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Tag Archives: Italy

England’s Central Midfield Dilemma

Posted on by Richard Sunley
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For years England’s central midfield zone was consumed with one conundrum summed up by two names: Steven Gerrard and  Frank Lampard. Both were great players for their clubs. Powerful, charismatic,adept in front of goal, and decent passers. Both had won … 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

Cagliari And Genoa’s New Coaches Will Be Tested

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

In this preview of the upcoming Serie A matches, I’ll be looking at the interesting matches, and the two teams which recently got new coaches, Genoa and Cagliari. Regarding Italy’s game against Romania, I was unable to watch it, and … 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

No Italians in Ballon D’Or 2010 Nominees

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Fifa released its list of the 23 nominees for the Ballon D’Or of 2010. Along with the 23 players, there are also 10 managers/coaches competing for the World Coaches of the Year award. The winners of both will be announced … Continue reading

Preview Of The Serie A Return

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

With the international break over, we can now focus back to this interesting title race in the works called Serie A. While the Azzurri have had a relatively disappointing international break with their 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland, their match … 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

Italy Euro 2012 qualifiers squad announced

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Prandelli has announced the squad of 23 which will face Estonia and the Faroe Islands this International break for the Euro 2012 qualifiers. The azzurri will face Estonia in Tallin September 3rd, and then the Faroe Islands in Florence September … Continue reading

Prandelli’s Italy to face Ivory Coast

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Prandelli is the future: a coach with an attacking style and a mindset which understands the need of youth in a team. Now, with Prandelli’s first match as Italy coach coming up August 10th, against the Ivory Coast, the ex-Fiorentina … Continue reading