Jorginho gets his first competitive start for Italy with Manolo Gabbiadini and Alessandro Florenzi for the World Cup play-off against Sweden.
Italy-Sweden: Probable Line-Ups
Italy are expected to start Jorginho, Alessandro Florenzi and Manolo Gabbiadini in the decisive World Cup play-off against Sweden.
Allegri in Italy contention?
Juventus boss Max Allegri is reportedly in contention to replace Giampiero Ventura if Italy fail to qualify for the World Cup.
Marotta: Leave Dybala alone!
Beppe Marotta believes Juventus star Paulo Dybala must be left alone “to become a champion” after his barren spell in front of goal.
Juve ‘deny Asamoah remarks’
Juventus have reportedly denied Kwadwo Asamoah’s remarks about him “giving his word” to Galatasaray over a transfer.
Asamoah ‘looking forward’ to Gala
Juventus’ Kwadwo Asamoah admits he is “looking forward” to becoming a Galatasaray player after affirming “I won’t go back on giving them my word.”
Del Piero: No problems in attack
Alessandro Del Piero is confident Italy have “no problems in attack” for Sweden on Monday, explaining Giampiero Ventura “has real options” at his disposal.
Del Piero eyes Conte return
Alessandro Del Piero admits he ‘hopes’ former Juventus teammate Antonio Conte can return to Italy after his spell with Chelsea.
Osvaldo: Living like a rockstar…
Italy striker-turned-rock musician Dani Osvaldo says “I like to drink whiskey, smoke a cigarette and do rock and roll, but only whenever I can.”
Italy-Sweden: Probable Line-Ups
Italy are expected to give Jorginho and Manolo Gabbiadini rare competitive starts in the decisive World Cup play-off against Sweden.
Croatia qualify for World Cup
Croatia have qualified for the 2018 World Cup, with Ivan Perisic rattling the woodwork, after beating Greece 4-1 on aggregate.
Masuaku: 'Objective is Serie A'
West Ham United left-back Arthur Masuaku confirms Napoli interest, but “Juventus, Genoa and Milan” are also watching him. “Our objective is Serie A.”
Higuain: Family worries affected form
Gonzalo Higuain has been dealing with the secret worry of his mother’s ill health for over a year, revealed the Juventus striker’s brother.
Barzagli: 'Italy must be united'
Andrea Barzagli called for Italy and the fans to find “unity” ahead of the World Cup play-off against Sweden. “We all want to go to Russia.”
Rodriguez takes Switzerland to World Cup
Milan defender Ricardo Rodriguez was decisive to book Switzerland’s spot in the 2018 World Cup against Northern Ireland.
Italy: Jorginho in, Insigne out?
Sky Sport Italia report Italy will face Sweden with a 3-5-2 formation, starting Jorginho and Manolo Gabbiadini, but not Lorenzo Insigne.
Capello: 'Ancelotti right for Italy'
Fabio Capello believes Carlo Ancelotti is the right man to lead Italy, rules himself out, and criticises the Azzurri performance against Sweden.
Higuain 'so happy' at Juventus
Gonzalo Higuain “was so happy” when he signed for Juventus and could not have asked for more after leaving Napoli, said his brother Nicolas.
Buffon: 'Italy cannot be mediocre'
Gigi Buffon again seemed to go against Coach Giampiero Ventura’s comments. “Italy must not get accustomed to mediocrity.”
Buffon: 'I'm irrelevant, this is Italy'
Gigi Buffon insists his Italy career is “irrelevant” in the World Cup play-off with Sweden. “It’s for the Nazionale, the fans and our entire football movement.”
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