Chiellini: 'I wanted to be Kobe!'
Giorgio Chiellini reveals he wanted to play basketball as a child, but then tried to emulate “idol” Paolo Maldini.
Acerbi: 'Reborn via chemotherapy'
Sassuolo defender Francesco Acerbi said chemotherapy “helped me realise many things” on the way to his Italy debut.
De Rossi: 'Italy can win Euro 2016'
Daniele De Rossi marks his 100th Italy cap tonight against Croatia, praised Antonio Conte and thinks they can win Euro 2016.
Croatia and Albania games at risk
Not only is Italy-Croatia at risk due to flooding in Milan, but Tuesday’s game with Albania in Genoa could also be scrapped.
Conte and Buffon welcome Mancini
Italy Coach Antonio Conte and captain Gigi Buffon welcomed Roberto Mancini back to Serie A with Inter.
Buffon: 'Italy-Croatia special'
Gigi Buffon said Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia is “not a game like the others, as we’re both humble and ambitious.”
Conte: 'Italy studied Croatia'
Antonio Conte wants “a result and a performance” from Italy in tomorrow’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia.
Gabbiadini: 'Only Italy beginning'
Sampdoria forward Manolo Gabbiadini said he wants his Italy call-up against Albania to be “only the beginning.”
Kovacic on Italy and Inter
Mateo Kovacic prepares for Italy-Croatia, but also said “thank you” to sacked Inter boss Walter Mazzarri.
Acerbi 'didn't expect' Italy call
Sassuolo defender Francesco Acerbi “did not expect” to receive an Italy call just months after defeating cancer.
Srna: 'Azzurri won't miss Pirlo'
Croatia captain Darijo Srna doubts Italy will miss Andrea Pirlo and has “no problem” with Daniele De Rossi.
Kovac: 'Italy-Croatia at risk'
Niko Kovac praised Antonio Conte, but warned Italy-Croatia “will have to be called off if the pitch doesn’t improve.”
Rakitic: 'Italy favourites with Croatia'
Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic admits “a draw would be a good result” against Italy in tomorrow’s Euro 2016 qualifier.
Flood fears for Italy-Croatia
There are growing concerns for tomorrow night’s Italy-Croatia match at San Siro, as Milan is hit by flash floods.
Italy test Croatia line-up
Ciro Immobile, Simone Zaza and Manuel Pasqual were tested for Italy’s qualifier against Croatia, as Angelo Ogbonna and Mario Balotelli left.
Italy send Balotelli and Ogbonna home
Mario Balotelli and Angelo Ogbonna have left the Italy camp due to injury ahead of games with Croatia and Albania.
Ranieri set for Greece axe
Claudio Ranieri looks set for the sack after Greece lost to the Faroe Islands, while Albania held France 1-1.
Criscito enjoys Azzurri recall
Domenico Criscito admits it’ll be “even more special returning to the Nazionale in Genoa” against Albania.
Rossettini: 'Italy dream come true'
Cagliari defender Luca Rossettini said his debut Italy call against Albania is “a dream come true.”
Okaka 'proud' of Italy call
Sampdoria striker Stefano Okaka is “proud of myself for overcoming obstacles” to earn his first Italy call-up.
Italy: New and old for Albania
Italy called another 14 players to face Albania, including Stefano Okaka, Francesco Acerbi, Domenico Criscito and Stefano Sturaro.
U21: Cragno and Barba added
Gigi Di Biagio has added Federico Barba and Alessio Cragno to the Italy Under-21 squad for a friendly with Denmark.
Kuipers ref for Italy-Croatia
Italy’s crunch Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia will be officiated by Bjorn Kuipers on Sunday.
Acerbi set for Azzurri call
Francesco Acerbi is tipped for an Italy call-up against Albania, a return after twice being diagnosed with cancer.
Budan: Conte’s the added value
Igor Budan lists Antonio Conte as Italy’s greatest strength, as he looks ahead to the Azzurri’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia on Sunday in Milan.
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