AZZURRI

Italy team manager Lele Oriali said Antonio Conte prepared the match with Azerbaijan “like a Final.”
Andrea Pirlo, Simone Zaza and Ciro Immobile start tonight in Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Azerbaijan.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio is “optimistic” after a 1-1 European Championship play-off draw in Slovakia.
Andrea Belotti earned Italy a creditable 1-1 draw in Slovakia for their European Under-21 Championship play-off.
Daniel Osvaldo joked Antonio Conte should “save time and not call me” after another injury for Italy.
Antonio Conte says Marco Verratti must have patience behind Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi, whilst he backs Mario Balotelli and Cesare Prandelli.
Antonio Conte is expected to run a heavily Juventus-influenced Italy XI against Azerbaijan, including Andrea Pirlo.
Emanuele Giaccherini has advised Mario Balotelli to ‘show a little more hunger’ in order to break into Antonio Conte’s Italy squad.
Commissario Tecnico Antonio Conte has remarked at Andrea Pirlo’s importance to Italy even just in the dressing room.
Antonio Conte has warned his Italy players not to take their Euro 2016 qualification for granted, as he pays respect to Azerbaijan.
Andrea Pirlo says that Antonio Conte is the only Coach who could have convinced him to return to the Italy set-up.
Enrico Castellacci confirms Marco Verratti is out against Azerbaijan, allays Giorgio Chiellini concerns and details Dani Osvaldo and Thiago Motta injuries.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio has put Italy forward to FIFA to trial the introduction of video technology in football.
Luigi Di Biagio admits his Italy Under-21 side are going to Slovakia to win tomorrow, but he warns them against complacency.
Berti Vogts expresses his fondness for Italy and asserts they will have ‘many chances’ to defeat his Azerbaijan, but that his players will hold no fear.
Italy have been handed a further double injury blow with the withdrawal from Antonio Conte’s squad of Thiago Motta and Dani Osvaldo.
Fabio Borini has revealed he intends to take advantage of the new-look Italy set-up once he has broken into the Liverpool first team.
It’s reported Antonio Candreva and Matteo Darmian are battling for one starting spot in Italy’s qualifier with Azerbaijan.
Malta Coach Pietro Ghedin warns his team will be no pushovers against Italy in Monday’s Euro 2016 qualifier.
Italy team manager Lele Oriali compared Coach Antonio Conte to Jose Mourinho, but “the doors are not closed” for Mario Balotelli.
Empoli defender Daniele Rugani thanked Antonio Conte for “a wonderful experience” after being recalled by the Under-21 squad.
Graziano Pellè revealed the prank he played on Louis van Gaal, growing up watching Marco van Basten and his dancing career.
Simone Zaza thanked Ciro Immobile for helping him settle into the Italy squad, but also said “Mario Balotelli is one of my favourites.”
Ciro Immobile explains why he went to Borussia Dortmund and feels Italy won’t miss Mario Balotelli.
Alessio Romagnoli has left Italy’s Under-21 camp with a thigh injury, with Daniele Rugani dropping down from the senior squad as replacement.