Archives: Italy

Italy’s Mistakes of 2010

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

With Italy out of the 2010 World Cup, we have plenty of time to plan for the future and avoid any mistakes we made in this tournament. So it’s important to know what Italy did wrong, the mistakes that cost … Continue reading

Italy Eliminated with 3-2 loss

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

What should be considered a fair result; Slovakia were better, and Italy were poor, it’s just as simple as that. In the end Italy ends up right where they deserve to end up, the bottom of the table, behind New … Continue reading

Marchisio, just not good enough?

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Lippi has a strange team of players for this 2010 World Cup, while he’s decided to stick with some of the old guard, we’ve also seen him pick a couple of youngsters. But one thing is constant throughout Lippi’s selections, … Continue reading

Italy can only draw against New Zealand

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Yet another disappointing result for the Azzurri, while they drew with Paraguay last round of matches, that result seemed acceptable because New Zealand and Slovakia drew as well. But a draw against New Zealand, knowing that Paraguay had beaten Slovakia … Continue reading

Italy fight out a positive 1-1 draw

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

The Azzurri have played their first match, and while some will view the 1-1 draw result as a bad thing, the match was actually filled with positives for Italy. Although we’ve seen Germany demolish Australia 4-0, I think that the … Continue reading

Italy draw against Swiss in final friendly

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Italy have just concluded their final friendly before the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and it seems like the Azzurri have been asleep for these friendlies. While a 1-1 draw is certainly better than the 2-1 loss they suffered … Continue reading

Italy 23-man World Cup squad announced

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Lippi has announced his final squad of 23 he will be taking to South Africa, while there aren’t too many major surprises, there were two exclusions in the attacking department which seem a bit strange. Here’s the final 23-man squad: … Continue reading

Prandelli is Lippi’s Replacement

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

La Gazzetta dello Sport has confirmed that the coach that will follow in Marcello Lippi’s footsteps will be Cesare Prandelli. The ex-Fiorentina coach seems to have reached an agreement with the FIGC chief Giancarlo Abete and will take over as … Continue reading

Italian National team Provisional Squad

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

The 2010 World Cup is coming fast, and the time has come where provisional squads are being announced from countries in the tournament. The FIGC (Federazione Italiana Giouco Calcio) or the Italian FA has revealed the 30-man provisional squad chosen by … Continue reading

How Far Will Italy Go In South Africa 2010?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

The Azzurri will be in Group F along with Paraguay, Slovakia and New Zealand. The Italians are notorious for their slow starts in previous World Cup editions but this group should not pose much of a threat. The key is … Continue reading

Milan, City Getting Ready To Eto’o Swoop?

Posted on by Juan Arango

Barcelona’s urgency to lock up Cameroonian goalscorer Samuel Eto’o with a long-term contract has increased significantly. Gazzetta dello Sport reported today that AC Milan and the player’s agent have begun talking after the player said this will most likely be … Continue reading

Riquelme Finishes Second In Player of Year Voting

Posted on by Juan Arango

Juan Sebastián Verón might have called an end to the European leg of his illustrious career a few years back, but he’s quality has not diminished one bit. One the eve of 2009, the former Sampdoria, Parma, Lazio, and Inter … Continue reading

Cannavaro On The Out?

Posted on by Juan Arango

According to many outlets in Spain, Fabio Cannavaro seems to be counting down his days at Real Madrid.  Reports state the AC Milan will try to sign the former World Player of the Year. 

Champions League KO Matchups

Posted on by Juan Arango

A former teammate of mine that had a style of play “similar” to Steven Gerrard (and would be insulted as he is a Man Utd.  fan)described the ties in one word- mouthwatering.  I will use this term only once as … Continue reading

Rossi’s Allegiance? What’s The Fuss?

Posted on by Juan Arango

February 1st the inevitable is going to happen with the US national team. Giuseppe Rossi is going to declare his allegiance to the Azzurri. Maybe I am going to hear it from people saying that I would like to see … Continue reading