AZZURRI

Delio Rossi backs Antonio Conte to be Italy’s next Coach, and admits the task facing Max Allegri at Juventus won’t be easy.
Pavel Nedved assures Juventus “want to keep Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba,” but sided with Luis Suarez over Giorgio Chiellini.
Walter Mazzarri hailed Mauro Icardi and Mateo Kovacic, but insisted he wouldn’t like to be a national team Coach.
Pavel Nedved reveals Antonio Conte quit Juventus because “he no longer had the energy to continue and had wanted to resign in May.”
Fabio Capello said some youth team Coaches in Italy “should be locked up” and are to blame for the World Cup debacle.
The hot favourite to be next FIGC President, Carlo Tavecchio, said Antonio Conte “has the right profile” to be Italy Coach.
It has been confirmed that Palermo and Milan will host Italy’s opening two home Euro 2016 qualifying matches.
Giuseppe Rossi has insisted that he wants to return to the Italy team, despite being left at home for the World Cup.
Italy’s poor World Cup showing at Brazil ’14 has seen them drop five places in the FIFA World Rankings to 14th.
Roberto Mancini says Mario Balotelli should be selected for Italy on merit, just like all other Azzurri hopefuls.
Antonio Conte is the favourite to take over the Italian national team, but he must take a pay-cut to be offered the job.
Gigi Buffon thinks Antonio Conte is “dubious” on going from Juventus straight on to the Italy bench.
Juventus captain Gigi Buffon admits Antonio Conte quitting two days into pre-season training is “a bolt from the blue.”
Antonio Conte announced his departure from Juventus in a video message and hinted at the Italy job.
It is official that Antonio Conte has quit Juventus after three consecutive Scudetti due to disagreements over strategy.
Zenit defender Domenico Criscito admits he is “very flattered by Milan’s interest” and could return to Italy.
Udinese confirmed they “certainly won’t stand in his way” if Francesco Guidolin is offered the Italy job.
Juventus’ Fernando Llorente says the fact Coach Antonio Conte has only a year left on his contract will have no influence on the Old Lady.
Italy are set to drop to 14th in the newest edition of the FIFA World Rankings, which will be published on Thursday.
Barbara Berlusconi believes that Italy should take note of Germany’s World Cup victory, and their football reforms.
Nicola Rizzoli has reflected on the ‘honour and pride’ felt in representing Italian football at the 2014 World Cup Final.
Mauro German Camoranesi has a dim view of Italy’s current squad, noting “there are only two great players.”
Javier Zanetti trusts Leo Messi can lead Argentina to World Cup glory against Germany on Sunday.
Nicola Rizzoli refereeing the World Cup Final could mean Italy win the next tournament in 2018!
Alberto Gilardino blasted “crazy” Gian Piero Gasperini and Cesare Prandelli for pushing him towards Guangzhou Evergrande.