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 The Azzurri’s World Cup qualifying campaign to begin in Parma: the Tardini will host Italy vs. Northern Ireland

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The Azzurri’s World Cup qualifying campaign to begin in Parma: the Tardini will host Italy vs. Northern Ireland

Italy will be making a return to the Emilian city for the first time in two years...

15 January 2021

 The Azzurri shirt turns 110. Gravina: “It represents thrills and unity”

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The Azzurri shirt turns 110. Gravina: “It represents thrills and unity”

The blue of Italy was first worn on 6 January 1911, when the National Team faced Hungary in Milan. Mancini: “The Azzurri colours bring distant generations close together.”...

06 January 2021

Italy end the year in tenth in the World Rankings

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Italy end the year in tenth in the World Rankings

Only 352 international games were played this year due to the pandemic. France and Brazil behind Belgium, podium unchanged from 2019...

10 December 2020

World Cup Qualifying: Azzurri kick off with Northern Ireland on 25 March

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World Cup Qualifying: Azzurri kick off with Northern Ireland on 25 March

The calendar for UEFA qualifying has been published: Italy also take on Bulgaria and Lithuania in March, Switzerland on 5 September...

09 December 2020

 World Cup qualification: Italy drawn alongside Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria and Lithuania

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World Cup qualification: Italy drawn alongside Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria and Lithuania

The qualifying draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar was held today. Mancini: “We mustn’t underestimate anyone, I believe it’ll be a battle between ourselves and Switzerland for top spot.” Gravina: “A challenging group”...

07 December 2020

Italy vs. Spain in the Nations League semi-finals

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Italy vs. Spain in the Nations League semi-finals

The Final Four have been drawn for the games in Italy. Mancini: "It'll be a great Final Four"...

03 December 2020

Nations League Final Four and World Cup qualifying draws coming up in the next seven days

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Nations League Final Four and World Cup qualifying draws coming up in the next seven days

On Thursday, the UEFA Executive Committee will officially confirm Italy’s status as hosts of the Final Four of the Nations League. Next Monday, the Azzurri will be in Pot 1 for the World Cup qualifying draw...

30 November 2020

Italy climb to 10th in the FIFA World Ranking, they’ll be in pot one for the World Cup qualifying draw

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Italy climb to 10th in the FIFA World Ranking, they’ll be in pot one for the World Cup qualifying draw

Mancini’s side are sixth in Europe and will therefore be drawn in pot one in their qualifying group for Qatar 2022...

27 November 2020

Gravina: "The National Team have proven that they’re able to bring the country together.” Mancini: “I’d like to thank the lads”

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Gravina: "The National Team have proven that they’re able to bring the country together.” Mancini: “I’d like to thank the lads”

The FIGC President offered his congratulations, while the Head Coach is already thinking about the Final Four of the Nations League: “It’ll be a great event, we can do well.” Evani: “The lads have been magnificent.” Insigne: “We want to take Italy to the top again.” ...

18 November 2020

Celebrations in Sarajevo! The Azzurri beat Bosnia to qualify for the Final Four of the Nations League

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Celebrations in Sarajevo! The Azzurri beat Bosnia to qualify for the Final Four of the Nations League

Goals from Belotti and Berardi seal a 2-0 win for Mancini’s men, who are now unbeaten in 22 matches. Next October, they’ll face France, Spain and Belgium in the finals...

18 November 2020

Evani: “We need to remain attentive, Bosnia have always caused us problems”

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Evani: “We need to remain attentive, Bosnia have always caused us problems”

Italy’s Assistant Coach on the eve of their final match of the Nations League group stage: “We’ve made many sacrifices, it’d be terrible if we didn’t secure first spot.” Florenzi: “It’ll be a battle, we’re ready”...

17 November 2020

Azzurri at work ahead of the game against Bosnia. Over 6.6 million viewers tuned in to the Poland match

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Azzurri at work ahead of the game against Bosnia. Over 6.6 million viewers tuned in to the Poland match

The squad returned to Coverciano last night: training in the afternoon, tomorrow departure Sarajevo...

16 November 2020

Evani: “An extraordinary group, more united in difficulty”

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Evani: “An extraordinary group, more united in difficulty”

Belotti: “We’re like a family. We want to dedicate this win to Mancini and every Italian in this difficult period”...

15 November 2020

Dazzling Italy beat Poland to go top of the group

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Dazzling Italy beat Poland to go top of the group

The Azzurri put in a strong performance in Reggio Emilia. They took the lead in the 27th minute through a Jorginho penalty and doubled their lead late on through Berardi...

15 November 2020

Italy vs. Poland tonight: 28 players in the squad. Biraghi, Castrovilli, Chiesa and Immobile not named

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Italy vs. Poland tonight: 28 players in the squad. Biraghi, Castrovilli, Chiesa and Immobile not named

Bonucci, unavailable yesterday, will return to his club after tonight’s game...

15 November 2020

 Italy in an emergency situation ahead of Poland showdown. Evani: “When there are difficulties, we become stronger”

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Italy in an emergency situation ahead of Poland showdown. Evani: “When there are difficulties, we become stronger”

Bonucci will also miss tomorrow evening’s match in Reggio Emilia: “I’ve put too much strain on my body”...

14 November 2020

Gagliardini withdraws from squad and returns to Inter as a precautionary measure

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Gagliardini withdraws from squad and returns to Inter as a precautionary measure

Following an inconclusive COVID-19 test result, the player hasn’t made the trip to Reggio Emilia...

14 November 2020

The Azzurri continue their preparations ahead of showdown against Poland. Kean and Pellegri withdraw from squad, Okaka brought in

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The Azzurri continue their preparations ahead of showdown against Poland. Kean and Pellegri withdraw from squad, Okaka brought in

Italy complete an afternoon session at Coverciano ahead of their departure for Reggio Emilia tomorrow...

13 November 2020

Emerson: “It's a difficult time, but we'll do everything we can to beat Poland”

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Emerson: “It's a difficult time, but we'll do everything we can to beat Poland”

The Chelsea player ahead of Italy's match against the Poles: “It’ll be a tough game, we also need to win for Mancini.” Pellegri has left the training camp at Coverciano...

13 November 2020

Azzurri at Coverciano preparing for matches against Poland and Bosnia. Acerbi and Barella have joined the squad

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Azzurri at Coverciano preparing for matches against Poland and Bosnia. Acerbi and Barella have joined the squad

After the win in the friendly against Estonia, the Azzurri are back in training ahead of their two Nations League fixtures. Grifo and Zaccagni have withdrawn from the squad...

12 November 2020