LIVEBLOG: Italy v Sweden
Join us for all the build-up and action from Italy’s second Euro 2016 match against Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Sweden.
Ibra: 'Our best against Italy'
Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic expects 'an awesome match' against Italy: 'They are my second home, we must do our best'.
Report: Florenzi against Sweden
Reports confirm that Alessandro Florenzi will be fielded against Sweden, but Italy's remaining starters are unchanged.
Hamsik: 'Italy are amazing!'
Slovakia and Napoli star Marek Hamsik is impressed by Italy: 'I didn't expect such a team of fighters!'
Few Italy changes for Sweden
Italy go into their second Euro 2016 game against Sweden with only one new player compared to Belgium, say reports.
Conte: ‘Italy have done nothing’
CT Antonio Conte looks to quell hype around Italy - “feet on the ground, we’ve done nothing”.
Buffon: ‘Second game causes problems’
Gigi Buffon warns Italy “historically have problems” in the second game of a major tournament.
Rivera: 'Italy surprised everyone'
Azzurri legend Gianni Rivera says Italy 'surprised everyone' against 'overconfident' Belgium at Euro 2016.
Ventura scouts Albania
Incoming Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura was present at the match of future rival Albania against France.
Pelle back for Italy
Graziano Pelle has fully recovered and is available for Italy's Euro 2016 game against Sweden.
Ekdal: 'Italy worry Sweden'
Albin Ekdal admits Sweden are “worried” about facing Italy at Euro 2016. “They are stronger than we expected.”
Wilmots: 'Italy rely on Juve'
Belgium Coach Marc Wilmots sniped at Antonio Conte’s success. “The Italy Coach just has to rely on Juventus.”
Chelsea contenders for Candreva
Inter see Lazio raise Antonio Candreva’s price-tag to €25m as Antonio Conte’s Chelsea show an interest.
Walters at risk against Italy
The Republic of Ireland could miss Jon Walters for their Euro 2016 game against Italy with an Achilles injury.
Italy plan changes with Sweden
There could be at least three changes to the Italy line-up against Sweden on Friday, bringing in Alessandro Florenzi, Thiago Motta and Simone Zaza.
Florenzi: ‘Leave talking to others’
Alessandro Florenzi sees many pundits “eating their words” but Italy will “leave the talking to others”.
Candreva: ‘Italy haven’t qualified…’
Antonio Candreva warns Italy “are not qualified yet” ahead of Friday’s clash with Sweden.
Kassai for Italy-Sweden
Hungarian Viktor Kassai will be the referee for Italy’s game with Sweden on Friday.
Reports clash on Pelle
Graziano Pelle is being rested in Italy's camp as conflicting reports emerge about his conditions.
Florenzi, De Sciglio, Zaza for Sweden?
Italy Coach Antonio Conte may introduce Alessandro Florenzi. Mattia De Sciglio and Simone Zaza to face Sweden.
'Giak happy with Fiore option'
Emanuele Giaccherini would be 'happy' to go to Fiorentina, but so far 'there are no news', says his agent.
Neuer: 'Never wrote off Italy'
Germany's Manuel Neuer says he 'never wrote off Italy', and admires Gianluigi Buffon.
Euro quarters clear yellows
Italy's four players with a yellow card must hang on until the quarter-finals, when their card record will be cleared.
Nainggolan: ‘Accept Pjanic choice’
Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan “accepts” Miralem Pjanic’s decision to move to Juventus.
Injured Pelle rested
Graziano Pelle is being rested today after he dislocated his little finger, which shouldn't prevent him from playing against Sweden.
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