AZZURRI

Andrea Pirlo, Gabriel Batistuta and Thiago Motta are among the ex-pros who have completed an FIGC coaching course, with a final exam set for September.
Daniele De Rossi has put his late renaissance with Roma down to former Italy CT Antonio Conte. “I started working differently with him.”
Marco Materazzi praised Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic, as he believes Croatia “have something of Italy in 2006” ahead of the World Cup Final against France.
Gigi Buffon did not have the ideal Paris Saint-Germain debut, giving away a penalty and conceding two goals in a defeat to Chambly.
Milan and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is one of the most valuable Serie A players and now has a high school diploma too.
FIFA has confirmed that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played between November 21 and December 18.
Davide Santon is at Roma for “rebirth, redemption” and aims to return to the Italy squad.
Milan are reportedly open to selling Leonardo Bonucci, but only if the captain asks to leave.
On this day in 1982, Italy beat West Germany 3-1 to win the World Cup for the third time.
Nice Coach Patrick Vieira is ‘surprised and disappointed’ that Mario Balotelli is in talks with Marseille.
On this day in 2006, Italy beat France on penalties to win their fourth World Cup.
Gianluigi Buffon says he joined Paris Saint-Germain ‘to prove that I’m still a great goalkeeper’.
Nice are reportedly angry with Mario Balotelli for having an unauthorised Olympique Marseille medical and could block the move.
Mario Balotelli has arrived for his Olympique Marseille medical and to sign the two-year contract.
Lazio and Italy striker Ciro Immobile was threatened by a man armed with a knife while on vacation with his family.
Harry Maguire and Dele Alli headers, along with crucial Jordan Pickford saves, ended Sweden’s run and put England into their first World Cup semi-final since 1990.
Freshly-relegated Benevento have announced the signings of former Italy internationals Christian Maggio and Antonio Nocerino.
Reports in France insist Gianluigi Buffon will sign for Paris Saint-Germain today, but the presentation will be on Monday as Les Bleus are playing today.
Gianluigi Buffon is expected to be presented as a Paris Saint-Germain player on Monday, signing a one-year contract with an option for a second.
Marcello Lippi believes Italy “would have done well” at the World Cup as is “not surprised” by the exits of some traditional big nations.
Simone Zaza is reportedly on the verge of a move to Milan, with Nikola Kalinic heading to Atletico Madrid.
Mario Balotelli reportedly received an offer worth €30m per year to play in China, but the Italy international wants to stay in Europe.
On this day in 2006, Italy beat Germany 2-0 in the World Cup semi-final, in one of the best matches in modern times.
Roberto Mancini claims ‘barring Brazil, I haven’t seen a national team better than Italy at the World Cup.’
Italian World Cup winner Claudio Gentile reveals how he would have marked Neymar. “I’d have tried to convince him to be a serious person…”