Malago': 'Ventura learn from mistakes'
CONI President Giovanni Malagò urged Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura to “learn from all the mistakes” in the World Cup play-off with Sweden.
Strama: 'Ventura can't play 4-3-3'
Andrea Stramaccioni warns Giampiero Ventura cannot be expected to use a 4-3-3 system for Italy and he wouldn’t want Lorenzo Insigne.
Bonucci can play with mask
X-Rays showed Leonardo Bonucci fractured his nose after an elbow from Ola Toivonen, but should still play for Italy against Sweden on Monday.
Tommasi: 'Sweden different team away'
Damiano Tommasi believes Italy have a “50 per cent chance” of qualifying for the World Cup, as Sweden “are a different team away from home.”
Tavecchio: 'Not the time for words'
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio insists “this is not the time for words” after Italy’s World Cup play-off defeat to Sweden.
Ternana Coach: 'Sweden Serie C side'
Ternana Coach Sandro Pochesci went on a remarkable rant after Italy’s defeat to Sweden, who he claims are “on the level of a third division side.”
Candreva wants San Siro 'cauldron'
Antonio Candreva urged Italy fans to make San Siro “a cauldron” for the World Cup play-off against Sweden on Monday.
‘Azzurri disaster if…’
Paolo Di Canio says it would be a ‘disaster’ for Italian football if the Nazionale fail to qualify for the World Cup.
‘Bonucci can say what he likes’
Match-winner Jakob Johansson says Leonardo Bonucci can ‘say what he wants’ after the Italy defender complained about Sweden’s physical tactics.
Del Neri wants Azzurri unity
Luigi Del Neri wants Italy’s players, coaches and fans to unite as one for the World Cup play-off return leg with Sweden.
De Biasi: ‘Italy unlucky’
Gianni De Biasi believes Italy were ‘unlucky’ in their 1-0 defeat to Sweden and says the Azzurri should be optimistic about turning the tie around.
‘Italy need San Siro crowd’
Italy will still reach the 2018 World Cup with the help of the San Siro crowd, according to former Inter player Evaristo Beccalossi.
Totti ‘regrets not winning much’
Roma great Francesco Totti admits the only regret of his career is that he ‘did not win much.’
Italy and Croatia court Ancelotti
While there are growing calls for Italy to hire Carlo Ancelotti, it’s reported Croatia are closer to the ex-Bayern Munich boss.
What we learned from Sweden-Italy
Italy tactical and personnel decisions caused confusion and consternation in the World Cup play-off with Sweden, writes Marcello Cossali-Francis.
Insigne in midfield confused Italy
A moment from Italy’s World Cup play-off defeat to Sweden has gone viral, as Lorenzo Insigne tried to explain to teammates why he was in midfield.
Krafth: 'Italy still favourites'
Bologna and Sweden defender Emil Krafth maintains Italy “are still the favourites” to reach the World Cup even after a 1-0 first leg defeat.
Pirlo: 'Italy must play 4-3-3'
Andrea Pirlo urged Giampiero Ventura to adopt a 4-3-3 formation for Italy’s World Cup play-off against Sweden after a 1-0 defeat.
Buffon contradicts Ventura
Gigi Buffon contradicted many of Giampiero Ventura’s comments after Italy lost in Sweden. “We must avoid feeling unlucky.”
Andersson: 'Only halfway through'
Sweden Coach Janne Andersson admired the “physical match” to beat Italy 1-0 in their World Cup play-off, but “we’re only halfway through.”
Player Ratings: Italy
Italy slumped to defeat in the first leg of their World Cup play-off with Sweden, leaving them with an uphill battle at San Siro on Monday.
Bonucci: 'Toivonen broke my nose!'
Leonardo Bonucci claims Ola Toivonen “broke my nose after 30 seconds and should’ve been sent off” in Italy’s World Cup play-off in Sweden.
Ventura: 'Result changes nothing'
Giampiero Ventura maintains Italy’s 1-0 defeat to Sweden “changes nothing” in the World Cup play-off and defended Marco Verratti.
Berg: 'Italy tried to get me sent off'
Sweden striker Marcus Berg claims he had to rein it in after a yellow card in the opening minute, but “Italy were trying to get me sent off.”
Insigne: 'Asked to replace Verratti'
Lorenzo Insigne confirms he was asked to take over Marco Verratti’s midfield role during Italy’s 1-0 World Cup play-off defeat to Sweden.
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