Pirlo named Serie A player of the year

2014-12-16 11:13

Italy's world cup winner and Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo claimed Serie A's player of the year award for the third consecutive year at a gala event.

Battling Pumas edge Azzurri

2014-11-14 23:35

Argentina resisted a second-half fightback to beat Italy and claim their fifth consecutive win over the Azzurri.

Balo return sparks mixed reviews

2014-11-11 12:05

Mario Balotelli's return to the Italy fray sparked mixed reviews as the misfiring striker prepares for Croatia next week.

Italy down Samoa

2014-11-08 18:01

Captain Sergio Parisse scored a decisive late try and NZ-born flyhalf Kelly Haimona kicked 14 points to give Italy a win over Samoa.

Italy look to continue positive start

2014-10-09 08:32

Dortmund striker Ciro Immobile insists absent compatriot Mario Balotelli won't be missed when Azerbaijan visit Italy.

Roma midfielder out for a month

2014-09-23 12:38

Roma and Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi is set to be sidelined for up to a month after suffering a thigh injury.

Italy too strong for Norway

2014-09-10 07:12

Italy defeated Norway in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Oslo, as coach Antonio Conte continues his winning start.

Italy off to winning start

2014-09-05 07:18

Italy gave new coach Antonio Conte a flying start as they won a friendly in Bari against a depleted Netherlands.

Conte vows to restore pride

2014-08-19 17:00

Antonio Conte has vowed to restore Italy to their traditional status as major powers in international football.

Balotelli poses with 'shotgun'

2014-07-12 13:59

Italian striker Mario Balotelli is at the centre of fresh controversy after posting a picture of himself posing with a shotgun.

Galatasaray appoint Prandelli

2014-07-07 13:32

Turkish club Galatasaray have announced that Cesare Prandelli will replace Roberto Mancini as their next manager.

EPL transfer updates

2014-07-03 10:18

It's almost weekend but the rumours are not taking a rest. Here is the latest updates in the transfer window.

Conte tipped for Italian job

2014-07-02 09:27

Antonio Conte is set to be named the new Italy boss, with Cesare Prandelli having quit the role following their failed World Cup.

Chiellini accepts Suarez apology

2014-07-01 09:26

Giorgio Chiellini has accepted Luis Suarez's apology after being bitten and called on FIFA to reduce the striker's suspension.

Mancini to succeed Prandelli?

2014-06-25 19:03

Former Inter Milan and Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has emerged as the early favourite to be the next Italy coach.

Suarez risks ban after bite

2014-06-25 07:24

Luis Suarez faces the prospect of a long ban after shocking the World Cup with a new biting storm as Uruguay dumped Italy out of the tournament.

Suarez facing new bite ban

2014-06-24 21:40

Luis Suarez was at the centre of another biting storm after appearing to sink his teeth into Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder.

Italy fight for World Cup surival

2014-06-24 09:10

Italy face Uruguay in a World Cup fight for survival on Tuesday between the former champions

Pirlo focussed on task at hand

2014-06-23 20:01

Andrea Pirlo is focussed solely on stopping Italy suffering a second successive humiliation in the first round of the World Cup.

Italy lose, England go home

2014-06-20 20:00

Costa Rica beat Italy to secure their progress to the World Cup knockout stage from a Group D containing three previous winners.

Balotelli focused on Azzurri's

2014-06-20 14:12

Italy striker Mario Balotelli reminded the football fraternity that his only objective at this juncture is to help Italy win the World Cup.

England hope for Italy victory

2014-06-20 10:28

England's World Cup dream rests firmly in Italy's hands, as nothing short of an Italian win against Costa Rica tonight will send Roy's men packing.

Prandelli rejects heat excuses

2014-06-19 22:35

Cesare Prandelli has said Italy will not use the heat and humidity of Recife as an excuse if they slip up against Costa Rica.

De Rossi hopes for no drama

2014-06-18 19:06

After being at the centre of controversy in past SWCs, Daniele De Rossi now wants to be at the heart of Italy's push for a fifth title.

Buffon boost for Azzurri

2014-06-17 22:37

Gianluigi Buffon was back in World Cup training, but Italy would not say whether or not he will be fit to face Costa Rica.


Burger was sublime against the Roses

2014-11-17 14:28

Tyronne expects South Africa to comfortably beat Italy and had special praise for Schalk Burger after his performance against England.

Verratti to miss Croatia match

2014-11-12 11:11

PSG's Italian midfielder Marco Verratti to miss Italy's key qualifier against Croatia with an injured thigh muscle.

Balotelli back in Conte's squad

2014-11-10 09:12

Maverick striker Mario Balotelli has been called up by Antonio Conte for Italy for the first time since the World Cup in June.

Balotelli still backing Italy

2014-10-15 10:18

Mario Balotelli took to Instagram to voice his support for Italy rival Graziano Pelle despite being left out of the squad.

Italy winger extends Lazio contract

2014-09-23 12:58

Italy winger Antonio Candreva extends his contract with Lazio for one more season, keeping at the club until 2018-19.

Youth hold key to Italy's future

2014-09-10 12:02

Young players hold the key to Italy's future, said coach Antonio Conte after his side beat Norway in their Euro 2016 qualifier.

Pirlo to play on for Italy

2014-09-08 12:35

Play-maker Andrea Pirlo has said he intends to continue playing for the national side despite concerns over his age.

Mario Balotelli warned by Conte

2014-08-28 11:21

Italy coach Antonio Conte warns Balotelli that the man is more important than the footballer and he'll have to earn his respect.

Conte set for Italian job

2014-08-14 12:24

Antonio Conte is to become new Italy coachafter the national federation and sponsors reached agreement on his salary.

Conte set for Azzurri

2014-07-10 11:49

Antonio Conte is set to be named the new Italy boss after Cesare Prandelli quit the role following Italy's exit from SWC 2014.

EPL transfer updates

2014-07-04 09:51

Will Luis Suarez be a Barcelona player? Where is Angel Di Maria headed next? Well, here is the latest transfer window updates.

Blatter: 'Fair play' to Suarez

2014-07-03 07:40

FIFA President Sepp Blatter praised Uruguay striker Luis Suarez on Wednesday after he apologised for biting Giorgio Chiellini.

Agent fumes at Balotelli critics

2014-07-01 11:50

Mario Balotelli's agent feels he made a mistake by bringing the Italy international back to the Serie A, where he joined AC Milan.

FIFA charges Suarez for biting

2014-06-25 07:36

FIFA charges Uruguay star Luis Suarez for biting Italian defender in their final Group D match of the World Cup.

Prandelli quits as Italy coach

2014-06-24 22:30

Cesare Prandelli and federation president Giancarlo Abete have left Italian football rudderless as both announced their resignations.

As it happened: Italy v Uruguay

2014-06-24 20:00

A recap of ALL the action and drama as it unfolded in the Soccer World Cup match between Italy and Uruguay.

Suarez: My knee is 'perfect'

2014-06-24 09:08

Luis Suarez insists he is injury free ahead of Uruguay's must-win Group D clash against Italy at Estadio das Dunas.

Italy, Uruguay primed for battle

2014-06-23 07:00

Italy and Uruguay will go into their final group match knowing that only one of them will be able to qualify from the group.

Mario wants kiss from Queen

2014-06-20 15:28

Italy striker Mario Balotelli wants royal recompense if he becomes England's saviour at the Soccer World Cup in Brazil.

Prandelli wary of Ticos threat

2014-06-20 13:00

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli believes Costa Rica will pose a serious threat to their World Cup challenge in their Group D clash tonight.

As it happened: Italy v Costa Rica

2014-06-20 00:00

Recap of the scoring and interactive commentary on the Soccer World Cup match between Italy and Costa Rica.

Coach reins in 'Super Mario'

2014-06-19 21:07

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says that if Mario Balotelli does not keep his mind on the job he will be brought back down to earth.

Why Pirlo is the BEST ever

2014-06-18 09:57

Footballers they come and they go but once a generation there is one who stands above all others. Just one. Andrea Pirlo.

De Rossi wary of Costa Rica

2014-06-17 12:03

Daniele De Rossi believes Friday's clash against Costa Rica will be Italy's "most dangerous game" in the group stages.

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