Jerome Boateng expects 'a heck of a game' for Italy-Germany, and reassures his fitness conditions are fine.
Germany midfielder Toni Kroos admits Italy will be 'our biggest test' but remains 'optimistic'.
Germany team manager Olivier Bierhoff expects 'a battle' against Italy, but warns the players are 'focused and determined'.
Italy Coach Antonio Conte has identified three possible weaknesses in Germany as he prepares a plan.
Milan declare that Mattia De Sciglio is not for sale and refuse a €15m offer by Napoli.
Torino's Brazilian-born Bruno Peres reveals that he turned down an offer to play for Italy to keep Brazil an open option.
Thomas Muller claims Germany are 'objective' about facing Italy: 'They could throw us out, but we're confident'.
Germany's Thomas Muller warns that 'Italy and their defence can be beaten', and remembers scoring against Gianluigi Buffon.
Marco Parolo could take up Daniele De Rossi's defensive midfield role in Italy-Germany, whilst Stefano Sturaro will play further forward.
Italy are 'tough luck for any opponent', says Christian Vieri, who also praises the BBC defence and 'madman' Gianluigi Buffon.
Christian Vieri released an extensive interview discussing every detail of Italy striker Graziano Pelle: 'He plays for the team and fears no-one.'
Former striker Christian Vieri says the Azzurri 'reignited everyone's faith' and praises Coach Antonio Conte: 'Tactically, he's extremely well prepared'.
Gabriele Oriali believes the current Italy side has the same mentality as the 1982 World Cup winning squad. “Antonio Conte is more than a motivator.”
Michael Ballack is confident Germany will win the quarter-final, as “I doubt the Italians will be able to pull off such a strenuous effort again.”
Mario Gomez warned Italy will be the first real test for Germany at Euro 2016. “We believe in ourselves.”
Germany goalkeeping coach Andreas Köpke trusts Gigi Buffon and Manuel Neuer “are the two best goalkeepers” at Euro 2016.
Giovanni Trapattoni explains why Germany have so many problems with Italy. “They have the same mentality as Angela Merkel…”
Italy’s team doctor admits “time is not on our side” as Daniele De Rossi struggles to be fit for Germany.
Italy’s Lorenzo Insigne feels no resentment over a lack of playing time - “we’re all starters”.
Alessandro Florenzi doesn’t care that Germany have one more rest day than Italy - “excuses are for losers”.
After beating Spain, Ciro Immobile warns Italy face “an even stronger team” in Germany.
Germany’s Thomas Müller doesn’t expect the game with Italy to end in tears this time.
Stefano Sturaro is the favourite to replace Daniele De Rossi when Italy take on Germany.
Mattia De Sciglio thinks Italy can beat Germany on Saturday - “why shouldn’t we believe?”
Daniele De Rossi and Antonio Candreva didn't join Italy for training and both look unlikely to play against Germany.