AZZURRI

Just days before the 2014 World Cup draw, at least three people have been killed after part of the Corinthians Arena collapsed.
Roberto Donadoni hailed Parma for their surprise victory at Napoli and people “cannot ignore” Antonio Cassano.
Antonio Cassano scored Parma’s winner at Napoli and reveals he’ll be in Brazil next summer, “though I don’t know if on vacation or with the Azzurri.”
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli demands more investment in youth academies. “If you can’t afford to buy champions, you need to create them.”
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has ruled himself out of the running to become Italy boss after Brazil 2014.
Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis has insisted that he will not come out of international retirement to play in the World Cup.
Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano doesn’t think his international career with Italy is over just yet.
Riccardo Montolivo believes there are at least three teams better equipped than Italy to win the 2014 World Cup.
Andrea Ranocchia was full of praise for Craven Cottage after Italy’s draw with Nigeria there on Monday.
The Gazzetta dello Sport have put together the 23-man squad list Cesare Prandelli would name for the World Cup, if he had to today.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio acknowledged “Serbia played better” after a 1-0 defeat, but still believes in qualification.
Italy lost 1-0 in Serbia, making their European Under-21 Championship qualification considerably more complicated.
Cesare Prandelli warns Italy were “born to attack and at the World Cup I’d prefer a team that risks to the end.”
Gigi Di Biagio’s Italian Under-21 side will line up with a 4-2-3-1 system in this afternoon’s European Championship qualifier in Serbia.
Italian Football Federation chief Giancarlo Abete says talks regarding the future of boss Cesare Prandelli are still at least four months away.
Cesare Prandelli dropped hints that Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Balotelli are his first choice front two after Italy’s 2-2 draw with Nigeria.
Andrea Ranocchia admits Italy “conceded too many goals recently” after a 2-2 friendly draw with Nigeria.
Alessandro Diamanti will “just have to keep improving on free-kicks” after hitting the bar in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Nigeria.
Giuseppe Rossi and Emanuele Giaccherini got the goals, while Italy also hit the woodwork twice in their thrilling 2-2 draw with Nigeria.
Riccardo Montolivo rued Italy’s wasted opportunities in a 2-2 draw with Nigeria. “We need to be more incisive.”
Salvatore Sirigu explained the difficulties Italy have in working out tactical organisation with little time together.
Marco Parolo was content with his “official debut,” although he revealed a misunderstanding with Mario Balotelli.
Giuseppe Rossi was happy with his first Italy goal in over two years and the partnership with Mario Balotelli.
Emanuele Giaccherini warned Italy needed to keep the tempo up after a 2-2 draw with Nigeria and is “happy” at Sunderland.
Cesare Prandelli was impressed with Italy’s 2-2 draw against Nigeria. “I’d love to see performances like this all the time.”