NEWS

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo believes he and Mario Balotelli form a good strike partnership for the Italian national side.
Italy took a step forward on Tuesday night despite losing to Uruguay, insists centre-back Giorgio Chiellini.
Mario Balotelli has thanked President Massimo Moratti for admitting that he would re-sign him for Inter – but he’s staying at Manchester City.
Cesare Prandelli’s Italy will be in pot two for the Euro 2012 draw which will take place in Ukraine on Friday 2 December.
Juventus and Parma reportedly held initial discussions about the future of Sebastian Giovinco on Monday.
Nicolas Burdisso could be sidelined for the next six months after picking up an injury in Argentina’s 2-1 win in Colombia.
Daniele De Rossi is optimistic about Euro 2012 despite Italy’s 1-0 friendly home loss to Uruguay on Tuesday night.
Simone Pepe named Uruguay ‘keeper Fernando Muslera as the Man of the Match after Italy’s 1-0 defeat.
Federico Balzaretti still can’t quite believe that Italy lost 1-0 to Uruguay on Tuesday night. “The ball just wouldn’t go in.”
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Napoli and Uruguay hitman Edinson Cavani reveals what tonight’s friendly victory in Italy meant.
Mario Balotelli admits he was “angry with myself” for failing to score in Italy’s defeat to Uruguay.
Gigi Buffon was disappointed he could not celebrate his 112th cap with a victory, but is “proud” of Italy’s performance.
Riccardo Montolivo urges Italy to “take the positives” from a defeat that played into Uruguay’s hands.
Cesare Prandelli felt it was “absolutely an unfair result” after the Azzurri were beaten by Uruguay in Rome.
Juventus have received another blow after the TNAS tribunal ruled it was “incompetent” to rule on the 2006 Scudetto.
Italy end 2011 with a 1-0 home defeat to Copa America holders Uruguay, as the Azzurri's unbeaten home run ends.
Ciro Ferrara celebrated the Azzurrini’s last game of 2011 with a fifth consecutive victory. “These lads are exemplary professionals.”
Massimiliano Allegri admits Milan’s Champions League clash with Barcelona is “like a Final.”
Francesco Guidolin is enthusiastic about Udinese’s newly-unveiled plans to build a new stadium.
Milan buying up Alberto Aquilani’s contract from Liverpool is “a pure formality,” said his agent.
Italy made it five wins out of five after Manolo Gabbiadini and Alberto Paloschi saw off Hungary 2-0.
Roma have been warned that target Bruno Uvini is also receiving proposals from Paris Saint-Germain.
Italy’s 2006 World Cup winning Coach Marcello Lippi confirms he wants “to build a team for 2014.”
Aurelio De Laurentiis warns Napoli to put Manchester City out of their minds “until Sunday,” as they must focus on Lazio first.
Mario Balotelli and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo thanked Italy’s President for reminding people “we are 100 per cent Italian.”
New Sampdoria boss Beppe Iachini concedes that the squad is good enough to be fighting for promotion to Serie A.
Inter target Eden Hazard has rejected claims that he has already spoken to Real Madrid about a possible summer move.
Atalanta have tightened their grip on Ezequiel Schelotto, Manolo Gabbiadini and Giacomo Bonaventura.
Former Serie A and international striker Christian Vieri will take part in Italy’s version of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
Lecce tactician Eusebio Di Francesco is surprised by Marco Borriello’s lack of playing time at Roma this season.
Inter President Massimo Moratti has rejected speculation that he met with Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola over the weekend.
Real Madrid are a contender to sign Cristian Chivu should he leave Inter at the end of the season, claims his agent.
Napoli striker Edinson Cavani feels that he and Mario Balotelli share similar characteristics on the field of play.
Giorgio Chiellini and Gigi Buffon put their dodgy acting skills into action to unveil the new Italy strip for Euro 2012.

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