Italy-Holland: probable line-ups
Simone Zaza and Ciro Immobile are expected to start in Italy’s 3-5-2 formation against Robin van Persie’s Holland.
Hiddink: 'Curious to meet Conte'
Dutch Coach Guus Hiddink is “curious” to see how Antonio Conte will set out Italy in tomorrow’s friendly.
Ranocchia: 'I must earn Italy spot'
Andrea Ranocchia knows full well he’s not an Italy mainstay. “I am here today, I could be gone tomorrow.”
Oriali: 'Don't talk about Balotelli'
Italy team manager Lele Oriali told reporters “the less we talk about Mario Balotelli, the better.”
El Shaarawy has ankle sprain
Stephan El Shaarawy is a major doubt to feature for Italy against Holland after spraining his ankle.
Netherlands lose duo for Italy
Holland are without Ron Vlaar and Jordy Clasie for tomorrow’s friendly against Italy.
Conte gives Italy 'ugly truths'
New Italy boss Antonio Conte hopes the players “appreciate my ugly truths rather than beautiful lies.”
Conte tight-lipped on Azzurri XI
Antonio Conte prepares for his Italy debut against Holland tomorrow, but is tight-lipped on the formation. “Salvatore Sirigu will play.”
Italy shirt numbers for Holland
Italy announced their squad numbers for tomorrow’s friendly against Holland with Sebastian Giovinco wearing 10.
New UEFA Pro Coaches revealed
The Italian FA have released the list of names that have passed UEFA’s Pro Licence exam this summer.
Juventus mark Scirea passing
Juventus are today marking 25 years since the passing of former defender and Italy international Gaetano Scirea.
Rossi facing at least six weeks
Giuseppe Rossi’s best hope of recovery from knee injury is a six-week period, as his latest absence forces a change in formation at Fiorentina.
Buffon: Conte a perfectionist
Gigi Buffon considers Antonio Conte the right man at the right time for Italy, and says work is similar to how it was at Juventus.
Bardi proud of 'great generation'
Italy Under-21 goalkeeper Francesco Bardi is proud to be part of a great generation of young No.1s.
Quag 'always had' Conte relationship
Fabio Quagliarella has been recalled to the Italy squad, and admits that he has always had a great relationship with Antonio Conte.
Zaza: My inclusion reward for Sassuolo
Simone Zaza has insisted it is ‘a great pleasure’ to be with the Italy squad, and believes it reflects well on Sassuolo.
'Inzaghi & Conte give me confidence'
Stephan El Shaarawy has admitted that Pippo Inzaghi and Antonio Conte have given him the confidence to do well.
Chiellini to miss friendly
Giorgio Chiellini will miss Italy’s friendly match against Netherlands on Thursday, it has been revealed this afternoon.
Trezeguet: Juve's objective is to win
Juventus legend David Trezeguet has insisted that despite their change of Coach, the Bianconeri have to target the title.
Italy led by Immobile-Giovinco?
Italy trained in a 3-5-2 shape under Antonio Conte today, with a strike-force of Ciro Immobile and Sebastian Giovinco likely.
Chiellini causes Italy concern
After Gabriel Paletta and Dani Osvaldo leaving the Italy camp, Giorgio Chiellini has caused slight concern in ending training in discomfort.
‘Zaza may still be at Juve, if…’
Simone Zaza’s agent has hinted that Antonio Conte was keen on keeping Simone Zaza at Juventus this summer.
Quagliarella recalled to Italy
Antonio Conte has handed Fabio Quagliarella a late call-up to his Italy squad, as replacement for the injured Dani Osvaldo.
Italy: Ogbonna in for Paletta
Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna has been called up by Italy after Gabriel Paletta’s injury.
Conte: 'Italy second only to Brazil'
Antonio Conte wants a “humble, proud and gritty” Italy, because “after Brazil we are the most important football nation in the world.”
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