Barzagli: 'Italy got it wrong'
Andrea Barzagli made tactical considerations after Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria. “We did not play the game we wanted to.”
Buffon: 'Bulgaria earned draw'
Gigi Buffon praised Bulgaria and admitted to a mistake on the opening goal after Italy’s 2-2 draw in Sofia.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Maggio evaluates Sofia performance
Christian Maggio gave himself “6 out of 10” for his performance in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria.
De Rossi 'out of Malta game'
Daniele De Rossi will be sent home after limping off with a thigh injury in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria.
Osvaldo: 'I'm half happy'
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo broke his Italy duck with a brace in Bulgaria, but could not be entirely happy with the 2-2 draw.
Prandelli: 'A valuable point'
Cesare Prandelli admits “a point is valuable” in Bulgaria after the World Cup qualifying campaign opened with a 2-2 draw.
Osvaldo brace scrapes Bulgaria draw
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo scored a brace, but Italy were chaotic and confused in the 2-2 opening World Cup qualifier in Bulgaria.
U-20 squad for Four Nations
Coach Gigi Di Biagio has named his Italy Under-20 squad for the Four Nations Tournament, including Cristian Battocchio and Nicola Leali.
Gomez extends Catania contract
Catania have officially extended Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez’s contract until 2016, ending transfer speculation.
Toni scores on Fiorentina debut
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.
Berlusconi: 'Inter will regret Cassano'
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.
Grosso joins Del Piero in Oz?
Fabio Grosso could join fellow 2006 World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero in the Australian A-League.
Was San Paolo pitch sabotaged?
The Mayor of Naples has suggested “sabotage” could be behind the disastrous state of the Stadio San Paolo pitch.
Samp suggest freezing relegation
Sampdoria have suggested an audacious solution to the financial crisis in Italian football: “No relegations for three or four years.”
Moggi sues Inter for 'spying'
After Christian Vieri won €1m compensation for Inter wiretapping his phone calls, Luciano Moggi announces he’ll demand even more.
Napoli's 'no sex' rule for injuries!
Napoli’s chief medic has revealed the key to their success in avoiding injuries: “No sex for two days before a game.”
Ze Eduardo: 'I rejected Milan'
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 'not in conflict' with Juve
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete insists “there is no reason to have a rapport of conflict with Juventus.”
Sacchi to chair youth football debate
Arrigo Sacchi is to chair a meeting at Coverciano this month with youth Coaches to improve the standard of Primavera football on the peninsula.
Onofri: Dybala is pure talent
Former Genoa boss Claudio Onofri believes that new Palermo signing Paulo Dybala can become one of the leading stars in Serie A.
Zarate rejected Besiktas
Lazio striker Mauro Zarate turned down the chance to join Turkish club Besiktas in the summer.
Pjanic '100% fit'
Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic has confirmed that he is 100 per cent fit after missing the Giallorossi's defeat of Inter last weekend.
Prandelli: 'World Cup is the dream'
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has claimed that managing his nation at a World Cup would be 'a dream', in an interview with Rai Sport.
Handanovic returns for Inter
Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic should be fit to make his debut for the club in their next game against Torino.
'Serie A can benefit from downturn'
Riccardo Montolivo has claimed that the current economic downturn that has hit Italian football will benefit young players on the peninsula.
Moratti: Strama has what it takes
Inter owner Massimo Moratti has given Coach Andrea Stramaccioni his full confidence, saying the 36-year-old has 'all the skills' to do well.
No Italy surprise for Giaccherini
Emanuele Giaccherini says he expected to be named in the latest Italy squad – despite not yet appearing for Juventus this season.
Chinese whispers for Palombo
Sampdoria’s forgotten captain Angelo Palombo could be targeted by Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.
Torino: Juve asked about Ogbonna
Torino have revealed that city rivals Juventus have shown an interest in Angelo Ogbonna – but transfer talks never started.
Zanetti calls for home improvement
Inter captain Javier Zanetti has accepted that his club need to start collecting results in front of their home fans.
Juventus offered Drogba €10m
Juventus offered Didier Drogba a two-year contract worth €5m a season, France Football have revealed.
De Jong fulfils Milan dream
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.
Mexes never considered Milan exit
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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