AZZURRI

The first round of voting has begun for the FIGC presidency, but neither candidate has secured the position just yet.
Parma sporting director Pietro Leonardi has backed his club’s stance to support Carlo Tavecchio for FIGC President.
Giancarlo Abete is hopeful that the Italian Football Federation can find a new President today.
Beppe Marotta has backed Antonio Conte as: “a great professional who can do well with the national team.”
Watford midfielder Cristian Battocchio has been added to the Italy Under-21 squad for a friendly in Romania.
Nine Serie A sides including Juventus, Roma and Fiorentina have announced they support neither Carlo Tavecchio nor Demetrio Albertini.
Fiorentina star Giuseppe Rossi admits it was “frustrating” to be left out of the World Cup by Cesare Prandelli.
Italy’s 1982 World Cup hero Marco Tardelli believes there is a media conspiracy against FIGC candidate Carlo Tavecchio.
Gianluigi Buffon sees Massimiliano Allegri as ‘one of the group’ at Juventus, whilst he reflects again on heartache suffered with Italy.
Former Juventus Coach Antonio Conte is reportedly unwilling to take the Italy job this summer, should he be offered it.
Giorgio Chiellini admits it was a “shock” to see Antonio Conte leave Juventus, but Max Allegri “can make us unpredictable.”
Marcello Lippi was surprised Antonio Conte quit Juventus, but urged fans to “have faith in Max Allegri.”
Roberto Mancini says he would be open to coaching another big side in Serie A after Inter: “I’m a professional.”
Stephan El Shaarawy has promised that his injury struggles are behind him and that he is ready to return to being a protagonist for both Milan and Italy.
Ciro Immobile has insisted that Robert Lewandowski is Borussia Dortmund’s past, and he is their future.
Urbano Cairo has revealed that Torino have rejected several offers for Alessio Cerci.
Roberto Mancini has conceded that he would love to coach the Italian national team.
Demetrio Albertini has met with Olympic Committee chief Giovanni Malago this morning, and believes it right he challenges Carlo Tavecchio.
Carlo Tavecchio has insisted that he will continue to fight for the FIGC presidency, despite calls for him to stand down.
FIGC presidential candidate Demetrio Albertini has claimed that Italian football needs to be ‘rejuvenated’.
Claudio Ranieri has compared the Claudio Tavecchio debacle to LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Arrigo Sacchi has left his role as technical coordinator of youth at international level with Italy, citing struggles in dealing with stress.
Former Azzurri player Joseph Oshadogan said the Carlo Tavecchio racism scandal shows “the worst side of Italy.”
Giorgio Chiellini has assured fans that despite Antonio Conte’s departure Juventus will continue to strive for success.
Sassuolo could be the latest club to reverse their backing for Carlo Tavecchio as FIGC President.