Lazio's midfielder Antonio Candreva celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A football match Lazio Rome vs Sampdoria Genoa on April 6, 2014
Italy round off their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-0 triumph over Albania.
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Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti takes his seat during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Report: Carlo Ancelotti to snub Italy role in favour of Premier League return
Carlo Ancelotti will reportedly snub becoming the manager of the Italy national side in favour of a making a return to the Premier League.
Oct 13, 14:49
Germany's defender and captain Philipp Lahm (front-R) holds up the World Cup trophy as he celebrates on with his teammates after winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup final on July 13, 2014
World Cup 2018: Who has qualified for Russia?
Sports Mole rounds up who has qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia so far, and how they got there.
Oct 11, 12:25
Lazio's midfielder Antonio Candreva celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A football match Lazio Rome vs Sampdoria Genoa on April 6, 2014
Result: Italy's Antonio Candreva seals victory over Albania in final qualifier
Italy round off their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-0 triumph over Albania.
Oct 9, 21:35
Juventus' midfielder Andrea Pirlo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final football match Juventus vs Olympique Lyonnais, on April 10, 2014
Andrea Pirlo defends state of Italian football
Italy legend Andrea Pirlo does not believe that football in his home nation is in a bad state ahead of the Azzurri's impending World Cup playoff campaign.
Oct 8, 17:31
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Gianluigi Buffon defends under-fire manager Giampiero Ventura
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura should not be judged on results over the past month, according to skipper Gianluigi Buffon.
Oct 8, 15:31
Juventus' midfielder Andrea Pirlo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final football match Juventus vs Olympique Lyonnais, on April 10, 2014
Andrea Pirlo to retire at end of New York City FC contract
Italy legend Andrea Pirlo reveals that he will retire at the end of the season once his contract with MLS side New York City FC expires in December.
Oct 8, 10:23
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Result: Italy settle for second place with point at home to Macedonia
Italy let a one-goal lead slip late on against Macedonia to draw 1-1 and ensure that they can no longer finish top of Group G in World Cup qualifying.
Oct 6, 21:39
Matteo Darmian of Manchester United in action during their Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Matteo Darmian: 'Man United's David de Gea is better than Gianluigi Buffon'
Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian says that teammate David de Gea is a better goalkeeper than Italy's Gianluigi Buffon.
Oct 6, 18:27
Marco Verratti in action during an Italy training session on September 2, 2015
Marco Verratti hits out at Italy supporters
Italy midfielder Marco Verratti criticises the supporters that 'jeered' the national team during Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Israel.
Sep 6, 22:45
England midfielder Jordan Henderson in action during his side's international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
England 'plan Brazil, Germany friendlies'
The FA is reportedly lining up friendlies with Brazil, Germany and Italy as part of England's World Cup preparations.
Sep 4, 17:40
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Gianluigi Buffon: 'Italy can still make World Cup'
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon insists that his team can still make the 2018 World Cup despite falling three points off the pace in their World Cup qualifying section.
Sep 3, 15:12
Italy's Davide Zappacosta in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Davide Zappacosta called into Italy squad
New Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta receives a call into the Italy squad for Tuesday's 2018 World Cup qualifier with Israel.
Sep 3, 14:10
Torino FC head coach Giampiero Ventura looks on during the TIM Cup match between Torino FC and AC Cesena at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on December 1, 2015
Giampiero Ventura: 'I wanted to applaud Isco'
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura says that he "felt like standing up and applauding" Isco during Saturday night's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Spain.
Sep 3, 12:58
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Ronaldo: 'Gianluigi Buffon is a phenomenon'
Former Brazil striker Ronaldo believes that Gianluigi Buffon remains the best player in the Italy squad, even at the age of 39.
Sep 2, 22:12
Sergio Busquets in action during the Euro 2016 Group D game between Spain and Czech Republic on June 11, 2016
Result: Spain too strong for Italy
Isco scores twice as Spain move three points clear at the top of Group G with a 3-0 victory over Italy in their 2018 World Cup qualification fixture.
Sep 2, 21:35
Alvaro Morata of Spain celebrates scoring in the Euro 2016 match against Turkey on June 17, 2016
Live Commentary: Spain 3-0 Italy - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Spain and Italy from the Bernabeu, which ended in a 3-0 home win.
Sep 2, 18:45
Marco Asensio in action during the friendly between Italy under-21s and Spain under-21s on March 27, 2017
Team News: Marco Asensio starts for Spain against Italy
Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio starts for Spain in their World Cup qualifier against Italy at the Bernabeu.
Sep 2, 18:43
Ajaccio's Italian coach Fabrizio Ravanelli looks on during the French L1 football match Guingamp vs Ajaccio on October 26, 2013
Fabrizio Ravanelli applies for Hearts job
Former Italy, Middlesbrough and Juventus striker Fabrizio Ravanelli applies for the vacant managerial post at Scottish Premiership side Hearts.
Aug 3, 15:20
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Gianluigi Buffon "99.9% certain" of retirement date
Gianluigi Buffon will retire from football at the end of next season unless he helps Juventus to end their Champions League hoodoo.
Jun 12, 21:29
Italy's Andrea Belotti in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Result: Italy keep pressure on Spain with comfortable win over Liechtenstein
Italy keep the pressure on Spain at the top of Group G courtesy of a 5-0 win over Liechtenstein at the Dacia Arena in Udine/
Jun 11, 21:40



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