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Archives: Italy

Mexico vs Italy and Spain vs Uruguay, Confederations Cup, Group Stage: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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After Brazil’s impressive 3-0 victory against Japan yesterday, we have a double treat on hand today as Mexico plays Italy (2:30pm ET, ESPN/WatchESPN) and Spain faces Uruguay (5:45pm ET, ESPN/WatchESPN). In the first match today, Mexico battles Italy at the … Continue reading

Mario Balotelli Smashes Wall After Being Red Carded Playing For Italy: Nightly Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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On a day filled with international matches, Italy striker Mario Balotelli stole the headlines tonight with two yellow cards in four minutes while playing for Italy. But that wasn’t enough for Super Mario, as he took out his anger on … Continue reading

Italy Home Shirt for 2013 Confederations Cup: Leaked [PHOTO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

A photo has been leaked of Italy’s new home for 2013, which will be worn at this summer’s Confederations Cup in Brazil. In my opinion, the above photo isn’t flattering. When released, the official photos of the shirt may look … Continue reading

Will Italy’s Euro 2012 Chances Be Hurt by Cassano’s and Rossi’s Potential Absences?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

The Azzurri qualified to Euro 2012 without being tested as coach Cesare Prandelli attempted to build the national team around younger and talented players such as Mario Balotelli and Giuseppe Rossi. Various niggling injuries and a plethora of ridiculous antics … Continue reading

Euro 2012: Italian Renaissance or Rebuilding Job?

Posted on by Rob McCluskey

Italy have had a solid qualifying campaign for Euro 2012, which has seen the side go unbeaten and concede a mere two goals. The side has also looked impressive in some recent friendlies, beating World Champions Spain 2-1 back in … Continue reading

Buffon Called Up By Prandelli For Germany Friendly

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Cesare Prandelli has a big test coming up, when the Italian national team faces Germany in Dortmund on February 8th. His list of 23 called up players features some new faces, along with a few returning veterans. Yet the squad … Continue reading

Enzo Bearzot Dies At 83

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Enzo Bearzot, a legend of Italian coaching, died today. While I can’t say much about what I remember of him, I can say that he is certainly one of the greatest influences on Italian football. Although many coaches focus on … Continue reading

Prandelli Picks Ledesma For Romania Friendly

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

An international break is coming up this midweek, and Prandelli is preparing Italy for a friendly against Romania. From the 23 that the former Fiorentina coach has picked, you have some new inclusions like Lazio’s Argentinean-Italian, Cristian Ledesma, and the … Continue reading

Italy Given 3-0 Win Over Serbia by UEFA

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

After the Italy – Serbia match was abandoned due to fan trouble, people were unsure what UEFA would do about the entire situation. But UEFA have decided, and there will be punishment for both sides, not just for Serbia. Here’s … Continue reading

Italy vs. Serbia Cancelled Due To Fan Trouble

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

I was getting very excited about the Italy – Serbia game which was supposed to be played today, but to my (and probably many other people’s) disappointment, the match was cancelled. The game was cancelled because of crowd trouble, mainly … Continue reading

Italy To Face Serbia At Home In Important Qualifier

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Tomorrow Italy will be playing it’s final match of this international break, a qualifier for the European Championships of 2012 which will be taking place in Poland and Ukraine. The Azzurri will be facing Serbia at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris … Continue reading

Northern Ireland hold Italy to 0-0 draw

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

A disappointing result for Italy, a 0-0 draw with plenty of wasted opportunities from the Azzurri. While there were some positives to take from this match, Prandelli really needs to teach his side how to finish off opportunities. The entire … Continue reading

Prandelli Calls Up Zambrotta

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

With an international break approaching, we get a chance to analyze the new Italy team which Prandelli is building. While he didn’t decide to call up Totti, he has included a player from the Lippi-days. Here’s the list of 23 players … Continue reading

Prandelli Interested In Totti Alongside Balotelli

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Cesare Prandelli has revitalized the Azzurri. He won the first two qualifiers of the European Championships of 2012, and he looks ready to win even more. While Italy only faced Estonia and the Faroe Islands, the two wins were important … Continue reading

Italy crush Faroe Islands 5-0 with wonder-Cassano

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Finally Italy has clicked. While the comeback win against Estonia was a good result, this 5-0 win shows that Prandelli has found harmony within the team. Prandelli’s home debut as the coach of the Italian National team is certainly positive, … Continue reading

Italy need win against Faroe Islands as Serbia looms large

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Now that Italy have won their first match of the EURO 2012 qualifiers against Estonia, it’s time to look ahead. The group which Italy have been put in isn’t difficult, but it could cause some unexpected results and slip-ups if … Continue reading

Italy come back to win 2-1 against Estonia

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Italy have begun to forget about Lippi and the World Cup failure, the team has new faces and is beginning to click under Cesare Prandelli. The first qualifying match for the European Championships Poland/Ukraine 2012 was against Estonia, and while … Continue reading