prandelli doesn’t call them up them first.
Antonio Di Natale is not concerned by the many changes at Udinese and hopes to get another chance in the Italy shirt.
Italy’s 2014 World Cup qualifier against Denmark will be played at San Siro on October 16, announced the Federation.
Alessandro Diamanti returns from his Euro 2012 adventure and assures he’s “happy at the extra responsibility” for Bologna.
Juventus’ Euro 2012 contingent reported into the club’s Vinovo training base on Tuesday ahead of phase two of pre-season training.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli will reportedly be keeping a close eye on Juventus’ Paolo De Ceglie this season.
Antonio Cassano’s remarks about gay footballers made during the European Championships have earned him a €15,000 fine from UEFA.
The agent of Fabio Borini seems unconcerned that his move to Liverpool could jeopardise his place in the Italian national squad.