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Mario Balotelli must change for Italy future, says coach Giampiero Ventura

Even though the Azzurri are playing Uruguay in Nice on Wednesday, where Balotelli has just enjoyed a successful season, the notorious combustible striker will play no part.

2018 World Cup qualifier: Gianluigi Buffon smells wind of change as Spain arrive without Iker Casillas

2018 World Cup qualifier: Gianluigi Buffon smells wind of change as Spain arrive without Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas`s omission from the Spain squad by newly-appointed coach Julen Lopetegui has made Buffon realise he cannot go on forever.

Euro 2016, quarter-final: Germany vs Italy - As it happened...

Euro 2016, quarter-final: Germany vs Italy - As it happened...

Having lost all their previous eight meetings against Italy in major tournaments, Germany pulled finally pulled off a win against Italy in quarter-final of Euro 2016.

Euro 2016: Italy's 2-0 win shows Spain's golden era gone for good

Euro 2016: Italy's 2-0 win shows Spain's golden era gone for good

Spain were second best from the start against an Italy side, who were better organised, more effective on the ball and ruthless in every department.