Wednesday Mar 5
Spain 1 Italy 0: match report
On this evidence, England are unlikely to be faced by all-out attack in Manaus on June 14. Italy succumbed here to Pedro's second-half goal and, camped for much of the game in their own penalty area, they seemed largely satisfied that they had restricted their opponents to just the one strike.
De Rossi left out of Italy squad for punching Inter striker Icardi
Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has been omitted from the Italy squad for Wednesday's friendly against Spain in Madrid for breaking head coach Cesare Prandelli's code of ethics.
Emanuele Giaccherini vows to fight for his place at Sunderland
Italy star Emanuele Giaccherini insists he is happy to stay at Sunderland and work to win back his starting spot The Italy international has not featured in the Black Cats' Premier League campaign since New Year's Day, with the form of widemen Adam Johnson and Fabio Borini keeping him out of the side.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet will give frustrated Emanuele Giaccherini a chance to shine
Italy international Giaccherini has had to watch Sunderland's revival from the subs' bench over the last month, his last league game coming against Aston Villa on New Year's Day.