Diamanti curses the woodwork
Alessandro Diamanti will “just have to keep improving on free-kicks” after hitting the bar in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Nigeria.
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Giuseppe Rossi and Emanuele Giaccherini got the goals, while Italy also hit the woodwork twice in their thrilling 2-2 draw with Nigeria.
Montolivo: 'Italy wasted chances'
Riccardo Montolivo rued Italy’s wasted opportunities in a 2-2 draw with Nigeria. “We need to be more incisive.”
Sirigu: 'No time for Italy tactics'
Salvatore Sirigu explained the difficulties Italy have in working out tactical organisation with little time together.
Parolo: 'I saw Balotelli...'
Marco Parolo was content with his “official debut,” although he revealed a misunderstanding with Mario Balotelli.
Rossi 'worked well with Balo'
Giuseppe Rossi was happy with his first Italy goal in over two years and the partnership with Mario Balotelli.
Giaccherini: 'Italy needed tempo'
Emanuele Giaccherini warned Italy needed to keep the tempo up after a 2-2 draw with Nigeria and is “happy” at Sunderland.
Prandelli: 'A great performance'
Cesare Prandelli was impressed with Italy’s 2-2 draw against Nigeria. “I’d love to see performances like this all the time.”
Italy-Nigeria a four-goal thriller
Giuseppe Rossi and Emanuele Giaccherini were on target as Italy scrambled a 2-2 draw with Nigeria in an entertaining friendly.
Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Balotelli lead a revamped Italy side against Nigeria in London this evening.
Di Biagio: 'Serbia inconsistent'
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio warns Serbia are “brilliant but inconsistent, so we must strike at the right moment.”
Prandelli honoured to reach 50
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he will be proud to lead the Azzurri for the 50th time this evening when they face Nigeria.
Italy probable XI v Nigeria
The Gazzetta dello Sport expects Antonio Candreva to be used behind a strike pairing of Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Balotelli in Italy-Nigeria.
De Rossi to match Facchetti caps
Roma’s Daniele De Rossi will equal the number of caps won by Inter legend Giacinto Facchetti if he features against Nigeria tonight.
Prandelli reaches half century
Cesare Prandelli will celebrate his 50th game in charge of the Italian national side when they play Nigeria this evening.
Sirigu: 'An honour with Buffon'
Salvatore Sirigu will start for Italy against Nigeria on Monday. “It’s an honour to wear Gigi Buffon’s jersey.”
Probable Italy-Nigeria line-up
Giuseppe Rossi, Mario Balotelli and Emanuele Giaccherini are expected to start in Italy-Nigeria tomorrow.
Prandelli wants Italy 'enthusiasm'
Cesare Prandelli is ready to unleash Mario Balotelli and Giuseppe Rossi on Nigeria, but wants “more enthusiasm” around the Azzurri.
Lippi on Milan, Italy and Evergrande
Marcello Lippi shot down reports he could replace Max Allegri at Milan and enjoys his Guangzhou Evergrande success.
Italy-Nigeria for the Philippines
The proceeds from Monday’s Italy-Nigeria friendly in London will go to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Rossi and De Rossi recovered
Giuseppe Rossi and Daniele De Rossi are back in full training for Italy ahead of Monday’s friendly with Nigeria.
Candreva: 'Italy can challenge anyone'
Antonio Candreva believes Italy “can challenge anyone” at the 2014 World Cup and reveals his Ballon d’Or tips.
Buffon: 'Italy belong in competition'
Gigi Buffon is confident “Italy are animals who belong in competition” after a friendly draw with Germany.
Barzagli injury update
Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli is out of Monday’s Italy-Nigeria and at risk for Livorno after an injury against Germany.
Nigeria qualify for World Cup
Nigeria – Italy’s next friendly opponents – have qualified for the 2014 World Cup, beating Ethiopia 2-0.
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