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.

Andrea Pirlo named Italy`s best for third straight year
Andrea Pirlo named Italy`s best for third straight year

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo claimed Serie A`s player of the year award for the third consecutive year during a gala event on Monday organised by the Association of Italian Footballers.

Crisis-hit Italian football set for reforms in 2016
Crisis-hit Italian football set for reforms in 2016

Serie A chiefs have welcomed a new package of reforms by the Italian football federation (FIGC) that will see squads limited to 25 players in a move designed to boost the flagging Italian game.

Antonio Conte calls on Italy `pride` for Croatia
Antonio Conte calls on Italy `pride` for Croatia

Italy coach Antonio Conte has called for the Azzurri to swell with pride when they take to a rain-battered San Siro pitch against Croatia in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier later Sunday.

Antonio Conte, Gigi Buffon welcome Roberto Mancini back to Serie A
Antonio Conte, Gigi Buffon welcome Roberto Mancini back to Serie A

Italy head coach Antonio Conte and skipper Gigi Buffon have welcomed Roberto Mancini as the new Inter coach.

Mario Balotelli ruled out of Croatia qualifier
Mario Balotelli ruled out of Croatia qualifier

Italy striker Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of Sunday`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia due to concerns over his hamstring and groin, the Italian football federation (FIGC) confirmed Saturday.

Spotlight on Mario Balotelli as Italy target Croatia jinx
Spotlight on Mario Balotelli as Italy target Croatia jinx

Italy host Croatia at the San Siro Sunday in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier with misfiring striker Mario Balotelli`s place in the team under threat.

Azzurri revival clouded by bleak reality of Serie A
Azzurri revival clouded by bleak reality of Serie A

Italy host Croatia on Sunday in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier but behind the veneer of Antonio Conte`s seemingly rejuvenated Azzurri squad lies a murky backwater that is Italy`s Serie A.