AZZURRI

Italy CT Roberto Mancini believes Cristiano Ronaldo’s willingness to ‘reopen himself to criticism’ via his move to Juventus should be ‘appreciated’.
Eder predicts Inter “will fight at the top” of Serie A this season, and believes “with Antonio Conte on the bench, Italy would have gone to Russia”.
Neymar says “it will be an honour to share a dressing room with a goalkeeper as brilliant as Gigi Buffon” at Paris Saint-Germain.
Marco Verratti’s former President has advised the Italy midfielder to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer. “Change is good…”
Giuseppe Rossi admits he’s “lost count” of the number of knee surgeries he’s had, but “I sacrificed too much” to consider quitting.
Italy will host Poland in Bologna on September 7 and Portugal at San Siro on November 17 in the UEFA Nations League.
Mario Balotelli finally arrived for pre-season training at Nice after talks with Olympique Marseille broke down.
It’s reported that Elliott Management are considering a change on the Milan bench, with Antonio Conte replacing Gennaro Gattuso.
Andrea Pirlo, Gabriel Batistuta and Thiago Motta are among the ex-pros who have completed an FIGC coaching course, with a final exam set for September.
Daniele De Rossi has put his late renaissance with Roma down to former Italy CT Antonio Conte. “I started working differently with him.”
Marco Materazzi praised Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic, as he believes Croatia “have something of Italy in 2006” ahead of the World Cup Final against France.
Gigi Buffon did not have the ideal Paris Saint-Germain debut, giving away a penalty and conceding two goals in a defeat to Chambly.
Milan and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is one of the most valuable Serie A players and now has a high school diploma too.
FIFA has confirmed that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played between November 21 and December 18.
Davide Santon is at Roma for “rebirth, redemption” and aims to return to the Italy squad.
Milan are reportedly open to selling Leonardo Bonucci, but only if the captain asks to leave.
On this day in 1982, Italy beat West Germany 3-1 to win the World Cup for the third time.
Nice Coach Patrick Vieira is ‘surprised and disappointed’ that Mario Balotelli is in talks with Marseille.
On this day in 2006, Italy beat France on penalties to win their fourth World Cup.
Gianluigi Buffon says he joined Paris Saint-Germain ‘to prove that I’m still a great goalkeeper’.
Nice are reportedly angry with Mario Balotelli for having an unauthorised Olympique Marseille medical and could block the move.
Mario Balotelli has arrived for his Olympique Marseille medical and to sign the two-year contract.
Lazio and Italy striker Ciro Immobile was threatened by a man armed with a knife while on vacation with his family.
Harry Maguire and Dele Alli headers, along with crucial Jordan Pickford saves, ended Sweden’s run and put England into their first World Cup semi-final since 1990.
Freshly-relegated Benevento have announced the signings of former Italy internationals Christian Maggio and Antonio Nocerino.