AZZURRI

Antonio Cassano “doesn’t know why” Cesare Prandelli won’t call him up for Italy. “Never mind, I won’t cry about it.”
Lorenzo Insigne can’t wait to play for Italy against Armenia in Naples. “I bought 20 tickets for my whole family.”
Mario Balotelli “is feeling better” and scored in today’s game between ranks ahead of Tuesday’s qualifier with Armenia.
Roberto Donadoni insists “Antonio Cassano has the same chance of going to the World Cup as Francesco Totti.”
Marco Verratti and Lorenzo Insigne are fit to face Armenia on Tuesday, but questions remain over Mario Balotelli.
Italy legend Fulvio Collovati criticised the current Azzurri set-up’s defence and Gigi Buffon “is not as reactive as he was.”
Mario Balotelli will stay with the Italy squad despite more fitness problems ahead of Tuesday’s game with Armenia.
Giorgio Chiellini laughed off rumours linking Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli to Juventus and defended Mario Balotelli.
Riccardo Montolivo was only “semi-satisfied” with Italy’s 2-2 draw in Denmark last night.
World Cup and Ballon d’Or winner Fabio Cannavaro believes there’s a reason Italy lack great defenders now.
Dani Osvaldo’s splendid goal and a last-gasp Alberto Aquilani equaliser provided the drama in Denmark 2-2 Italy.
Denmark Coach Morten Olsen admits Alberto Aquilani’s last-gasp equaliser was “one of the most horrible moments.”
Cesare Prandelli hopes his experimental Italy can “learn” the lessons of their 2-2 draw in Denmark last night.
Thiago Motta is open to taking any midfield role for Italy after he impressed in front of the defence against Denmark.
Andrea Ranocchia concedes he struggled tactically with Italy against Denmark after playing in a three-man defence for Inter.
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.