AZZURRI

Italy will go into tonight’s World Cup qualifier against Malta with history clearly on their side – especially at home.
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.
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.
Mattia Cassani is confident that the change in system will not negatively affect Italy in tonight’s Brazil 2014 qualifier against Malta.
Atalanta’s Federico Peluso is showing no fear about the prospect of playing for Italy in tonight’s qualifier against Malta.
Claudio Marchisio expects Italy to put in a performance against Malta in tonight’s World Cup qualifier.
Italy's Under 21s ended their qualifiiers for the 2013 Euros with a humiliating 4-2 defeat to Ireland's nine men.
Italy CT Cesare Prandelli has confirmed the Azzurri will revert to a back four in tomorrow night's World Cup qualifier against Malta.
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 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.
Italy captain Gigi Buffon has looked to silence the side’s critics following the 2-2 draw in Bulgaria on Friday.
Gianluigi Buffon admits “someone talked a bit too much” on the field in Bulgaria after Italy’s tense and argumentative draw.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo looks set to keep his place in the Italy side against Malta, but Mattia Destro steps in for Sebastian Giovinco.
Bulgaria Coach Luboslav Penev believes “we were the better side and deserved the win” against Italy in their World Cup qualifier.
Italy can feel relatively content that Denmark-Czech Republic in their World Cup qualifying group ended in a goalless draw.
Roma’s chief medic admits Dodo and Federico Balzaretti are improving rapidly, “but we are a little worried about Daniele De Rossi.”
Cesare Prandelli concedes Italy “must not” repeat the performance in Bulgaria. “We’ve got to rediscover our identity against Malta.”
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.
Napoli defender Paolo Cannavaro’s agent claims he would’ve been playing for Italy this week if he had “a different surname.”
Andrea Barzagli made tactical considerations after Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria. “We did not play the game we wanted to.”
Gigi Buffon praised Bulgaria and admitted to a mistake on the opening goal after Italy’s 2-2 draw in Sofia.
Christian Maggio gave himself “6 out of 10” for his performance in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria.
Daniele De Rossi will be sent home after limping off with a thigh injury in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Bulgaria.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo broke his Italy duck with a brace in Bulgaria, but could not be entirely happy with the 2-2 draw.
Cesare Prandelli admits “a point is valuable” in Bulgaria after the World Cup qualifying campaign opened with a 2-2 draw.