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Archives: Italy

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

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