AZZURRI

Adidas have continued the build-up to Friday’s World Cup 2014 group stage draw by unveiling the official tournament ball.
Gianluigi Buffon is confident that Paul Pogba will follow Arturo Vidal’s lead and sign an extension at Juventus.
Cesare Prandelli has refused to speculate on whether Francesco Totti will be in Italy’s squad for the World Cup.
Italy have been placed in Pot Four for Friday’s World Cup draw in Bahia, FIFA have confirmed today.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli believes not being top seeds in the World Cup draw “could be better considering our character.”
The 2006 World Cup Final referee reveals what happened when he sent off Zinedine Zidane for headbutting Marco Materazzi.
Italy have jumped up to seventh in the FIFA World Rankings, but it comes too late for the World Cup draw.
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.