Antonio Conte defends Azzurri after `scant` Azerbaijan win
Antonio Conte defends Azzurri after `scant` Azerbaijan win

Italy coach Antonio Conte rejected criticism of his side following a "scant" 2-1 win over Azerbaijan that sent the Azzurri top of Group H in Euro 2016 qualifying ahead of an away clash with Malta on Monday.

Antonio Conte, Guus Hiddink suffer contrasting Euro fortunes
Antonio Conte, Guus Hiddink suffer contrasting Euro fortunes

Antonio Conte and Guus Hiddink experienced contrasting fortunes in their first competitive games in charge of Italy and the Netherlands in their respective Euro 2016 qualifiers on Tuesday.

Fiorentina`s Giuseppe Rossi faces 5 more months out
Fiorentina`s Giuseppe Rossi faces 5 more months out

Injury-prone Fiorentina forward Giuseppe Rossi is expected to be out for another five months, his Serie A club said Friday.

Plenty of challenges for Antonio Conte with Italy

Unloved even in their own country, Italy`s national team clearly need a radical overhaul and, if anyone can do it, then it is the steely-willed Antonio Conte who was named as their new coach on Thursday.

Antonio Conte named as new Italy coach

Former Juventus boss Antonio Conte was named the new coach of Italy on Thursday on a two-year contract, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced.

Allegri honoured to be new Juventus boss

Massimiliano Allegri said it was an honour to be named the new Juventus coach but insisted he would not be making radical changes to a squad which swept the last three Serie A titles.

Balotelli courts more controversy with gun photo

Italy striker Mario Balotelli has stoked more controversy by publishing a picture of himself on Instagram pointing a gun at the camera with the message "a big kiss to all the haters".

Prandelli signs multi-million Galatasaray deal

Former Italy football manager Cesare Prandelli on Tuesday immediately put behind him the disappointment of his country`s first round exit from the World Cup, signing a two year deal with Istanbul giants Galatasaray worth at least 2.3 million euros a year.

Galatasaray name Prandelli as the new manager

Former Italian World Cup coach Cesare Prandelli will replace Roberto Mancini as the next Galatasaray manager, the Turkish club announced on Monday.

Prandelli heads to Galatasaray after World Cup flop

Former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli is set to take over at Istanbul giants Galatasaray following his resignation after a poor World Cup campaign, the Turkish club said on Thursday. 

Luis Suarez blasted on Twitter over latest biting incident

Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez is back in controversies and the social networking site Twitter is raging with tweets over the latest biting incident in the Italy-Uruguay match.

FIFA World Cup: Uruguay capable of 2010 repeat, says Lodeiro

Uruguay midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro said Tuesday that the current Celeste team is capable of at least matching their top-four finish at the 2010 World Cup.

FIFA World Cup: Uruguay send Italy packing as Luis Suarez `bites` again

In the most crucial match of the day, Uruguay beat four-time champions Italy 1-0 to seal a place in the last 16 on Tuesday.

From Ground Zero: Uruguay sends Italy home, Greece sneak into last 16

Just like Spain and England, the four-time world champion Italy was defeated by Uruguay by 1-0 and will return home now, repeating the bad campaign that they had in the last World Cup.

Italy coach Prandelli quits after World Cup exit

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has resigned following the team`s elimination from the FIFA World Cup Tuesday.

England ousted, Italy or Uruguay next!

The Group of Death has lived up to its name and nobody would have expected the current situation coming.

Prandelli warns Azzurri ahead of Uruguay decider

Italy must step up the pace against Uruguay or face a second consecutive World Cup exit at the group phase, coach Cesare Prandelli warned Friday after his side`s shock defeat.

Balotelli wants World Cup, not stardom

Chelsea coach Jose Mourino has called his skills a "gift from God", but Mario Balotelli said achieving star status like Neymar or Lionel Messi plays second fiddle to helping Italy win the World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Italy vs Costa Rica – Preview

Cesare Prandelli`s Italy and Didier Deschamps` France can take a major step towards the World Cup second round if they win their testing games on Friday.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Balotelli shines as Rooney`s prowess wasted at left flank

You may hate him or love him, but Italian sensation Mario Balotelli showcased his superiority in the Group of Death`s supreme battle against England on Saturday.