NEWS

Atalanta’s Andrea Masiello believes his side are doing what was expected of them at the start of the season.
Recently sacked Genoa Coach Ivan Juric is being linked with an immediate return to work at Hajduk Split.
Roberto Donadoni says forward Mattia Destro must work in order to become a first-team regular again.
Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino says his side played a ‘perfect’ match to hold Napoli to a goalless draw.
Modena have been formally excluded from the Lega Pro, officially bringing to an end their 105-year history.
Genoa confirm the appointment of Davide Ballardini as their new Head Coach, replacing the sacked Ivan Juric.
Mario Balotelli pays tribute to the retiring Andrea Pirlo, adding the former Italy midfielder could have played for ’10 more years.’
Roma’s Kostas Manolas insists his side know their capabilities after a fine start to the season.
New Genoa Coach Davide Ballardini says the Griffone squad has enough about it to secure Serie A safety.
FIFA has reached an agreement with the international players’ union, FIFPro, who have dropped a lawsuit against world football’s governing body.
Sweden Coach Janne Andersson says “we have everything to win” in the World Cup play-off with Italy.
Bologna have announced that Federico Di Francesco will be out for around two months with a medial collateral ligament injury.
The world of football has paid tribute to Andrea Pirlo, after he announced his retirement earlier today.
Torino winger Iago Falque says “it would be nice” for Napoli to win the Scudetto even though “Juventus have the best squad”.
Andrea Pirlo has officially confirmed his retirement from football, so Football Italia takes a look back at his best moments from his 116 Italy caps.
Andrea Pirlo has officially confirmed his retirement, having played his final match for New York City FC last night.
Napoli are being investigated to establish whether tickets were unknowingly given to members of the Camorra mafia.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura insists he didn’t call-up Jorginho just so he couldn’t play for Brazil - “he’s doing well”.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura declares “we’ll go to the World Cup, then we’ll respond to the criticism”.
Jorginho’s agent says his client has been convinced by Italy, and “there will be no re-opening of dialogue with Brazil”.
Andrea Pirlo played what seems certain to be the final match of his career, as New York City FC failed to overturn a first leg loss to Columbus Crew.
Inter midfielder Roberto Gagliardini believes “if we play as Italy, I’m sure we’ll go to the World Cup”.
Today the Lega Pro will officially throw Modena out of the league, and the club will be declared bankrupt.
Lazio striker Ciro Immobile describes Italy’s play-off with Sweden as “the most important of my career”, and assures he’s fit.
Paulo Sousa has taken over at Tianjin Quanjian, after Fabio Cannavaro resigned as Coach.
Torino full-back Cristian Ansaldi has been added to the Argentina squad for the games against Russia and Nigeria.
Beppe Marotta confirms Leonardo Bonucci pushed to leave Juventus for Milan - “any transfer is mainly due to the will of the player”.
Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta sees Inter as their main Scudetto rivals - “they’re not spectacular, but they’re clinical”.
Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta shrugs off criticism of Paulo Dybala - “we need to have the patience to wait for him”.
Cristian Bucchi is reportedly at risk of losing his job as Sassuolo Coach, following the defeat to Milan.
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Giampiero Ventura began preparations for Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Sweden and explained why he finally called Napoli midfielder Jorginho.
Cristian Bucchi concedes it has been difficult to replace Eusebio Di Francesco at Sassuolo and “change an approach they’ve had for six years.”
Vincenzo Montella has “great belief” that Milan and their star names will “inevitably improve” after a victory away to Sassuolo.
Suso admits “it was a delicate moment for the Coach and for us,” as Milan won 2-0 at Sassuolo to keep Vincenzo Montella on the bench.