AZZURRI

Genoa’s Luca Antonelli has been ruled out of Italy’s Confederations Cup squad because of injury.
Lorenzo Insigne had to interrupt today’s training session with the Under-21 side due to a sprained knee.
Cagliari forward Marco Sau made his Italy debut and admits he “cares a great deal about playing for my homeland” in Sardinia.
Andrea Barzagli could miss out on the Confederations Cup, as there are concerns over his Achilles tendon.
Italy’s Under-21 European Championship begins against England and Fausto Rossi believes Marco Verratti can be the key.
Italy are in Israel for the European Under-21 Championship and captain Luca Caldirola believes they can win a record sixth title.
Italy name their 23-man squad for the Confederations Cup tomorrow, but it’s rumoured Marco Sau and Giacomo Bonaventura are among those dropped.
Luca Antonelli has avoided a fracture, but heavily sprained and bruised his ankle, putting the Confederations Cup at risk.
Brazil talent Neymar has named Italy as one of the contenders for the 2014 World Cup, but “England I don’t even think about.”
Cesare Prandelli had good news for Luca Antonelli and said Mario Balotelli’s performance against San Marino “was his best in my time here.”
Andrea Poli felt it was “an honour” to play alongside Andrea Pirlo for Italy against San Marino and hopes to be at the Confederations Cup.
Alberto Gilardino admits it was “a special night” to score for Italy at his ‘home’ stadium against San Marino.
Cesare Prandelli was “satisfied” with Italy’s 4-0 friendly win over San Marino, but must now “make choices.”
Italy’s second string side comfortably swept San Marino aside 4-0 with Andrea Poli, Alberto Gilardino, Andrea Pirlo and Alberto Aquilani.
There are reports Luca Antonelli has fractured his shin during tonight’s friendly against San Marino.
Minister for Integration Cecile Kyenge said those who applaud Mario Balotelli and Angelo Ogbonna are “the better side of Italy.”
Italy test an all-new 4-3-3 formation in tonight’s friendly with San Marino with Alessandro Diamanti and Giacomo Bonaventura.
Alessandro Diamanti is expected to start for Italy against San Marino in Bologna this evening. “It’ll be the best sensation a player can experience.”
Italian National Team boss Cesare Prandelli has admitted he is 'pretty optimistic' about the Azzurri's chances at next year's World Cup.
A study has found that only one in three football fans in Italy attend games in Serie A, even as football remains the country’s most popular sport.
Alessandro Del Piero will be heading out to Brazil for the Confederations Cup, having signed on as a television commentator.
Cesare Prandelli has offered encouragement to Alessandro Diamanti and assured that fatigue is not going to affect Italy this summer.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has reacted with annoyance but backed Mario Balotelli over a claim that he dealt drugs a few years back in Naples ‘as a joke’.
Sebastian Giovinco will wear the No.10 shirt for Italy on Friday night when they face San Marino in Bologna.
Fabio Borini has thanked Devis Mangia after the Liverpool striker was named in the Italy squad for the European Under-21 Championship.