Italy: Rugani replaces Romagnoli
Alessio Romagnoli has left Italy’s Under-21 camp with a thigh injury, with Daniele Rugani dropping down from the senior squad as replacement.
‘Pelle can become a top player’
Pantaleo Corvino reveals early frustration at would-be dancer Graziano Pelle, but says he has the potential to become a top striker akin to Luca Toni.
Pelle, Rugani tested, Verratti...
Graziano Pelle and Daniele Rugani were tested in an alternative Italy line-up in training today, whilst Marco Verratti is back to running.
Pirlo to start Italy-Azerbaijan?
Andrea Pirlo could start Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Azerbaijan on Friday with Simone Zaza and Ciro Immobile.
Italy squad bans social media
Italy team manager Lele Oriali warns players are now banned from discussing club affairs on social media.
Pelle: 'Better late than never!'
Southampton striker Graziano Pellè “took the long way round,” but is finally in the senior Italy squad. “Better late than never.”
Bonucci apology for Juve-Roma tweet
Leonardo Bonucci has apologised after a telling-off from the Italy staff, insisting he “did not want to offend Roma.”
Turkish ref for Italy-Azerbaijan
Turkish referee Huseyn Gocek will officiate Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Azerbaijan on Friday.
Gabbiadini: Italy my objective
Manolo Gabbiadini has lifted the lid on Sinisa Mihajlovic’s managerial technique at Sampdoria and admits he is targeting a place with Italy.
Italy U-21s: Sturaro withdraws
Genoa midfielder Stefano Sturaro has pulled out of Italy’s Under-21 squad and is facing around three weeks on the sidelines.
‘Bonaventura’s injury not serious’
Giacomo Bonaventura’s agent says that the Milan player’s injury that ruled him out of the Italy squad is not serious.
Bernardeschi: Italy must be bold
Federico Bernardeschi downplays comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo and plays up Italy’s Under-21 test against Slovakia.
Italy: Bonaventura out, Pirlo in
Antonio Conte has called up Andrea Pirlo to the Italy squad for Euro 2016 qualifying, in place of the injured Giacomo Bonaventura.
Verratti, Bonaventura Italy doubts
Enrico Castellacci has confirmed Marco Verratti’s ankle injury may seen him drop out of the Italy squad, whilst Giacomo Bonaventura is also injured.
Conte: Pelle represents meritocracy
Antonio Conte has explained Graziano Pelle’s inclusion and Mario Balotelli’s exclusion from his latest Italy squad.
Conte: I may call Pirlo…
Antonio Conte has reflected on Alberto Aquilani’s potential turning point, picking his regista this month and potentially recalling Andrea Pirlo.
'Juve-Roma is no Italy issue'
Antonio Conte is unconcerned by Juventus-Roma and says he does not expect it to affect squad relations in the Italy squad.
Bonaventura: Milan can improve
Giacomo Bonaventura has enthused at his call-up to Italy and reflected on early life at a Milan he still believes can improve.
Ankle issue for Verratti
Italy have held a first training session in view of Euro 2016 qualifiers this month and have early fitness doubts over Marco Verratti.
Empoli joy at Rugani Italy call
Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri prepares to face Palermo and is very happy with Daniele Rugani’s maiden Italy call-up.
Pellè: 'Azzurri dream come true!'
Southampton striker Graziano Pellè has “another dream come true” with his first senior Italy call-up.
Galliani: 'No Abate Italy snub'
Adriano Galliani reveals why Milan right-back Ignazio Abate was left out of the Italy squad and hails Keisuke Honda.
Zoff: 'Totti is the Perfect 10'
Dino Zoff believes Roma legend Francesco Totti is “the most complete Number 10 in Italian football.”
Italy: Pelle and Rugani called
Graziano Pellé is called up and Mario Balotelli dropped for Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Malta.
Bonucci: 'If Balotelli wants Italy...'
Leonardo Bonucci warned Mario Balotelli “must learn to be part of a group” if the Liverpool striker wants an Italy recall.
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