AZZURRI

Leonardo Bonucci has praised Roberto Mancini for making the Italy set-up “come across like a club and not a national team.”
Gianluca Scamacca’s first-half finish earned Italy Under-21s a 1-0 win in Armenia to continue their unbeaten run under Paolo Nicolato.
Villarreal have announced that former striker and ex-Italy star Giuseppe Rossi will train with the club.
Patrick Cutrone starts for Italy Under-21s against Armenia this evening as Moise Kean and Sandro Tonali make way.
Gianluigi Buffon has written a heartfelt letter to his younger self, revealing his battle with depression and far-right regrets.
Roberto Mancini has honoured a clause to extend his contract as Italy CT until 2022 after leading the Azzurri to qualification for Euro 2020.
Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Patrick Cutrone is expected to start for Italy Under-21s against their Armenian counterparts this evening.
Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik scored a sensational goal that helped Poland join Italy, Belgium and Russia at Euro 2020.
Italy U21 Coach Paolo Nicolato prepares for Armenia and warns Moise Kean is immature. “On an emotional level, he’s still a kid.”
Leonardo Bonucci said there is a real “family” atmosphere within the Italy squad and revealed why he’ll “always be grateful” to Roberto Mancini.
Jorginho’s agent commented on “a positive year” for the Chelsea and Italy midfielder, but won’t rule out a return to Serie A. “Anything is possible.”
Roberto Mancini “always believed that Italy had talented players” and felt confident when taking on the Nazionale role.
Antonio Conte confirms he didn’t want to leave Italy for Chelsea in 2016. “We were all crying, because we knew we’d no longer see each other every day.”
Federico Chiesa has left the Italy camp with a muscular injury, but Fiorentina confirmed there are no lesions.
Roberto Mancini and the Italy squad had a private visit with Pope Francis in the Vatican this morning.
Inter full-back Danilo D’Ambrosio is expected to leave the Italy camp after an injury. “I fear I’ve fractured my little toe.”
Greece Coach John van’t Schip believes Italy “can be one of the favourites to win Euro 2020” after maintaining their perfect qualifying record.
Roberto Mancini maintains Italy are “not that far off the strongest European teams” after a perfect qualifying campaign for Euro 2020. "I tried to make these players believe in themselves."
Marco Verratti celebrated Euro 2020 qualification by noting Italy “had hit rock bottom, but we’re a different team now and believe we can go all the way.”
Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi had “so many layers to the emotions” of securing Italy’s Euro 2020 ticket at the Stadio Olimpico.
Roberto Mancini is one off the all-time record of nine consecutive Italy victories, set by Vittorio Pozzo in 1938-39.
Jorginho joked about his penalty record, but confessed Italy “wanted this so much, especially considering the horrible times we went through.”
Federation President Gabriele Gravina said Italy have “rediscovered our enthusiasm” in the qualification campaign for Euro 2020.
Federico Bernardeschi thanked the Italy fans after a 2-0 win over Greece and assured they are “on the right path to a great Euro 2020.”
Roberto Mancini is already looking forward to the Euro 2020 opener at the Olimpico next summer after showing “patience” to beat Greece 2-0.