Ronaldo-less Portugal beat Italy for the first time in 39 years
Ronaldo-less Portugal beat Italy for the first time in 39 years

Cristiano Ronaldo didn't turn up for his team, but Portugal achieved a historical feat on Wednesday after defeating Italy 1-0 in Geneva. It was their first win over the former World champions in 39 years.

Eder strike hands Portugal friendly win over Italy
Eder strike hands Portugal friendly win over Italy

Eder scored the only goal of the game as Portugal recorded their first win over Italy since 1976 with a 1-0 friendly success in Geneva on Tuesday.

Daniele De Rossi joins growing Azzurri injury list
Daniele De Rossi joins growing Azzurri injury list

Roma`s Daniele De Rossi has joined Italy`s growing injury list for their friendly against Portugal, four days after the Azzurri kept their Euro 2016 qualifying hopes alive in a controversial 1-1 draw away to Croatia.

Coach Antonio Conte pleased with Italy's seamless formation shift
Coach Antonio Conte pleased with Italy's seamless formation shift

 Italy coach Antonio Conte praised his injury-hit team for a smooth shift to an adventurous 4-3-3 formation in Friday`s 1-1 draw at Croatia in their Euro 2016 Group H qualifier.

Danielle De Rossi, Marco Verratti out of Italy qualifier in Croatia
Danielle De Rossi, Marco Verratti out of Italy qualifier in Croatia

Italy face an injury crisis after midfielders Marco Verratti and Danielle De Rossi were ruled out of their Euro 2016 qualifier away to Croatia on Friday.

Italy without Marco Verratti for Croatia trip
Italy without Marco Verratti for Croatia trip

Italy must do without Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti for their Euro 2016 qualifier in Croatia on Friday, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced on Thursday.

Conte calls up Bonaventura but doubts on Buffon, Verratti
Conte calls up Bonaventura but doubts on Buffon, Verratti

Italy coach Antonio Conte has called up AC Milan attacking midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura as the beaten 2012 finalists look to take another step towards qualification for the 2016 European Championships against Croatia on Friday.

Allegri builds on Conte's strong base to see Juventus rise further
Allegri builds on Conte's strong base to see Juventus rise further

Fans and pundits alike would have dismissed the possibility of Juventus reaching the final of the UEFA Champions League, but the Italian champions showed why belief plays an important role in achieving targets. All the hard work that was put in by former manager Antonio Conte who made sure the club reached newer heights of success and that was further emphasized by current boss Massimiliano Allegri.

England have edge over Italy, says Wayne Rooney
England have edge over Italy, says Wayne Rooney

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney believes a new-look England proved they have the edge over Italy based on the evidence of their 1-1 draw in Turin on Tuesday.

Harry Kane to start for England against Italy, says Roy Hodgson
Harry Kane to start for England against Italy, says Roy Hodgson

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will make his first England start in Tuesday`s friendly international against Italy after an instant impact on his debut last week, manager Roy Hodgson said on Monday.

Antonio Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger
Antonio Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger

Italy coach Antonio Conte admits the Azzurri could be pushed all the way by Croatia and Norway as they look to secure one of the top two places from Group H in qualifying for the 2016 European Championships.

Italy coach Antonio Conte gets death threats after Claudio Marchisio injury
Italy coach Antonio Conte gets death threats after Claudio Marchisio injury

Italy coach Antonio Conte has received death threats from angry Juventus fans who blame his training methods for the injury that will probably rule midfielder Claudio Marchisio out for the rest of the season.

Antonio Conte primes Juve-inspired Italy for Bulgaria
Antonio Conte primes Juve-inspired Italy for Bulgaria

World Cup flops Italy look to continue their strong start to Euro 2016 qualifying when they face Bulgaria away in a Group H clash that could revive memories of coach Antonio Conte`s spell at Juventus.

Italy's Marco Verratti ready to fill Andrea Pirlo void against Bulgaria
Italy's Marco Verratti ready to fill Andrea Pirlo void against Bulgaria

Marco Verratti is ready to take advantage of an injury to Andrea Pirlo and show Italy boss Antonio Conte he can fill the void in the Azzurri midfield when the Juventus talisman eventually retires.

Conte calls Verratti to midfield helm in Pirlo absence
Conte calls Verratti to midfield helm in Pirlo absence

Italy coach Antonio Conte has called on Marco Verratti to take the next step towards replacing Andrea Pirlo as the Azzurri`s midfield orchestrator ahead of this weekend`s Euro 2016 qualifier away to Bulgaria.

Roberto Mancini reignites row over non-Italian born players
Roberto Mancini reignites row over non-Italian born players

A debate over the eligibility of players born to Italians living outside the country has been reignited after criticism of coach Antonio Conte`s decision to draft South American-born players into the national side.

Azzurri coach Antonio Conte happy to pick players born outside Italy
Azzurri coach Antonio Conte happy to pick players born outside Italy

Italy coach Antonio Conte believes that players of Italian descent should be free to decide whether they want to play for the "azzurri". 

Massimiliano Allegri protests a distant memory as Juventus give European masterclass
Massimiliano Allegri protests a distant memory as Juventus give European masterclass

The protests which greeted Massimiliano Allegri`s appointment as Juventus coach back in July were a distant memory as his side gave a European masterclass in Dortmund.

Antonio Conte says ''his'' Juventus would be 20 points clear by now
Antonio Conte says ''his'' Juventus would be 20 points clear by now

Italy coach Antonio Conte criticised this year`s Serie A title race on Monday and said that if Juventus were as ruthless as they were under his leadership, they would be 20 points clear of the field.

Antonio Conte among 130 named in match-fixing investigation
Antonio Conte among 130 named in match-fixing investigation

Italy coach Antonio Conte and Atalanta`s Stefano Colantuono are among 130 people who face formal investigation after prosecutors concluded a four-year probe into match-fixing, the Italian news agency Ansa said on Monday.