AZZURRI

Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan will officiate Monday’s Euro 2016 qualifier between Italy and Malta.
Andrea Pirlo believes this Italy side can win Euro 2016 in France. “Why not?”
Simone Zaza and Mattia De Sciglio have small injury concerns ahead of Italy’s Euro qualifier in Malta.
Gianni De Biasi reveals he brought an Italian approach to Albania and thought Adnan Januzaj was “rude.”
Torino winger Matteo Darmian was pleased with Italy’s success over Azerbaijan and a return to Palermo.
Antonio Conte praised Sebastian Giovinco, but was irritated by the media’s surprise after Italy’s 2-1 win over Azerbaijan.
Leonardo Bonucci explained the difficulties Italy had breaking down Azerbaijan in a 2-1 win.
Simone Zaza was excited at playing alongside Andrea Pirlo for the first time, but cursed his goal drought.
Andrea Pirlo found himself acting as a defender with Leonardo Bonucci the forward on his return to Italy duty.
Ciro Immobile thanked the fans in Palermo after Italy’s 2-1 victory over Azerbaijan and looked back on the World Cup debacle.
Giorgio Chiellini joked he “did everything tonight, good and bad” after scoring a brace and an own goal for Azerbaijan.
Antonio Conte warned Italy “wasted too much” in their 2-1 victory over an Azerbaijan side that “came here to stop us playing.”
Giorgio Chiellini incredibly scored a brace for Italy and an own goal in the stuttering 2-1 victory over Azerbaijan.
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.