AZZURRI

Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio warns tomorrow’s Euro qualifier against Northern Ireland “won’t be a walk in the park.”
Riccardo Montolivo wants to see the same Italy that beat Germany at Euro 2012. “We were like a single body.”
Parma midfielder Marco Parolo is hoping to play for Italy against Germany and reveals “Steven Gerrard always inspired me.”
Germany manager Joachim Löw is looking forward to Friday’s friendly against Italy. “They are smart and artisan illusionists.”
Giuseppe Rossi remains a doubt for Friday’s Italian international against Germany because of illness.
Cesare Prandelli hopes Italy learn from Germany and aims to test Mario Balotelli with Giuseppe Rossi as he prepares for the World Cup.
Giuseppe Rossi is at risk for Friday’s Italy-Germany friendly after medics confirmed he has tonsillitis.
Cesare Prandelli has refused to rule out a future coaching abroad after the World Cup, as Italy prepare to face Germany this week.
Italy Under-21’s face Northern Ireland on Thursday night, and Coach Gigi Di Biagio has insisted that his side have an ‘obligation’ to win.
Jacopo Dezi has been called up to the Italian Under-21 squad after Marco Benassi was forced to withdraw because of injury.
Sassuolo boss Eusebio Di Francesco says he will attempt to reunite Domenico Berardi with the Italian Football Federation.
Lazio and Germany ace Miroslav Klose is set to miss this month’s internationals against Italy and England.
Marco Parolo has thanked Parma after he was called up to the latest Italian international squad by Cesare Prandelli.
Marco Parolo and Domenico Criscito are the new entries in the Italy squad to face Germany and Nigeria.
Parma star Marco Parolo is expected to be the only new face in the Italy squad to face Germany and Nigeria.
Lazio striker Miroslav Klose is in the Germany squad for this month’s international friendlies against Italy and England.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has no concerns about the form of Juventus ‘keeper Gigi Buffon with the World Cup on the horizon.
Gigi Di Biagio named his Italy Under-21 squad for games against Northern Ireland and Serbia.
Francesco Bardi has cooled suggestions he could break into the Italian national set-up in time for the 2014 World Cup.
Luiz Felipe Scolari says Francesco Totti and Andrea Pirlo would be in his summer World Cup plans had they been Brazilian.
Zenit boss Luciano Spalletti has cooled suggestions he could replace Cesare Prandelli on the Italy bench after World Cup 2014.
Italy Under-21 boss Gigi Di Biagio says he can’t select Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi until he apologises for a past misdemeanour.
Luca Toni can’t stop scoring for Verona and leaves the door open for the World Cup. “Cesare Prandelli will decide.”
Genoa striker Alberto Gilardino has spoken of a possible World Cup call for Roma veteran Francesco Totti.
Luca Antonini has cooled suggestions he could be set for an international recall after being rejuvenated by a move to Genoa.