AZZURRI

Dutch Coach Guus Hiddink is “curious” to see how Antonio Conte will set out Italy in tomorrow’s friendly.
Andrea Ranocchia knows full well he’s not an Italy mainstay. “I am here today, I could be gone tomorrow.”
Italy team manager Lele Oriali told reporters “the less we talk about Mario Balotelli, the better.”
Stephan El Shaarawy is a major doubt to feature for Italy against Holland after spraining his ankle.
Holland are without Ron Vlaar and Jordy Clasie for tomorrow’s friendly against Italy.
New Italy boss Antonio Conte hopes the players “appreciate my ugly truths rather than beautiful lies.”
Antonio Conte prepares for his Italy debut against Holland tomorrow, but is tight-lipped on the formation. “Salvatore Sirigu will play.”
Italy announced their squad numbers for tomorrow’s friendly against Holland with Sebastian Giovinco wearing 10.
The Italian FA have released the list of names that have passed UEFA’s Pro Licence exam this summer.
Juventus are today marking 25 years since the passing of former defender and Italy international Gaetano Scirea.
Giuseppe Rossi’s best hope of recovery from knee injury is a six-week period, as his latest absence forces a change in formation at Fiorentina.
Gigi Buffon considers Antonio Conte the right man at the right time for Italy, and says work is similar to how it was at Juventus.
Italy Under-21 goalkeeper Francesco Bardi is proud to be part of a great generation of young No.1s.
Fabio Quagliarella has been recalled to the Italy squad, and admits that he has always had a great relationship with Antonio Conte.
Simone Zaza has insisted it is ‘a great pleasure’ to be with the Italy squad, and believes it reflects well on Sassuolo.
Stephan El Shaarawy has admitted that Pippo Inzaghi and Antonio Conte have given him the confidence to do well.
Giorgio Chiellini will miss Italy’s friendly match against Netherlands on Thursday, it has been revealed this afternoon.
Juventus legend David Trezeguet has insisted that despite their change of Coach, the Bianconeri have to target the title.
Italy trained in a 3-5-2 shape under Antonio Conte today, with a strike-force of Ciro Immobile and Sebastian Giovinco likely.
After Gabriel Paletta and Dani Osvaldo leaving the Italy camp, Giorgio Chiellini has caused slight concern in ending training in discomfort.
Simone Zaza’s agent has hinted that Antonio Conte was keen on keeping Simone Zaza at Juventus this summer.
Antonio Conte has handed Fabio Quagliarella a late call-up to his Italy squad, as replacement for the injured Dani Osvaldo.
Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna has been called up by Italy after Gabriel Paletta’s injury.
Antonio Conte wants a “humble, proud and gritty” Italy, because “after Brazil we are the most important football nation in the world.”
Fiorentina announced that Giuseppe Rossi will need more keyhole surgery on his right knee this week.