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Italy To Face Serbia At Home In Important Qualifier

Tomorrow Italy will be playing it’s final match of this international break, a qualifier for the European Championships of 2012 which will be taking place in Poland and Ukraine. The Azzurri will be facing Serbia at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris of Genoa, and the Sampdoria players like Cassano and Pazzini […]

Italy’s World Cup Group

There you have it, Italy in Group F, drawn with New Zealand, Paraguay and Slovakia. A relatively simple group and one Marcelo Lippi should take the Azzurri through with comfort. Group F Italy New Zealand Paraguay Slovakia They begin the defence of their crown in Capetown at the Greenpoint soccer […]

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 […]

Azzurri Shirts For 2009 Confederations Cup

When it comes to national team shirts, Italy’s are one of the Top 5 in popularity and style.  The Azzurri shirts for the 2009 Confederations Cup are out and all accounts are that they are a throwback to the shirts of the 1930s.  Check it out: The 8th Confederations Cup […]

Italy Finalizes Roster For Brazil Friendly

The coach of the defending World Champions, Marcelo Lippi finalized his roster for the massive encounter against Brazil. An omission from the squad is Juventus icon, Alessandro Del Piero. Il Capocannoniere from last year didn’t get the call and neither did Serie A’s leading scorer Marco Di Vaio of Bologna. […]

Countdown To Italy vs. Georgia

Live from the Stadio Friuli in Udine Italy, Italy vs. Georgia in World Cup 2010 Qualifying.   Television coverage in North America is available on both Gol TV and Gol TV Canada, Sept 10th @ 2:45 pm EST, with a match repeat @ 9:00. (also available on RAI international) Five Point Preview – The […]

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Everton's New 07/08 Home Shirt Revealed

Everton will be officially unveiling their new home shirt on their web site May 3rd, but here’s a sneak preview of it. According to the Everton web site, the shirt will be worn for the first time this Saturday when the Toffees play Portsmouth at home, the last match of […]

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Qatar says six more workers hurt building World Cup venues

Qatar’s World Cup organizers said on Wednesday that six laborers building stadiums for the 2022 tournament suffered work-related injuries last year but there were no fatalities. Qatar has been widely condemned for its treatment of almost two million foreign workers. Critics have estimated that several thousand workers could die in […]

Chelsea and PSG owners eye Beckham MLS Miami buy-in, says report

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, Paris Saint Germain’s Qatari owners and a Chinese group are among investors looking at purchasing a majority stake in David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team, the Miami Herald reported. Citing an unnamed source close to the negotiations, the newspaper said Beckham has been around the world […]

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dies aged 63

Long-serving Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has died aged 63 after a short battle with cancer, the English second-tier club announced on Wednesday. Gartside joined the Bolton board in 1988 and had served as chairman since 1999, overseeing the club’s 11-year stint in the Premier League between 2001 and 2012, […]