Italy gamble their last chips to reach the 2018 World Cup tomorrow, but it’s not clear which system will be used against Sweden.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta insists Leonardo Bonucci “did not leave because of Max Allegri,” but Dani Alves was “a bolt from the blue.”
With Marco Verratti suspended, Italy could go 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1 in the second leg of the World Cup play-off against Sweden.
X-Rays showed Leonardo Bonucci fractured his nose after an elbow from Ola Toivonen, but should still play for Italy against Sweden on Monday.
Former Milan CEO Adriano Galliani could be back in the football world by joining the Board of Directors at Real Madrid, it’s reported.
Paolo Di Canio says it would be a ‘disaster’ for Italian football if the Nazionale fail to qualify for the World Cup.
Match-winner Jakob Johansson says Leonardo Bonucci can ‘say what he wants’ after the Italy defender complained about Sweden’s physical tactics.
It is reported that Gabriel Paletta will leave Milan in January, with Argentina and Turkey touted as possible destinations.
It is claimed that Milan are looking into the possibility of signing Anderlecht’s Leander Dendoncker.
It is reported that Milan have joined Juventus in the race to sign Schalke’s Leon Goretzka.
It is reported that Juventus boss Max Allegri is considering a return to lining up with a three-man defence.
While there are growing calls for Italy to hire Carlo Ancelotti, it’s reported Croatia are closer to the ex-Bayern Munich boss.
Leonardo Bonucci claims Ola Toivonen “broke my nose after 30 seconds and should’ve been sent off” in Italy’s World Cup play-off in Sweden.
Andreas Granqvist hailed an “incredible” Sweden victory over Italy, but “the second leg in Milan is going to be very difficult.”
Leonardo Bonucci admits Italy “were too slow in moving the ball, but Sweden tried to turn this into a brawl” after the 1-0 World Cup play-off defeat.
Andrea Pirlo hasn’t decided yet whether he’ll become a Coach or a director in future. “We’ll see if there’s a spark.”
Andrea Pirlo had been “thinking about retirement for a while” and thanked the New York City FC fans for “treating me like a star when I wasn’t.”
Join us for all the build-up, action and post-match talk as it happens from the World Cup play-off first leg between Sweden and Italy.
Giacomo Bonaventura and Lucas Biglia are expected to be fit for Milan when they face Napoli next weekend.
Former Milan forward Christophe Dugarry reveals he rejected Juventus twice in his career.