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Archives: Italy

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

Luis Suarez Claims ‘These Things Happen In The Box’ After Biting Incident Mars Win Against Italy

Posted on by Abe Asher
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In a post-match interview, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez brushed off the biting incident that became the main talking point of the Italy-Uruguay World Cup game. In an interview with Uruguay media, Suarez said: “These things happen in the box. We … Continue reading

Cesare Prandelli’s Tactics, Not Luis Suarez Or The Referee, Hurt Italy

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Cesare Prandelli’s decision to resign in the wake of the Azzurri’s 1-0 defeat to Uruguay was a noble one, premised on the idea that he was responsible for Italy’s poor showing in the World Cup. Setting aside his tenure as … Continue reading

Italy Manager Cesare Prandelli Resigns After Rant Against Fans And Italian FA

Posted on by Aleksandra Slupinski
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After a controversial 1-0 loss to Uruguay Tuesday in the Group stages of the World Cup, Italian manager Cesare Prandelli has resigned from his position. His Italian squad came in third in the group after two consecutive losses against Costa Rica … Continue reading

5 Observations From Italy 0-1 Uruguay World Cup Game

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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This game was a must-win for Uruguay and a must-not lose for the Italians and the differing mindsets of the two sides leant itself to a tense and edgy contest. After losing their opening match, the Uruguayans deserve a lot … Continue reading

WATCH Uruguay Knock Italy Out Of The World Cup In Controversial Circumstances; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Uruguay knocked out Italy from the World Cup in controversial circumstances after beating the Azzurri 1-0 when Diego Godin scored a header from a corner. Unfortunately, the game was marred by a biting incident featuring Luis Suarez, which is the … Continue reading

Photo Reveals Luis Suarez Bite Marks On Italy Defender Giorgio Chiellini [PHOTO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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A photo has been revealed that shows Luis Suarez’s bite marks on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. Unfortunately, the Uruguay-Italy game was marred by a biting incident featuring Luis Suarez, which is the third such recent incident. Suarez bit Italy centre … Continue reading

WATCH Uruguay’s Luis Suarez Bite Giorgio Chiellini [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez did it again. In the second half of the World Cup match against Italy, Suarez bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder and should have been red carded. However, the match officials missed the incident … Continue reading

Italy vs Uruguay, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Aleksandra Slupinski
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The headline on one of the most popular Italian newspapers, Gazetta Dello Sport, reads today “No going home; NO!” ahead of Italy’s do-or-die clash against Uruguay, which kicks off at Noon ET/9am PT today. First the TV news and starting … Continue reading

Italy and Uruguay’s Predicted Line-Up For Last Group D Spot

Posted on by Sameer Chopra
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Italy against Uruguay was always marked as an important game, but perhaps not for the reasons that it will be on Tuesday. With Costa Rica surprising everybody and topping Group D going into the final round of fixtures, only one … Continue reading

Italy and Uruguay Preview: Win or Go Home for Former Champs

Posted on by Ben Rosener
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It’s do or die for both Italy and Uruguay tomorrow at 12pm EST/9am PST. With mighty England already unceremoniously crashing out and upstart Costa Rica with its’ ticket punched, there is only one spot left in the knockout rounds for … Continue reading

Why Italy Shouldn’t Panic After Costa Rica Loss

Posted on by Ben Rosener
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Italy lost to Costa Rica at the World Cup. It happened, big deal. The loss will only help the Italians moving forward, and because of that they shouldn’t panic about it. The loss exposed a few issues for Cesare Prandelli’s … Continue reading

Italian Tactics Put to the Test by Costa Rica

Posted on by Robert Hay
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As I wrote my recent article on five reasons Italy should be afraid of Costa Rica, even I had a hard time not considering the Azzurri the heavy favorites in the match.  They had turned back an England side that … Continue reading

Costa Rica 1-0 Italy: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Lorenzo Bettoni
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It was supposed to be an easy match for Italy. The match that would have sent the Azzurri straight into the last 16 of the World Cup. In the end, Costa Rica surprisingly qualified to the Round of 16 and, … Continue reading

WATCH Costa Rica’s Goal Against Italy: Bryan Ruiz Scores to Put Ticos Into Half Time Lead [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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In a first half where Costa Rica outplayed Italy, the Ticos took a deserved 1-0 victory before half-time with a beautifully taken header by Bryan Ruiz that hit the crossbar, bounced over the line and back out on to the … Continue reading

Italy vs Costa Rica: Starting Lineups And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani
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Italy face off against Costa Rica in a tie that could virtually seal the fate of Group D. Where to watch – Viewers in USA can catch the game at 12 PM EST/9 AM PST at – English language: ESPN and WatchESPN … Continue reading