AZZURRI

Federico Balzaretti took the blame for Nicklas Bendtner’s brace. “I made mistakes and I apologise for that.”
Dani Osvaldo credits Southampton with his rediscovered calm and joked that he took revenge on Denmark for Euro 2004.
Alberto Aquilani admits he knew precious little about the goal he scored against Denmark. “It was fortunate....”
Cesare Prandelli admits Italy adopted the wrong mentality during the 2-2 draw with Denmark and became “vulnerable.”
Italy went behind to a brace of Nicklas Bendtner headers, but Alberto Aquilani snatched a 2-2 in stoppages.
Dani Osvaldo, Antonio Candreva and Alessandro Diamanti start in tonight’s Denmark-Italy World Cup qualifier.
Cesare Prandelli assured “it is unthinkable to go to the World Cup without Mario Balotelli” and the best is yet to come from Italy.
Cesare Prandelli has insisted that an Italy without Mario Balotelli is ‘unthinkable’.
Speculation is that Italy will start against Denmark with Pablo Daniel Osvaldo flanked in attack by Antonio Candreva and Alessandro Diamanti.
Giancarlo Abete says that he ‘does not feel disappointed’ by Mario Balotelli’s believed request to leave the Italy camp due to injury.
Claudio Marchisio has “missed” the Italy shirt during his injury and can’t wait to play against Denmark.
Cesare Prandelli is confident Italy “will enjoy ourselves” without pressure for a result in Denmark and defends Mario Balotelli.
Italy Under-21 beat Piacenza 4-2 in a friendly test, but Coach Gigi Di Biagio saw “positives and negatives.”
With Mario Balotelli and Lorenzo Insigne injured, Cesare Prandelli has tried out a new striking trident in training today.
Danish defender Simon Kjaer has claimed that without Mario Balotelli, it is easy to see why Milan and Italy are not the same.
Antonio Di Natale has given an interview to Gazzetta dello Sport, commenting on Udinese, playing behind closed doors at San Siro and the Italian national team.
Mario Balotelli will not start for Italy against Denmark tomorrow, but could be fit enough to face Armenia next Tuesday.
Gianluigi Buffon’s agent has rubbished recent reports that Real Madrid may target the Juventus shot-stopper.
Gianluigi Buffon has admitted that in his current form, Francesco Totti could make a difference to any team.
Cesare Prandelli hopes that the Stadio San Paolo in Naples can lift his players when they face Armenia on Tuesday.
Italy trio Mario Balotelli, Lorenzo Insigne and Marco Verratti are all doubts for Friday’s game with Denmark.
Mario Balotelli has caused concern for Italy ahead of World Cup qualifying by skipping Wednesday morning’s training session.
Inter striker Mauro Icardi celebrates his call-up for Argentina and admits he would not have played for Italy.
Italy tested out a trident today with Mario Balotelli, Giuseppe Rossi and Antonio Candreva for Denmark.
Giuseppe Rossi is happy to be “back home” in the Italy squad, but isn’t packing his suitcase for Brazil 2014 just yet.