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Wednesday October 8 2014
Immobile: 'Balotelli not missed'

Ciro Immobile explains why he went to Borussia Dortmund and feels Italy won’t miss Mario Balotelli.

The striker spoke at a Press conference ahead of Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Azerbaijan in Palermo.

He was partnered by Sassuolo forward Simone Zaza, who will likely also start alongside him on the field.

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Tuesday October 7 2014
Pirlo to start Italy-Azerbaijan?

Andrea Pirlo could start Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Azerbaijan on Friday with Simone Zaza and Ciro Immobile.

Coach Antonio Conte tested out his 3-5-2 line-up in training today at the Coverciano training camp.

Marco Verratti did not take part due to an ankle problem and Giacomo Bonaventura was sent home injured, so Pirlo could well start in midfield.

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Tuesday October 7 2014
Turkish ref for Italy-Azerbaijan

Turkish referee Huseyn Gocek will officiate Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Azerbaijan on Friday.

The game will be hosted by the Stadio Barbera in Palermo.

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Monday October 6 2014
Ankle issue for Verratti

Italy have held a first training session in view of Euro 2016 qualifiers this month and have early fitness doubts over Marco Verratti.

The Azzurri squad last night convened last night at the Italian Football Federation’s headquarters at Coverciano, whilst those from Paris Saint-Germain reported in this morning, following their Ligue 1 duty on Sunday night.

Antonio Conte took the players for a first training session this morning and continued work on his 3-5-2 formation, with various players used in each role.

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Saturday October 4 2014
Italy: Pelle and Rugani called

Graziano Pellé is called up and Mario Balotelli dropped for Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Malta.

Antonio Conte named his squad for the two internationals, as Azerbaijan play in Palermo on October 10 and the Azzurri visit Malta on October 13.

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Wednesday October 1 2014
Conte calls Euro 2016 squad on Sat

Antonio Conte will announce his Italy squad on Saturday for Euro 2016 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Malta.

The Azzurri got off to a strong start in this competition, securing a 2-0 victory in Norway on September 14.

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Tuesday September 30 2014
Pelle set for Italy call-up

Antonio Conte is reportedly considering Southampton forward Graziano Pelle for his Italy squad, but Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli are in doubt.

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Monday February 24 2014
Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifying dates

Italy’s qualification route to Euro 2016 has been mapped out and will begin and end with fixtures against Norway.

On from yesterday’s draw that placed the Azzurri in with Per-Mathias Hogmo’s side as well as Croatia, Bulgaria, Malta and Azerbaijan, the fixture list has been drawn up.

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Sunday February 23 2014
Prandelli: Draw not that easy

Cesare Prandelli has warned that Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifying draw is ‘not as easy as many could think’, as he runs through the opponents.

The Azzurri have been paired with Croatia, Bulgaria, Norway, Azerbaijan and Malta in Group H of qualifying for the tournament finals to be held in France.

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Sunday February 23 2014
Italy draw Croatia, Norway, Bulgaria

Italy have drawn Croatia, Norway, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan and Malta in qualifying Group H for the 2016 European Championships.

The Azzurri will play each of these nations home and away between September 7-9, 2014 and October 11-13, 2015, in a bid to reach the competition proper come June 2016.

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