NEWS
Friday December 2 2011
Italy to learn Euro 2012 fate

Italy and the 15 other qualifiers will find out the identity of their Euro 2012 group opponents later today when the draw takes place in Kiev.

The Ukraine ceremony will kick off at 17.00 UK time where UEFA will split the 16 nations into four groups of four.

Given that co-hosts Poland and the Ukraine have been named as top seeds, Italy find themselves in pot two along with Germany, England and Russia.

Do Not Exclude From Feeds
NEWS
Thursday December 1 2011
Prandelli happy to draw Spain

Cesare Prandelli has welcomed the prospect of facing any of the qualified teams at next summer’s European Championships. Even Spain.

The draw for next summer’s tournament co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine is scheduled to take place in Kiev from 17.00pm UK time on Friday, with Italy seeded in Pot 2 alongside Germany, England and Russia.

Do Not Exclude From Feeds
NEWS
Thursday December 1 2011
Schelotto makes Italy call

Atalanta star Ezequiel Schelotto feels he would be a good addition to Cesare Prandelli’s Italian national squad.

Do Not Exclude From Feeds
BLOG ITALIA
Thursday December 1 2011
Never count out Marchetti

After a year on the sidelines at Cagliari, Italy’s 2010 World Cup ‘keeper Federico Marchetti is getting back to his best at Lazio. Antonio Labbate writes on his extraordinary career.

It was chucking it down in Cassola, the small northern Italian town in the province of Vicenza. If ever there was cats and dogs weather then this was it. The impending game wasn't called off, but the Coach had some last minute selection problems.

NEWS
Tuesday November 29 2011
Di Natale not too old for Italy

Antonio Di Natale has told Italy boss Cesare Prandelli that he’s available for Euro 2012 if needed.

The Udinese striker continues to ripple the net on a regular basis for his club as he tries to win the Capocannoniere crown for the third season running.

Do Not Exclude From Feeds
NEWS
Monday November 28 2011
Osvaldo to get Italy axe

Osvaldo’s clash with Roma teammate Erik Lamela could have consequences for him on the international stage.

Osvaldo will be suspended and fined by the Giallorossi after being involved in a physical altercation with his teammate after Friday’s defeat at Udinese.

Do Not Exclude From Feeds
NEWS
Saturday November 26 2011
Prandelli observing Di Natale

Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli reveals “Antonio Di Natale is under consideration” for an Azzurri place.

The Udinese veteran has won the Capocannoniere title twice in a row and is back on top of the scorers’ charts with nine goals this season, but has rarely featured for Italy since Prandelli took over.

“I did watch Udinese-Roma last night,” confessed Prandelli during a charity event.

“Di Natale is a player I am keeping under consideration.”

Do Not Exclude From Feeds
NEWS
Friday November 25 2011
Palombo targets Azzurri recall

Angelo Palombo is desperate to get back into the Italian national squad despite his presence in Serie B this term.

The midfielder stayed loyal to Sampdoria following their relegation and it has cost him his place in the Azzurri set-up recently.

Do Not Exclude From Feeds
NEWS
Thursday November 24 2011
Schelotto targets Euro 2012 place

Matias Ezequiel Schelotto admits that he dreams of making the Italy squad for the 2012 European Championship.

The Atalanta player is uncapped at full level, but the Argentine-born former Italian Under-21 international is keen on wearing the Azzurri jersey next summer.

Do Not Exclude From Feeds
NEWS
Tuesday November 22 2011
Sorrentino makes Italy call

Chievo ‘keeper Stefano Sorrentino has launched a surprising attack over his lack of involvement with the Italian national side.

The custodian has been one of Serie A’s most consistent over recent campaigns, but he has yet to be selected in the Giro Azzurro.

Do Not Exclude From Feeds