Daniele De Rossi has been declared fit enough to feature in Boca Juniors’ squad for the Superclasico with River Plate on Wednesday.
Italy CT Roberto Mancini has refused to rule out calling up Gianluigi Buffon and Daniele De Rossi for Euro 2020. “We’ll see...”
Giovanni Di Lorenzo is “available to help the team in any role,” as the Napoli defender is moved to left-back against Verona today.
Hachim Mastour, once billed as the future of Italy and Milan, has officially returned to football with Serie C side Reggina.
Giorgio Chiellini “will be back on the pitch between January and March,” assured the Juventus captain’s agent, and ready for Euro 2020.
Marco Verratti claims he was “born to play football, as my feet start doing things by themselves,” but admits he ought to score more goals.
Italy have officially left Sebastiano Esposito out of their U-17 World Cup squad as it is reported Inter will put their faith in the striker.
Sandro Tonali shook off the emotion of his Italy debut after just 30 seconds and the Brescia midfielder described himself as a mixture of Andrea Pirlo and Gennaro Gattuso.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo thanked Napoli Coach Carlo Ancelotti for giving him the opportunity to make his Italy debut. “He put his faith in me.”
Stephan El Shaarawy confessed to feeling “emotional” after scoring on his first Italy game since the World Cup play-off defeat in 2017.
Andrea Belotti admits “Liechtenstein brings me luck,” as five of his total eight Italy goals were against these Euro 2020 opponents.
Roberto Mancini shrugged off a 5-0 victory in Liechtenstein and the record of Italy wins. “I’d rather match the record of winning two World Cups!”
Federico Bernardeschi, Andrea Belotti, Alessio Romagnoli and Stephan El Shaarawy conquered Liechtenstein 5-0, allowing Roberto Mancini to match the all-time Italy record of nine straight wins.
Roberto Mancini has equalled the all-time record of nine consecutive Italy victories, set by World Cup winner Vittorio Pozzo in 1938-39.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from tonight’s Euro 2020 qualifier, as Italy aim for the record in Liechtenstein.
Marco Verratti is captain of the Italy team against Liechtenstein tonight, as the starting XI has a total of 131 caps between them.
Liechtenstein striker Yanik Frick took tonight’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Italy as a chance to make an appeal. “Carlo Ancelotti, call me! Forza Napoli!”
Italy assistant manager Alberigo Evani said Giovanni Di Lorenzo “earned this opportunity” to debut against Liechtenstein.
Italy give Giovanni Di Lorenzo his debut, with Nicolò Zaniolo, Andrea Belotti, Federico Bernardeschi and Vincenzo Grifo among those stepping in against Liechtenstein.
PSG midfielder Marco Verratti admits he “considered” an offer from Barcelona in 2016 and hit out at his hard-partying media image.
Italy are expected to go on a tour of Qatar in March 2020 with two friendlies which could earn approximately €7m.
Italy Coach Roberto Mancini believes “sport is the only thing that can truly unite people and not divide them,” speaking of his experiences in Turkey.
Roberto Mancini maintains sides like France, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands and Germany are “not that far ahead” of Italy going into Euro 2020.
Nicolò Zaniolo and Yanik Frick are set to face off tonight when Italy visit Liechtenstein, but they’ve known each other since their fathers were teammates.
The 20-man shortlist for the Golden Boy 2019 Award has been announced, including Joao Felix, Matthijs de Ligt, Ansu Fati and Nicolò Zaniolo.