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Tag Archives: Azzurri

Pirlo Injured, World Cup Status Unknown

Posted on by Robert

Update – ESPN.com via Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that Pirlo plans to be fit by the final group stage match against Slovakia. Add Andrea Pirlo to the growing list of World Cup injuries. The Italian midfielder and AC Milan … Continue reading

Group F Preview – Paraguay

Posted on by Robert

The World Cup is one week away, and if you are a soccer fan, it is hard not to be anxious for the tournament to begin.  In anticipation of the first Group F match on June 14 (Italy v. Paraguay) … Continue reading

Why Americans Should Root for Giuseppe Rossi

Posted on by Robert

The name “Giuseppe Rossi” makes American soccer fans shake their head in disgust and Italian fans smile in anticipation.  The 23 year old striker has made the Italian national team provisional roster and, even if he is only a reserve in … Continue reading

Juventus Finish Dismal Season With 3-0 Defeat To Milan

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Juventus finished their abysmal campaign with another humiliating defeat as they were brushed aside by a rampant Milan side 3-0 at the San Siro. The hosts did not do anything extraordinary but rather the visiting Bianconeri once again were deflated … Continue reading

Rossi Named to Italian National Team

Posted on by Robert

Marcello Lippi announced the provisional Italian national team roster today on the FIGC website (official website notice here, Goal.com English summary here).  Few controversies were expected, as the Italian squad won the last World Cup and looked to return most … Continue reading

Marcello Lippi Picks Initial Azzurri Squad for South Africa 2010

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Italy coach Marcello Lippi has picked 29 players for training this week but did not include any players from Roma or Inter who will be contesting the Coppa Italia final. Serie A leaders Inter will probably not have any member … Continue reading

Juventus & Roma Hurt By Giampaolo Pazzini Double

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Giampaolo Pazzini scored a double against Roma to lift Sampdoria to a precious 2-1 win and more significantly the Azzurri hopeful handed the title advantage to Inter while confirming his club’s European credentials ahead of Palermo and Juventus. With Inter … Continue reading

Who Will Anchor The Azzurri Defense?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

The Italian national team has been blessed across generations with having some of the best centre-backs to ever grace the game. The list of names stretches back through the decades but in the past twenty years the obvious leaders would … Continue reading

Euro 2012: Italy Facing Serbia & Slovenia Challenges

Posted on by Rami Soufi

The Azzurri will be in Group C along with Serbia, Slovenia, Northern Ireland, Estonia and Faroe Islands. While the last three teams should not pose a threat to the Italians, the main threat will be coming from both Serbia and … Continue reading

Juve’s Struggles to Hurt Italy in South Africa?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Juventus suffered another defeat which perhaps came as no surprise despite the fact Roma were rather not impressive until the penalty-kick which was converted by Francesco Totti. The Bianconeri did not deserve to lose the match but the players have … Continue reading

Italy’s World Cup Group

Posted on by David Schiavone

There you have it, Italy in Group F, drawn with New Zealand, Paraguay and Slovakia. A relatively simple group and one Marcelo Lippi should take the Azzurri through with comfort. Group F Italy New Zealand Paraguay Slovakia They begin the … Continue reading

Italy Named World Cup Top Seed

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In an announcement Wednesday that will not come as much of a surprise to followers of soccer, Italy was named one of the top seeds for the 2010 World Cup, joining host nation South Africa, Brazil, England, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, … Continue reading

Italian League Lags Behind?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

 A lot has been said about Serie A’s decline over the past couple of years. Critics have claimed the English Premiership and Spain’s La Liga have become Europe’s best leagues leaving Serie A to challenge the Bundesliga for third spot.   Sadly, … Continue reading

Oriundi And Foreign-Born Players For The Azzurri?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

With Brazilian striker Amauri close to becoming an Italian citizen, it looks like Bayern Munich’s Luca Toni will find it quite hard to represent Italy in South Africa. Azzurri Boss Marcello Lippi has hinted on more than one occasion that Amauri will be … Continue reading

Azzurri Shirts For 2009 Confederations Cup

Posted on by George Metellus

When it comes to national team shirts, Italy’s are one of the Top 5 in popularity and style.  The Azzurri shirts for the 2009 Confederations Cup are out and all accounts are that they are a throwback to the shirts … Continue reading

Italy Meets Brazil Today In London

Posted on by Kevin Walker

Kickoff for today’s international friendly will be at 7:45 pm London time, and 2:45 pm on the east coast in North America as the Azzurri take on Brazil in a high profile friendly at the Emirates Stadium, the home of … Continue reading

Italy Finalizes Roster For Brazil Friendly

Posted on by George Metellus

The coach of the defending World Champions, Marcelo Lippi finalized his roster for the massive encounter against Brazil. An omission from the squad is Juventus icon, Alessandro Del Piero. Il Capocannoniere from last year didn’t get the call and neither … Continue reading