AZZURRI

Andrea Barzagli has urged Italy to emulate “Germany and Belgium for the next 10 years” and agrees Juventus “are lacking the will to suffer.”
Giovanni Malago, President of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), says he has a mandate to take interim charge of the FIGC.
Carlo Tavecchio claims Marcello Lippi chose Giampiero Ventura as Italy CT and that he should have sacked the Coach at half-time against Sweden.
Damiano Tommasi, head of the Italian Players’ Union, claims Carlo Tavecchio’s decision to step down from the FIGC was his own.
Carlo Tavecchio has confirmed his resignation from the FIGC. “I apologise to all Italians.”
There are widespread reports that Carlo Tavecchio has resigned from his position as President of the FIGC.
Former FIGC President Giancarlo Abete says he will ask for Carlo Tavecchio to resign but insists he will not stand for a second term.
Italy Under-21 starlet Andrea Favilli could miss the rest of the season after damaging knee ligaments over the weekend.
Nantes boss Claudio Ranieri admits the Italy job would be “something special and beautiful” and says he would count on their young players.
Sky Sport Italia claim Giampiero Ventura stormed out on the Italy squad ahead of the Sweden game, telling them to “pick your own team.”
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio feels the Italy “debacle could’ve been avoided with a little intelligence” from Giampiero Ventura and asked players for advice on the Coach.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio revealed the choices for the Italy bench: Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte, Max Allegri, Claudio Ranieri and Roberto Mancini.
CONI President Giovanni Malagò believes Carlo Ancelotti would take the Italy job with a change in the Federation and reveals Marcello Lippi chose Giampiero Ventura.
Fabio Cannavaro believes Italy’s World Cup failure was “10 years in the making and we’ve got to start from scratch” after sacking Giampiero Ventura.
Papu Gomez sees Inter as only the beginning for “an important run of fixtures that will have a big say” in Atalanta’s season.
Roberto Donadoni turned down the chance to return to the Italy bench two years ago. “I preferred to respect my Bologna contract.”
Juventus director Beppe Marotta feels they are currently “only at 70 per cent” of their capabilities and discussed the need for a FIGC plan going forward.
Beleaguered FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio is expected to hand in his resignation tomorrow, sparking new elections in 2018.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho reveals his “head was spinning for a couple of days” when he had to choose between Brazil and Italy, but has “no regrets.”
Leonardo Bonucci concedes Milan are held back by “fear” and lack self-confidence after the 2-1 defeat to Napoli. “We do things that are too predictable.”
Claudio Ranieri admits he “would have to think about it” if he was offered the Italy job. “It doesn’t only depend on me, as I have a contract with Nantes.”
Maurizio Sarri admits it wasn’t Napoli’s best performance, but was still enough to beat Milan, then stood up for fired Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura.
Lorenzo Insigne praised Napoli “heart and grit” to defeat Milan 2-1 and calmed the controversy over his role in Italy’s World Cup play-off.
Nantes Coach Claudio Ranieri has reportedly been approached for the Italy job after Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Mancini and Max Allegri ruled themselves out.
Luciano Spalletti told Inter they can have no “excuses” against Atalanta, including injuries and Italy’s World Cup disappointment.