AZZURRI

Italy international Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has been suspended by his club Southampton for two weeks for an unspecified training ground incident.
Roberto Donadoni has backed Antonio Cassano to make the World Cup, whilst he has affirmed that he isn’t looking to avenge critics of his work.
Mario Balotelli is convinced Milan can revive their season with new Coach Clarence Seedorf. “Personally I’m happy.”
Monaco star Radamel Falcao would “one day like to play in Serie A” and admires Francesco Totti, Mario Balotelli and Andrea Pirlo.
Torino striker Ciro Immobile says he is ready for his side’s trip to Sassuolo this Sunday after recovering from injury.
Italy’s team doctor Enrico Castellacci has mused on Giuseppe Rossi’s injury and estimates a two-to-three-month recovery period.
Cesare Prandelli has made clear that Italy will wait for Giuseppe Rossi, and commented Domenico Berardi will be going ‘step by step’.
Bad news for Genoa fans as goalkeeper Mattia Perin has gone down in training with the Italy Under-21 squad today with a knee injury.
The Italian Football Federation have ratified details of March’s international friendly arranged between Italy and Spain.
Domenico Berardi has reflected that he is not used to the limelight and that he is looking to just stay humble, rather than the World Cup or Juventus.
FIFA have confirmed that Nicola Rizzoli will be Italy’s refereeing representative for the 2014 World Cup.
Maicon believes that Roma teammates Francesco Totti and Morgan De Sanctis should be going to the World Cup.
Gianluigi Buffon believes Max Allegri was a scapegoat for Milan’s struggles and suggests he should have quit the Rossoneri when the chance was there.
Carlo Ancelotti comments on Italy ambitions and believes Mario Balotelli “is not a top player. He can leave you down to 10 men at any moment.”
Giuseppe Rossi risks further surgery, as the specialist found there is some damage to the anterior cruciate ligament.
Lazio and Italy midfielder Stefano Mauri will be back on February 2 after his nine-month ban was reduced on appeal.
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has declared that he wants to conquer both the Scudetto and the World Cup in 2014.
Danilo Cataldi and Domenico Berardi have been called up for their first Italy U-21 squad meeting, it has been confirmed.
Giuseppe Rossi has thanked fans and colleagues for their support as he flies to Colorado for knee tests. “We’ll see each other soon!”
FIFA Vice President Jim Boyce has admitted he has been left shocked by Jerome Valcke's statement that the 2022 World Cup won’t be played in the summer.
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has confirmed that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be held in June and July.
Luca Toni has reflected on how it ‘would be an honour’ should form for Verona see him picked once more for Italy.
England and Arsenal’s Theo Walcott will miss the rest of the season and the World Cup after suffering a knee injury.
Cesare Prandelli assured Giuseppe Rossi Italy “are waiting for you” after his latest knee injury.
Daniele Bonera is “ready” for a World Cup call, expects Mario Balotelli to prove himself and can see Clarence Seedorf as Milan Coach.