Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman says the derby with Lazio is “a special game” and warns “there are no favourites”.
Lazio attacker Felipe Anderson is reportedly a doubt for Saturday’s Derby della Capitale against Roma.
Mario Balotelli has admitted that Simone Inzaghi is a “very good” Coach and refused to close the door on a potential move to Lazio.
Former Juventus man Luciano Moggi has claimed that Giampiero Ventura was set for Lazio before Italy and described the CT as “unfit and a dud.”
The candidates for the Serie A Top XI players of 2017 are announced, with Max Allegri, Maurizio Sarri and Gian Piero Gasperini up for best Coach.
Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958, as they were held 0-0 by Sweden at San Siro, losing the play-off 1-0 on aggregate.
Join us for all the build-up, action and post-match comments from Italy’s decisive World Cup play-off with Sweden at San Siro.
Jorginho gets his first competitive start for Italy with Manolo Gabbiadini and Alessandro Florenzi for the World Cup play-off against Sweden.
Italy are expected to start Jorginho, Alessandro Florenzi and Manolo Gabbiadini in the decisive World Cup play-off against Sweden.
Eusebio Di Francesco can’t wait for his first Derby della Capitale as a Coach and warns “we won’t set limitations” on Roma ambitions.
Luciano Spalletti believes “it’s a different Inter compared to the one before” after leading them to third place in Serie A.
Sky Sport Italia report Italy will face Sweden with a 3-5-2 formation, starting Jorginho and Manolo Gabbiadini, but not Lorenzo Insigne.
Marco Tardelli tore the Italy squad to shreds, above all Marco Verratti, and warns “if they play like they did against Sweden, it’s best to avoid the World Cup.”
Luis Nani is enjoying life at Lazio and “already has goosebumps” for the Derby della Capitale with rivals Roma. “The Scudetto is possible.”
Italy gamble their last chips to reach the 2018 World Cup tomorrow, but it’s not clear which system will be used against Sweden.
Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto experienced a “dream come true” after making his senior Spain debut at the age of 25.
Paolo Di Canio says it would be a ‘disaster’ for Italian football if the Nazionale fail to qualify for the World Cup.
After Radja Nainggolan, now Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha is in doubt for the Rome Derby after an injury on international duty.
Marco Parolo said Italy must “play the game of a lifetime” in the second leg of their World Cup play-off against Sweden.
Join us for all the build-up, action and post-match talk as it happens from the World Cup play-off first leg between Sweden and Italy.