World Cup 2014
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.
Osvaldo brace scrapes Bulgaria draw
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo scored a brace, but Italy were chaotic and confused in the 2-2 opening World Cup qualifier in Bulgaria.
U-20 squad for Four Nations
Coach Gigi Di Biagio has named his Italy Under-20 squad for the Four Nations Tournament, including Cristian Battocchio and Nicola Leali.
Italy return to the 3-5-2 system for tonight’s opening World Cup qualifier in Bulgaria, fielding Daniele De Rossi, Sebastian Giovinco and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
Prandelli: 'World Cup is the dream'
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has claimed that managing his nation at a World Cup would be 'a dream', in an interview with Rai Sport.
No Italy surprise for Giaccherini
Emanuele Giaccherini says he expected to be named in the latest Italy squad – despite not yet appearing for Juventus this season.
Prandelli on ItalJuve…
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has defended his decision to start with seven Juventus players in tonight’s game against Bulgaria.
Italy No 10 suits Giovinco
Sebastian Giovinco is worthy of the Italian No 10 shirt which he will be wearing against Bulgaria on Friday night, says Andrea Barzagli.
Prandelli: Osvaldo, Giovinco to start
Italian national team Coach Cesare Prandelli has confirmed that Pablo Osvaldo and Sebastian Giovinco will start against Bulgaria in Sofia on Friday night.
El Shaarawy joy at Azzurrini goals
Stephan El Shaarawy has shared his joy in scoring twice and assisting one goal in the Italy Under-21s victory over Lichtenstein on Thursday.
Azzurrini thrash Liechtenstein
The Italy Under-21s defeated Liechtenstein by seven goals to qualify for the play-offs of the European Championship.
De Rossi and Ogbonna set for return
Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi and Torino centre-back Angelo Ogbonna have been confirmed as fully fit to face Bulgaria in Sofia on Friday night.
Bulgaria-Italy probable line-ups
Italy will return to competitive action on Friday when they begin their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign in Bulgaria.
De Rossi fit for Bulgaria
Daniele De Rossi has shaken off his ankle injury and took part in today’s game between ranks as Italy prepare to face Bulgaria on Friday.
U-21: Mangia keeps Italy alert
Italy need only a point against Liechtenstein to qualify for the European Under-21 Championships and Devis Mangia demands “a win with entertainment.”
Bulgaria squad to face Italy
Bulgaria have named their squad to take on Italy and Armenia in the 2014 World cup qualifiers, but it does not include Dimitar Berbatov.
Osvaldo accepts Euro 2012 snub
Roma’s Pablo Osvaldo is happy to be back in the Italian squad after missing out on a place at Euro 2012.
Balotelli has eye surgery
Mario Balotelli will be out of action "for around 10 days" after undergoing laser eye surgery to cure his conjunctivitis and short-sightedness.
Italy go 3-5-2 in Bulgaria?
Cesare Prandelli is expected to revive the 3-5-2 system in Italy’s World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria, using Sebstian Giovinco and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo together.
Prandelli stands up for Conte
Cesare Prandelli has leapt to the defence of Antonio Conte after his 10-month ban in the betting scandal. “Any of us could be dragged into it, even if only by gossip.”
Poli on Italy, Inter and Cassano
Andrea Poli hopes Antonio Cassano can join him in the Italy squad and reveals why he left Inter. “I can only thank Cesare Prandelli.”
Buffon not leaving Azzurri
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has no intention of hanging up his gloves ahead of the World Cup in 2014.
Acerbi called up by Italy
Milan’s Francesco Acerbi has been added to the Italy squad after Cagliari’s Davide Astori was sent home because of injury.
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