AZZURRI

Alessandro Diamanti is impressed with his first match for Guangzhou Evergrande and confident he won’t miss out on an Italy call.
Cesare Prandelli reiterated Italy trust Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Balotelli, but it’s too early for Domenico Berardi.
Gian Piero Gasperini insists Alberto Gilardino “deserves to go to the World Cup” and will prove it in Napoli-Genoa.
Franck Ribery has backed Verona striker Luca Toni to return to the Italy squad in time for the World Cup in Brazil.
Parma defender Gabriel Paletta says that any call-up to the Italian national team would be down to Cesare Prandelli.
Cesare Prandelli is reportedly looking to organise a training camp in March for future Italy prospects and potential outside candidates to make the World Cup.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio called two new faces for a get-together next week.
Italy will play Luxembourg in their final pre-World Cup friendly on June 4, it has been announced.
Cesare Prandelli has warned Mario Balotelli that he needs to ‘find a seriousness’ if he’s to become one of the greats.
Costa Rica Coach Jorge Luis Pinto has praised a number of Italian players as his country prepares to play the Azzurri.
Genoa forward Alberto Gilardino has spoken of his desire to make Azzurri Coach Cesare Prandelli’s World Cup squad.
Vincenzo Montella has played down the possibility of replacing Cesare Prandelli as Italy Coach: “Really I believe it is too early.”
England boss Roy Hodgson has admitted that he is concerned about the heat in Manaus, where his side will face Italy at the World Cup.
World Cup winning Coach Marcello Lippi has announced he will retire from coaching club sides at the end of the season.
Roma forward Mattia Destro has spoken of his and his teammates’ desire to play for their respective countries at this summer’s World Cup.
FIFA have accepted Cesare Prandelli’s proposal to introduce ‘water breaks’ in exceptionally hot weather at the World Cup.
Marcello Lippi reveals he turned down an offer from Real Madrid and “it was a mistake” to quit Italy in 2006.
Alessandro Diamanti assures he’ll “work every day to earn my place” at the World Cup after joining Guangzhou Evergrande.
Cesare Prandelli hinted Italy should “expect new elements on a technical level” at the World Cup. Did he mean Francesco Totti?
Cesare Maldini believes that Massimiliano Allegri could be the man to take over the Italian national team after the World Cup.
Azzurri World Cup winner Mauro Camoranesi has today confirmed that he will retire from playing at the end of the season.
Italy have dropped a place in the latest FIFA World Rankings, being listed for February in eighth position.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has admitted he is still unsure whether he will remain in his post beyond this summer’s World Cup.
Cesare Prandelli does not see Italy as favourites at the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.
Alberto Zaccheroni has enthused at Yuto Nagatomo and Keisuke Honda’s work in Serie A, and offered his view on the latter’s best position at Milan.