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Archives: Italy

Spain vs Italy, Confederations Cup Semi-Final: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Spain plays Italy today in the second semi-final of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. The winner will face Brazil in the final on Sunday, while the losing team will play against Uruguay in the third-place match scheduled earlier on Sunday. … Continue reading

Spain vs Italy, Confederations Cup Semi-Final: Preview

Posted on by Josh Harris
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The second semi-final is an all-European affair, with reigning world champions Spain taking on Italy, the runners-up at UEFA Euro 2012. This match is also a re-run of last year’s continental final, which ended in victory for Spain. Italy have … Continue reading

Italy vs Brazil and Japan vs Mexico, Confederations Cup: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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For the old fogies like me, Italy against Brazil conjures up memories of the 1982 World Cup in one of the greatest World Cup matches in the history of the tournament. Italy faced Brazil in the second round. For a … Continue reading

Brazil vs Mexico and Italy vs Japan, Confederations Cup: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Two key matches are on deck today in the FIFA Confederations Cup. Brazil, who defeated Japan 3-0 on Saturday, face Mexico who are still reeling from a 2-1 defeat against Italy in their opening game. In the second match today, … Continue reading

Spain vs Italy, Under-21 European Championship Final: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The final of the under-21 European Championship kicks off today with two brilliant sides facing each other in the final in Israel. Spain, who have been a joy to watch this tournament — especially Isco, who has been a revelation — faces … Continue reading

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