Macedonia Coach Igor Angelovski warns Italy “are the absolute favourites, but we will try to give our best” in the World Cup qualifier.
Ciro Immobile is prepared to face Macedonia “with the dagger between my teeth,” but forgives Italy teammate Graziano Pellè.
Gigi Buffon blasted Riccardo Montolivo boo boys and assured Italy are “building a new identity” with Giampiero Ventura ahead of the trip to Macedonia.
Giampiero Ventura admits he’d “change a few things” against Spain and will start Marco Verratti in Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Macedonia.
Graziano Pellè “stained the image” of the Italy squad with his “unacceptable behaviour,” said Coach Giampiero Ventura.
Genoa striker Goran Pandev explains Macedonia have been anxiously awaiting their World Cup qualifier with Italy for some time.
Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina was caught on camera telling off Diego Costa for bad behaviour in the 1-1 draw with Italy.
Italy are planning massive changes to the line-up against Macedonia, with Marco Verratti, Antonio Candreva, Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti.
Atalanta winger Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez confessed he “would love to play for Italy, as I’ve been here many years and it’s like my home.”
Milan talent Manuel Locatelli has received his first call-up to the Italy Under-21 side for the clash with Lithuania.
Riccardo Montolivo underwent surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament and the Milan captain will be out for five to six months.
Marco Verratti “will play against Macedonia” tomorrow, said the Italy midfielder’s agent, who also discussed PSG, Napoli and Juventus.
Italy team manager Lele Oriali noted Graziano Pellè was kicked out of the squad after “unacceptable behaviour.”
The FIGC has confirmed that Giorgio Chiellini has left the Italy camp after picking up a calf injury.
Multiple reports suggest Giorgio Chellini has left the Italy camp after suffering a calf injury in training.
Torino midfielder Marco Benassi has been called-up to replace Riccardo Montolivo in the Italy squad.
Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon criticises Graziano Pellè’s “gesture” but “he’ll realise his mistake and be welcomed back with affection”.
Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini reportedly picked up a calf injury in training today, making him a doubt for Macedonia.
Milan have released a “get well soon” message for their injured captain Riccardo Montolivo.
Milan are likely to receive FIFA compensation after Riccardo Montolivo was injured on Italy duty.
Milan will be without Riccardo Montolivo for around six months, as he’s suffered a cruciate ligament injury.
After Riccardo Montolivo was ruled out with a knee injury, Torino captain Marco Benassi has replaced the AC Milan midfielder the Italy squad to face Macedonia.
Giampiero Ventura excludes Graziano Pelle from the Italy squad after the striker refused his handshake.
Italy and Shandong Luneng striker Graziano Pellè has apologised for refusing to shake Coach Giampiero Ventura’s hand when substituted against Spain.
Italy captain Gigi Buffon reveals what happened with that howler against Spain. “In 18 months, I might think back on it and laugh…”