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Archives: Italy

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

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
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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

WATCH Brazil vs. Italy, 1982 World Cup Second Round; The Full 90 Minutes [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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At the 1982 World Cup, the Brazilian national team were establishing a burgeoning reputation as the darlings of the tournament. With players like Zico and Socrates, their brand of enterprising, vibrant football was a joy to behold as they steamrollered … Continue reading

Why Serie A Needs The Azzurri To Be Successful

Posted on by Robert Hay
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At first glance, all seems right in Serie A this season.  Traditional power Juventus is atop the league table with the scudetto seemingly in hand, a resurgent traditional power in A.S. Roma sits behind them, and in third is big-spender … Continue reading

Small Steps for Spain Whilst Italy Experiment During International Friendly

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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As the last two World Cup winners faced off in Madrid last night, there was very little learnt about the respective teams’ prospects ahead of this summer in Brazil although Spain showed slight glimpses of the direction in which Vicente … Continue reading

Italy and Puma Unveil 2014 World Cup Home and Away Shirts: Official [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Alex Muller
Mario Balotelli in the 2014 Italy Home Kit that features PUMA's PWR ACTV Technology

Puma and Italy have officially unveiled Italy’s home shirt for FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. The home kit will be worn by Gli Azzurri for the first time in their friendly match against Spain this week. The design of … Continue reading