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Archives: Italy

Italy Establishes Its Credentials As a World Cup Favorite

Posted on by Ben Rosener
Italy

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
Italy

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
Italy

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

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 2 – Paolo Rossi’s Remarkable Renaissance [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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No.2 Paolo Rossi’s Remarkable Renaissance (Spain, 1982) Of all the unlikely heroes that we’ve covered in this feature so far, the story Paolo Rossi is perhaps the most astounding and unpredictable of them all. Rossi had initially impressed at Vicenza … Continue reading

World Cup 2014: Group Stage Predictions – A to D

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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The clock is ticking and we’re coming closer and closer to kick-off.  The world’s biggest football carnival will soon burst into life and we’ll see numerous footballing heroes (and possibly villains) emerge. There will be controversies aplenty on and off … Continue reading

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 3 – Majestic Brazil Sweep Italy Aside [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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No.3: Majestic Brazil Sweep Italy Aside (Mexico, 1970) We’ve covered some wonderful sides in this feature. But none quite measure up to the Brazil team that won the World Cup in 1970. The men that donned the famous strip during … Continue reading

Italy Names Its 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Italy has named its 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The most glaring omission is the decision not to select Giuseppe Rossi for the team due to the striker’s lack of match sharpness. The American-born striker only recently … Continue reading

WATCH Mario Balotelli Interviewing Mario Balotelli About the World Cup and Italy [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Italy and AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli appears in a new video where Super Mario interviews himself. In the interview, Balotelli discusses why he has always believed in himself, where he watched Italy win the tournament in 2006 and who’s … Continue reading

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 18 – Gol Di Grosso! Gol Di Grosso! [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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No. 18: Gol Di Grosso! Gol Di Grosso! (Germany, 2006) Is there a more gut-wrenching way to lose a game than in the very last minute of extra time? As a supporter, by that point you naturally cast your mind … Continue reading

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 20 – South Korea’s Sensational Run [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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  No. 20: South Korea’s Sensational Run (Japan & South Korea, 2002) Being the host nation or city in any tournament can typically gives rise to a duo of far removed scenarios. Some teams can crumble under the enormous pressure … Continue reading

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 22 – Zidane Loses His Head [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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No. 22: Zidane Loses His Head, (Germany, 2006) Soccer is a game that can render you speechless. In awe at what you’ve just seen, dumfounded by what has happened out on the pitch. World Cup finals are occasions that regularly give rise … Continue reading

Who Will Make It Into Italy’s 23-Man World Cup Squad And Why

Posted on by Lorenzo Bettoni
Italy

The Italy National Team have started preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Coach Cesare Prandelli has called up 31 players (30 plus the 4th goalkeeper Mirante). This list must be reduced to 23 before heading to Mangaratiba, 100 … Continue reading

World Cup 2014: Predicting Italy’s Squad

Posted on by Ben Rosener
Italy

With the World Cup in Brazil just weeks away, Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has some extremely difficult decisions on his hands. Italy is considered by many to be a dark horse, but some (self-included) even consider them to be a … Continue reading

4 Players Who Warrant Places On Their World Cup Teams

Posted on by Miguel Manning
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With World Cup 2014 rapidly approaching, there have been some players who are not regulars for their national teams who have impressed this season and have set their respective leagues alight. The reason for them not being regulars for their … Continue reading