AZZURRI

Italian Football Federation President Giancarlo Abete is hoping to extend the contract of Italy boss Cesare Prandelli.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti doesn’t think he is guaranteed a place in Italy’s World Cup squad.
Juventus have dismissed claims that Cesare Prandelli could replace Antonio Conte at the end of the season.
Verona’s Brazilian-born Jorginho has underlined his desire to represent the Italian international side.
Cesare Prandelli has called Gianluigi Buffon ‘the best in the world’, despite some criticising the Juventus goalkeeper.
Domenico Criscito is keen to return to the Italian national set-up after recovering from serious knee injury.
Alessandro Matri says he was also considering his international career when he decided to leave Juventus for Milan.
Russia boss Fabio Capello has revealed his starting grid for the 2014 World Cup. “Italy are on the third row.”
As expected, Cesare Prandelli’s Italy will not be amongst the top eight seeds at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete believes Italy should not worry about being World Cup seeds. “It’s about status.”
Cesare Prandelli insists “it’s better” that Italy aren’t seeded in the World Cup draw. “I prefer humility to excessive dreams.”
Veteran Verona striker Luca Toni is thinking about a possible international recall for the 2014 World Cup.
Federico Marchetti believes Italy deserved to beat Armenia, but were penalised by errors in a game which eventually ended 2-2.
Coach Cesare Prandelli was confused by Italy’s 2-2 draw with Armenia and warned he has not chosen his World Cup squad just yet.
Davide Astori concedes Italy “made a lot of mistakes” in their 2-2 draw and praised Armenia’s forwards.
Giuseppe Rossi felt “huge emotion” at his first Italy appearance in two years and would “suffer” a social media ban.
Lorenzo Insigne felt “indescribable” emotions playing in Naples, but rues his close shaves against Armenia.
Alessandro Florenzi scored his debut senior Italy goal in a 2-2 with Armenia, but felt “the result does not reflect the match.”
Cesare Prandelli saw a good performance from Italy after an “embarrassing opening 20 minutes” against Armenia.
Alessandro Florenzi and Mario Balotelli had to fight back twice for Italy’s 2-2 draw with Armenia, which concludes World Cup qualifying.
Dani Osvaldo, Lorenzo Insigne and Andrea Pirlo start as Italy play their final 2014 World Cup qualifier against Armenia.
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini confirms Italy will “work with the players” to agree limits on social networking.
Cesare Prandelli has confirmed that during the World Cup social networking will be banned for Italian players.
Giulio Donati has reflected on the early differences he has noticed between life in Serie A and the Bundesliga.
Italian Football Federation chief Giancarlo Abete has hinted that Francesco Totti is indeed in contention for a spot at the World Cup next summer.