Verratti 'honoured' by Italy call
Marco Verratti is “honoured” by his Italy call-up to face England and enjoyed his Ligue 1 debut with PSG.
Zeman: 'Conte ban not enough'
Zdenek Zeman reveals his ‘mad’ plans for Roma, but also takes a sideswipe at Antonio Conte and Juventus. “A banned Coach shouldn’t be able to train his team.”
Bonucci: 'Nightmare is over'
Leonardo Bonucci went from facing a three-and-a-half-year ban to winning the Italian Super Cup in the space of 24 hours. “I knew I was innocent.”
Milan swap Mexes for Bendtner?
Philippe Mexes could be heading to Arsenal in exchange for Nicklas Bendtner after France Coach Didier Deschamps said he might “leave Milan.”
Vucinic: 'A team victory'
Mirko Vucinic scored in a 4-2 Juventus Super Cup win over Napoli, but insisted “it was a victory from the team.”
Lega: 'Shame about Napoli'
Lega President Maurizio Beretta criticised Napoli for boycotting the Supercoppa presentation ceremony. “It’s a shame about that epilogue.”
Buffon: 'Supercoppa dedications'
Juventus captain Gigi Buffon dedicated the Italian Super Cup victory to Antonio Conte, Leonardo Bonucci, Simone Pepe and Alessandro Del Piero.
Friendlies: Destro hat-trick
Mattia Destro scored a hat-trick in Roma’s 6-0 win, while Bologna conquered Novigrad and Fiorentina were also in action.
Lazio fans jeer debut defeat
Vladimir Petkovic had to reassure jeering fans that Lazio “will be ready for the games that count” after another friendly defeat to Getafe.
Udinese thump Southampton
Antonio Di Natale is back and it shows, as Udinese demolished Premier League side Southampton 4-0 at St. Mary’s.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Official: Torino sign Brighi
Torino have officially signed Matteo Brighi on a one-year loan from Roma.
Marchisio slams Napoli boycott
Claudio Marchisio criticised Napoli for refusing to attend the Italian Super Cup trophy ceremony. “We stayed on the pitch when we lost.”
Napoli bans carry on to Serie A
Napoli’s rage about the Super Cup is also because Walter Mazzarri, Goran Pandev and Juan Camilo Zuniga will be suspended against Palermo.
Mexico stun Brazil for gold
Brazil’s Olympic curse continues, as they surprisingly lost the gold medal final 2-1 to Mexico.
U21: Italy lose two players
The Italy Under-21 side has lost Alessandro Crescenzi and Riccardo Saponara for the friendly against Holland.
Chievo sign 16-year-old striker
Chievo have officially signed teenage Nancy striker Mehdi Guenouche, announced the club.
Asamoah hails 'Juve team spirit'
Kwadwo Asamoah scored a sensational volley and praised the “team spirit” as Juventus beat Napoli in Beijing.
Barzagli: 'Dedicated to trial trio'
Andrea Barzagli said the Juventus Super Cup win was for Antonio Conte, Simone Pepe and Leonardo Bonucci.
Marotta: 'Win for and by Conte'
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta said the Italian Super Cup was “a victory by and for Antonio Conte.”
Napoli boycott Super Cup ceremony
Napoli are so angry at the two red cards in the Italian Super Cup against Juventus that they boycotted the presentation ceremony.
Carrera: 'Dedicated to Conte'
Stand-in Massimo Carrera dedicated the Italian Super Cup victory to banned Juventus boss Antonio Conte.
Super Cup: Juve beat nine-man Napoli
Juventus fought back twice for a 2-2 draw, but when Napoli had two men controversially sent off, the Bianconeri won the Italian Super Cup 4-2 in extra time.
Fiorentina look at Giovani Dos Santos
Giovani Dos Santos has been heavily linked with Inter, but the Tottenham man could now be heading towards Fiorentina instead.
FIGC urges end to hunger strike
Emanuele Pesoli is on hunger strike, chained to the FIGC headquarters, but the Federation insist they cannot solve his problem with the betting trial.
Inter consider Walcott
Inter have been linked with a bid for Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, while Julio Cesar continues talks with Tottenham.
SuperCoppa line-ups: Juve-Napoli
Alessandro Matri and Sebastian Giovinco take on Edinson Cavani and Goran Pandev as the Juventus-Napoli Super Cup kicks off in Beijing this afternoon.
Roma offer €12m for Rhodolfo
Roma have reportedly offered €12m for San Paolo defender Rhodolfo after releasing Gabriel Heinze from his contract.
Atalanta proud of Azzurri calls
Atalanta are proud to see four of their players in the Italy squad for next week’s friendly against England. “It’s a record!”
Banned player on hunger strike
Ex-Siena defender Emanuele Pesoli has chained himself to the front of the FIGC headquarters and started a hunger strike after his ban in the betting scandal.
Sampdoria hold Schalke
Newly-promoted Sampdoria earned a creditable 1-1 draw with Schalke 04 in last night’s friendly.
Mancini: 'City had Balotelli offers'
Roberto Mancini admits Manchester City turned down “four or five” offers for Mario Balotelli. “Not just from Italy, also from France.”
U21: Mangia changes squad
Italy called up numerous young players for the friendly against England, so Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia had to readjust his squad for Holland.
Del Piero's Super Cup message
Alessandro Del Piero sent a message of encouragement to his former Juventus teammates ahead of today’s Supercoppa clash with Napoli.
Italy-England friendly hots up
Roy Hodgson has recalled Michael Carrick for the August 15 friendly between England and Italy.
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