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Italy Coach Antonio Conte has admitted that Juventus’ success this season surprised him, and described the ongoing betting scandal as a ‘painful experience.’
Sassuolo striker Simone Zaza and Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli have been ruled out of Italy’s upcoming clashes with Croatia and Portugal.
Italy tested out a 4-3-3 system in training ahead of the Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia.
Sassuolo forward Nicola Sansone sees his debut Italy call as “a starting point” for his international career.
Simone Zaza faces a fitness test ahead of Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Croatia. “I really want to be there.”
The 23-man Italy squad for the European Under-21 Championship is finalised, plus four reserves.
Gigi Di Biagio said he “performed some experiments” with Italy Under-21 players in their friendly test.
Alessandro Del Piero said Berlin’s Olympiastadion “will always be magical and hopefully even more special after tonight.”
Nicola Sansone received his first senior call-up for Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia and friendly with Portugal.
Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi wants to win the Europa League next season, and could have played against Chievo.
Milan talent Hachim Mastour explained why he chose to represent Morocco and not Italy.
Real Madrid denied they have made an offer for PSG and Italy midfielder Marco Verratti.
The Italy training camp concluded with a game between ranks that had Stephan El Shaarawy score and a Franco Vazquez brace.
Daniele Rugani insists the Italy Under-21 side is going to the Czech Republic to win the European Championships.
Daniel Caligiuri and Nicola Sansone were born in Germany, but it’s “a dream come true” to represent Italy.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio says he feels sorry for Sepp Blatter, and backs Michel Platini to be his successor.
There will be a “surreal atmosphere” in Italy’s crunch Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia, said team manager Lele Oriali.
Italy team manager Lele Oriali insists Coach Antonio Conte “did not ask to extend his contract, but will bring this adventure to term.”
Daniele Rugani admits ‘I don’t know where I’ll play next year’, despite being bought outright by Juventus.
Domenico Criscito and Andrea Poli have withdrawn from Italy’s training camp through injury.
Marcello Lippi believes the current Juventus side is following the same path as his all-conquering team from the 90s.
Antonio Conte “told me he’d gladly stay on the Italy bench for another two years,” revealed Carlo Tavecchio.
Daniel Caligiuri of Wolfsburg, Nicola Sansone of Sassuolo and Chievo’s Alberto Paloschi are among those called an Italy training retreat.
Today Antonio Conte will name his Italy squad for a two-day training camp, then next week players to face Croatia.
There are fears Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin could miss the European Under-21 Championship for shoulder surgery.