World Cup 2014
Balotelli: 'I have humility'
Mario Balotelli insists he has “humility” and sent a clear message to Manchester City after he earned a standing ovation at San Siro. “Speak to my face, not to the papers.”
Montolivo: 'If this is Balotelli...'
Riccardo Montolivo was happy with his first competitive Italy goal and hailed his teammate. “If this is the real Mario Balotelli…”
Prandelli: 'Mario must play like this'
Cesare Prandelli praised Mario Balotelli and his Italy side for beating Denmark even with 10 men. “Mario has to play like this.”
Mario downs Danes, Osvaldo sent off
Italy played the entire second half with 10 men after Pablo Daniel Osvaldo’s foolish dismissal, but Mario Balotelli was inspirational in a 3-1 win over Denmark.
Marrone and Florenzi's U21 dream
Luca Marrone notes it is Italy’s “dream to win the European Championship,” while Alessandro Florenzi says they must learn to be patient.
Mario Balotelli, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and Morgan De Sanctis are in the starting XI as Italy welcome Nicklas Bendtner’s Denmark to San Siro in the World Cup qualifier.
Mangia: 'All-attack Italy'
Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia hailed Italy’s all-attack approach to Sweden that saw them qualify for the Euros with a 3-2 victory in Sweden.
Sparkling Azzurrini sink Sweden!
Italy ran some huge risks in the final stages, fumbling a 2-0 lead, but secured their place in the European Under-21 Championships with a 3-2 victory in Sweden.
Prandelli: 'Balotelli not risky'
Cesare Prandelli replies to criticism ahead of Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Denmark and gives advice to Mario Balotelli. “We are trying to help him, but he has to walk alone.”
Line-ups: Sweden-Italy U21s
Italy go into the decisive European Under-21 Championship play-off in Sweden with Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne and Giuseppe De Luca.
Buffon out of Denmark tie
Napoli’s Morgan De Sanctis will start in goal for Italy tonight against Denmark after Gigi Buffon failed a fitness test.
Barzagli respects Bendtner threat
Andrea Barzagli has warned his Italian international teammates that Denmark’s Nicklas Bendtner is a striker to be respected.
Cassano: Italy snub and snubbing Juve
Antonio Cassano says he doesn’t know why he’s been dropped from the Italy squad, while he’s revealed that he rejected the chance to join Juventus – on three different occasions.
Prandelli: Buffon wants to play
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has admitted that Gianluigi Buffon is desperate to start against Denmark, despite missing training.
Mangia aims for U-21 qualification
Italy Under-21 boss Devis Mangia has issued a warning to his side ahead of their European Champions play-off match against Sweden.
Denmark boss respects Italian duo
Denmark boss Morten Olsen has pinpointed Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli as Italy’s key players ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier.
FIGC back Prandelli over Cassano
The President of the Italian Football Federation has backed boss Cesare Prandelli’s decision to snub Antonio Cassano.
Maggio leaves Azzurri camp
Napoli’s Christian Maggio has been allowed to leave Italy’s training camp to attend the birth of his first child.
Buffon misses Italy training
Juventus’ Gigi Buffon is still a doubt for Italy’s World Cup qualifier against Denmark on Tuesday evening.
Italy beat Armenia 3-1 on Friday night in World Cup qualifying. Here are all the goals just in case you missed them.
Parma have Saponara deal
Empoli have confirmed they have a deal in place to sell Under-21 international Riccardo Saponara to Parma.
Montolivo: 'No Milan regrets'
Riccardo Montolivo insists he has “no regrets” about joining Milan and defends Italy from post-Armenia criticism.
Ledesma 'fired up' for Milan
Cristian Ledesma is “fired up” for Lazio’s Serie A clash with Milan and hopes he can earn an Azzurri recall.
Giaccherini on Italy, Napoli and Inter
Emanuele Giaccherini cast his eye over Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Denmark, next week’s Juventus-Napoli showdown and Inter’s Scudetto ambitions.
Bendtner: 'For Denmark and Juve'
Nicklas Bendtner prepares to face Italy with Denmark and will do everything possible “to ensure Juventus make the move from Arsenal permanent.”
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