International injuries to Montolivo and Milik have silver lining for AC Milan and Napoli

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Riccardo Montolivo and Arkadiusz Milik suffered knee injuries while on international duty but their respective clubs can still see an upside despite the absences. Injuries to key players can have an overall effect on a team’s performance throughout a season. Although football is generally considered to be a team game, the absence of a certain player More...

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By Forza Italian Football Staff On Sunday, October 9th, 2016

When Italy meets an underdog

Italy needed Daniele De Rossi to convert a penalty kick just after the 80-minute mark against Spain on Thursday to scrape together a 1-1 draw in both countries’ second qualifier for Russia 2018. For most of the More...

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By Vito Doria On Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Ventura the man to bring the best out in Belotti for the Azzurri

An impressive start to the season has earned the Granata striker a place in the Azzurri squad, where he will be united with his former mentor at club level. Andrea Belotti has been in prolific form for Torino at More...

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By Marco Jackson On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Italy v Spain – If at first you don’t succeed…

Until the recent past, the chief footballing difference between Italy and Spain’s footballing histories came in the form of their international sides, and the success, or lack of it they enjoyed. Both countries More...

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By Oscar La-Gambina On Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Italy drop out of top 10 in latest FIFA rankings

Italy have dropped out of the top 10 and moved down three places to 13th in the latest set of FIFA rankings, with Argentina remaining on top. Since the conclusion of Euro 2016, the Azzurri were beaten 3-1 by France More...

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By Oscar La-Gambina On Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Pirlo: I could have returned to Inter last year

Former Inter midfielder Andrea Pirlo has revealed he nearly rejoined the Nerazzurri last season from Major League Soccer side New York City. The 37-year-old played for the black and blue side of Milan between 1998 More...

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By Oscar La-Gambina On Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Capello: I have nothing more to achieve in coaching

Former Roma and Juventus boss Fabio Capello has revealed he has no plans to return to coaching after his departure from Russia last year. The 70-year-old took charge of the Russian national side between 2012 and More...

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By Oscar La-Gambina On Monday, September 12th, 2016

Ancelotti: I could coach Italy when I’m older

Former AC Milan and Juventus boss Carlo Ancelotti has not ruled out the possibility of coaching the Italian national squad in the future. The 57-year-old played in midfield for the Azzurri between 1981 and 1991, More...

By Oscar La-Gambina On Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Verratti: I have to play well game after game

Despite the positive reviews of his performance against Israel, Marco Verratti has said there was nothing special about his play. The Azzurri beat Israel 3-1 on Monday night in their first 2018 World Cup qualifier, More...

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By Oscar La-Gambina On Monday, September 5th, 2016

Immobile: Verratti solves Italy’s problems

Italy striker Ciro Immobile has praised teammate Marco Verratti, claiming he can solve the Azzurri’s problems on the pitch. Immobile scored one of three goals when Italy defeated Israel 3-1 on Monday night More...