Maldini: No change in 15 years
Paolo Maldini claims “I still see the same faces in Italian football from when I quit the national team 15 years ago.”
Anderson doubt for Roman derby?
Lazio attacker Felipe Anderson is reportedly a doubt for Saturday’s Derby della Capitale against Roma.
Italy ‘open Ancelotti talks’
Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly opened talks with FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio over becoming Italy’s new CT.
‘De Rossi had moment of greatness’
Germany boss Joachim Low has hailed Daniele De Rossi for his moment of ‘greatness’ after he refused to warm up during Italy-Sweden.
Balotelli drops Lazio hint
Mario Balotelli has admitted that Simone Inzaghi is a “very good” Coach and refused to close the door on a potential move to Lazio.
Moggi: Ventura was Lazio’s ‘dud’
Former Juventus man Luciano Moggi has claimed that Giampiero Ventura was set for Lazio before Italy and described the CT as “unfit and a dud.”
‘Tavecchio doing a great job’
FIFA President Gianni Infantino insists Carlo Tavecchio is doing a “great job” as FIGC chief, despite calls for him to step down.
Zoff: Exit hurts so much
Italy legend Dino Zoff admits their World Cup no-show “hurts so much” but believes a bright future is in store if the Azzurri “start trusting” youth.
Deulofeu grateful to Milan
Gerard Deulofeu assures “I won’t forget my experience with Milan” after explaining San Siro was where “I became a man.”
Dybala: No Italy strange, but…
Paulo Dybala admits “it’ll be strange not to see Italy at the World Cup” but believes their no-show can “help them change their style of play.”
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport...
Ventura: 'I only lost two games'
Giampiero Ventura is still refusing to resign after failing to get Italy to the World Cup and insists “I lost only two games in two years.”
Italy invited to US anti-World Cup?
Reports in America suggest the U.S. Soccer Federation will invite Italy, the Netherlands, Ghana and Chile for a pre-World Cup tournament.
Maradona: 'I want Argentina job!'
Diego Armando Maradona declared he “wants to return” as the Coach of Argentina following a 4-2 friendly defeat to Nigeria.
Di Biagio: 'Italy warnings for years'
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio doesn’t want to talk about replacing Giampiero Ventura, but “we’ve been sending warnings for years.”
Suso given Spain debut
Milan star Suso was given his full Spain debut in a 3-3 friendly with Russia, also featuring Napoli winger Jose Callejon.
Mancini favourite for Italy job?
While Carlo Ancelotti is the preferred choice for many, Roberto Mancini is emerging as the favourite to replace Giampiero Ventura as Italy Coach.
IKEA mock Italy exit
IKEA have mocked Italy’s World Cup play-off defeat to Sweden with a new advertisement on Twitter.
Kondogbia committed to Valencia
Geoffrey Kondogbia’s agent confirmed he “wants to remain with Valencia for many years, but he has a contract with Inter and the two clubs will decide.”
Insigne: 'Accept everything for Italy'
Lorenzo Insigne has “apologised to all of Italy” for the World Cup exit, but refused to blame Giampiero Ventura. “You have to accept everything.”
U21: Italy win Russia thriller
Italy missed a Patrick Cutrone penalty, but completed a comeback to beat Russia in a 3-2 thriller. “We lost our shape,” complained Gigi Di Biagio.
Zoff: 'Italy Coach not a selector'
Dino Zoff criticised Giampiero Ventura, pointing out “you must also know how to be a Coach and not just a selector of players.”
'Italy ignored Criscito and Giovinco'
Andrea D’Amico, the agent representing Domenico Criscito and Sebastian Giovinco, complains they were “ignored” by the Italy squad.
Atletico open Vrsaljko to Napoli
After Atletico Madrid opens the door to Sime Vrsaljko’s Napoli move, the club’s official radio station says “there is not much distance.”
Braida: 'No Roma-Vidal talks'
Barcelona consultant Ariedo Braida denies Roma are in negotiations to sign Aleix Vidal. “I have not had any contact with them for the player.”
Gran Gala del Calcio nominees announced
The candidates for the Serie A Top XI players of 2017 are announced, with Max Allegri, Maurizio Sarri and Gian Piero Gasperini up for best Coach.
N'Kono to Buffon: 'You're a legend'
Gigi Buffon’s tears at missing the 2018 World Cup prompted a video message from his hero: Cameroon legend Thomas N’Kono.
ADL: 'I fired Ventura!'
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis slammed Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura for misusing Lorenzo Insigne. “I fired him in Serie C after three months.”
Cairo: 'Not the Ventura I knew'
Torino President Urbano Cairo said he “didn’t see the Giampiero Ventura I knew. He looked like a guest” on the Italy bench.
Chiesa meeting with PSG
There are reports Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa’s father Enrico met with Paris Saint-Germain to discuss his future.
Rossi: 'Italy will get back'
Giuseppe Rossi sent a message to Italy fans after they failed to reach the World Cup. “I hope to be back defending our jersey as soon as possible.”
Cuadrado injured with Colombia
Juan Cuadrado has suffered a thigh injury with Colombia, and will return to Juventus for scans.
Bergomi: ‘Get Mourinho or Mancini’
Inter and Italy legend Beppe Bergomi believes the FIGC should get Jose Mourinho or Roberto Mancini as the next CT.
Italy consider Grosso?
Italy are reportedly considering Bari Coach Fabio Grosso as a possible replacement for Giampiero Ventura.
Maradona: ‘Italy only crossed it…’
Diego Maradona says “it's sad that Italy, one of the greats” haven’t qualified for the World Cup but they “played as Sweden wanted, crossing the ball”.
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