Happy 50th Birthday Roberto Baggio: A tribute to Italy’s greatest footballer

Almost thirteen years on from his retirement, one of Italy’s greatest ever footballers Roberto Baggio has turned 50 years old. Considered a club legend at Fiorentina, Juventus, Brescia, among others, il Divin Codino was able to dribble the ball and curl in a free-kick like no other. With a total of 205 Serie A goals to his names, ‘Robi’ More...

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By Bojan Stojanovic On Friday, January 20th, 2017

Filippo Inzaghi: The goals don’t lie

Not many players can say they have a World Cup, European Championship, Champions League and domestic medals to their name. Most of those who are in that rare category are praised and admired by nearly everyone who More...

By Oscar La-Gambina On Thursday, January 19th, 2017

World Cup remains flawed despite recent changes

It was only following the departure of Sepp Blatter from FIFA that changes to the World Cup were seriously being considered, and now they have been enforced for 2026 onwards. Swiss-Italian Gianni Infantino used More...

By Oscar La-Gambina On Saturday, December 31st, 2016

The Azzurri in 2016: A look back on the year that was

As we continue to reflect on the year that was 2016, our attention now turns to the Azzurri, and we take a look at what the year had in store for the national side, as well as what could be on the horizon in 2017. Embed More...

By Conor Clancy On Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Giampiero Ventura kick-starts integration of Italy’s next generation

The Azzurri opted for a change in system in their recent match with Liechtenstein, which also a range of new faces take their place in the squad as Ventura began his Italy evolution It is difficult to take too More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Italy well within their rights to keep Giovinco out of the squad

Giovinco’s continued exclusion from the Italy set-up is nothing new and it’s not surprising that there’s no way in for the MLS star Giampiero Ventura’s squad for Italy’s World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein More...

By Kevin Pogorzelski On Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Azzurri could rue the continued omission of Mario Balotelli

Once tipped as Italy’s No.9 for years to come, the 26-year-old now looks as though he might never reestablish himself as a regular in the Azzurri setup. Six goals in six matches in any of the major European More...

By Louis Gibberd-Thomas On Thursday, November 10th, 2016

England v Italy:

A rivalry that burns fiercely between two great footballing nations, but how much of a disparity is there between the success of each side’s development of international footballers? Historically, the meeting More...

By Vito Doria On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Giampiero Ventura begins Italy evolution with latest squad selection

An abundance of wingers have been included by the Italy coach in his latest squad, which will likely result in a change of formation and possibly style of play for the Azzurri. Transitions from one generation More...

By Conor Clancy On Friday, November 4th, 2016

Podcast: Atalanta set for Scudetto push and Alejandro Gomez for the Azzurri

Conor Clancy returned to the host’s seat this week as the Forza Italian Football Podcast returned. As Conor was joined by Nicholas Carroll and Luca Gunby, Inter, once again, were the primary focus as they More...