AZZURRI

Nicklas Bendtner prepares to face Italy with Denmark and will do everything possible “to ensure Juventus make the move from Arsenal permanent.”
Riccardo Montolivo hopes Gigi Buffon can shake off his injury to face Denmark. “We need him, as he is a leader in every sense.”
Gianluigi Buffon says he “should recover in two to three days,” leaving him at risk for the Denmark game, and looks ahead to Juventus-Napoli.
Italy’s medical staff have reassured they are “trying to get Gigi Buffon ready” for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier with Denmark.
Mario Balotelli looks to be on his way out of Manchester City after Brian Marwood pointed out he does “not show the right values and the right behaviour.”
There are reports Gigi Buffon will not be fit to face Denmark on Tuesday, while Mario Balotelli and Sebastian Giovinco also struggle to be ready.
Genoa Coach Gigi De Canio has urged Cesare Prandelli to call up Marco Borriello. “He has the quality and potential to play for Italy.”
Mario Balotelli had a “positive” fitness test today and should be ready to face Denmark on Tuesday, while Sebastian Giovinco’s ankle injury is “nothing worrying.”
Luca Marrone has experienced the pain of Italy’s European Under-21 Championship play-off exit to keep them focused on Tuesday’s clash with Sweden.
Cesare Prandelli staunchly defends his Italy side against media criticism after their win in Armenia and gives an update on Mario Balotelli’s condition.
Sebastian Giovinco hit back at criticism of his performance for Italy in Armenia. “All you care about is a goal.”
According to the latest reports, Mario Balotelli will be fit to make his Italy comeback against Denmark on Tuesday.
Fiorentina’s Argentine defender Facundo Roncaglia has confirmed he “would like to play for Italy.”
Devis Mangia can’t help but feel regret as Italy only have a 1-0 lead over Sweden in the European Under-21 Championship play-offs.
Stephan El Shaarawy is enjoying “a great moment in my career” with starring roles for Milan and Italy.
Ciro Immobile scored Italy’s only goal in the Under-21 European Championship play-off against Sweden and had a special dedication.
Italy had by far the better of the Euro play-off, but Ciro Immobile could only give them a slender 1-0 first leg lead over Sweden. The decider is on October 16.
Domenico Criscito celebrated his return to the Azzurri after he was dropped from Euro 2012. “I hope to wear this jersey for a long time.”
Christian Maggio impressed for Italy, but explains how he felt on the floor watching Armenia’s goal go in.
Riccardo Montolivo made his Italy comeback and was pleased with the 3-1 victory over Armenia. “My position is not easy to interpret.”
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo concedes he and fellow Azzurri goalscorer Daniele De Rossi “must earn our places” for Italy and Roma.
Cesare Prandelli insisted Italy “put in a great performance” for their World Cup qualifying victory in Armenia, but was angry with the referee.
Italy survived a scare and some defensive howlers to secure a 3-1 World Cup qualifying victory in Armenia.
Italy go for the Under-21 European Championship play-offs against Sweden with Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne and Giuseppe De Luca in attack.
Ciro Ferrara wishes his former Under-21 players the best for tonight’s play-off, analyses Juventus-Napoli and reveals a Lorenzo Insigne secret.