Ankle sprain for Cutrone
Milan striker Patrick Cutrone limped off with a suspected sprained ankle during the Italy Under-21 side’s friendly against Albania.
Rossi: 'Re-evaluate Chiesa'
Federico Chiesa is the “future” of the Italy side, but Paolo Rossi warns he is far from the finished product. “He needs to be re-evaluated.”
Altobelli: 'No Italy experiments'
Former Italy hitman Alessandro ‘Spillo’ Altobelli has urged Roberto Mancini to shelve the “experiments” in the Nations League.
‘Italy youngsters need time’
Federico Bernardeschi believes Italy's youngsters need “time to grow”, and assures CT Roberto Mancini “is the right man”.
Balotelli ‘overweight’ at Nice training
French newspaper L’Équipe claims Italy striker Mario Balotelli was 100kg when he turned up for Nice training this summer.
Tuchel: ‘Buffon my number two’
Paris Saint-Germain Coach Thomas Tuchel says Alphonse Areola is “in pole position” to be number one goalkeeper, ahead of Gianluigi Buffon.
Mancini shrugs off relegation
Roberto Mancini reiterated that Italy’s main objective is “to form a squad for Euro 2020,” even if that means Nations League relegation.
Santos: 'Pace caused Italy problems'
Portugal Coach Fernando Santos told his side that pace was the key to beating Italy, but isn’t counting his Nations League chickens yet.
Silva: 'No friends on the pitch'
Andre Silva felt Portugal were “the better team on the night” against Italy and told Gianluigi Donnarumma “there are no friends on the pitch.”
Zaza: 'Azzurri need to score'
Simone Zaza admitted Italy are in dire need of goals after their 1-0 defeat to Portugal, but insisted “at times we dominated the game.”
Lazzari: 'Hoped for different debut'
SPAL wing-back Manuel Lazzari had “hoped for a different debut” after Italy lost 1-0 to Portugal in the Nations League.
Bonaventura: 'Not much difference'
Giacomo Bonaventura “didn’t see much difference” between Italy and Portugal this evening. “We must find the right way of playing.”
Mancini: 'Goals are a problem'
Roberto Mancini concedes Italy’s “main problem is not scoring goals,” but defended his massive squad rotation against Portugal.
Silva takes revenge on Italy
Ex-Milan striker Andre Silva got the only goal, but Portugal also hit the bar and forced a goal-line clearance as Italy capitulated in Lisbon.
Juve-less Italy after 20 years
For the first time in 20 years, there are no Juventus players in the starting XI of a competitive Italy match.
Liveblog: Portugal v Italy
Join us for all the build-up and action from the Nations League clash between Portugal and Italy in Lisbon.
Mancini: 'I had to change Italy'
Roberto Mancini insists he changed nine out of 10 outfield players against Portugal to ensure “we are not putting anyone at risk.”
Poland investigated for racism
UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Poland for racist chanting during the Nations League game against Italy.
Immobile: 'Too much negativity'
Ciro Immobile wears the captain’s armband for Italy in the Nations League against Portugal and sees “too much negativity.”
Uva: 'Euro 2020 the objective'
Italy director general Michele Uva admits winning the Nations League group isn’t necessarily the priority. “Our first objective is to qualify for Euro 2020.”
Italy are transformed for their Nations League trip to Portugal, with Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile and Simone Zaza among those stepping in.
Di Biagio: 'No response to Sacchi'
Gigi Di Biagio “doesn’t owe Arrigo Sacchi a response” after bitter criticism of the Under-21 Italy side, who face Albania tomorrow.
Transformed Italy in Portugal
While Portugal lose Rony Lopes to injury, Italy reportedly transform to a 4-4-2 with Simone Zaza and Ciro Immobile together.
‘Why is Donnarumma Italy No 1?’
Riccardo Montolivo’s agent continued his assault on the Italy team by asking ‘why must Gianluigi Donnarumma be a permanent starter?’
‘Montolivo much better than Jorginho’
Riccardo Montolivo’s agent claims the Milan outcast is a ‘much better’ fit in Italy’s midfield than Jorginho.
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