Marchisio: 'Result excessive'
Claudio Marchisio insists the 3-1 result did not reflect Italy’s performance in “a fairly even game” with Belgium.
Conte: 'Satisfied with Azzurri'
Antonio Conte was “satisfied with the performance” despite a 3-1 friendly defeat to Belgium in Brussels.
Azzurri beaten in Belgium
Italy impressed in the first half, but hit the bar and were eventually beaten 3-1 by Belgium in a friendly test.
Nainggolan: 'Belgium-Spain Final!'
Radja Nainggolan believes the Euro 2016 Final “will be between Belgium and Spain” as he faces Italy tonight.
Di Biagio: 'Perfect Italy start'
Gigi Di Biagio felt Italy “had a perfect opening half-hour” in their 1-1 draw away to Serbia, but wasted chances.
U21: Azzurrini stop Serbia
Lazio teammates Danilo Cataldi and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored in an impressive 1-1 European Under-21 Championship qualifier.
Italy go with Eder, Graziano Pellè and Alessandro Florenzi against Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Radja Nainggolan’s Belgium.
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Line-ups: Serbia-Italy U21
Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic starts for Serbia in a top of the table clash with Italy for European Under-21 Championship qualification.
Agent: ‘Paletta will return to Milan’
Gabriel Paletta’s agent insists the defender “will return to Milan in June” after his loan at Atalanta.
Belgium-Italy probable XIs
Italy confirm Graziano Pelle and Eder upfront while Stephan El Shaarawy could return on the wing.
Verratti: 'Euro 2016, my revenge'
Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti says he'll make of Euro 2016 'my revenge', and talks of his relationship with Andrea Pirlo.
Verratti: 'I am a total Italian'
Marco Verratti says that 'football is total, and I'm a total Italian' as he describes his time with Paris Saint-Germain.
Conte: 'Future depends on Euro 2016'
Antonio Conte cast doubt over his Italy future by admitting “much will depend on how Euro 2016 goes.”
De Bruyne ready for Italy
Kevin De Bruyne is looking forward to Belgium’s friendlies against Italy and Spain. “We can be judged more accurately.”
Nainggolan has Florenzi bet
Radja Nainggolan joked he can’t lose to Italy, otherwise Roma teammate “Alessandro Florenzi will make fun of me!”
Wilmots: 'I don't like losing'
Belgium Coach Marc Wilmots said he “respects Italy, but I don’t like losing” even in tomorrow’s friendly.
Buffon: 'Italy history and present'
Gigi Buffon can’t wait for Euro 2016, as Italy “have great history and are building a strong present too” ahead of the Belgium friendly.
Buffon: 'Understand Heysel'
Gigi Buffon commemorated the Heysel tragedy and urged fans of all clubs to “understand the gravity of what happened.”
Conte: 'Testing Italy alternatives'
Italy Coach Antonio Conte explained what he aims to learn from tomorrow’s match with Belgium and his unorthodox squad.
Conte tips Belgium for Euro 2016
Antonio Conte said Italy “envy” the current crop of talent coming out of Belgium, but aim to win in Brussels tomorrow.
Masina: 'Italian to the bone'
Bologna full-back Adam Masina was born in Morocco, but feels “Italian down to the bone” after his first Under-21 call.
Okaka 'didn't expect Italy call'
Stefano Okaka admits he “didn’t expect” to be back in the Italy shirt so soon after joining Anderlecht.
Kompany out of Belgium-Italy
Vincent Kompany is ruled out of tomorrow’s Belgium v Italy friendly with a calf injury.
Di Biagio: 'Not second to Serbia'
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio assures they are “not second to Serbia” ahead of tomorrow’s top of the table showdown.
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