U21: Cragno and Barba added
Gigi Di Biagio has added Federico Barba and Alessio Cragno to the Italy Under-21 squad for a friendly with Denmark.
Kuipers ref for Italy-Croatia
Italy’s crunch Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia will be officiated by Bjorn Kuipers on Sunday.
Acerbi set for Azzurri call
Francesco Acerbi is tipped for an Italy call-up against Albania, a return after twice being diagnosed with cancer.
Budan: Conte’s the added value
Igor Budan lists Antonio Conte as Italy’s greatest strength, as he looks ahead to the Azzurri’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia on Sunday in Milan.
‘Conte’s 3-5-2 best ever, but…’
Zvonimir Boban labels Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 system the ‘best in history’, but is critical of the formation’s use in a ‘tactically decadent’ Italian football.
De Rossi: Balo no mischief-maker
Daniele De Rossi says that Mario Balotelli is anything but someone who causes trouble in Italy’s dressing room.
Ogbonna, Balotelli hamstring concerns
Angelo Ogbonna and Mario Balotelli are both struggling with minor hamstring injuries, Italy’s team doctor has revealed.
Colantuono: Leave Mario alone
Atalanta Coach Stefano Colantuono believes it is time that Mario Balotelli was ‘left alone’ following director general Pierpaolo Marino's anecdote.
Di Biagio: U-21s keep growing
Gigi Di Biagio is happy with Italy Under-21s’ performance in their 6-1 friendly win against Lupa Roma today.
Italy have Ogbonna doubt
Italy could lose Angelo Ogbonna to a suspected muscle strain, with Matteo Darmian practicing in his position in training today.
‘Italy-Croatia not decisive’
Davor Suker has insisted that Sunday's match between Italy and Croatia will have no bearing in the race to qualify for Euro 2016.
De Sciglio: Leave Balotelli alone
Mattia De Sciglio has called on fans and media to leave Mario Balotelli alone as the forward reintegrates to the Italy squad.
Ranocchia: Give Italy youth time
Andrea Ranocchia has called for Italy’s up-and-coming defenders to be given time to mature, as he looks ahead to the Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia.
Croatia confirm squad for Italy
Croatia CT Niko Kovac has announced his squad that will take on Italy in Euro 2016 qualifying at San Siro on Sunday.
Tevez makes Argentina comeback
Carlos Tevez made his Argentina comeback after three years in today’s 2-1 victory over Croatia.
U21: Italy lose duo to injury
Stefano Sabelli and Salvatore Molina have left the Italy Under-21 camp due to injury ahead of the Denmark game.
Kramaric has Milan ambition
Andrej Kramaric says that he would like to play for either Milan or Inter in the near future, as he looks ahead to Croatia’s clash with Italy.
Rugani: I can’t believe I’m here
Empoli’s Daniele Rugani is still struggling to believe that he is been called up by Antonio Conte ahead of the games with Croatia and Albania.
Modric: Italy will miss Pirlo
Luka Modric recognises the importance of Croatia’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier with Italy, and also the absence of Andrea Pirlo in midfield.
Suarez: Chiellini bite harmless
Luis Suarez comments that biting Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup was a mistake but also harmless.
Verratti: I wanted to face Croatia
Marco Verratti has expressed his regret about not playing for Italy at San Siro when Croatia visits on Sunday night.
Chiellini discusses formation changes
Giorgio Chiellini has spoken about Juventus’ recent change to a back-four, and the differences between that and Antonio Conte’s back-three.
‘Italian defending will rise again’
Giorgio Chiellini believes Italian defending will once again return to being the envy of the world, as he praises the next generation.
Chiellini talks ‘generation gap’
Giorgio Chiellini sees a ‘generation gap’ in Italian football, with no-one to supplement the experienced veterans and promising youngsters in the Italy squad.
Chiellini: No problems with Balotelli
Giorgio Chiellini insists nobody in the Italy squad has a problem with Mario Balotelli returning to the fold.
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