El Shaarawy 'enjoying Italy role'
Stephan El Shaarawy “really likes” his new role covering the entire left flank for Italy after a 2-0 win over Finland.
Sirigu: 'Hope effort pays off'
Salvatore Sirigu was not surprised to start for Italy against Finland and “hopefully all this effort will pay off in Euro 2016.”
Candreva: 'Good Italy test'
Antonio Candreva trusts the 2-0 win over Finland “was a good test to help” Italy prepare for Euro 2016.
Conte: 'Azzurri step up tempo'
Antonio Conte defended Thiago Motta’s performance and warned Italy “need to improve the tempo, intensity and some tactical situations.”
Italy push past Finland
Antonio Candreva converted a penalty and assisted Daniele De Rossi’s header as Italy beat Finland 2-0 in their pre-Euro 2016 friendly.
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Italy go into their final pre-Euro 2016 test against Finland, fielding Stephan El Shaarawy, Ciro Immobile and Simone Zaza.
Tavecchio: 'New Italy Coach tomorrow'
“We will announce the name of the new Italy Coach tomorrow,” confirmed Carlo Tavecchio, hinting it’ll be Giampiero Ventura.
Insigne expects new Napoli deal
Lorenzo Insigne’s agent expects a Napoli contract renewal in August, but “it looks as if he’ll be on the bench” for Italy at Euro 2016.
Conte: 'Italy strikers compatible'
Antonio Conte assures “all the Italy strikers are compatible” ahead of Euro 2016 and tonight’s Finland friendly.
Wilmots: ‘Unhappy with Italy draw’
Marc Wilmots admits Belgium have a tough draw in facing Italy at Euro 2016 - “it could have been better”.
Toni: ‘Difficult for Conte’
Luca Toni sees “difficult” choices for Italy CT Antonio Conte as “there isn’t a striker who has scored a lot of goals”.
Parolo to start against Finland?
Marco Parolo is expected to start for Italy against Finland tonight.
'Italy can trouble anyone'
Stephan El Shaarawy thinks the Azzurri 'can trouble anyone' at Euro 2016, but is wary of his group opponents.
Conte tests Zaza, Immobile
Coach Antonio Conte will field Simone Zaza and Ciro Immobile in tonight's friendly against Finland, say reports.
Zaza: 'Learning from Conte'
Simone Zaza is “learning a great deal” from Italy Coach Antonio Conte and warned he doesn’t want a Premier League move right now.
Barzagli: 'Juve block inspires Italy'
Andrea Barzagli hopes the confidence of the Juventus defensive unit can “spread” across the Italy squad at Euro 2016.
Conte: 'Opponents fear Azzurri'
Antonio Conte feels Italy’s 3-5-2 system is helping to invoke “respect and fear” in opponents ahead of tomorrow’s Finland friendly.
Conte: 'Italy completed me'
Antonio Conte admits he felt “intense thoughts” upon leaving his Italy office for the last time. “This experience completed me as a Coach.”
Belgium squeeze 3-2 win
Belgium fought back from a goal down to beat Norway 3-2 in their final pre-Euro 2016 friendly, showing real problems in defence.
Zaza-Immobile against Finland
Antonio Conte is expected to use Stephan El Shaarawy, Antonio Candreva, Simone Zaza and Ciro Immobile against Finland.
PM Renzi visits Azzurri
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visited the Italy squad today ahead of their Euro 2016 adventure. “Make your presence felt.”
De Rossi: 'El Shaarawy's hair...'
Daniele De Rossi revealed why he will no longer mock Stephan El Shaarawy for the obsession with his hair. “He won Roma a derby.”
Juan Jesus: 'I could play for Italy'
Inter defender Juan Jesus is keeping his future options open at both club and international level. “I could play for Italy.”
Zaza: 'Italy like a tank'
Simone Zaza called for Italy to be “like a tank” at Euro 2016, “then we’ve got the players who can turn a game.”
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