AZZURRI

Gigi Buffon is confident “Italy are animals who belong in competition” after a friendly draw with Germany.
Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli is out of Monday’s Italy-Nigeria and at risk for Livorno after an injury against Germany.
Nigeria – Italy’s next friendly opponents – have qualified for the 2014 World Cup, beating Ethiopia 2-0.
Andrea Barzagli will not go to London for Italy’s friendly against Nigeria after limping off with Germany.
Domenico Criscito was content with his first Italy cap since October 2012 and explained Germany’s tactical trap.
Leonardo Bonucci explained how he set up Italy’s goal and almost gave one away to Germany in their 1-1 draw.
Gigi Buffon was particularly glad to “maintain our unbeaten run against Germany” that now stretches to 18 years.
Thiago Motta assures he put his scuffle with Toni Kroos behind him, despite an “unsporting” tackle.
Cesare Prandelli warned Italy must cling to “humility” at the World Cup after their draw with Germany.
Germany Coach Joachim Löw was pleased with “an intense and aggressive game” against Italy to prepare for the World Cup.
Watch highlights of Italy's 1-1 international friendly draw with Germany.
Philipp Lahm and Toni Kroos felt Germany “could’ve easily won” after their 1-1 draw with Italy at San Siro.
Andrea Pirlo is “optimistic” that Italy will do well at the World Cup after their 1-1 friendly draw with Germany.
Italy’s medical staff revealed Dani Osvaldo needed injections after suffering from a “serious allergic reaction.”
Ignazio Abate admits he was surprised to score his debut Italy goal with his left foot. “It must be a first!”
Cesare Prandelli believes Italy did well in their friendly draw and cannot “think we can dominate Germany.”
Ignazio Abate’s first Italy goal secured a 1-1 friendly draw with Germany, though the visitors hit the woodwork three times at San Siro.
Italy face Germany in tonight’s high-profile friendly with Mario Balotelli and Dani Osvaldo against Mario Götze and Thomas Muller.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete sees tonight’s meeting with Germany as “a fake friendly” preparing for the World Cup.
Napoli boss Rafa Benitez praised Italy, Cesare Prandelli and Mario Balotelli ahead of tonight’s friendly with Germany.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli believes the Mario Balotelli and Giuseppe Rossi strike partnership will work – once he’s given the chance to try them out.
Antonio Di Natale says he’ll only think about a possible World Cup call once his Udinese side have avoided relegation.
Italy Under-21 boss Gigi Di Biagio was left satisfied with the performance of his side in the 3-0 win over Northern Ireland.
Italy took another step towards European Under-21 Championship qualification by beating Northern Ireland 3-0.
Cesare Prandelli has claimed that Italy’s match with Germany on Friday will be ‘a good, open game’.