Italy make radical changes to start Simone Zaza, Ciro Immobile and Federico Bernardeschi against the Republic of Ireland.
LIVEBLOG: Italy v Ireland
Join us for all the build-up and action from Italy’s final Euro 2016 group game against the Republic of Ireland in Lille.
Roof over Italy-Ireland
Italy’s match with the Republic of Ireland will be played in Lille with the roof closed this evening.
Pirlo: ‘Italy omission painful’
Andrea Pirlo admits it was “painful” to miss out on Euro 2016, but insists Italy can win the whole thing.
Tassotti: ‘End of Spanish cycle’
Mauro Tassotti believes Spain are “at the end of a cycle” but will still be “tough to beat” for Italy.
West Ham open Zaza talks?
West Ham United have opened talks with Juventus for Simone Zaza, according to reports in Britain.
Perisic: 'Italy, be grateful'
Ivan Perisic dismisses Italy's worries before facing Spain: 'They should be thankful not to face Croatia'.
Kovacic: 'Won to skip Italy'
Mateo Kovacic says Croatia won 'to avoid playing Italy', but doubts he will return to Serie A soon.
Garcia: 'Italy have talent'
Rudi Garcia admires 'solid, well-organised' Italy and denies they have no talent: 'Daniele De Rossi is a champion'.
Nolito: 'Italy-Spain tough draw'
Spain striker Nolito admits Round of 16 rivals Italy are 'a tough opponent', whilst Sergio Ramos looks to 'beat the best'.
Federal Court meets for Lippi
The Federal Court will meet today to decide on Marcello Lippi's eligibility as Italy's future technical director, and provide an answer next week.
Azzurri: Bernardeschi edges in?
Italy Coach Antonio Conte will keep some of his regulars against Ireland, but Federico Bernardeschi should start.
Morata: 'Italy worst draw possible'
Alvaro Morata warns Italy are “the worst possible opponents” Spain could’ve been paired with in Euro 2016.
Del Bosque: 'Time to analyse Italy'
Vicente Del Bosque said Spain “have time to analyse” their Round of 16 meeting with Italy after a shock 2-1 defeat to Croatia.
Italy out for Spain revenge
Italy have a perfectly even record against Spain, winning 10 each and drawing 14, ahead of their Euro 2016 clash on Monday.
Italy given toughest Euro 2016 route
Italy have an extremely difficult route to the Euro 2016 Final, facing Spain on Monday, then possibly Germany and France.
Croatia set up Italy v Spain!
Ivan Perisic and Nikola Kalinic completed an amazing Croatia comeback, setting up Italy v Spain in the Round of 16, after Sergio Ramos missed a penalty.
No Italy rest for Bonucci?
Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli will reportedly start for Italy against the Republic of Ireland, as some reserves didn’t impress.
Buffon: 'Italy not used to this'
Gigi Buffon doubts he’ll start for Italy against the Republic of Ireland, but praised their team spirit. “We’re usually panicking at this point.”
Conte: 'Ireland important for Italy'
Antonio Conte confirmed “seven to nine changes” against the Republic of Ireland, but “if Italy lose, the trouble starts again.”
Lille turf re-laid after Italy-Ireland
The turf at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille has “irreversible damage,” but will only be re-laid after Italy play Ireland here.
Conte turns to Bernardeschi?
Reports suggest Federico Bernardeschi will be preferred to Stephan El Shaarawy for Italy tomorrow.
Coleman: ‘Ireland can beat Italy’
Republic of Ireland full-back Seamus Coleman believes “we can win” against Italy tomorrow.
Report: Inter open Candreva talks
Inter are meeting with the agent of Lazio midfielder Antonio Candreva, according to reports.
Pique: ‘Italy worry me’
Spain defender Gerard Pique admits Italy “worry me” at Euro 2016.
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