Pelle': 'Italy ready when it counts'
Graziano Pellè reveals he planned Ciro Immobile’s goal in the 3-1 victory in Israel and “Italy are always ready when the game counts.”
Candreva: 'Italy fantastic group'
Antonio Candreva feels Italy “picked up where we left off” at Euro 2016 and showed that “exceptional desire” to beat Israel down to 10 men.
Immobile: 'Ventura said I'd score'
Ciro Immobile reveals Giampiero Ventura “predicted” his goal against Israel and owes the Italy Coach a great deal.
Ventura: 'Italy played as a team'
Giampiero Ventura praised Italy’s team ethic and the “importance” of Marco Verratti in a 3-1 victory away to Israel.
Italy take Israel despite Chiellini red
Italy worked harder than expected for a 3-1 victory in Israel after Giorgio Chiellini saw red in their first 2018 World Cup qualifier.
Buffon: 'Turn over new Italy leaf'
Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon urged people to “turn over a new leaf” and stop comparing Giampiero Ventura to Antonio Conte.
Italy make changes, including Marco Verratti and Leonardo Bonucci, for their first World Cup qualifier in Israel.
LIVEBLOG: Israel vs. Italy
Join us for all the build-up, action and post-match comments from Italy’s opening World Cup qualifier with Israel.
Hollande 'thanked Buffon' for gesture
“Francoise Hollande thanked me for Gigi Buffon’s gesture,” revealed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi after an Italy-France friendly.
Belotti out for 2-3 weeks
Torino fear Andrea Belotti will be out of action for two to three weeks after an injury on international duty.
Israel confirm XI against Italy
Israel have already announced the starting XI to face Italy in this evening’s World Cup qualifier.
Q&A: The lowdown on Israel
Israeli football expert Raphael Gellar speaks exclusively to Football Italia about Italy’s opponents in 2018 World Cup qualifying tonight.
Lukaku claims Juve offer
Romelu Lukaku claims “I could’ve gone to Juventus, but instead I chose to stay at Everton because it’s too early to go to Italy”.
Lippi: 'FIGC rule is bonkers!'
Marcello Lippi fumes at the regulation that kept him from joining the Azzurri: 'It's bonkers!'
De Rossi injury confirmed
Roma confirmed the thigh injury for Daniele De Rossi, but there is still no word about when he will return.
Ventura begins Italy renewal
Giampiero Ventura will largely stick to the old guard for Israel-Italy, but will introduce a handful of new faces too.
Ventura: 'Conte won, but I...'
Giampiero Ventura shrugged off Antonio Conte comparisons by noting “I sent players into the Italy squad while he won Scudetti.”
Man Utd ready to sell Darmian?
Reports are growing that Manchester United will release Matteo Darmian in January, as Juventus and Inter are among those interested.
Milan flavour to Italy in Israel
Giacomo Bonaventura appears likely to start in Israel, but there are still doubts for the left side of Italy’s midfield.
Buffon: 'Ventura right for Italy'
Gigi Buffon welcomed Leonardo Bonucci back to the Italy squad and called Giampiero Ventura “the right man at the right time.”
Ventura: 'No more Conte comparisons'
Giampiero Ventura expects “another step forward” for Italy against Israel, but warned “I don’t want to talk about Euro 2016 anymore.”
Levy: 'Prepared for Italy tactics'
Israel Coach Elisha Levy warns they have “prepared to face Italy’s unusual 3-5-2 system” in tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier.
Zahavi: 'Italy respect Israel'
Israel star Eran Zahavi – formerly of Palermo – is confident “Italy will not underestimate us” in the World Cup qualifier.
Lopetegui: 'Reina best in Serie A'
Spain Coach Julen Lopetegui claims Napoli star Pepe Reina “was the best goalkeeper in Serie A last season.”
Verratti to start Israel vs. Italy
Marco Verratti, Leonardo Bonucci and Federico Bernardeschi are expected to step in for Italy against Israel tomorrow.
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