Federico Bernardeschi has been handed the Number 10 jersey for Italy’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Finland this evening.
Roma full-back Alessandro Florenzi is expected to be out of action for three weeks after suffering a calf strain on international duty.
Ciro Immobile has fired blanks in his last nine Italy games, but statistically his negative influence seems to spread across to the team.
The biggest problem Italy need to confront is with goals, not scoring more than once in a competitive match since June 2017.
Fabio Quagliarella could end his Italy exile 3,048 days after his last appearance and become the oldest ever player to score for the Azzurri.
Italy are set to give Moise Kean and Cristiano Piccini their first senior Italy starts, while Finland miss two key players in tonight’s Euro 2020 qualifier.
Finland captain Tim Sparv singled out Marco Verratti as the Italy player to watch. “I really admire his style and physicality.”
Italy are expected to start Moise Kean, Ciro Immobile and Federico Bernardeschi in attack for their Euro 2020 qualifier with Finland.
Giorgio Chiellini believes Roberto Mancini has brought “a sense of calm, faith and enthusiasm” to Italy ahead of their Euro 2020 match with Finland.
Roberto Mancini hints Moise Kean could start for Italy in their Euro 2020 qualifying opener with Finland. “Our real objective begins.”
Alessandro Florenzi is set to miss Roma’s Serie A clash with Napoli on March 31 with a calf injury.
Finland CT Markku Kanerva has conceded that while his side will face Italy with the intention of winning, he would take a draw.
Christian Vieri says Roberto Mancini is the right CT to bring through Italy’s next generation. “After 10 years, I saw them play good again.”
Roberto Mancini believes Italy must move away from the mentality of ‘the final result being more important than how we get somewhere.’
Serie A executives are reportedly in talks with China’s main state broadcaster to hold a League match in the country.
Alessandro Florenzi is a risk for Roma’s next game against Napoli after pulling out of the Italy camp with a calf injury.
Alessandro Florenzi’s calf injury is so serious that he is expected to leave the Italy camp, missing Euro 2020 qualifiers with Finland and Liechtenstein.
Former Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura confessed he will “never again be a national team boss. I am a Coach, not a selector of players.”
Leonardo Spinazzola “is on the same level as Alex Sandro” and Inter’s Matteo Politano has “unusual characteristics for Italy,” said agent Davide Lippi.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio “got the response I was looking for from some players, not from others” after a 0-0 friendly with Austria.
Goalkeeper Emil Audero was Italy’s best performer in a 0-0 friendly draw with Austria, as there were worrying defensive lapses.
Moise Kean is the favourite to replace injured Federico Chiesa in Italy’s trident attack against Finland, with Ciro Immobile and Federico Bernardeschi.
Fabio Cannavaro lost his first game as Coach of China, falling 1-0 to Thailand in the opening China Cup fixture.
Italy’s Under-21 side taking on Austria in a friendly this evening starts with the likes of Emil Audero, Davide Calabria and Patrick Cutrone.
Federico Chiesa has left the Italy training camp due to an injury, while Alessandro Florenzi is also in doubt to face Finland with a calf problem.