Raiola on Neymar, Verratti, Balotelli
Mino Raiola discussed Neymar’s transfer to PSG, Marco Verratti’s future, Mario Balotelli and why Napoli should be pleased by attention.
Happy Birthday Donadoni
Today is the 54th birthday of Bologna Coach and former Milan midfielder Roberto Donadoni.
Balotelli to be a Daddy again?
Mario Balotelli has dropped a hint via social media that he is to become a father for the second time.
Spalletti: ‘Couldn’t unite Roma’
Luciano Spalletti is “sorry I couldn’t unite the atmosphere at Roma” and “always told Francesco Totti what I thought”.
Tavecchio: ‘Great relationship with Ventura’
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio insists “the relationship is great” with Italy CT Giampiero Ventura.
Materazzi: Could’ve joined Milan…
Marco Materazzi claims Inter legend Giacinto Facchetti stopped him from joining arch-rivals Milan before the 2006 World Cup.
Reports: Ventura to scrap 4-2-4
Giampiero Ventura will reportedly scrap his much-maligned 4-2-4 system for a 3-4-1-2 going forward after Italy’s poor international break.
Report: Conti avoids ankle injury
Milan defender Andrea Conti has reportedly avoided an ankle injury after undergoing tests on Wednesday morning.
Ventura: Whistles were forced…
Giampiero Ventura claims the whistles subjected to his Italy players during their 1-0 win against Israel “were a bit forced.”
Buffon: 'Italians hate possession'
Gigi Buffon hit back at the fans who jeered Italy’s 1-0 win over Israel. “In Spain if they make 200 passes in 20 metres, everyone applauds.”
Levy: 'Israel troubled Italy'
Israel Coach Elisha Levy had “some regret, as we went close to an equaliser” in the 1-0 World Cup qualifier defeat to Italy.
Verratti: 'Italy fans are pessimistic'
Marco Verratti does “not agree with the jeers, nor the criticism” after beating Israel 1-0. “Italy fans are always pessimistic.”
Darmian: 'Azzurri too hasty'
Matteo Darmian felt Italy’s problem against Israel was they were “a little hasty trying to force our way through.”
Conti: 'I sprained my ankle'
Andrea Conti made his full senior Italy debut in the 1-0 win over Israel, but the Milan full-back reveals he sprained his ankle.
Zappacosta: 'Italy learned things'
Davide Zappacosta insists the 3-0 defeat in Spain “made Italy realise many things” and kept his eyes on the prize of World Cup qualification.
Candreva: 'Positive performance'
Antonio Candreva saw “a positive performance” against Israel, but admits Italy didn’t break the deadlock early enough.
Ventura: 'Italy steps forward'
Giampiero Ventura insists there were “steps forward” for the Italy squad in their 1-0 win over Israel, but “we were sluggish in the first half.”
Immobile squeezes past Israel
Ciro Immobile’s header proved enough for Italy to squeeze past Israel 1-0, but it was another poor performance for the 4-2-4 system.
Liveblog: Italy v Israel
Join us for all the build-up and action from tonight’s World Cup qualifier, as Italy cannot afford another slip-up against Israel.
Mandorlini: '4-2-4 limits Insigne'
Former Verona Coach Andrea Mandorlini believes Lorenzo Insigne is being “penalised and limited” in Italy’s 4-2-4 system.
Barzagli: 'Buffon criticism laughable'
Andrea Barzagli finds criticism of Gigi Buffon “laughable,” but admits he’s happy to have a bit of space from the other BBC members.
Buffon: 'Italy criticism excessive'
Gigi Buffon admits Italy “deserved” their 3-0 defeat to Spain, but some of the criticism was “excessive.”
Italy bring in Andrea Conti and Davide Astori, but stick with the 4-2-4 formation against Israel, following their defeat to Spain.
Israel change for Italy
Israel have already named their starting XI for tonight’s World Cup qualifier against Italy and there are a lot of surprises.
Di Biagio: Onwards & upwards
Italy Under-21 boss Luigi Di Biagio says the Azzurrini’s 4-1 win against Slovenia on Tuesday “lets us move forward.”
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