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Comparing Andrea Pirlo’s life at Juventus to New York City FC [INFOGRAPHIC]

Andrea Pirlo and Steven Gerrard, the greatest Italian (definitively) and English (arguably) players of the 21st century, are coming to America. Their paths famously crossed on that 2005 night in Istanbul, back when Gerrard looked exactly the same but Pirlo hadn’t yet birthed the beard that gives him his >brooding […]

Iker Casillas heaps praise on Juventus legends ahead of Tuesday’s match

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has heaped praise on Juventus legends Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final in Turin. Casillas said Buffon is “a reference for a generation” and believes Pirlo in a “marvel to watch”. Despite their age, both players have played pivotal roles in helping Juventus win their fourth […]

Azzurri: Cesare Prandelli Picks Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli announced his 23 man squad for the friendly against the Ivory Coast which will take place on Tuesday in England. Many of the names chosen by Marcello Lippi were dropped. Prandelli made some expected changes following the World Cup disappointment with Fabio Quagliarella the only striker […]

Oriundi And Foreign-Born Players For The Azzurri?

With Brazilian striker Amauri close to becoming an Italian citizen, it looks like Bayern Munich’s Luca Toni will find it quite hard to represent Italy in South Africa. Azzurri Boss Marcello Lippi has hinted on more than one occasion that Amauri will be very useful for the national team. The raging debate is […]

ONE YEAR TO GO: Will World Champs or World Chumps be flying to South Africa?

To fans of Calcio it’s still as vivid as ever: The vision of Fabio Cannavaro lifting the World Cup aloft remains the proudest of Italian memories in a difficult recent history. But with one year to go before the 19th World Cup Final, Cannavaro and his Azzurri have a lot […]

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Premier League News, Daily Ticker: Aug. 16

Eriksson Thinks Capello Was Wrong To Force Beckham Out Former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson has criticized current manager Fabio Capello for announcing that David Beckham would likely not play in any more competitve matches for the Three Lions. “Beckham deserves all the respect you can give to him,” Eriksson said. […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]