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 gamble their last chips to reach the 2018 World Cup tomorrow, but it’s not clear which system will be used against Sweden.
Bologna and Sweden full-back Emil Krafth admits he was overjoyed when discovering he’d face Matteo Darmian rather than Lorenzo Insigne.
Napoli could send Lorenzo Tonelli to Chievo in January as part of the deal bringing Roberto Inglese to the Stadio San Paolo.
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 are interested in Matteo Darmian from Manchester United or Chelsea’s Davide Zappacosta in the January transfer window.
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.
Andrea Stramaccioni warns Giampiero Ventura cannot be expected to use a 4-3-3 system for Italy and he wouldn’t want Lorenzo Insigne.
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 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.”
Paolo Di Canio says it would be a ‘disaster’ for Italian football if the Nazionale fail to qualify for the World Cup.
Atletico Madrid have reportedly set an €18m asking price for Napoli target Sime Vrsaljko.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero says he wanted Maurizio Sarri as Coach before he was appointed by Napoli.
Faouzi Ghoulam is poised to sign a new Napoli contract on wages of €3.5m a season, it is claimed.
Spanish newspaper As claims that Atletico Madrid have set their sights on Napoli star Dries Mertens.
Italy tactical and personnel decisions caused confusion and consternation in the World Cup play-off with Sweden, writes Marcello Cossali-Francis.
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.
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.
Giampiero Ventura maintains Italy’s 1-0 defeat to Sweden “changes nothing” in the World Cup play-off and defended Marco 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.