Bernardeschi wears 10 for Italy
Federico Bernardeschi has been handed the Number 10 jersey for Italy’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Finland this evening.
Florenzi out for three weeks
Roma full-back Alessandro Florenzi is expected to be out of action for three weeks after suffering a calf strain on international duty.
Immobile's Italy grind to a halt
Ciro Immobile has fired blanks in his last nine Italy games, but statistically his negative influence seems to spread across to the team.
Azzurri have a goals problem
The biggest problem Italy need to confront is with goals, not scoring more than once in a competitive match since June 2017.
Quagliarella can make Italy history
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 v Finland: Probable line-ups
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.
Sparv reveals Verratti admiration
Finland captain Tim Sparv singled out Marco Verratti as the Italy player to watch. “I really admire his style and physicality.”
Probable line-ups: Italy v Finland
Italy are expected to start Moise Kean, Ciro Immobile and Federico Bernardeschi in attack for their Euro 2020 qualifier with Finland.
Chiellini: 'Mancini brings enthusiasm'
Giorgio Chiellini believes Roberto Mancini has brought “a sense of calm, faith and enthusiasm” to Italy ahead of their Euro 2020 match with Finland.
Mancini: 'Real Italy objective begins'
Roberto Mancini hints Moise Kean could start for Italy in their Euro 2020 qualifying opener with Finland. “Our real objective begins.”
Roma: Florenzi to miss Napoli
Alessandro Florenzi is set to miss Roma’s Serie A clash with Napoli on March 31 with a calf injury.
'Finland would take a draw'
Finland CT Markku Kanerva has conceded that while his side will face Italy with the intention of winning, he would take a draw.
Vieri: Mancini right for Italy
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.”
Mancini: Mentality needs to change
Roberto Mancini believes Italy must move away from the mentality of ‘the final result being more important than how we get somewhere.’
Serie A 'could hold match in China'
Serie A executives are reportedly in talks with China’s main state broadcaster to hold a League match in the country.
Roma: Florenzi doubt for Napoli
Alessandro Florenzi is a risk for Roma’s next game against Napoli after pulling out of the Italy camp with a calf injury.
Florenzi leaves Italy camp too
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.
Ventura: 'Never again a national team'
Former Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura confessed he will “never again be a national team boss. I am a Coach, not a selector of players.”
'Spinazzola same level as Alex Sandro'
Leonardo Spinazzola “is on the same level as Alex Sandro” and Inter’s Matteo Politano has “unusual characteristics for Italy,” said agent Davide Lippi.
Di Biagio: 'Received some responses'
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.
U21: Audero decisive with Austria
Goalkeeper Emil Audero was Italy’s best performer in a 0-0 friendly draw with Austria, as there were worrying defensive lapses.
Italy: Kean to replace Chiesa?
Moise Kean is the favourite to replace injured Federico Chiesa in Italy’s trident attack against Finland, with Ciro Immobile and Federico Bernardeschi.
Cannavaro loses China debut
Fabio Cannavaro lost his first game as Coach of China, falling 1-0 to Thailand in the opening China Cup fixture.
U21 line-ups: Italy v Austria
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.
Italy: Chiesa out, Florenzi doubt
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.
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