Italy confirm Albania date
Italy have confirmed that they will play Albania, most likely at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, on November 18, just two days after facing Croatia.
Conte: Glass not half-empty
Antonio Conte has expressed his satisfaction with Italy’s work so far and hit out at those criticising his team already.
Di Biagio: Qualification great, but…
Luigi Di Biagio is happy to have seen Italy reach the European Under-21 Championship finals, but he had some sharp criticism for his players.
U21s: Italy advance to Euros
Italy have qualified for the European Under-21 Championship finals in Czech Republic after play-off victory over Slovakia.
Trap: I won’t criticise Conte
Giovanni Trapattoni doesn’t see yesterday’s Italy win over Malta in a negative light, whilst he is looking forward to a ‘beautiful’ Inter-Napoli this weekend.
Preziosi: Italy friendly not enough
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi thanks Carlo Tavecchio for moving an Italy friendly to Genoa, but calls on the football community to do more to help.
Darmian on centre-back surprise
Matteo Darmian revealed how Antonio Conte prepared him to play in a three-man defence for Italy against Malta.
Pasqual: 'Italy had more chances'
Manuel Pasqual believes it would’ve been a different game had some of Italy’s chances not hit the Malta woodwork.
Verratti: 'Italy got the points'
Marco Verratti felt there was excessive criticism of Italy after a 1-0 win over 10-man Malta. “We got the points.”
Pelle: 'Prandelli dismissed me'
Graziano Pellè was self-critical after scoring on his Italy debut, praised Antonio Conte, slammed Cesare Prandelli and Malta.
Marchisio: 'Italy must do more'
Claudio Marchisio admits Italy “ought to prove ourselves more” against the likes of Malta and Azerbaijan.
Conte: 'Italy complicated it'
Antonio Conte confessed that Italy “complicated our lives” against Malta, but should gain belief after four wins.
Debutant Pelle scrapes Malta success
Graziano Pellè scored on his senior Italy debut, scraping a 1-0 win over 10-man Malta with Leonardo Bonucci also sent off.
Graziano Pellè gets his senior Italy debut with Marco Verratti also among changes in tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Malta.
Antei: 'Italy must beat Slovakia'
Defender Luca Antei can’t believe Italy didn’t win the first leg of their Under-21 European play-off with Slovakia.
Belotti: 'Italy youth can do well'
Palermo forward Andrea Belotti said the Italy Under-21 side should “send a strong signal to all of Italian football.”
Di Biagio: 'Aggressive Azzurrini'
Gigi Di Biagio assures Italy “will play to win” in tomorrow’s European Under-21 Championship play-off with Slovakia.
Anastasi bets on Pelle
Pietro Anastasi believes Graziano Pellè can be “the extra weapon” Italy need against Malta tonight.
Conte: Pelle ready for Italy
Italy Coach Antonio Conte has insisted that Graziano Pelle can be an important player for the Azzurri.
Pelle likely to start for Italy
Southampton striker Graziano Pelle is in line to make his Italy debut in tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Malta.
Italy move friendly to Marassi
Carlo Tavecchio says Italy will play their November friendly with Albania at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris to support victims of the recent floods in Genoa.
Conte: 'I'm not just a selector'
Antonio Conte wants to change the role of Italy Coach, to “not just be a selector and make the Nazionale like a club.”
Buffon: 'Italy respect Malta'
Italy captain Gigi Buffon warned not to underestimate Malta in tomorrow’s Euro 2016 qualifier.
Conte: 'New Italy with Malta'
Antonio Conte confirmed there will be changes against Malta tomorrow, possibly including Graziano Pellè.
Vialli: 'Balotelli watch and learn'
Gianluca Vialli hopes Mario Balotelli “watches Italy games to understand what he has to do” for Antonio Conte.
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