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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.

Serie A: Cash-strapped Parma docked four more points

Serie A: Cash-strapped Parma docked four more points

Cash-strapped Serie A strugglers Parma now look certain to be relegated after being hit with a four-point penalty by Italian league chiefs on Thursday.

Italian Federation to investigate offensive banners

Italian Federation to investigate offensive banners

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has opened an investigation into a banner displayed by Roma fans during Saturday`s 1-0 win against Napoli, president Carlo Tavecchio said on Sunday.

Italy's Claudio Marchisio ruled out with knee ligament injury

Italy's Claudio Marchisio ruled out with knee ligament injury

Italy and Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio is set to be ruled out for several months after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in training with the national team, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said on Friday.

Another week of uncertainty for stricken Parma

Another week of uncertainty for stricken Parma

Stricken Parma face yet another week of uncertainty with no sign of an end to the financial chaos at the once-proud club where the players have not been paid all season and even have to do their own laundry.

Gianluigi Buffon sympathy for cash-strapped Parma

Gianluigi Buffon sympathy for cash-strapped Parma

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has expressed his sympathy for cash-strapped former club Parma, who will face a bankruptcy hearing next month after failing to pay players` salaries all season.

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.