World Cup 2014
Italy’s dominant Malta record
Italy will go into tonight’s World Cup qualifier against Malta with history clearly on their side – especially at home.
No Italy pressure for Destro
Mattia Destro insists that he doesn’t feel like he is under examination as he prepares to start in his first competitive game for Italy.
Blame me for U-21 loss, says Mangia
Italy Under-21 boss Devis Mangia has accepted full responsibility for the defeat to the Republic of Ireland which had consequences on the record books.
Cassani: 4-3-1-2? No problem
Mattia Cassani is confident that the change in system will not negatively affect Italy in tonight’s Brazil 2014 qualifier against Malta.
No Azzurri trepidation for Peluso
Atalanta’s Federico Peluso is showing no fear about the prospect of playing for Italy in tonight’s qualifier against Malta.
Marchisio wants Euro style Italy
Claudio Marchisio expects Italy to put in a performance against Malta in tonight’s World Cup qualifier.
U-21s thumped by nine man Irish!
Italy's Under 21s ended their qualifiiers for the 2013 Euros with a humiliating 4-2 defeat to Ireland's nine men.
Prandelli respects Malta, defends Giovinco
Italy CT Cesare Prandelli has confirmed the Azzurri will revert to a back four in tomorrow night's World Cup qualifier against Malta.
De Rossi out for two weeks?
Daniele De Rossi will miss Italy's World Cup qualifier against Malta on Tuesday, and could be out for a further two weeks due to a thigh strain.
Italy probable XI v Malta
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is set to switch back to a 4-3-1-2 system, with Mattia Destro in attack, for Tuesday’s game against Malta.
Bulgaria point heavy, says Buffon
Italy captain Gigi Buffon has looked to silence the side’s critics following the 2-2 draw in Bulgaria on Friday.
Buffon unveils Italy 'tension'
Gianluigi Buffon admits “someone talked a bit too much” on the field in Bulgaria after Italy’s tense and argumentative draw.
Osvaldo-Destro against Malta?
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo looks set to keep his place in the Italy side against Malta, but Mattia Destro steps in for Sebastian Giovinco.
Bulgaria 'deserved to beat Italy'
Bulgaria Coach Luboslav Penev believes “we were the better side and deserved the win” against Italy in their World Cup qualifier.
WC: Denmark stall Czechs
Italy can feel relatively content that Denmark-Czech Republic in their World Cup qualifying group ended in a goalless draw.
Roma 'worried' about De Rossi
Roma’s chief medic admits Dodo and Federico Balzaretti are improving rapidly, “but we are a little worried about Daniele De Rossi.”
Prandelli: 'Italy lost identity'
Cesare Prandelli concedes Italy “must not” repeat the performance in Bulgaria. “We’ve got to rediscover our identity against Malta.”
De Rossi risks a month out
Daniele De Rossi will undergo tests on the thigh injury he picked up on international duty, but early reports suggest he could be out for a month.
Cannavaro 'snubbed for surname'
Napoli defender Paolo Cannavaro’s agent claims he would’ve been playing for Italy this week if he had “a different surname.”
Barzagli: 'Italy got it wrong'
Andrea Barzagli made tactical considerations after Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria. “We did not play the game we wanted to.”
Buffon: 'Bulgaria earned draw'
Gigi Buffon praised Bulgaria and admitted to a mistake on the opening goal after Italy’s 2-2 draw in Sofia.
Maggio evaluates Sofia performance
Christian Maggio gave himself “6 out of 10” for his performance in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria.
De Rossi 'out of Malta game'
Daniele De Rossi will be sent home after limping off with a thigh injury in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria.
Osvaldo: 'I'm half happy'
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo broke his Italy duck with a brace in Bulgaria, but could not be entirely happy with the 2-2 draw.
Prandelli: 'A valuable point'
Cesare Prandelli admits “a point is valuable” in Bulgaria after the World Cup qualifying campaign opened with a 2-2 draw.
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