'Israel deserved more'
Israel's players walked away with a feeling of having missed an opportunity: 'But Italy's defence is world-famous'.
Levy: 'Never seen such defensive Italy'
Coach Elisha Levy of Israel says 'I have never seen such a defensive Italy' after losing 3-1.
Parolo: 'Verratti is a spectacle'
Marco Parolo praises his fellow Azzurri after a 3-1 over Israel: 'Giorgio Chiellini is fundamental, Marco Verratti is a spectacle'.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Buffon makes Ben-Haim's night
Italy captain Gigi Buffon gave Tal Ben-Haim the greatest compliment after the Israel star scored against him.
Bonucci hails Italy team spirit
Leonardo Bonucci praised the team spirit of 10-man Italy as they fought to a 3-1 World Cup qualifying victory in Israel.
Chiellini: 'Off night for me'
Giorgio Chiellini confessed he had “an off night” after the error and red card in Italy’s 3-1 win away to Israel.
Verratti: 'Ventura's Italy soon enough'
Marco Verratti is confident Italy will “see many more changes” as time goes on under Giampiero Ventura and he was struggling physically.
Ventura: 'Chiellini used up his errors!'
Giampiero Ventura joked Giorgio Chiellini “used up all his errors” for the next five years and looked ahead to Italy vs. Spain.
Pelle': 'Italy ready when it counts'
Graziano Pellè reveals he planned Ciro Immobile’s goal in the 3-1 victory in Israel and “Italy are always ready when the game counts.”
Candreva: 'Italy fantastic group'
Antonio Candreva feels Italy “picked up where we left off” at Euro 2016 and showed that “exceptional desire” to beat Israel down to 10 men.
Immobile: 'Ventura said I'd score'
Ciro Immobile reveals Giampiero Ventura “predicted” his goal against Israel and owes the Italy Coach a great deal.
Ventura: 'Italy played as a team'
Giampiero Ventura praised Italy’s team ethic and the “importance” of Marco Verratti in a 3-1 victory away to Israel.
Italy take Israel despite Chiellini red
Italy worked harder than expected for a 3-1 victory in Israel after Giorgio Chiellini saw red in their first 2018 World Cup qualifier.
Mancini-Gullit row gets ugly
Ruud Gullit and Roberto Mancini have sparked an ugly exchange of insults after he handed Inter to Frank de Boer.
Buffon: 'Turn over new Italy leaf'
Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon urged people to “turn over a new leaf” and stop comparing Giampiero Ventura to Antonio Conte.
De Zerbi banned for Palermo
New Palermo Coach Roberto De Zerbi will be suspended for this week’s Serie A game against Napoli.
Italy make changes, including Marco Verratti and Leonardo Bonucci, for their first World Cup qualifier in Israel.
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Higuain: 'I understand Napoli anger'
Gonzalo Higuain “understands Napoli fans are angry” at his Juventus move, “but it was a fantastic step in my career.”
Inter paid €29.5m for Gabigol
UOL Esporte claim to have a document showing Inter offered Santos €29.5m for Gabigol, as Barcelona take the matter to FIFA.
Chelsea join Caceres chase
Antonio Conte’s Chelsea are the latest club to be linked with Uruguay international Martin Caceres, a free agent.
Hollande 'thanked Buffon' for gesture
“Francoise Hollande thanked me for Gigi Buffon’s gesture,” revealed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi after an Italy-France friendly.
Tassotti lifts lid on Milan
Mauro Tassotti gives his take on Milan’s downfall as “mistakes were made” and Arrigo Sacchi’s legacy lived on until his “special mentality” evaporated.
Fiorentina slam Sousa reports
Fiorentina released a strongly-worded statement denying Coach Paulo Sousa is ready to leave the club.
Scholes: 'Juve beat any English club'
Paul Scholes is confident “Juventus would beat any team” in the Premier League and assures Serie A “isn’t boring.”
Belotti out for 2-3 weeks
Torino fear Andrea Belotti will be out of action for two to three weeks after an injury on international duty.
Israel confirm XI against Italy
Israel have already announced the starting XI to face Italy in this evening’s World Cup qualifier.
Borriello ‘could’ve joined Madrid or United’
Marco Borriello has revealed that he “could have joined Real Madrid or Manchester United” when leaving Milan in 2010.
‘Berlu criticised us when we won!’
Carlo Ancelotti claims Silvio Berlusconi would “only” criticise his Milan team “at the end of matches in which we played well”.
Besiktas fury over Gomez short-change?
Besiktas are reportedly threatening to take Fiorentina to FIFA after being short-changed in Mario Gomez’s sale to Wolfsburg.
Milan’s Gandini set for Roma?
Milan managing director Umberto Gandini will reportedly be confirmed as Roma’s new CEO next week.
Tassotti ‘became bored at Milan’
Ukraine assistant Mauro Tassotti admits he “became very bored” at Milan as “I wanted to coach again”.
Tassotti: I want to help Ukraine
Milan legend Mauro Tassotti says he is “delighted” to be Andriy Shevchenko’s Ukraine assistant and wants to help football in the country “grow and progress”.
Suning: Inter for the long haul
Suning Group has vowed to “continue investing” into Inter “for the long term” after detailing its “objectives” for the club.
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