AZZURRI

The dates of Italy’s Euro 2020 fixtures have been confirmed, starting with a home tie against Finland on Saturday March 23.
Tests allegedly show former Fiorentina defender Davide Astori had extra heartbeats less than a year before his tragic death in March.
FIGC director general Michele Uva has confirmed that the third UEFA tournament will permit a seventh Italian team in Europe.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has challenged Lionel Messi to join him in Serie A. “Maybe it’s him who misses me…”
Matteo Darmian is “proud to be at Manchester United, but I really do miss Italy now” amid Juventus, Inter, Napoli and Roma rumours.
Salvatore Sirigu feels Gianluigi Buffon “represents Italian football”, and gives his opinion on the next generation of Italian goalkeepers.
Italy have announced they will play their Euro 2020 qualifier against Finland in Udine, then host Liechtenstein at the Tardini in Parma.
Italian football legend Luigi Radice, who led Torino to their last Scudetto, has died at the age of 83.
Livio Caferoglu, Anthony Guacci and Joe Del Grosso bring you an exclusive interview with John Arne Riise in this week’s Football Italia podcast!
Leonardo, Paolo Tagliavento, Morgan De Sanctis and Cristian Zaccardo are among those to have completed sporting director courses with the FIGC.
FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has called on Italy icons Gianluigi Buffon and Francesco Totti to take up positions with the federation.
Nice President Jean-Pierre Rivère assures Mario Balotelli “hasn’t lost his talent” but expects him to leave next summer.
Federico Chiesa is believed to be of interest to Juventus, Inter and Napoli, but Fiorentina would demand at least €60m.
The mother of Brescia talent Sandro Tonali confirms “he would prefer to stay in Italy” when he moves on from the Serie B side.
Controversial Brescia owner Massimo Cellino has explained why he believes Sandro Tonali is the new Andrea Pirlo. “I’m rarely wrong.”
Cagliari have no intention of losing “our best player” Nicolò Barella during the January transfer window, said President Tommaso Giulini.
Nice Coach Patrick Vieira says there’s no problem with Mario Balotelli - “if I have to explain things 100 times, I’ll do it”.
Roberto Mancini declares Italy have to be “one of the candidates to win” at the European Championships in 2020.
Italy CT Roberto Mancini doesn't feel the Scudetto race is over but “it would be more difficult for Inter” if they lose to Juventus on Friday.
Roberto Mancini is focusing on youngsters as Italy don’t have the "superstars” of the past, but leaves the door open for veterans like Fabio Quagliarella.
Italy left-back Cristiano Biraghi has reportedly agreed to extend his contract with Fiorentina.
It has been officially confirmed that Portugal will host the Nations League finals in June next year.
Italy CT Roberto Mancini admits ‘if Daniele De Rossi was the best Italian midfielder before Euro 2020 then I’d call him up.’
Former Italy striker Gianluca Vialli admits he was ‘moved’ by the fans’ show of support at the weekend for his battle with cancer.
Italy CT Roberto Mancini feels Nicolo Zaniolo has ‘all the qualities needed’ but warns Sandro Tonali ‘must gain experience at higher levels’ than Serie B.