AZZURRI

Mateo Kovacic says Croatia won 'to avoid playing Italy', but doubts he will return to Serie A soon.
Rudi Garcia admires 'solid, well-organised' Italy and denies they have no talent: 'Daniele De Rossi is a champion'.
Spain striker Nolito admits Round of 16 rivals Italy are 'a tough opponent', whilst Sergio Ramos looks to 'beat the best'.
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.
Italy Coach Antonio Conte will keep some of his regulars against Ireland, but Federico Bernardeschi should start.
Alvaro Morata warns Italy are “the worst possible opponents” Spain could’ve been paired with in Euro 2016.
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 have a perfectly even record against Spain, winning 10 each and drawing 14, ahead of their Euro 2016 clash on Monday.
Italy have an extremely difficult route to the Euro 2016 Final, facing Spain on Monday, then possibly Germany and France.
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.
Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli will reportedly start for Italy against the Republic of Ireland, as some reserves didn’t impress.
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.”
Antonio Conte confirmed “seven to nine changes” against the Republic of Ireland, but “if Italy lose, the trouble starts again.”
The turf at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille has “irreversible damage,” but will only be re-laid after Italy play Ireland here.
Reports suggest Federico Bernardeschi will be preferred to Stephan El Shaarawy for Italy tomorrow.
Republic of Ireland full-back Seamus Coleman believes “we can win” against Italy tomorrow.
Inter are meeting with the agent of Lazio midfielder Antonio Candreva, according to reports.
Spain defender Gerard Pique admits Italy “worry me” at Euro 2016.
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill admits Jon Walters is “very doubtful” for the Italy game tomorrow.
Leicester City and Wolfsburg will reportedly send scouts to watch Simone Zaza during Italy’s game with the Republic of Ireland tomorrow.
Chelsea are apparently willing to offer €40m for Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci and €30m for Lazio's Antonio Candreva.
Italy Coach Antonio Conte is still uncertain whether to field Federico Bernardeschi or Stephan El Shaarawy against Ireland, say reports.
Alessandro Florenzi recorded Italy's fastest sprint in Euro 2016 so far, but he is very far off from record-holder Kingsley Coman of France.
Fabio Capello believes “Italy can be a contender for the trophy” at Euro 2016.
Albania Coach Gianni De Biasi urges Italy to do his side a favour by beating Ireland on Wednesday.