AZZURRI

The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan will host the second leg of Italy’s World Cup play-off with Sweden on November 13.
Antonio Conte confirms Chelsea did bid for Roma’s Radja Nainggolan, but “it’s not right to speak about another team’s players”.
Antonio Conte confirms Chelsea have Alvaro Morata available to face Roma, but says his squad is “thin”.
Gabriele Oriali acknowledges Sweden is “not an easy draw” but “we’re Italy, we have tradition”.
Italy’s last World Cup play-off took place 20 years ago - with a certain Gianluigi Buffon making his debut.
Italy and Sweden will meet for the 23rd and 24th time in the World Cup play-off, with the Azzurri unbeaten since 1998.
Italy will play Sweden in the play-off for the 2018 World Cup, with the first leg in Scandinavia.
Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco doesn’t understand why Italy won’t call him, but says the Azzurri is his “greatest aspiration”.
Nice President Jean-Pierre Rivère believes Italy CT Giampiero Ventura can call Mario Balotelli, insisting “I’ve never seen” bad behaviour from him.
Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill admits he doesn’t want to face Italy in today’s World Cup play-off draw.
Italy will learn their World Cup play-off opponents later today, facing one of Sweden, Greece, the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Serie A clubs have agreed to grant Italy four training camps before the World Cup, but there’s a warning over Presidential elections.
Italy have moved up to 15th in the FIFA ranking after beating Albania and securing a place in the 2018 World Cup playoffs.
Leonardo Bonucci looks back on his Inter and Juventus past, explaining why he was drawn to the Milan “project” at San Siro.
Former Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has become a candidate to take over from Gordon Strachan on the Scotland bench.
Paolo Maldini looks back over his career working with Nils Liedholm, Arrigo Sacchi, Fabio Capello, Carlo Ancelotti and his father Cesare.
Paolo Maldini gives his verdict on the Milan Derby and hopes Napoli win the Scudetto this season. “Inter have results, but not good football.”
Simone Zaza admits Valencia was “a real turning point” in his career and reveals why he could never hate ex-Juventus teammate Alvaro Morata.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has made it clear that he will not be returning to Italy any time soon. “I don’t see a problem…”
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri notes that nine of the last 10 Scudetto winners have had the best defence.
Antonio Di Natale names Lorenzo Insigne as his heir - “he’s playing as a top player and he’s started scoring”.
Simone Zaza will forever be grateful to Sassuolo and Eusebio Di Francesco, but has “no regrets” about his time at Juventus.
Valencia striker Simone Zaza called the Euro 2016 penalty miss for Italy “the worst moment of my career. I didn’t ask to take it.”
It’s reported Fabio Capello will leave Jiangsu Suning, leading to inevitable links with the Italy job.
Mario Balotelli has posted a video of he and a friend racing mini motorbikes across a football pitch.