AZZURRI

Giovanni Trapattoni says scapegoating Mario Balotelli is not right, as he is a player who ‘should be supported’.
Former Juventus and Italy defender Antonello Cuccureddu says Mario Balotelli must show his worth on the pitch, not through words.
Antonio Candreva’s sister has revealed that the Lazio star is ‘sad and furious’ that Italy ‘went out and he did not play’.
Demetrio Albertini says that Mario Balotelli must ‘demonstrate he deserves’ the Italy shirt, and urges the team to ‘restart with Andrea Pirlo’.
Italy’s World Cup squad have landed at Malpensa Airport this morning after returning from their unsuccessful campaign in Brazil.
Andrea Pirlo has conceded that whilst he intends to retire from international duty, if Italy’s new Coach wants him, he will be available.
Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica has waded in on the Luis Suarez bite controversy: “I have not seen any bite.”
The Gazzetta dello Sport indicate that Italy’s next competitive squad will feature a whole host of new faces, including a number of Under-21 players.
Demetrio Albertini reportedly has in mind a reduced Serie A and the introduction of B teams to Italian football, if he becomes FIGC President.
Italy’s more experienced players were reportedly ‘decisive’ in Cesare Prandelli opting to resign as Coach.
Italy are flying back from Brazil tonight with Mario Balotelli sporting a new hairstyle and visibly distant from his teammates.
Mauro Camoranesi finds Mario Balotelli “over-rated and infuriating. I don’t know what his problem is.”
Fabio Cannavaro confessed he “couldn’t say no” if called to replace Cesare Prandelli as Italy Coach.
Uruguay are mounting a determined defence of Luis Suarez, claiming there’s an international conspiracy to get him banned.
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini confirmed he’ll try to talk Cesare Prandelli out of his resignation.
Alberto Zaccheroni has resigned as Coach of Japan, making him a candidate to replace Cesare Prandelli for Italy.
There are reports circulating that Mario Balotelli was substituted following a row with Cesare Prandelli in Natal.
Italia ’90 World Cup hero Salvatore Schillaci blamed Cesare Prandelli for 2014 failure. “Mario Balotelli is not a champion.”
Roberto Mancini is the favourite to replace Cesare Prandelli, but it’s reported he’ll turn down the Italy bench.
The Uruguayan Federation claims bite marks from Luis Suarez on Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder were ‘photoshopped.’
Giovanni Trapattoni insists Cesare Prandelli “did a great job” as Italy Coach at the World Cup.
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has come out in defence of Mario Balotelli, following heavy criticism of the player in the wake of Italy’s World Cup elimination.
Mario Balotelli has hit back at his detractors by posting an emotional message on social media.
Pietro Anastasi has heaped criticism on Mario Balotelli, saying the striker is selfish and that Cesare Prandelli paid for showing faith in him.
Outgoing Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi is confident Antonio Cassano will remain a Gialloblu player come next season.