AZZURRI

Giovanni Trapattoni hopes his ‘son’ Antonio Conte can succeed for Italy and Max Allegri impress at Juventus.
Cagliari Coach Zdenek Zeman accepts there are problems in Italian football but backs Antonio Conte to help resolve them.
Gianluigi Buffon is not yet near retirement, says his agent, who also looks to reassure over contract talks with Juventus.
The British media are running quotes from Juventus man Andrea Pirlo, saying that Mario Balotelli ‘has matured’ during his second stint in Italy.
Robert Acquafresca has lifted the lid on what it is like to work with Massimiliano Allegri and Antonio Conte.
Ciro Immobile is convinced he and Mario Balotelli can combine as a strike pair for Italy in the future.
Antonio Conte is at Fiorentina’s training facilities today to meet with Vincenzo Montella and discuss Giuseppe Rossi.
President of CONI, Giovanni Malago, says that if pressure is on Carlo Tavecchio regarding his racist comments, he could resign as FIGC President.
The provisional Dutch squad to face Italy in a friendly on September 4 includes Stefan de Vrij and Nigel de Jong.
Juventus patron John Elkann reveals new Coach Massimiliano Allegri “has always been a Bianconeri fan!”
Marcello Lippi was involved in controversy today when he charged onto the pitch to angrily confront a referee.
Antonio Conte starts work as Italy boss this morning, and will visit Lazio and Roma’s training grounds.
Antonio Conte will give Andrea Pirlo a ‘part-time role’ in his Italy set-up, according to reports this morning.
New Italy Coach Antonio Conte is expected to be at the San Paolo for Napoli’s Champions League play-off with Athletic Bilbao.
Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has promised his World Cup bite on Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini was his last.
Antonio Conte has confirmed he will first meet with Andrea Pirlo before determining the midfielder’s future with his Italy.
Antonio Conte says that he will look to instil a togetherness between Serie A’s Coaches, and a club spirit with Italy.
Antonio Conte has played down controversy over the involvement of sponsors in funding his contract as Italy Coach.
Antonio Conte has explained that his exit from Juventus earlier this summer was the natural conclusion on their three-year relationship together.
Antonio Conte admits he didn’t expect to be back in management so soon after Juventus, but says Italy couldn’t be turned down: “I like challenges.”
Carlo Tavecchio has introduced Antonio Conte as Italy’s CT, dismissing controversy over Puma’s involvement in his contract.
FIGC director general Antonello Valentini has described Antonio Conte’s Italy contract signed this morning as ‘innovative’.
Antonio Conte is putting pen to paper on his two-year contract to become Italy CT, before being presented to media today.
Former Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has wished successor Antonio Conte the best of luck as Azzurri boss.
Former Italy international Damiano Tommasi believes Antonio Conte’s appointment as Azzurri Coach could prove very rewarding.