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Archives: Italy

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

Italy and Costa Rica Preview: Teams Battle for Group D Lead

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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Italy and Costa Rica each have a chance to move closer to qualification for the Round of 16 when they play each other at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife. Both teams are coming off wins in their opening matches with … Continue reading

5 Reasons Italy Should Worry About Costa Rica

Posted on by Robert Hay
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You can forgive Azzurri fans for being a little overconfident going into Friday’s match with Costa Rica.  With Italy vanquishing England in the first match and Uruguay getting thumped by the universally agreed worst team in the group, the road … Continue reading

Arsenal Interested In Signing Italy Striker Mario Balotelli, Says Report

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Even though the eyes of the soccer world are focused on Brazil, the transfer market is heating up back in Europe. One of the hottest rumors floating around England is that Arsenal are interested in signing Mario Balotelli. Depending on what … Continue reading

Italy Establishes Its Credentials As a World Cup Favorite

Posted on by Ben Rosener
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It’s the definition of premature to say a team can win it all after one game. Even after one strong performance against a good team. Even if said performance was in an environment in which the temperature rivaled that of … Continue reading

England 1-2 Italy: Mario Balotelli Nets the Winner for Italians

Posted on by Lorenzo Bettoni
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Italy held off England 2-1 in Manaus in both sides Group D opener on Saturday night. Just a couple of hours before the match begun, Azzurri Manager Cesare Prandelli had to scratch goalkeeper and Captain Gianluigi Buffon, who suffered an … Continue reading

WATCH Italy 2-1 England Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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It was a case of the “same old England” on Saturday as England simply wasn’t good enough against a stronger Italian side. Having said that, England had plenty of chances but were poor in the final third of the pitch, … Continue reading

England vs Italy, Group Stage: World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Starting line-ups are in for England. As we mentioned on Twitter a few hours ago, Raheem Sterling starts in place of Adam Lallana. Meanwhile, Gigi Buffon was injured in training, so Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu starts in the net for … Continue reading

England vs Italy Preview: World Cup Clash Between 2 Heavyweights

Posted on by Julian Price
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Saturday evening at 6pm ET/3pm PT, and the late hour of 11pm UK time, England will face Italy in what should prove to be a fascinating encounter between two giants in International soccer. However, in recent days the upcoming match … Continue reading

Strengths and Weaknesses Of Italy’s World Cup Team

Posted on by Lorenzo Bettoni
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After the 2010 South African World Cup sham, Italy arrives at the World Cup as the Euro 2012 runners-up and one of the most talented teams in the tournament. The Azzurri will play into the group D, together with England, … Continue reading

What Should England Fans Expect Tactically from Italy?

Posted on by Robert Hay
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England and Italy is a match-up with a lot of history, and as the two soccer powers prepare to face each other Saturday, England fans need to know an important fact – this is not the Italy team you are … Continue reading