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Andrea Barzagli made tactical considerations after Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria. “We did not play the game we wanted to.”
Gigi Buffon praised Bulgaria and admitted to a mistake on the opening goal after Italy’s 2-2 draw in Sofia.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Christian Maggio gave himself “6 out of 10” for his performance in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria.
Daniele De Rossi will be sent home after limping off with a thigh injury in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo broke his Italy duck with a brace in Bulgaria, but could not be entirely happy with the 2-2 draw.
Cesare Prandelli admits “a point is valuable” in Bulgaria after the World Cup qualifying campaign opened with a 2-2 draw.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo scored a brace, but Italy were chaotic and confused in the 2-2 opening World Cup qualifier in Bulgaria.
Coach Gigi Di Biagio has named his Italy Under-20 squad for the Four Nations Tournament, including Cristian Battocchio and Nicola Leali.
Catania have officially extended Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez’s contract until 2016, ending transfer speculation.
Fiorentina hammered Al Nasr 4-0 with Luca Toni on target against his former club, but Coach Walter Zenga had harsh words for the striker.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi reportedly told Inter fans “you will regret” signing Antonio Cassano. “He won’t take long to cause chaos in the locker room.”
Italy return to the 3-5-2 system for tonight’s opening World Cup qualifier in Bulgaria, fielding Daniele De Rossi, Sebastian Giovinco and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
Fabio Grosso could join fellow 2006 World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero in the Australian A-League.
The Mayor of Naples has suggested “sabotage” could be behind the disastrous state of the Stadio San Paolo pitch.
Sampdoria have suggested an audacious solution to the financial crisis in Italian football: “No relegations for three or four years.”
After Christian Vieri won €1m compensation for Inter wiretapping his phone calls, Luciano Moggi announces he’ll demand even more.
Napoli’s chief medic has revealed the key to their success in avoiding injuries: “No sex for two days before a game.”
Ze Eduardo had secured a deal with Milan when all of a sudden it collapsed and he joined Siena instead. “I wouldn’t go through an audition. I have dignity...”
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete insists “there is no reason to have a rapport of conflict with Juventus.”
Arrigo Sacchi is to chair a meeting at Coverciano this month with youth Coaches to improve the standard of Primavera football on the peninsula.
Former Genoa boss Claudio Onofri believes that new Palermo signing Paulo Dybala can become one of the leading stars in Serie A.
Lazio striker Mauro Zarate turned down the chance to join Turkish club Besiktas in the summer.
Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic has confirmed that he is 100 per cent fit after missing the Giallorossi's defeat of Inter last weekend.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has claimed that managing his nation at a World Cup would be 'a dream', in an interview with Rai Sport.
Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic should be fit to make his debut for the club in their next game against Torino.
Riccardo Montolivo has claimed that the current economic downturn that has hit Italian football will benefit young players on the peninsula.
Inter owner Massimo Moratti has given Coach Andrea Stramaccioni his full confidence, saying the 36-year-old has 'all the skills' to do well.
Emanuele Giaccherini says he expected to be named in the latest Italy squad – despite not yet appearing for Juventus this season.
Sampdoria’s forgotten captain Angelo Palombo could be targeted by Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.
Torino have revealed that city rivals Juventus have shown an interest in Angelo Ogbonna – but transfer talks never started.
Inter captain Javier Zanetti has accepted that his club need to start collecting results in front of their home fans.
Juventus offered Didier Drogba a two-year contract worth €5m a season, France Football have revealed.
Playing for Milan has been an ambition of Nigel De Jong’s for well over a decade. “I dreamt of this club,” said the new signing.
Philippe Mexes has committed his future to Milan after a summer in which he was said to be considering his options.

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