AZZURRI

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.”
Giuseppe Rossi and Emanuele Giaccherini were on target as Italy scrambled a 2-2 draw with Nigeria in an entertaining friendly.
Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Balotelli lead a revamped Italy side against Nigeria in London this evening.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio warns Serbia are “brilliant but inconsistent, so we must strike at the right moment.”
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he will be proud to lead the Azzurri for the 50th time this evening when they face Nigeria.
The Gazzetta dello Sport expects Antonio Candreva to be used behind a strike pairing of Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Balotelli in Italy-Nigeria.
Roma’s Daniele De Rossi will equal the number of caps won by Inter legend Giacinto Facchetti if he features against Nigeria tonight.
Cesare Prandelli will celebrate his 50th game in charge of the Italian national side when they play Nigeria this evening.
Salvatore Sirigu will start for Italy against Nigeria on Monday. “It’s an honour to wear Gigi Buffon’s jersey.”
Giuseppe Rossi, Mario Balotelli and Emanuele Giaccherini are expected to start in Italy-Nigeria tomorrow.
Cesare Prandelli is ready to unleash Mario Balotelli and Giuseppe Rossi on Nigeria, but wants “more enthusiasm” around the Azzurri.
Marcello Lippi shot down reports he could replace Max Allegri at Milan and enjoys his Guangzhou Evergrande success.
The proceeds from Monday’s Italy-Nigeria friendly in London will go to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Giuseppe Rossi and Daniele De Rossi are back in full training for Italy ahead of Monday’s friendly with Nigeria.