Iconic Spanish midfielder Xavi says 'Italy-Spain should have been a semi-final or final' and praises Antonio Conte's philosophy.
Graziano Pellè insists Italy “don’t have a problem with the pressure” ahead of Monday’s Spain game.
Roberto Donadoni reveals he “probably could have been Italy CT” if he’d wanted the job.
President Aurelio De Laurentiis confirms Napoli want Ciro Immobile but “not at any price”.
Spain Coach Vicente Del Bosque says Italy aren’t just about defence, but are “more direct” than 2012.
Antonio Candreva has once again trained separately for Italy, making him a doubt for the Spain game.
Thiago Motta won’t retire from Italy duty, but his agent acknowledges “this will probably be his last call-up”.
Spain's Andres Iniesta admits Italy are 'a powerful rival in Euro 2016, who improved greatly not just in defence but in possession'.
The decision on Marcello Lippi's eligibility as technical director of Italy has been deferred to the beginning of next month.
Martin O’Neill hailed “a great achievement” as Ireland beat Italy to qualify for a Round of 16 encounter with hosts France.
Thiago Motta brushed aside the defeat to Ireland and insisted Italy “are confident against Spain because we know our strengths and weaknesses.”
Italy face Spain on Monday in Paris, but there’s a British Derby, Croatia-Portugal, Germany-Slovakia and France-Republic of Ireland too.
Italy’s reserves failed to impress David Swan in a defeat to the Republic of Ireland.
Salvatore Sirigu assured “it will be a different Italy” against Spain after a late defeat to the Republic of Ireland.
Antonio Conte felt Italy “did not deserve” defeat to Ireland, but must revive their enthusiasm against Spain on Monday.
Simone Zaza discussed “a strange game” after Italy lost to the Republic of Ireland at Euro 2016.
Mattia De Sciglio admits Italy’s defeat to Ireland is “irritating, but it will help us better prepare for the next match” with Spain.
Lorenzo Insigne explained his tactical role coming off the bench for Italy against the Republic of Ireland. “We are optimistic.”
Leonardo Bonucci admits he had a “Sword of Damocles” hanging over him in the form of a yellow card during Italy’s defeat to Ireland.
Antonio Conte insists “everyone gave a positive response” in Italy’s 1-0 defeat to the Republic of Ireland.
An experimental Italy hit the woodwork with Lorenzo Insigne, but was beaten by a late Brady header to send Ireland through.
Italy make radical changes to start Simone Zaza, Ciro Immobile and Federico Bernardeschi against the Republic of Ireland.
Join us for all the build-up and action from Italy’s final Euro 2016 group game against the Republic of Ireland in Lille.
Italy’s match with the Republic of Ireland will be played in Lille with the roof closed this evening.
Andrea Pirlo admits it was “painful” to miss out on Euro 2016, but insists Italy can win the whole thing.