AZZURRI

Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli admits he could call Mauri Icardi and gives his blessing to Mario Balotelli’s Milan move. “Now a lot depends on him.”
The Italian Football Federation insists that Mauro Icardi will not be pressurised into choosing an international career with Italy or Argentina.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says Stephan El Shaarawy and Marco Verratti will be part of his Confederations Cup squad.
It is official that Vfb Stuttgart have taken Italy Under-21 international Federico Macheda on loan from Manchester United.
Italy national team boss Cesare Prandelli has admitted that he would encourage his players to leave the field if they were subject to racist abuse.
Roberto Baggio has angrily terminated his job with the FIGC. “I am leaving because they haven’t allowed me to work.”
Gigi Buffon has recorded a video message to thank Juventus fans for their good wishes after signing his contract renewal.
Federico Marchetti’s stunning form with Lazio will reportedly see him return to international duty for Italy’s game with Holland next month.
Gigi Buffon has emerged as the world’s best goalkeeper in the last 25 years, announced the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.
Inter-owned Espanyol striker Samuele Longo has left the Under-21 Italy camp after picking up a thigh strain.
Germany national team assistant Oliver Bierhoff has admitted that a friendly against Italy is being talked about for later this year.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli asked Mario Balotelli not to be “a superhero,” told Antonio Cassano to wait and Serie A to have faith in Juventus and Zdenek Zeman.
Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia has named his squad for the planned Azzurrini get-together.
Milan could be lining up a sensational move for Italian national team boss Cesare Prandelli, reports in Italy claim.
Mario Balotelli’s agent and FIGC President Giancarlo Abete have hit back at Milan patron Silvio Berlusconi for calling the Manchester City striker “a bad apple.”
Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini have all missed out on the FIFPro World XI for 2012.
Udinese striker Antonio Di Natale has admitted that he may not have a future in the Italian national team.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli, M’Baye Niang, Patrick Vieira and Rio Ferdinand praised Kevin-Prince Boateng and Milan for walking off amid racist chanting. “Finally! We are all tired of this.”
There are reports that Mario Balotelli’s sister Abigail is expecting a child with former Inter striker Obafemi Martins.
Gigi Buffon looks back over 2012, ahead to “at least another three years at the top” and claims Andrea Pirlo is on the same level as Leo Messi.
Catania’s Francesco Lodi has an ambition for 2013 – he wants to finally win an Italian international cap.
Italy’s Under-21 side will play a friendly against their German counterparts in Andria on February 6.
Italy and Brazil will meet in a March international friendly to be played in Switzerland, the Italian Football Federation have confirmed.
Italy have ended 2012 as the fourth best team in world football after FIFA released their latest rankings.
The Under-21 Italy side was beaten 4-2 by the B Italia squad this evening, a side representing the best players in Serie B.