AZZURRI

Sampdoria striker Stefano Okaka is “proud of myself for overcoming obstacles” to earn his first Italy call-up.
Italy called another 14 players to face Albania, including Stefano Okaka, Francesco Acerbi, Domenico Criscito and Stefano Sturaro.
Gigi Di Biagio has added Federico Barba and Alessio Cragno to the Italy Under-21 squad for a friendly with Denmark.
Italy’s crunch Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia will be officiated by Bjorn Kuipers on Sunday.
Francesco Acerbi is tipped for an Italy call-up against Albania, a return after twice being diagnosed with cancer.
Igor Budan lists Antonio Conte as Italy’s greatest strength, as he looks ahead to the Azzurri’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia on Sunday in Milan.
Zvonimir Boban labels Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 system the ‘best in history’, but is critical of the formation’s use in a ‘tactically decadent’ Italian football.
Daniele De Rossi says that Mario Balotelli is anything but someone who causes trouble in Italy’s dressing room.
Angelo Ogbonna and Mario Balotelli are both struggling with minor hamstring injuries, Italy’s team doctor has revealed.
Atalanta Coach Stefano Colantuono believes it is time that Mario Balotelli was ‘left alone’ following director general Pierpaolo Marino's anecdote.
Gigi Di Biagio is happy with Italy Under-21s’ performance in their 6-1 friendly win against Lupa Roma today.
Italy could lose Angelo Ogbonna to a suspected muscle strain, with Matteo Darmian practicing in his position in training today.
Davor Suker has insisted that Sunday's match between Italy and Croatia will have no bearing in the race to qualify for Euro 2016.
Mattia De Sciglio has called on fans and media to leave Mario Balotelli alone as the forward reintegrates to the Italy squad.
Andrea Ranocchia has called for Italy’s up-and-coming defenders to be given time to mature, as he looks ahead to the Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia.
Croatia CT Niko Kovac has announced his squad that will take on Italy in Euro 2016 qualifying at San Siro on Sunday.
Carlos Tevez made his Argentina comeback after three years in today’s 2-1 victory over Croatia.
Stefano Sabelli and Salvatore Molina have left the Italy Under-21 camp due to injury ahead of the Denmark game.
Andrej Kramaric says that he would like to play for either Milan or Inter in the near future, as he looks ahead to Croatia’s clash with Italy.
Empoli’s Daniele Rugani is still struggling to believe that he is been called up by Antonio Conte ahead of the games with Croatia and Albania.
Luka Modric recognises the importance of Croatia’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier with Italy, and also the absence of Andrea Pirlo in midfield.
Luis Suarez comments that biting Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup was a mistake but also harmless.
Marco Verratti has expressed his regret about not playing for Italy at San Siro when Croatia visits on Sunday night.
Giorgio Chiellini has spoken about Juventus’ recent change to a back-four, and the differences between that and Antonio Conte’s back-three.
Giorgio Chiellini believes Italian defending will once again return to being the envy of the world, as he praises the next generation.