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Tag Archives: lippi

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

Rating Italy’s players in South Africa 2010

Posted on by Rami Soufi

The Azzurri performed poorly throughout the World Cup and waited till the 80th minute of the match against Slovakia to start playing when it was too late to make a reaction to compensate for the failures in the previous 260 … 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

South Africa 2010 Analysis: Reasons behind Italy’s Struggles

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Italy managed to draw 1-1 against both Paraguay and New Zealand while failing to impress despite having seen a lot in terms of ball possession, in particular against the Kiwis when the Italians had just over 70% in terms of … 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 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

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

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

Roma Stage Comeback Win In Rome Derby To Return Top

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Roma were able to fight back and beat their city rivals Lazio after trailing 1-0 at half-time. There were major events during the match starting with the missed penalty by Lazio and then the two surprising yet key substitutions made … 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: Confederations Cup Disaster

Posted on by David Schiavone

As the final of the Confederations Cup approaches, the tournament for one team in particular has been an unmitigated disaster. Coming into the competition, as World Champions would surely mean an easy route to the semi-finals at least, however Italy … Continue reading