AZZURRI

Palermo and Italy forward Franco Vazquez proves he’s ready for the season with a spectacular triple nutmeg.
Domenico Berardi turns 21 today and is “happy to have another year of growth” at Sassuolo before joining Juventus.
Former Italy striker Daniel Osvaldo is ready to join FC Porto as a free agent, two years after Roma sold him for €17m.
Sevilla's Ciro Immobile reassures supporters after being stretchered out in yesterday's friendly: 'I'm fine'.
Italy striker Ciro Immobile’s appearance for Sevilla against Watford lasted only five minutes before he was stretchered off.
Andrea Pirlo believes Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli can still become ‘one of the top forwards in Europe’.
Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini have been left out of Liverpool’s squad for their final pre-season friendlies.
President Carlo Tavecchio has confirmed the FIGC will support Michel Platini for the Presidency of FIFA.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio hints at support for Michel Platini, saying the federation will support ‘the UEFA candidate’.
Andrea Pirlo thanked fans for his “absolutely amazing” and “very emotional” MLS debut for New York City FC.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio is confident “Italy are not afraid of Spain” in the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.
Andrea Pirlo made his MLS debut for New York City FC against his former Milan teammate Kaka’s Orlando City.
Italy begin their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign in Israel on September 5 2016, playing Spain in October 2016 and September 2017.
Former euro and world champion Dino Zoff says 'Spain are not what they used to be' and believes the Azzurri have a good group.
Albania Coach Gianni De Biasi said playing Italy in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers will be “like a local derby.”
Italy Under-21 goalkeeper Francesco Bardi has completed a move to Espanyol on loan with option to buy from Inter.
Antonio Conte said facing Spain will be “extra motivation” for Italy in 2018 World Cup qualifying.
Italy will face Spain, Albania, Israel, Macedonia and Liechtenstein on the road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Domenico Berardi reveals he’s working on self-control, compares himself to Arjen Robben and shrugs off Juventus talk.
Italy risk a very tough group when the draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers is made today in Russia.
Stephan El Shaarawy calls Monaco ‘the best choice for me and my career’ after joining from Milan.
Milan playmaker Riccardo Montolivo says he is ready to ‘contribute’, after an injury hit campaign last season.
Andrea Pirlo believes New York City FC can be “a truly important experience” and it’s up to Antonio Conte whether he’ll still play for Italy.
Croatia have been deducted one point and will play two matches behind closed doors, as punishment for a swastika on the pitch against Italy.
Andrea Pirlo has reiterated that he hasn’t moved to New York City FC ‘for a holiday’ and is confident of adapting to many changes.