World Cup 2014
Italy U-21's beat Ukraine
Italy Under-21's defeated their Ukrainian counterparts 1-0 in a friendly at Bassano del Grappa this evening.
Mifsud: Italy must not scare us
Malta captain Michael Mifsud has claimed that Italy 'must not frighten' his side when they lay each other tomorrow evening.
Maldini hails Italy boss Prandelli
Cesare Maldini says that Cesare Prandelli is doing a fabulous job as head Coach of the Italian national side.
Abate respects Malta organisation
Ignazio Abate has conceded that he expects Malta to cause Italy some problems in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier.
Prandelli has one Malta doubt
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he has one doubt about his starting XI that will face Malta in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
A Juventus-Milan Italy?
Cesare Prandelli could decide to field an Italian starting XI against Malta made up solely of players from Juventus and Milan.
Italy five from five versus Malta
Italy will look to maintain their 100 per cent record against Malta when the two teams meet in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
Buffon: 'Racism is a disease'
Gianluigi Buffon agrees with Kevin-Prince Boateng that “racism in football is like malaria and must be wiped out, but it’s different from general mickey-taking.”
Marchetti injury scare over
Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti is back in full training with the Italy squad after an injury scare.
Mangia: 'Ukraine test Azzurrini'
Devis Mangia demands “improvements” as Italy go into their final pre-European Under-21 Championship friendly against Ukraine tomorrow.
Azzurri adopt 4-3-3 in Malta
Italy’s training session today suggested a 4-3-3 system against Malta with Alessio Cerci, Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Ghedin: 'Italy top five'
Malta manager Pietro Ghedin insists this country’s football is improving and prepares to face Italy, “one of the top five teams in the world.”
Dutch ref for Malta-Italy
The referee assigned to Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Malta is Dutch official Serdar Gozubuyuk.
Balotelli: 'My biggest regret'
Mario Balotelli held a rare Press conference today ahead of Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Malta, covering subjects such as racism, arrogance and his biggest regret.
Ventura proud of Italy's Cerci
Giampiero Ventura took great pride in seeing Alessio Cerci make his senior Italy debut against Brazil. “I’m very happy for him.”
Marchetti injury 'nothing serious'
Lazio and Italy breathe a sigh of relief after medics assure Federico Marchetti’s shoulder injury is “nothing serious.”
Barzagli: 'Balo the World Cup star'
Andrea Barzagli believes “Mario Balotelli will be the protagonist of the 2014 World Cup” in Brazil after facing off against Neymar.
Marchetti shoulder injury
Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti is undergoing tests after sustaining a shoulder injury during his training session with Italy.
Insigne surprised by headed goal
Lorenzo Insigne admits even he was surprised to score with a header in Italy’s Under-21 victory over Russia.
Marchisio ready for Malta
Claudio Marchisio, Ignazio Abate and Alessio Cerci have resumed full training with the Italy squad ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Malta.
Barzagli: 'Right attitude in Malta'
Andrea Barzagli warns Italy “need the right attitude” in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Malta.
El Shaarawy: 'We're the new Italy'
Stephan El Shaarawy is enjoying his partnership with Mario Balotelli at club and international level, as “we represent the Nazionale of youth.”
Cerci: 'Italy thanks to Toro'
Alessio Cerci has thanked Torino and Coach Giampiero Ventura for his Italy debut. “Six months ago I was nothing, now I play against Brazil.”
Florenzi joins senior Azzurri
Alessandro Florenzi has left the Italy Under-21 squad to join the senior side ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Malta.
Borini targets Euro comeback
Fabio Borini is racing against time to regain fitness for the European Under-21 Championship, as the Liverpool and Italy striker battles his injury demons.
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