Ventura to receive €860k?
Giampiero Ventura will reportedly be paid €866,000 after his Italy sacking, but in instalments in case he takes a club job.
Who could replace Ventura?
After Italy officially confirmed the sacking of Giampiero Ventura, Football Italia takes a look at the potential candidates to replace him.
Official: Ventura sacked by Italy
The FIGC has officially confirmed that Giampiero Ventura has been sacked as Italy CT.
Tommasi: ‘Tavecchio won’t resign’
Damiano Tommasi, the head of the Italian Players’ Union says FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio won’t resign - “there doesn’t appear to be the mood for change”.
Agnelli appeal delayed
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli’s appeal against a ban for illegal ticket sales has been postponed.
Gravina: ‘Ventura will be sacked’
Lega Pro President Gabriele Gravina says Italy CT Giampiero Ventura “is to be sacked without even having to think about it”.
Strootman: ‘Derby is always special’
Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman says the derby with Lazio is “a special game” and warns “there are no favourites”.
‘Rodriguez would still choose Milan’
Ricardo Rodriguez’s agent confirms “he would always sign for Milan” despite the poor start to the season.
Sacchi: Conte fooled Tavecchio
Former Italy boss Arrigo Sacchi claims “the masterstroke of Antonio Conte fooled Carlo Tavecchio into appointing Giampiero Ventura.”
‘Ancelotti Italy’s best choice’
The head of Italian Coaches suggests Carlo Ancelotti would be the best choice for Italy after Giampiero Ventura.
Sky: Italy to sack Ventura
Sky Sport Italia has reported in the last few minutes that Giampiero Ventura is just an official confirmation away from being sacked as Italy CT.
‘Chiesa, don’t leave Fiorentina!’
Cyril Thereau has urged Federico Chiesa to reject Paris Saint-Germain and stay at Fiorentina, where “it’s the perfect environment for him.”
Gabigol to Jiangsu Suning?
Gabriel Barbosa’s agent is reportedly trying to convince the Inter forward to join Jiangsu Suning in January.
Berlusconi ‘sickened’ by Italy
Former Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi admits he felt “very sick” by Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup.
Khedira: I’ll help Gigi win CL
Sami Khedira has vowed to help Juventus teammate Gianluigi Buffon win the Champions League this season after being ‘hurt’ by his post-Sweden tears.
Orsolini: My goal for Gasperini
Italy Under-21 winger Riccardo Orsolini dedicated his late winner against Russia to Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini. “Let’s hope he plays me more now!”
Vazquez: Never say never to Serie A
Former Palermo and Italy midfielder Franco Vazquez admits he will “never say never” to a return to Serie A.
Spinazzola out for two weeks?
Atalanta could be without Leonardo Spinazzola for the next two weeks after the wingback reportedly pulled up with a thigh injury.
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.
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