Controversial ref for Italy-Mexico
Controversial Chilean referee Enrique Osses has been assigned to Italy’s opening Confederations Cup match with Mexico.
Balotelli injury scare
Mario Balotelli limped off during training today and Italy medical staff warn they’ll “have to evaluate his condition tomorrow.”
Mangia counts Sacchi influence
Devis Mangia has reflected on Italy’s performance so far at the UEFA Under-21 Championship and on Arrigo Sacchi’s influence on his work.
El Shaarawy skips training
Stephan El Shaarawy skipped training today as Italy tested out a 4-3-2-1 system ahead of the Mexico match.
Marchisio: 'Do Juve still want me?'
Claudio Marchisio confirms his Juventus future is not secure. “I’ll have to talk to them and see if I’m still important.”
Prandelli: 'Italy were charitable...'
Cesare Prandelli admits Italy “need to work on motivation and were too charitable” against Haiti.
Neymar: 'I love Balotelli!'
Neymar praised Italy star Mario Balotelli and the Brazilian talent admits “I’d love to become his friend.”
Verratti has Dutch courage
Marco Verratti hopes his history with Holland can bring Italy luck in the Under-21 European Championship semi-final.
Italy to go 4-3-2-1 versus Mexico?
Italy could face Mexico on Sunday with a new shape after boss Cesare Prandelli tested a 4-3-2-1 system in training.
De Sciglio: 'El Shaarawy a symbol'
Mattia De Sciglio is confident Stephan El Shaarawy is “a symbol of Milan” and will not be sold.
Chiellini: 'I'm no Roberto Carlos'
Giorgio Chiellini concedes Italy did not have the right focus against Haiti and warns he is “hardly Roberto Carlos” at left-back.
U21: Italy-Holland semi set
Italy will play Holland in the European Under-21 Championship semi-final at the Ha Moshava on Saturday night.
U21: Italy to face Holland
Italy will play Holland in the Under-21 European Championship semi-final after Spain won 3-0 to meet Norway.
Pele: 'I like Balotelli'
Brazilian legend Pele has called Mario Balotelli “a real centre-forward. I like his style and have been impressed by him.”
Italy player ratings v Haiti
Italy’s player ratings from last night’s game against Haiti are understandably low given the 2-2 draw.
Italy 2-2 Haiti highlights – video
Italy could only draw 2-2 with Haiti on Tuesday, but Emanuele Giaccherini scored the fastest goal in Azzurri history.
Pepe: Juventus then Italy…
Simone Pepe is hoping to catch the eye of Italy boss Cesare Prandelli once he returns to action with Juventus in the new season.
Arrogance cost Italy, says Buffon
Italy captain Gigi Buffon has slammed his side’s overconfidence after they threw away a victory against Haiti.
Maggio: 'No need to worry'
Christian Maggio insists “there’s no need to worry” after Italy were held 2-2 by Haiti ahead of the Confederations Cup.
Giaccherini: 'Happy with record'
Emanuele Giaccherini was “very happy” to score the fastest ever Italy goal, but not with the Haiti draw.
Prandelli: 'Embarrassing result'
Cesare Prandelli admits Italy’s draw with Haiti was “embarrassing” and hopes they can recover sharpness for the Confederations Cup.
Azzurri held by Haiti
Emanuele Giaccherini scored a record-breaking goal, but Italy fumbled a 2-0 lead for a shock 2-2 friendly draw with Haiti.
Denmark thrashed in Italy group
Armenia earned a shock 4-0 victory away to Denmark in Italy’s World Cup qualifying group.
Bertolacci: 'I proved myself'
Andrea Bertolacci scored a crucial goal against Norway and put himself forward for a role in Italy’s European Under-21 Championship.
Mangia: 'Italy deserved point'
Italy topped their Under-21 European Championship group and Coach Devis Mangia praised the squad. “They all did well.”
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