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Archives: Italy

Torino manager confirms Matteo Darmian transfer to Manchester United

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Torino manager Giampiero Ventura has confirmed that defender Matteo Darmian is now officially a Manchester United player. The news was broken by Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano this evening. “Darmian will play in the Champions League with Manchester United,” Ventura told … Continue reading

Review of Andrea Pirlo’s book, ‘I Think Therefore I Play’

Posted on by TIm Tepass
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The Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo’s autobiography I Think Therefore I Play does what most books of its kind sadly fail to do, stay truthful. Pirlo can be best described as one of the most intelligent players of this generation and … Continue reading

Watch Italy 1-1 England match highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Despicable racist comments by Arrigo Sacchi are another sad example of Serie A decline

Posted on by Simon Evans
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Arrigo Sacchi’s comments that “there are too many colored players” in Italian youth teams is the latest in a series of racism cases that have emerged in Italian soccer but it is arguably the most revealing. The Italian game is in … Continue reading

Alberto Zaccheroni Says Italian Football Has Collapsed And Calls For Immediate Change

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Alberto Zaccheroni is perhaps best known for winning the Scudetto with AC Milan in 1999 and for the use of his unconventional 3-4-3 formation. The 61-year-old manager recently resigned from his position as Japan’s national team coach and spent the majority … Continue reading

Juventus To Announce New Deals For Giorgio Chiellini And Gianluigi Buffon

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Juventus will hold a press conference today where it is expected the Serie A club will announce it has signed new deals with goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and defender Giorgio Chiellini. The contracts are expected to keep the players with the … Continue reading

FIFA Hand Italian FA President Six-Month Ban For Alleged Racist Comments

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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FIFA has imposed a six-month ban on Carlo Tavecchio, the president of the Italian Football Association, for an alleged racist comment he made in August. The sanction from the governing body means the 71-year-old is barred from holding any position … Continue reading

Italian Football Federation President Calls For TV Replays After Juventus-Roma Clash

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Italian Football Federation President Carlo Tavecchio said he plans to request to FIFA the use of television replays for questionable calls following widespread scrutiny of officiating decisions during Sunday’s Serie A clash between league leaders, Juventus and AS Roma. The president also called for players … Continue reading

Andrea Pirlo To Continue Playing International Soccer

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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In a summer which has seen the international retirements of Frank Lampard, Xavi Hernandez, Xabi Alonso and Franck Ribery; Italian great Andrea Pirlo has announced that he will continue on with the Italian national team for another year. The 35-year-old … Continue reading

UEFA Investigating Italian FA President Carlo Tavecchio Over Racism Claims

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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UEFA have started an investigation into the alleged racist comment made by new Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio. Despite the racism allegations, the former FIGC vice-president was elected to the top seat on August 11, after he defeated … Continue reading

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Italy Appoints Antonio Conte As Head Coach On 2-Year Deal

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
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Former Juventus coach, Antonio Conte, has been appointed as the new coach for the Italian national team, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) confirmed today. Since the unexpected resignation of former Italian coach, Cesare Prandelli, in the wake of their dismal … Continue reading

Patrick Vieira Finds The Appointment Of Carlo Tavecchio Hard To Believe

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Former France international Patrick Vieira, who spent time playing for AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus, has shared his thoughts on Carlo Tavecchio being named president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Yesterday, Tavecchio defeated rival candidate Demetrio Albertini with … Continue reading

Executive Who Made Racist Comment Elected New President Of Italian Football Federation

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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As expected, Carlo Tavecchio has been elected the new president of the Italian football federation by a majority vote, replacing Giancarlo Abete. For readers who are unaware, Tavecchio had been battling allegations of racism in the weeks leading up to … Continue reading

Top 4 Tactical Innovations in Soccer

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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Following the impressive performances – most notably the 5-1 victory over the defending champions Spain – of Louis van Gaal’s Dutch side in the World Cup, a new formation seems to be in vogue…the 3-5-2. In reality, many sides have … Continue reading

Italian Football Federation Vice-Chief Carlo Tavecchio Caught In Race Row

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The leading candidate for Italian Football Federation president, Carlo Tavecchio, has drawn himself into a racism row following statements made this past Friday at the summer assembly of Italy’s amateur leagues. The 71-year-old gave his thoughts on the influx of … Continue reading

Why Antonio Conte Should Take the Italy National Team Job

Posted on by Ben Rosener
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With Juventus coach Antonio Conte’s departure from Juventus sending shockwaves around the soccer world, there is one silver-lining to be taken from the situation. Yes it will be a quick period of change for Juve, but considering the experience of … Continue reading

Italy Manager Cesare Prandelli’s Resignation Does Not Solve Team’s Woes

Posted on by Lorenzo Bettoni
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Cesare Prandelli’s path as Italy coach begun four years ago, just after the South African World Cup fiasco, which was led by the former World Cup winner Marcello Lippi. During his four years in charge as Italy’s coach, the former … Continue reading

New Camera Angle Shows Luis Suarez Biting Giorgio Chiellini In More Detail [GIF]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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A new, better camera angle of the disgusting incident of Luis Suarez biting fellow professional Giorgio Chiellini has been uncovered, which shows more graphic detail regarding how intentional the bite was. According to several different newspapers, Suarez may face a … Continue reading