Barzagli injury update
Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli is out of Monday’s Italy-Nigeria and at risk for Livorno after an injury against Germany.
Nigeria qualify for World Cup
Nigeria – Italy’s next friendly opponents – have qualified for the 2014 World Cup, beating Ethiopia 2-0.
Barzagli misses Italy-Nigeria
Andrea Barzagli will not go to London for Italy’s friendly against Nigeria after limping off with Germany.
Criscito enjoys Azzurri comeback
Domenico Criscito was content with his first Italy cap since October 2012 and explained Germany’s tactical trap.
Bonucci's German highs and lows
Leonardo Bonucci explained how he set up Italy’s goal and almost gave one away to Germany in their 1-1 draw.
Buffon: 'Germany never beat us'
Gigi Buffon was particularly glad to “maintain our unbeaten run against Germany” that now stretches to 18 years.
Thiago Motta: 'Kroos was unsporting'
Thiago Motta assures he put his scuffle with Toni Kroos behind him, despite an “unsporting” tackle.
Prandelli: 'Humility is essential'
Cesare Prandelli warned Italy must cling to “humility” at the World Cup after their draw with Germany.
Löw: 'Intense and aggressive game'
Germany Coach Joachim Löw was pleased with “an intense and aggressive game” against Italy to prepare for the World Cup.
VIDEO: Italy 1-1 Germany highlights
Watch highlights of Italy's 1-1 international friendly draw with Germany.
Lahm: 'Germany could've won easily'
Philipp Lahm and Toni Kroos felt Germany “could’ve easily won” after their 1-1 draw with Italy at San Siro.
Pirlo: 'Optimistic for World Cup'
Andrea Pirlo is “optimistic” that Italy will do well at the World Cup after their 1-1 friendly draw with Germany.
Osvaldo had allergy attack
Italy’s medical staff revealed Dani Osvaldo needed injections after suffering from a “serious allergic reaction.”
Abate: 'It's a first!'
Ignazio Abate admits he was surprised to score his debut Italy goal with his left foot. “It must be a first!”
Prandelli: 'We can't dominate Germany'
Cesare Prandelli believes Italy did well in their friendly draw and cannot “think we can dominate Germany.”
Italy earn German draw
Ignazio Abate’s first Italy goal secured a 1-1 friendly draw with Germany, though the visitors hit the woodwork three times at San Siro.
Italy face Germany in tonight’s high-profile friendly with Mario Balotelli and Dani Osvaldo against Mario Götze and Thomas Muller.
'Italy-Germany a fake friendly'
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete sees tonight’s meeting with Germany as “a fake friendly” preparing for the World Cup.
Benitez: 'Balotelli has matured'
Napoli boss Rafa Benitez praised Italy, Cesare Prandelli and Mario Balotelli ahead of tonight’s friendly with Germany.
Balotelli-Rossi duo excites Prandelli
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli believes the Mario Balotelli and Giuseppe Rossi strike partnership will work – once he’s given the chance to try them out.
Di Natale puts Udinese first
Antonio Di Natale says he’ll only think about a possible World Cup call once his Udinese side have avoided relegation.
U-21 progress pleases Di Biagio
Italy Under-21 boss Gigi Di Biagio was left satisfied with the performance of his side in the 3-0 win over Northern Ireland.
U-21: Italy see off Northern Ireland
Italy took another step towards European Under-21 Championship qualification by beating Northern Ireland 3-0.
Prandelli prepares for 'open' game
Cesare Prandelli has claimed that Italy’s match with Germany on Friday will be ‘a good, open game’.
Prandelli names XI, Rossi misses out
Cesare Prandelli has confirmed that Giuseppe Rossi will miss Italy’s friendly with Germany on Friday.
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