AZZURRI

Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has defended Gianlugi Buffon after the goalkeeper’s mistake in Italy’s draw with Croatia.
A bout of flu has prevented Christian Maggio from joining up with Antonio Conte’s squad for Italy’s friendly with Albania tomorrow night.
Former Palermo striker Igor Budan says that Croatian Ultras who caused chaos during last night’s match with Italy are not real fans.
Andrea Ranocchia was impressed with Italy’s ability to “hold firm under pressure” from Croatia.
Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic snubbed hooligans and insisted Italy “are a tough team to take on.”
Matteo Darmian felt Italy will learn from their 1-1 draw with Croatia, but preferred the four-man defence.
Simone Zaza said Italy strikers had to “sacrifice ourselves for the team” in a 1-1 draw with Croatia.
Croatia manager Niko Kovac “apologised for what our fans did” after causing the 1-1 draw with Italy to be suspended.
Daniele De Rossi admits Italy “have to work on our possession play” after a 1-1 draw with Croatia.
Roberto Soriano had a “dream” Italy debut against Croatia, albeit one he wasn’t expecting.
Graziano Pellè said Italy knew “it wasn’t easy to get the ball off” Croatia after their 1-1 draw.
Stephan El Shaarawy got his first Italy cap in over a year and was “satisfied” with his performance against Croatia.
Antonio Conte said Italy’s draw with Croatia was good in the circumstances and praised the “new faces.”
Italy were held to a 1-1 draw by Croatia at San Siro, but play was suspended when visiting fans threw dozens of flares.
Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia was suspended for 10 minutes due to fireworks thrown by visiting fans.
Antonio Conte wants a “faster” Italy against Croatia and is pleased he got to evaluate Mario Balotelli.
Mateo Kovacic is on the bench tonight, but explained both Italy and Croatia “feel the others are favourites.”
Italy reshuffle in tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia, moving Daniele De Rossi and Matteo Darmian.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio told media “there are other players” in the Italy squad and not just Mario Balotelli.
Gigi Di Biagio insists tomorrow’s Italy Under-21 match with Denmark “will not be like a friendly.”
Italy’s friendly against Albania should go ahead on Tuesday in Genoa despite floods, confirm the FIGC.
Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo visited the Italy squad ahead of tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia.
Tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier between Italy and Croatia will go ahead at San Siro after torrential rain stopped.
Antonio Conte admits there are “too many injuries” in the Italy squad and shot down Mario Balotelli questions.
Giorgio Chiellini reveals he wanted to play basketball as a child, but then tried to emulate “idol” Paolo Maldini.