EURO 2012

Domenico Criscito’s lawyer is furious that the defender was ruled out of Euro 2012 due to an investigation that has been dropped.
Check out five-year-old Joseph as he recreates Mario Balotelli’s wonder goal and celebration in Italy’s Euro 2012 win against Germany.
Antonio Cassano’s remarks about gay footballers made during the European Championships have earned him a €15,000 fine from UEFA.
Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli could one day win the Golden Ball, says Euro 2012 teammate Antonio Di Natale.
Juventus will receive financial compensation from UEFA for Giorgio Chiellini’s calf injury picked up whilst on international duty.
Italy legend Gianni Rivera has commended the direction the Azzurri are headed in under Cesare Prandelli.
Italy are up to sixth in the latest FIFA World Rankings – but still behind the likes of Germany, England and Portugal.
Mario Balotelli has released a statement confirming he has split up from Raffaella Fico and will “take responsibility when I have proof of paternity.”
Tests have revealed Giorgio Chiellini suffered a second degree calf strain during the Euro 2012 Final between Italy and Spain.
Italy captain Gigi Buffon has rubbished reports that he clashed with Mario Balotelli after the Euro 2012 Final.
Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo is delighted that national boss Cesare Prandelli has opted to continue his adventure with the side.
Arrigo Sacchi has praised Spain for their Euro 2012 victory, but he has words of encouragement for runners-up Italy.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is proud of what his team were able to achieve at Euro 2012 – but he has demanded changes if his side are to win a major trophy.
Manchester City and Italy striker Mario Balotelli is set to become a father, ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico has revealed.
Spain’s Andres Iniesta has been named as Euro 2012's player of the tournament by UEFA, but four Italians were included in the best 23 of the competition.
Giuseppe Rossi and Domenico Criscito have applauded their Italian international teammates despite the 4-0 loss to Spain in the Euro 2012 Final.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli intends to remain on the Azzurri bench to mastermind their World Cup 2014 bid – after last night’s 4-0 loss to Spain in the Euro 2012 Final.
Vicente Del Bosque made history with Spain this evening, but reassured Italy “they had a great tournament and no luck tonight.”
Daniele De Rossi admits Spain are “a step above the rest and we didn’t have the energy to chase them down.”
Thanks for making them angry, 'Spain are boring' lobbyists! Rating the Azzurri after injuries, fatigue and a history-making Spain side made it a grim end to a glorious campaign in Kiev.
Andrea Barzagli admits this Final defeat to Spain was “not pleasant,” but urged Italy to see the bigger picture.
Riccardo Montolivo felt “regret and frustration” after Italy’s 4-0 Final defeat to Spain.
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini has criticised the lack of preparation time for the Final and clubs for not supporting Italy.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete insists Cesare Prandelli will continue his work after “bringing Italy back to the prestigious places in European football.”
Leonardo Bonucci was in floods of tears after Italy’s defeat to Spain, but insists the victory was “shaking off the reputation of catenaccio.”

EURO 2012 BLOGS

Cesare Prandelli overhauled Italy after its shambolic 2010 World Cup, but left the Azzurri on a dismal note. Luca Cetta assesses his reign and legacy.

Costa Rica may seem favourable opposition, but Luca Persico warns of how second group stage games have recently proved problematic for Italy.