AZZURRI

Italy will face England, Israel and Norway in the European Under-21 Championship in Israel in June 2013.
Milan stopper Mattia De Sciglio is playing down suggestions that he should soon become a stable member of the Italian international set-up.
There are seven Italians in the list of the 30 top paid Coaches in the world, including Carlo Ancelotti, Fabio Capello and Antonio Conte.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli will be present in Brazil on Saturday as the draw for the 2013 Confederations Cup takes place.
Italian national boss Cesare Prandelli is monitoring the form of Atalanta midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura.
Roberto Mancini believes Mario Balotelli has what it takes to be as good as Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli insists that the doors to his squad are still open for Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti.
Roma midfielder Alessandro Florenzi reveals what it was like to experience the “dream come true” of making his senior Italy debut.
Cesare Prandelli sees Fiorentina as the main title challengers to Juventus, but warns the Antonio Conte-Antonio Cassano spat shows the “stress” of Serie A.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has admitted he is pleased with the form of Mario Balotelli, despite his sporadic appearances for Manchester City.
Cesare Prandelli believes Italy “are on the right track” despite their friendly defeat to France and reveals his Confederations Cup plans.
Marco Verratti's agent has indicated that his client would prefer to play at the Under-21 European Championships, rather than the Confederations Cup.
Stephan El Shaarawy is delighted with his first goal for the Italian national team, according to his agent.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli remained upbeat despite the 2-1 friendly loss to France on Wednesday evening.
France boss Didier Deschamps was obviously delighted with his side’s 2-1 win over Italy at Parma on Wednesday.
Patrice Evra admits the French are “very proud” to beat Italy, even in a friendly, and are on their way back after a disastrous 2010 World Cup.
Giorgio Chiellini was the captain as Italy lost to France and admits the Azzurri are frustrated with their dire friendly record.
Salvatore Sirigu mocked PSG teammate Marco Verratti and assured he knows his place in the Italy squad after defeat to France.
Marco Verratti enjoyed his first senior Italy start and is “proud” to be called an understudy to Andrea Pirlo.
Riccardo Montolivo praised Italy and Milan teammate Stephan El Shaarawy after his debut goal, but also told him off.
Stephan El Shaarawy was overjoyed with his first senior Italy goal and “hopes” he and Mario Balotelli can be the pairing of the future.
Cesare Prandelli insists Italy “didn’t deserve to lose” against France, but saw it as a valuable experiment.
Stephan El Shaarawy’s first goal for Italy was not enough, as France fought back to win 2-1 in Parma and the Azzurri hit the crossbar twice.
Italy look to Marco Verratti, Stephan El Shaarawy and Mario Balotelli for tonight’s friendly test against France.
FIGC President Ignazio Abete sees tonight’s friendly against France as a good test for Italy “and Marco Verratti.”