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Alessio Cerci feels his performance against Spain was a big step towards a spot with Italy at the World Cup.
Gigi Buffon revealed what put him off for the Spain goal and was surprised by Gabriel Paletta’s “sumptuous” debut.
Ciro Immobile thanked Cesare Prandelli for his senior Italy debut against Spain. “We had good scoring opportunities.”
Claudio Marchisio was impressed with Spain, but also by Italy’s debutants after a 1-0 result in Madrid.
Parma defender Gabriel Paletta was “happy with my debut, but a little sad at the result” of Spain-Italy.
Cesare Prandelli felt Italy’s fitness levels were “almost embarrassing” compared to Spain, so the quality couldn’t shine through.
Alessio Cerci hit the woodwork, but Pedro Rodriguez got the only goal as Spain beat Italy in a friendly.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio admired their patience in a victory away to Northern Ireland, but Serbia complicate the group.
Gabriel Paletta and Diego Costa get their international debuts in tonight’s prestigious Spain-Italy friendly in Madrid.
Italy’s Under-21 side secured a 2-0 victory in Northern Ireland with goals from Daniele Rugani and Brentford’s Marcello Trotta.
Gianluigi Buffon has signalled Italy’s opening Group D clash with England as key to the success of their 2014 World Cup campaign.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has responded to criticism of his well-publicised code of ethics by saying player behaviour needs to improve.
Raul Albiol has commented on his adaption to life in Naples, and has admitted that his team need to ‘find balance’.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has revealed that he would have liked to have played another opponent in this evening’s friendly.
Ahead of being worn at the 2014 World Cup, the new Italy national team kit will go on tour across the peninsula.
Cesare Prandelli has admitted his astonishment that Borja Valero has failed to make the Spain squad for their friendly.
Northern Ireland Under-21 manager Jim Magilton hailed Italy as “a really top-class side” ahead of tomorrow’s game.
Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio has “unlimited faith” in Italy ahead of a must-win qualifier in Northern Ireland.
Daniel Osvaldo will wear the Number 10 jersey and Ciro Immobile 9 in tomorrow’s Spain-Italy friendly.
Italy are set to face Spain tomorrow with Alessio Cerci, Daniel Osvaldo and Gabriel Paletta in the starting XI.
Italy’s World Cup opponents England have brought in a sports psychologist to help them prepare, revealed Roy Hodgson.
Gigi Buffon believes the Cesare Prandelli-Juventus row was “a misunderstanding” and hailed Spain’s Iker Casillas.
Cesare Prandelli vented his frustration at “pointless controversy” and warned Spain-Italy “is no ordinary friendly.”
Spain starlet Thiago Alcantara was born in Italy and reveals what his father told him about life in Serie A.
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas has praised opponents Italy ahead of the friendly between the teams on Wednesday.