BLOG ITALIA: LATEST

The Scudetto race is tight, but a four-way battle for two remaining Champions League places is equally fascinating, writes Daryl Hammond.
The Juventus-Milan rivalry had lost some of its lustre over the past few years, but is finding that spark once again, writes Matthew Santangelo.
Italy secured a credible draw with England, but Adam Digby believes Gareth Southgate’s men showed just what the Azzurri should hope to become
As Italy prepare to face England at Wembley tonight, Tom Scholes looks back on some memorable clashes with the Three Lions.
Gianluigi Buffon has been a loyal and wonderful servant for the Azzurri, writes Ciro Di Brita, but Italy simply must move on now without him.
In one extraordinarily clumsy conference, FIGC figure Alessandro Costacurta proved why the Italian national team is in such chaos, writes Susy Campanale
The defeat to Argentina confirmed Gigi Di Biagio is not up to the task, as Giancarlo Rinaldi insists the only man who can save Italy is Carlo Ancelotti.
The 2-0 friendly defeat to Argentina raised many question marks for Tom Scholes, as he saw what they were trying to do, but little of it worked.
The Nazionale never did put much effort into friendly games, but Richard Hall notes it's one of the reasons why they're not at the 2018 World Cup.
Italy might not be at the World Cup, but there’s plenty of Serie A representation in the Argentina squad, notes Vilizar Yakimov.
The Italy job is between Roberto Mancini, Antonio Conte, Gigi Di Biagio and Carlo Ancelotti, so Emmet Gates analyses the Azzurri candidates.
The post-Gian Piero Ventura era begins under interim boss Gigi Di Biagio, who could lead a more progressive Azzurri, writes Matthew Santangelo.
SPAL's surprise draw blew the title race wide open again, but Susy Campanale warns in the final weeks there could be similar slip-ups for Juventus and Napoli.
Maurizio Sarri has downplayed his side’s worth, but he's fooling nobody. Napoli are a genuine threat to Juventus, writes Nick Valerio.
Mario Balotelli is expected to receive an Italy recall, but Richard Hall believes the Nice striker would be better off avoiding a Serie A return.
With Serie A teams neglecting the Europa League for years, Lazio and Milan showed the right attitude, writes Vilizar Yakimov.
The win over Genoa after getting kicked in the teeth by Arsenal suggests there may be a bit of destiny to qualify for Europe, writes Matthew Santangelo.
How did Eusebio Di Francesco turn the supermarket into one of the top eight teams in Europe? Ramez Nathan answers.

OUR WRITERS