Sonja Missio

Sonja Missio

Condemned as an Udinese supporter since birth, my love-hate relationship with the Little Zebras has turned me into a masochist. Or a megalomaniac, depending on the day. As a half-Friulano, quarter-Swiss, quarter-Filipina, living in Toronto, my soccer enthusiasm has been (for the most part) doomed and (at best) confusing. In my spare time, I am running a (un)successful campaign to become the next FIFA President. You can follow me on twitter: @sonjamissio

Thereau - Udinese v Cagliari
By Sonja Missio On Friday, February 20th, 2015
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Parma v Udinese – Preview: Will it happen?

Parma will host Udinese on Sunday, as the two teams meet for the second time this Serie A season. In their prior meeting, Udinese dominated at the Stadio Friuli. Despite Robert Donadoni’s squad taking an early More...

Giampaolo Pozzo Udinese
By Sonja Missio On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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An Open Letter to Udinese’s Pozzo

Dear Giampaolo Pozzo, Let us begin by saying: thank you. Thank you for everything you have done for Udinese. From sticking with us in the 1980s through scandal and regulation to building a brand new stadium that More...

Bonaventura - AC Milan v Napoli
By Sonja Missio On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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AC Milan v Atalanta – Preview: Repairing Team Egos

On Sunday, Atalanta travel to the Stadio Meazza to face AC Milan, as the neighbouring teams will meet for the first time this season, after experiencing similarly devastating draws in both their last Serie A More...

Simone Zaza AC Milan Sassuolo
By Sonja Missio On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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Sassuolo v Udinese – Preview: Neroverdi seek to turn the tide

On Saturday, Udinese travel to the Mapei Stadium to face Sassoulo for the first match up between the two teams this season in Serie A. Since their promotion into Serie A last season, Sassuolo have yet to win a match More...

Xherdan Shaqiri - Bayern Munich
By Sonja Missio On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
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Shaqiri deal could benefit both Inter and Liverpool

Xherdan Shaqiri is being sought after by both Inter and Liverpool before the closing of the January transfer window and Erdin Shaqiri, his brother-cum-agent, has come up with a solution to make both clubs happy. The More...

Sneijder - Galatasaray
By Sonja Missio On Monday, January 5th, 2015
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Juventus told to pay Sneijder buyout clause

Wesley Sneijder’s agent has sent Italian champions Juventus a clear message should they wish to make a bid for the Dutch midfielder. The current Serie A league leaders are rumored to be interested in signing the More...

Totti - CSKA v Roma
By Sonja Missio On Sunday, January 4th, 2015
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Udinese v Roma – Preview: No Totti, but still time to party

On Tuesday, Roma travel to the Stadio Friuli to face Udinese in both teams’ first match of 2015 and their first time facing each other this season. Last time the two teams met was St. Patrick’s Day of last year, More...

Udinese Logo
By Sonja Missio On Thursday, January 1st, 2015
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Udinese Club Focus: The Season So Far…

In the new 2015 Serie A year, Udinese find themselves in midtable. Forza Italian Football brings you a review of all that has happened in Udinese’s quietly average 2014 year. Despite at one point sitting More...

Udinese Santa
By Sonja Missio On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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Dear Santa: A Christmas wishlist from Udinese

Dear Mr. Santa Claus, My name is Antonio Di Natale, but all my friends call me Toto! I am 37 years old and I love football. I play for a team called Udinese and my coach and my friends say I am really good! Our More...

Andrea Stramaccioni
By Sonja Missio On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
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Udinese’s Strama Situation

It was never going to be an easy task to replace Francesco Guidolin at Udinese. So, when it was announced that Andrea Stramaccioni — affectionally known as Strama — would be taking over as head coach, people More...

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