Category: Italy

Mancini given ‘dream’ job of rebuilding Italy

Rome (AFP) – Roberto Mancini will hold his first press conference on Tuesday a day after being handed his “dream” job as Italy head coach with the task of reviving Azzurri fortunes six months after their shock failure to qualify for the World Cup. Italy have been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after the four-time world champions failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958. Mancini — former coach of Manchester City and Inter Milan — will meet the media for the first time as Italy boss at 12:00 (1000GMT) ... Read more

Pirlo calls on hot-headed Buffon for testimonial

Milan (AFP) – Former Italy star Andrea Pirlo on Thursday defended Gianluigi Buffon for his Champions League outburst as he named the veteran goalkeeper among his lineup for his testimonial on May 21. “If I’d been on the pitch, it would have burned to go out like that,” said Pirlo, “when you play a game like that and then lose the chance to play for it ten seconds from the end, it makes you crazy.” Juventus beat Real Madrid 3-1 on Wednesday night, but were eliminated 4-3 on aggregate in the quarter-final after English referee Michael Oliver awarded the Spaniards ... Read more

Where to find England vs. Italy friendly on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch England vs. Italy friendly, you’ve come to the right place. Two of the biggest national teams in Europe clash on Tuesday in a friendly that’ll be shown live on US television and streaming. With England defeating Holland 1-0 on Friday while Italy lost to Argentina, Tuesday’s match should be an eyeopening one to determine how strong both sides are. Match: England vs. Italy Kickoff: Tuesday, 3pm ET Looking to watch England vs. Italy online from your work, home or on the go? If you live in the USA, there are ... Read more

Where to find Italy vs. Argentina friendly on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Italy vs. Argentina in a friendly, you’ve come to the right place. Surprisingly, Italy and Argentina have never met in a World Cup final but, of course, both countries have won plenty of World Cup trophies (Italy four, Argentina two). But with Italy out of the 2018 World Cup, here’s an opportunity to regain some much-needed confidence against a high-flying Argentina side. Match: Italy vs. Argentina Kickoff: Friday, 3:45pm ET Looking to watch Italy vs. Argentina online from your work, home or on the go? If you live in the ... Read more

Italy didn’t deserve to qualify for World Cup after poor performances in qualification

Welcome to the apocalypse. For the first time since 1958, Italy has failed to qualify for the World Cup. It’s a shock to the system. No team apart from Germany had qualified more World Cups consecutively, and only one, Brazil, has won the tournament more times. Italy is a giant of world soccer in a way that only a handful of other countries are. Italy’s absence from Russia next summer was confirmed on Monday night at the San Siro in Milan, where the Italians were held scoreless by a determined Sweden and condemned to aggregate defeat by Jakob Johansson’s deflected ... Read more

Where to find Italy vs. Sweden World Cup playoff 2nd leg on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Italy vs. Sweden in the World Cup playoff second leg, you’ve come to the right place. Italy is on the verge of missing out on next summer’s World Cup. After losing 0-1 in the first leg in Sweden, the Italians have to make sure that they prevent Sweden from scoring because away goals count for double in the European playoffs for the World Cup qualification. Italy will want a much better performance today in order to try to beat the mighty Swedes. Match: Italy vs. Sweden Kickoff: Monday, 2:45pm ET ... Read more

Where to find Sweden vs. Italy World Cup playoff 1st leg on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Sweden vs. Italy in the World Cup playoff first leg, you’ve come to the right place. It’s incredible to consider that a World Cup powerhouse such as Italy faces the threat of being eliminated from the 2018 World Cup, but here we are. They face a crunch match against a defensively sound Sweden team in the first leg. And the match will be shown live on US television and streaming in what should be a nailbiting game. Match: Sweden vs. Italy Kickoff: Friday, 2:45pm ET Looking to watch Sweden vs. ... Read more

Where to find Italy vs. Macedonia World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Italy vs. Macedonia World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place. After losing to Spain recently, Italy has the chance to cement their position as the runner-up in the group in order to enter the playoffs from Europe for the World Cup qualification. Match: Italy vs. Macedonia Kickoff: Friday, 2:45pm ET Looking to watch Italy vs. Macedonia online from your work, home or on the go? If you live in the USA, there are several options to catch all the action. We Recommend: US Only. Here are all of ... Read more