Italy

Saturday, October 11, 2014

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The midfielder concedes his side should have killed their Euro 2016 qualifier off earlier, while Ciro Immobile claims the squad is more united than in Brazil

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Filippo Inzaghi's men are without European football this season but, if it were up to the Rossoneri director, top-performing underdogs would be ditched for the likes of his team

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With Juventus' controversial clash with Roma last weekend still a talking point, the coach does not believe that being able to review decisions mid-match would be a good thing

Friday, October 10, 2014

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The Azzurri almost dropped points at home to Azerbaijan due to profligacy in front of goal and their relatively new coach is hoping to mould his team into a less forgiving lot

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COMMENT: The veteran impressed in his first Azzurri game since overturning his decision to retire but Antonio Conte's men risked an embarrassing draw at home to Azerbaijan

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The centre-back put the Azzurri into the lead before accidentally put the ball in the back of his own net in the Euro 2016 qualifier, but salvaged a win late on

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The midfielder, who has been sidelined for over six months, is eager to be return to action but acknowledged rushing back before he is ready would be detrimental

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With the help of Opta, Goal have tallied up every penalty in Italy since 2009-10 to determine whether there is any basis to the claims that Juve receive more help from referees

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COMMENT: The giant striker has been in sublime form in the opening months of the 2014-15 campaign and has been rewarded with a long overdue call-up to the Italy national side

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The Azzurri coach has overseen back-to-back victories since taking the reins and says his side must win back the public's affection

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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The former AC Milan and Chelsea boss, who is now in charge at Real Madrid, claims club figures behind the scenes at Parc des Princes lost faith in him

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The Reds forward has been unable to break back into the starting XI since refusing a permanent move away this summer but believes that he could push for an Italy call-up

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The top eight seeds as of the 2015-16 season could be made up of the defending tournament winners and the champions of the seven highest-ranked European leagues

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The man at the centre of a refereeing storm in Italy's top flight has found an ally who believes the authorities need to do more to help the officials

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The Azzurri play in Palermo this week, with Antonio Conte's side looking to continue their 100 per cent winning record, but our tipster is backing the visitors to avoid a big loss