Tardelli: 'Verratti profoundly disappointing'
Marco Tardelli tore the Italy squad to shreds, above all Marco Verratti, and warns “if they play like they did against Sweden, it’s best to avoid the World Cup.”
Italy-Sweden: 3-4-3 or 4-2-4?
Italy gamble their last chips to reach the 2018 World Cup tomorrow, but it’s not clear which system will be used against Sweden.
Krafth: 'Better Darmian than Insigne!'
Bologna and Sweden full-back Emil Krafth admits he was overjoyed when discovering he’d face Matteo Darmian rather than Lorenzo Insigne.
Tonelli heading for Chievo
Napoli could send Lorenzo Tonelli to Chievo in January as part of the deal bringing Roberto Inglese to the Stadio San Paolo.
Italy transform tactics with Sweden
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.
Roma look to Darmian and Zappacosta
Roma are interested in Matteo Darmian from Manchester United or Chelsea’s Davide Zappacosta in the January transfer window.
Evra 'won't rule out Napoli'
Patrice Evra has no intention of retiring after his seven-month ban and, although “it would be complicated,” won’t rule out a move to Napoli.
Strama: 'Ventura can't play 4-3-3'
Andrea Stramaccioni warns Giampiero Ventura cannot be expected to use a 4-3-3 system for Italy and he wouldn’t want Lorenzo Insigne.
Hysaj: 'Right year for Napoli title'
Elseid Hysaj warns Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri that “it wouldn’t be easy” for him to switch to left-back, but “it’s the right year for the Scudetto.”
Ternana Coach: 'Sweden Serie C side'
Ternana Coach Sandro Pochesci went on a remarkable rant after Italy’s defeat to Sweden, who he claims are “on the level of a third division side.”
‘Azzurri disaster if…’
Paolo Di Canio says it would be a ‘disaster’ for Italian football if the Nazionale fail to qualify for the World Cup.
Atleti set Vrsaljko asking price?
Atletico Madrid have reportedly set an €18m asking price for Napoli target Sime Vrsaljko.
Ferrero wanted Sarri for Samp
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero says he wanted Maurizio Sarri as Coach before he was appointed by Napoli.
Ghoulam contract details revealed?
Faouzi Ghoulam is poised to sign a new Napoli contract on wages of €3.5m a season, it is claimed.
Atletico Madrid after Mertens
Spanish newspaper As claims that Atletico Madrid have set their sights on Napoli star Dries Mertens.
What we learned from Sweden-Italy
Italy tactical and personnel decisions caused confusion and consternation in the World Cup play-off with Sweden, writes Marcello Cossali-Francis.
Insigne in midfield confused Italy
A moment from Italy’s World Cup play-off defeat to Sweden has gone viral, as Lorenzo Insigne tried to explain to teammates why he was in midfield.
Pirlo: 'Italy must play 4-3-3'
Andrea Pirlo urged Giampiero Ventura to adopt a 4-3-3 formation for Italy’s World Cup play-off against Sweden after a 1-0 defeat.
Ventura: 'Result changes nothing'
Giampiero Ventura maintains Italy’s 1-0 defeat to Sweden “changes nothing” in the World Cup play-off and defended Marco Verratti.
Insigne: 'Asked to replace Verratti'
Lorenzo Insigne confirms he was asked to take over Marco Verratti’s midfield role during Italy’s 1-0 World Cup play-off defeat to Sweden.
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