AZZURRI

The director of Italy’s World Cup camp revealed Mario Balotelli was detached and Antonio Cassano “out of control.”
Antonio Cabrini “won’t rule out” the possibility of becoming Italy Coach with his 1982 World Cup teammate Marco Tardelli.
Alberto Zaccheroni said it’s “not up to me to put myself forward” for the Italy job after he resigned in Japan.
Paolo Maldini has insisted that rumours he will take over at the FIGC are false, and has backed Roberto Mancini for the Italy job.
Mario ‘Il Falco’ Ferri struck again with a pitch invasion during Belgium-USA and a message for shot Napoli fan Ciro Esposito.
Alberto Zaccheroni quit the Japan job and confessed “retirement is an option” at this stage.
Giovanni Trapattoni warned Mario Balotelli “is potentially a champion, but not a real Champion.”
As expected, Andrea Barzagli will be out for three months after undergoing surgery on his heel.
Emanuele Giaccherini has backed Antonio Conte to succeed Cesare Prandelli as Italy’s national team Coach.
It is reported that Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli will today undergo surgery to cure an ankle problem.
Luis Suarez has released an apology for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini, which the Juventus defender has accepted.
Jose Mourinho believes Italy should look to persuade Cesare Prandelli to return as national team boss.
Michael Ciani has conceded that this coming season could be his last with Lazio.
Italy’s failure at this summer’s World Cup could cost them as much as €56m, according to reports.
Barbara Berlusconi has had her say on how Italian football’s highest office should be reformed following the World Cup.
Prospective new FIGC chief Carlo Tavecchio says he wants to dissuade Giancarlo Abete from resigning, and doubts Italy’s new CT will be decided upon today.
Agent Mino Raiola insists Mario Balotelli is used as a scapegoat “to hide the real problems in Italian football.”
“Not everyone at Milan loves Mario Balotelli,” warned agent Mino Raiola, who also blasted Italy fans and the FIGC.
The rumours are gathering momentum that Antonio Conte could become part-time Italy Coach while at Juventus.
Luis Suarez was banned three times for biting players, but a surprise report claims he was investigated eight times.
Uruguay captain Diego Lugano maintains the Luis Suarez ban was “barbaric” and “a breach of human rights.”
Mario Balotelli “is still the best Italian player out there” and Cesare Prandelli “made him a scapegoat,” according to Mino Raiola.
There are surprise suggestions that Juventus Coach Antonio Conte could be appointed part-time Italy Coach.
Fabio Cannavaro would be “honoured” by the offer of becoming Italy Coach, but his agent said there’s “little concrete” at the moment.
Lorenzo Insigne’s agent admits he was “disappointed” by the lack of World Cup playing time, but rejects Arsenal “as long as Napoli want him.”