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.

Italy's football chief defends Mario Balotelli's inclusion
Italy's football chief defends Mario Balotelli's inclusion

Italian football federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio defended coach Antonio Conte's decision to include Mario Balotelli in the national squad, dismissing rumours that the Liverpool striker's recall was made under sponsors' pressure.

Injury forces Marco Verratti out of Italy squad for Croatia
Injury forces Marco Verratti out of Italy squad for Croatia

Paris Saint Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has left Italy`s training camp and will return to France to undergo further treatment on a troublesome adductor injury, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said Wednesday.

FIFA bars Italian FA chief over ''banana'' comment
FIFA bars Italian FA chief over ''banana'' comment

Italian football federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio has been barred from holding any position with world governing body FIFA for six months over an alleged racist comment he made in August.

Italian FA drops case against its president over racist comments

The Italian football federation`s (FIGC) prosecutor panel has ruled that its new president Carlo Tavecchio has no case to answer over allegedly racist comments he made during the recent election campaign.

UEFA to probe Italian federation chief`s alleged racism

European football`s governing body UEFA has opened an investigation into an alleged racist comment made by new Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio.

Italy coach`s Puma deal sparks fears of conflict of interest

Antonio Conte will earn more than any other Italy coach before him thanks to a deal with kit sponsors Puma, Italian media reported Friday, sparking questions over a possible conflict of interest.

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.

Juventus boss calls for unity after racism row

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri called for unity in Italian football`s fight against racism after the election of a controversial new head of the sport in the country.

Carlo Tavecchio elected new Italian FIGC president

Carlo Tavecchio was elected the new president of the Italian football federation (FIGC) after beating his only rival Demetrio Albertini in the third round of balloting.

Petition targets Italy football federation hopeful Carlo Tavecchio

Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for scandal-plagued Carlo Tavecchio to step down as a candidate for president of the Italian football federation over his racist remarks.

Carlo Tavecchio backed for Italian federation presidency despite race row

Carlo Tavecchio, under fire after referring to African players as "banana eaters", received a boost in his bid to win the Italian football federation (FIGC) presidency on Monday when the lower league clubs agreed to back him.

FIFA ask FIGC to investigate Italy racism row

FIFA has asked the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to investigate comments made by Carlo Tavecchio, the favourite to become its next president, in which he referred to African players as “banana eaters”.

Italian FA dismisses allegations over Lazio player`s age

The Italian football federation (FIGC) has dismissed allegations that Lazio youth team player Joseph Minala is in his early 40s.

De Rossi misses Roma trip to Napoli after appeal rejected

Daniele De Rossi is out of the game at Napoli on Sunday after AS Roma`s appeal against his three-match ban for punching Inter Milan`s Mauro Icardi last week was rejected by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).

Angry Roma launch last-ditch appeal over crowd ban

AS Roma have asked Italy`s highest sports court to reverse a decision to close the Olympic Stadium`s north and south stands to fans for two games, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) announced Saturday.

Fan ban lifted for Milan derby

Inter Milan will have their hardcore "ultra" supporters present for Sunday`s Milan derby after the Italian Football Federation`s (FIGC) Court of Justice suspended a partial stadium closure while it carries out further investigations.

Italy, Germany confirm World Cup bases

The Italian football federation has chosen the Portobello Resort near Rio de Janeiro as the Azzurri`s 2014 World Cup base.

Dream is to `win World Cup`, says Italy coach Cesare Prandelli

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli admitted he will lead his side to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil harbouring dreams of victory, and hopes his players feel the same.

Roberto Baggio quits Italian Football Federation

Roberto Baggio has resigned from his role with the Italian football federation after claiming his recommendations for improving the national game were ignored.