AZZURRI

Figures from football, including Mario Balotelli and Cesare Prandelli, ate bananas to join Dani Alves’ anti-racism message.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete insisted it’s “important to have Mario Balotelli at the World Cup, as he can change a game.”
While Italy are meticulously planning training regimes, Roy Hodgson prefers to rest England for the World Cup.
Torino President Urbano Cairo says both members of the club’s strike duo, Alessio Cerci and Ciro Immobile, deserve to go to the World Cup.
Ciro Immobile has admitted that he feels good at Torino, and hopes to play his way into Italy’s World Cup squad.
Luca Toni is joint Capocannoniere on 20 goals and believes he can take the crown. “At my age it’d be extraordinary!”
Italian papers claim Cesare Prandelli is drawing up a Plan B for the World Cup without Mario Balotelli.
“Giuseppe Rossi isn’t available yet and I doubt we’ll see Mario Gomez again this season,” warned Fiorentina Coach Vincenzo Montella.
Sampdoria defender Lorenzo De Silvestri will ‘try until the end’ to fight for a place at this summer’s World Cup.
The Italy Under-21 side has called a get-together, including five Crotone players, seven from Serie A and Brentford’s Marcello Trotta.
Giuseppe Rossi’s agent assured he is “happy and completely recovered, so he’s ready for the World Cup.”
Cesare Prandelli and his Italy staff will today reportedly evaluate the results from the physical tests carried out on 42 players at Coverciano last week.
Giuseppe Rossi is back in full training with Fiorentina, including tackles in games between ranks.
Juventus reportedly want to sign goalkeeper Simone Scuffet from Udinese to be the long term heir of Gigi Buffon.
Former Inter and Italy player Beppe Bergomi has given his opinion on Fiorentina’s season to date.
Fabio Cannavaro says he wants to one day return to his homeland in order to coach a Serie A team.
Federico Bernardeschi admits he faces a difficult task to force his way into Fiorentina’s first team next season.
Oscar Tabarez suggests it is not unreasonable to list Uruguay’s task against Costa Rica, England and Italy as the World Cup’s ‘Group of Death’.
Dino Zoff believes that Simone Scuffet doesn’t have the necessary experience to be picked for the World Cup.
Antonio Conte is focused on the Europa League semi-final with Benfica, but proposed Sebastian Giovinco for the World Cup.
Cesare Prandelli is in Parma to watch Antonio Cassano today, waits for Giuseppe Rossi and backed the Code of Ethics.
The Italy Under-21 squad will meet later this month for a three-day training camp, it has been confirmed.
Alessandro Florenzi has outlined Roma’s ambition to ‘close out’ second place in Serie A, and his hope that the squad is retained over the summer.
Italy legend Roberto Boninsegna believes Gonzalo Higuain will be Serie A top scorer, but sees himself in Ciro Immobile.
Fabio Cannavaro feels he is “ready” to become a Coach and hopes Italy can win the World Cup in Brazil.