Italy manager Antonio Conte will move to Chelsea after the tournamet. Photograph: Getty

Prospects A largely uninspiring qualifying campaign combined with the loss through injury of stars like Marco Verratti and Cludio Marchisio have le(...)

Mario Balotelli’s infamous celebration during Italy’s Euro 2012 semi-final win over Germany. Photograph: Getty

Euro 2012: Germany 1 Italy 2 June 28th, 2012 This was the tournament where Mario Balotelli proved that he was more than just a controversial figure (...)

Andrea Pirlo dinks the ball down the middle as the momentum swings Italy’s way in their Euro 2012 shootout with England. Photograph: Getty

Euro 2012: England 0 Italy 0 (Italy win 4-2 on penalties) June 24th 2012 As he approached the twilight of his career in Europe - before he signed fo(...)

Speculation is mounting that talks held between Roy Keane and Celtic have led to a job offer, which he has accepted. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

Speculation mounted last night that talks held over the weekend between Roy Keane and Celtic had led to a job offer, which he had accepted. An announc(...)

Italy’s Riccardo Montolivo  receives medical attention after breaking his leg at Craven Cottage last night. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Inevitably, the broken leg suffered by midfielder, Riccardo Montolivo, tended to overshadow all other Italian reaction to last night’s 0-0 friendly dr(...)

Ireland’s Anthony Pilkington (13) takes a free kick against  Italy at Craven Cottage. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Rep of Ireland 0 Italy 0The Republic of Ireland got a well earned draw against Italy in Craven Cottage where a really good game, played in front of a (...)