AZZURRI

The Italian Football Federation have added their name to a campaign against homophobia, which had seen Davide Moscardelli and Daniele Dessena abused online.
Domenico Berardi and Alessio Romagnoli are in the Italy Under-21 side to face Northern Ireland on March 5.
Corriere dello Sport are reporting that the cost of paying top-flight referees in Italy can be around €5m a season.
There are surprising reports that Cesare Prandelli is ready to commit to a new contract as Italy Coach, to see him through to June 2018.
Andrea Pirlo has praised Liverpool and England midfielder Steven Gerrard, as they prepare to face each other at the World Cup.
Atalanta playmaker Giacomo Bonaventura has admitted he is still harbouring ambitions of playing in the World Cup.
Tuttosport are reporting that Marcello Lippi is in the frame to become the new Coach of the Chinese national team.
Zdenek Zeman has enthused at Marco Verratti’s development at PSG and urged that he go to the World Cup as Andrea Pirlo’s understudy.
Italy’s qualification route to Euro 2016 has been mapped out and will begin and end with fixtures against Norway.
Norway boss Per-Mathias Hogmo has suggested that Group H qualifying alongside Italy, Croatia and Bulgaria could be tight.
Croatia Coach Niko Kovac is the first to list Italy as favourites in Group H qualifying for the 2016 European Championships.
Cesare Prandelli has warned that Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifying draw is ‘not as easy as many could think’, as he runs through the opponents.
Malta’s Rowen Muscat believes his nation’s previous meetings with Italy and Bulgaria may help in Euro 2016 qualifying.
Italy have drawn Croatia, Norway, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan and Malta in qualifying Group H for the 2016 European Championships.
Andrea Pirlo is planning a Juventus renewal, shrugging off Real Madrid and Milan, but will quit Italy after the World Cup.
Japan Coach Alberto Zaccheroni dropped hints he’s available for the Italy job after Cesare Prandelli. “I’ll wait until after the World Cup.”
Italy await the Euro 2016 qualifying draw on Sunday morning and are hoping to avoid Belgium.
Alessandro Diamanti is impressed with his first match for Guangzhou Evergrande and confident he won’t miss out on an Italy call.
Cesare Prandelli reiterated Italy trust Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Balotelli, but it’s too early for Domenico Berardi.
Gian Piero Gasperini insists Alberto Gilardino “deserves to go to the World Cup” and will prove it in Napoli-Genoa.
Franck Ribery has backed Verona striker Luca Toni to return to the Italy squad in time for the World Cup in Brazil.
Parma defender Gabriel Paletta says that any call-up to the Italian national team would be down to Cesare Prandelli.
Cesare Prandelli is reportedly looking to organise a training camp in March for future Italy prospects and potential outside candidates to make the World Cup.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio called two new faces for a get-together next week.
Italy will play Luxembourg in their final pre-World Cup friendly on June 4, it has been announced.