AZZURRI

Italy Under-21's defeated their Ukrainian counterparts 1-0 in a friendly at Bassano del Grappa this evening.
Malta captain Michael Mifsud has claimed that Italy 'must not frighten' his side when they lay each other tomorrow evening.
Cesare Maldini says that Cesare Prandelli is doing a fabulous job as head Coach of the Italian national side.
Ignazio Abate has conceded that he expects Malta to cause Italy some problems in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he has one doubt about his starting XI that will face Malta in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
Cesare Prandelli could decide to field an Italian starting XI against Malta made up solely of players from Juventus and Milan.
Italy will look to maintain their 100 per cent record against Malta when the two teams meet in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
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.”
Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti is back in full training with the Italy squad after an injury scare.
Devis Mangia demands “improvements” as Italy go into their final pre-European Under-21 Championship friendly against Ukraine tomorrow.
Italy’s training session today suggested a 4-3-3 system against Malta with Alessio Cerci, Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy.
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.”
The referee assigned to Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Malta is Dutch official Serdar Gozubuyuk.
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.
Giampiero Ventura took great pride in seeing Alessio Cerci make his senior Italy debut against Brazil. “I’m very happy for him.”
Lazio and Italy breathe a sigh of relief after medics assure Federico Marchetti’s shoulder injury is “nothing serious.”
Andrea Barzagli believes “Mario Balotelli will be the protagonist of the 2014 World Cup” in Brazil after facing off against Neymar.
Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti is undergoing tests after sustaining a shoulder injury during his training session with Italy.
Lorenzo Insigne admits even he was surprised to score with a header in Italy’s Under-21 victory over Russia.
Claudio Marchisio, Ignazio Abate and Alessio Cerci have resumed full training with the Italy squad ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Malta.
Andrea Barzagli warns Italy “need the right attitude” in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Malta.
Stephan El Shaarawy is enjoying his partnership with Mario Balotelli at club and international level, as “we represent the Nazionale of youth.”
Alessio Cerci has thanked Torino and Coach Giampiero Ventura for his Italy debut. “Six months ago I was nothing, now I play against Brazil.”
Alessandro Florenzi has left the Italy Under-21 squad to join the senior side ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Malta.
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.