AZZURRI

Fiorentina have lost Manuel Pasqual for at least three weeks after he suffered a thigh strain during Italy-Croatia.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio was encouraged despite a 1-0 friendly defeat to Denmark. “We are on the right track.”
Italy paid the price for poor finishing and a defensive error as the Under-21 side lost a friendly 1-0 to Denmark.
Angelo Ogbonna was sent home from international duty, but Juventus tests excluded serious damage.
The authorities in Milan reveal they confiscated over 50 flares from Croatia fans before the match with Italy.
Antonio Conte tested out a brand-new Italy line-up for tomorrow’s Albania friendly, heavy in Genoa and Sampdoria players.
Lorenzo De Silvestri and Luca Antonelli praised the people of Genoa following the recent floods that engulfed the area.
Dino Zoff pays respect to Francesco Totti, but suggests that the Roma veteran could have achieved more for club and country at an international level.
The President of the Albanian FA has admitted that Tuesday’s friendly with Italy will be difficult, but praised Albania’s Italian CT Gianni De Biasi.
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.