Bonucci: 'World Cup failure a black mark'
Leonardo Bonucci concedes failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup “is a black mark that will never be wiped away. It was catastrophic.”
Italy unstoppable at San Siro
Italy are unbeaten at San Siro, but have drawn their last four here, while Milan joins Rome as the most popular Azzurri venue after hosting Portugal tonight.
Adjapong fractured fibula
Sassuolo wing-back Claud Adjapong fractured his fibula during the Italy Under-21 friendly against England this week.
Calabria and Romagnoli injured
Milan’s injury crisis just keeps getting worse, as Davide Calabria and Alessio Romagnoli pulled out of their respective Italy squads.
Probable line-ups: Italy v Portugal
Italy are expected to start Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Chiesa, while Portugal rely on Andre Silva, Joao Cancelo and Mario Rui.
Kean to get Italy call
Moise Kean will be called up to the Italy squad for the friendly against the U.S.A, along with Atalanta’s Gianluca Mancini.
Chiellini: ‘I’m not irreplaceable’
Giorgio Chiellini insists “I’m not irreplaceable” for Italy - though he is the top-scorer in the current squad.
‘Portugal are European champions…’
Roberto Mancini doesn’t think Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence is a huge boost for Italy - “Portugal are European champions…”
Mancini: ‘Important to play youngsters’
Italy CT Roberto Mancini defends his decision to play young players in the Nations League - “if you never play it’s difficult”.
Carvalho: ‘San Siro is difficult’
William Carvalho expects “a difficult atmosphere” for Portugal at San Siro tomorrow, as they face Italy in the Nations League.
‘Portugal not here to defend’
Portugal Coach Fernando Santos declares “we’re not here to play on the counter-attack”, ahead of the crunch Nations League game with Italy.
Sky: Romagnoli out of Italy squad
Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli has reportedly pulled out of the Italy squad with a muscle injury.
Italy look to new 'oriundi'?
Italy CT Roberto Mancini is reportedly tracking foreign-born Sebastian Driussi, Ignacio Pussetto and Luiz Felipe.
Immobile to lead Italy attack
Domenico Berardi was again trialled as a false nine by Italy, but Ciro Immobile is expected to lead the line against Portugal instead.
Cutrone: 'Italy had more chances'
Patrick Cutrone can’t believe England beat Italy at Under-21 level when “we created so many more chances,” but is ready to replace Gonzalo Higuain at Milan.
Kean open to January move
Moise Kean was on target for the Italy Under-21 side against England, but admits he doesn’t know if he’ll leave Juventus in January.
Di Biagio: 'Satisfied despite defeat'
Coach Gigi Di Biagio insists he is “satisfied despite the result” after Italy’s Under-21 side lost 2-1 to England in a friendly.
U21: Wasteful Italy lose to England
Dominic Solanke’s brace gave England the 2-1 friendly win in Ferrara, as Moise Kean’s header was the only one of the Italy Under-21 team’s many chances to go in.
Pellegrini: 'De Rossi dream'
Lorenzo Pellegrini is making his dreams come true for both Roma and Italy. “I really liked Daniele De Rossi when I was a kid. Now he is my friend and teammate.”
Donnarumma: 'Embarrassed by CR7'
Gianluigi Donnarumma admits he was “too embarrassed to talk to Cristiano Ronaldo” and is proud to represent Italy against Portugal.
Portugal call Rodrigues
Portugal have called up Real Sociedad defender Kevin Rodrigues for their Nations League games against Italy and Poland, replacing Andre Gomes.
Berardi or Immobile for Italy
Roberto Mancini has still not decided who to use in attack against Portugal, as Ciro Immobile and Domenico Berardi are both tested.
Roma and Milan eye Ogbonna
West Ham United defender Angelo Ogbonna could return to Serie A for Roma or Milan, it’s reported.
Mancini: ‘Aiming for Nations League finals’
Italy CT Roberto Mancini confirms the objective was “to reach the final phase of the Nations League”.
Pavoletti injury doubt for Italy
Cagliari striker Leonardo Pavoletti is in doubt for Italy’s games against Portugal and USA due to a muscular problem.
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