AZZURRI

Mario Balotelli admits his he could leave Nice in January, discussing Napoli links and why he’d “go back to Manchester City for free.”
Mario Balotelli blamed Giampiero Ventura for Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup. “He looked for excuses not to call me. If you don’t beat Sweden...”
Giuseppe Rossi made his comeback to Italian football for Genoa tonight. “I felt unique sensations and I really missed Italy, but gained with experiences abroad.”
Mario Balotelli would love a return to Milan and was barred from saluting the squad. “I don’t want to be treated as saviour and cause of all ills.”
Former Chievo, Inter, Valencia and Manchester City striker Bernardo Corradi revealed his eight-year-old son is seriously ill.
Italy will open the world’s first Video Assistant Referee (VAR) training centre, including a simulator, from January 2018.
Ex-FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio insists he wasn’t forced to resign after Italy missed the World Cup. “I always preferred to create envy rather than compassion.”
FIFA President Gianni Infantino calls it “a tragedy” to have a World Cup without Italy.
Daniele De Rossi says Italy should be in no rush to appoint a new Coach following their World Cup failure.
Cesare Prandelli admits he would accept the Italy job ‘another thousand times’ as the Azzurri continue their search for a new national team boss.
On this day 10 years ago, Mario Balotelli made his professional debut, replacing David Suazo for Inter away at Cagliari.
Andrea Pirlo could play one more game in his career, as Universitario de Deportes in Peru confirm their offer to the Italy legend.
Andrea Barzagli rules out returning to the Italy fold, except for possibly a farewell match.
Carlo Ancelotti will replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager ahead of next season, according to reports in the UK.
It’s reported the Spanish national team, who finished above Italy in qualifying, could be excluded from the World Cup for government interference.
Sebastian Giovinco reveals he secretly buried a “Lucky Loonie” in the Toronto FC stadium to help them win their first ever MLS Cup.
Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini discussed his future, as he’s cool on both the Italy job and a move to a different league.
Mario Balotelli will probably leave OGC Nice if they fail to qualify for Europe next season, confessed President Jean-Pierre Rivere.
Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli wants Italian football “to be led by men like Damiamo Tommasi and Demetrio Albertini”.
Iker Casillas sent Gianluigi Buffon a video message at the Gazzetta dello Sport awards, which the Juventus goalkeeper says “really touched me”.
Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon advises Paulo Dybala to listen to Pavel Nedved, and says he’ll play “as long as I’m useful…”
Simone Verdi assures he won’t leave Bologna in January, despite Inter and Napoli interest. “I want to end the season here.”
Sebastian Giovinco and Toronto FC have beaten Seattle Sounders 2-0 to lift their first ever MLS Cup and the Treble.
Sebastian Giovinco has “not lost hope of wearing the Azzurri jersey” and confirms Toronto FC study Juventus tactics.
It’s reported Italy will play a friendly in either Turin or Parma in June, as a send-off for Gianluigi Buffon.