Three years on from failing to qualify for World Cup, Italy's national team smiling again under Roberto Mancini
Throughout Mancini's time as coach he has combined being able to get the best out of the already-established players and bringing through youngsters who have rejuvenated the squad
UEFA Nations League: Harry Maguire sent off on bad night for England, Kylian Mbappe gets France winner
Harry Maguire was sent off for England in the first half at Wembley for two clumsy yellow cards, and Christian Eriksen then converted a 35th-minute penalty on the occasion of his 100th cap to put the Danes ahead.
Ronaldo, Francesco Totti to Paolo Maldini: Christian Vieri's daily Instagram show stars old Inter Milan, Italy teammates
On a nightly basis, Vieri calls up his old teammates scattered throughout Italy and around the world to reminisce about their time together in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
England are in Group D at Euro 2020 along with Croatia, the Czech Republic and a yet-to-be decided playoff winner. Italy are in Group A with Turkey, Wales and Switzerland. The tournament kicks off on 12 June.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Spain round off excellent campaign with 5-0 dismantling of Romania; Italy romp to massive 9-1 win over Armenia
Fabian Ruiz put Spain in front after eight minutes while forward Gerard Moreno struck twice and then forced an own goal from Romania’s Adrian Rus before the break, with Mikel Oyarzabal hitting the fifth in second-half stoppage time
Euro 2020 qualifiers: Mario Balotelli's Italy call-up will be on merit, not skin colour, says coach Roberto Mancini
"When I call Mario Balotelli it will be because he deserves it, not because of the colour of his skin," Mancini told a press conference before the Azzurri's final Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Euro 2020: Roberto Mancini dents Mario Balotelli's hopes of playing for Italy, says squad is 'more or less decided'
Balotelli was one of the notable absentees from the group of 27 players called up for the qualifiers against Greece and Liechtenstein
Everton have signed 19-year-old Italy striker Moise Kean from Juventus in a deal reported to be worth 27.5 million pounds.
Daniele De Rossi arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday and is expected to be officially presented to the media at Boca's iconic Bombonera stadium on Monday
FIFA Women's World Cup 2019: Valentina Giacinti, Aurora Galli score as Italy beat China to reach first quarter-finals since 1991
Italy had chances to extend their lead through Giacinti and her AC Milan teammate Valentina Bergamaschi, who forced a superb save from Peng, but China pinned them back as the half wore on
Euro 2020 qualifiers: Marco Verratti's late winner helps Italy pip Bosnia-Herzegovina; France, Germany notch thumping wins
Italy needed a late winner from Marco Verratti to defeat a determined Bosnia-Herzegovina while Germany and France piled up the goals in lopsided victories.
Antonio Conte, who won three successive Serie A titles with Juventus and the English Premier League in his first season with Chelsea, added that he had nothing against the city itself
Euro 2020 qualifiers: Mario Balotelli overlooked due to lack of fitness, says Italy coach Roberto Mancini
Italy coach Roberto Mancini said he overlooked Mario Balotelli for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers because the Marseille player lacked fitness.
Substitute Matteo Politano's injury-time winner rescues three points for new-look Italy team against USA
Mancini wanted to test new players as Sassuolo midfielder Stefano Sensi, Hoffenheim's Vincenzo Grifo and Juventus forward Moise Kean all made their Italy debuts.
UEFA Nations League: Cristiano Ronaldo still a key part of Portugal squad despite not featuring against Italy, says coach Fernando Santos
Portugal booked their ticket to the semi-finals after holding Italy to a 0-0 draw at the San Siro on Saturday, despite not having Cristiano Ronaldo. They progressed top of Group A3 with one match to play.
UEFA Nations League: Chelsea midfielder Jorginho goes from villain to hero in Italy's draw against Poland
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho endured a topsy-turvy 90 minutes in Italy's first UEFA Nations League match against Poland, as he was at fault for Poland's goal but also scored for Italy.
International friendlies: Jamie Vardy says VAR leaving players and fans in the dark after England draw Italy 1-1
"It is okay to come up and say VAR is in use but no one knows what it is going on. It is obviously taking time as well, there were five minutes added on," Vardy said.
Besides Ranieri, former Italy head coach Antonio Conte, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Mancini are also among those linked to the Italy coaching job.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Italy fail to make finals for first time in 60 years after goalless draw with Sweden
It is the third time that the Italians will not compete at the World Cup, after not going to the first edition in 1930 and not qualifying for the 1958 finals in Sweden.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Gianluigi Buffon says Italy must not panic despite staring at disaster
Captain Buffon – bidding to reach a record sixth World Cup finals in Russia – is one of the last survivors of Italy's golden generation of 2006 World Cup winners.