AZZURRI

Gianluigi Donnarumma made history as the youngest ever goalkeeper to start for Italy. “I thank Gigi Buffon for all the advice he gives me in training.”
Leonardo Bonucci sees “the perfect mix” of experience and youthful exuberance after Italy beat the Netherlands 2-1 in Amsterdam.
Giampiero Ventura insists Italy “can be the surprise” of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after a 2-1 friendly win in the Netherlands.
Eder and Leonardo Bonucci completed the quick comeback to conquer the Netherlands 2-1 in a friendly, while five players made debuts.
Giampiero Ventura insists he clarified the situation with Andrea Barzagli after the defender left the Italy camp for “personal problems.”
Netherlands interim Coach Fred Grim explained his picks for tonight’s friendly against Italy after replacing sacked Danny Blind.
Join us for all the build-up and action from the Amsterdam Arena as Italy experiment with young players in a friendly with the managerless Netherlands.
Gianluigi Donnarumma makes history with his first Italy start, as the Azzurri go 3-4-1-2 with Marco Verratti as trequartista for tonight’s Netherlands friendly.
Paolo Maldini confirms Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma reminds him of Gigi Buffon - “he has something that you see immediately”.
Christian Abbiati says Gigio Donnarumma “has everything” to be Gianluigi Buffon’s heir but “he can improve with his feet”.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio hints Serie A could start early next season - “someone will need to make some sacrifices”.
Marco Verratti has withdrawn his lawsuit against L’Équipe after an apology from the newspaper.
Luigi Di Biagio hailed his Italy Under-21s for a “very good response” during Monday’s 2-1 defeat to Spain at the Olimpico.
Italy Under-21s conceded more than once at home for the first time in two years after they fell 2-1 to Spain in friendly action on Monday.
Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi admits he “dreams” of winning another World Cup in 2018, although he is “sorry” for not lifting more trophies with Roma.
Daniele De Rossi believes Roberto Gagliardini can be his Italy heir and “a pillar” for the national team.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura says the door is open for Graziano Pelle, Arrigo Sacchi’s criticism was “disappointing” and “fruits are being borne” with youth.
Giampiero Ventura has revealed that Andrea Barzagli dropped out of the Italy squad due to “problems with his wife”.
Former Italy goalkeeper Francesco Toldo insists Gianluigi Donnarumma will only get Azzurri chance 'when Gianluigi Buffon decides to quit'.
Giampiero Ventura admits he’ll have to co-ordinate with the Italy Under-21 side for the European Championships and Spain showdown.
The Netherlands have officially fired Coach Danny Blind under 48 hours before their friendly against Italy in Amsterdam.
Leonardo Bonucci is one of the only veterans as Italy test a very young 3-5-2 formation against the Netherlands on Tuesday.
Gigi Di Biagio prepares Italy Under-21s for tomorrow’s friendly with Spain and celebrates their status as “a font of talent for the senior squad.”
Lorenzo Insigne has fond memories of Italy facing the Netherlands in Euro 2000 and names the teammates he’d like to travel with.
Daniele Rugani looks forward to starting for Italy in the Netherlands, but accepts “the journey I must make at Juventus to become a big player.”