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Tag Archives: New Zealand

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

How Italy Will Beat Slovakia

Posted on by Robert

Despite Italy’s lackluster performance in their first two group stage matches, the Azzurri have the chance to advance into the next round of the World Cup with a win or a tie plus help.  Some excellent analyses of the Italian team’s … 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

The Positives of the Buffon Injury

Posted on by Robert

By now you have undoubtedly heard about the injury to Gigi Buffon and his questionable status for the remainder of the World Cup.  Reading between the lines of the statements coming out of the Italian camp it looks like possibly … Continue reading

The World Cup Summary Week One- How Is Your Team Doing?

Posted on by Kristian Downer

So the World Cup is now a week old, every team has played at least once. It is now becoming clear whether your team was a sound bet or as dodgy as a Northern Rock balance sheet. There have already been … Continue reading

How New Zealand Saved Italy

Posted on by Robert

The biggest “win” in New Zealand soccer history was also a major victory for the Italian national team.  Slovakia was the better club for ninety minutes today, taking a 1-0 lead over New Zealand early in the second half on … Continue reading

Group F Preview – Can New Zealand Steal Points?

Posted on by Robert

Manager – Ricki Herbert FIFA Ranking – 78 Schedule – Slovakia (6/15), Italy (6/20), Paraguay (6/24) Qualification – First place, Oceania Big name player- Ryan Nelsen (Blackburn Rovers) Last time they qualified for WC – 1982 The colorfully named “All Whites” could conceivably be the … 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