Player Ratings: Italy 0-1 Republic of Ireland


Italy lost 0-1 to the Republic of Ireland at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille for the final game of their European Championships group stage matches. Jeff Hendrick looked lively for the Irish and had chances to get a shot in on target, but couldn’t beat Salvatore Sirigu. Simone Zaza and Lorenzo Insigne came close for the Azzurri, but it was More...

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By James Woodman On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Italy 0-1 Republic of Ireland: Second string Azzurri side fail to take initiative

Italy lost to the Republic of Ireland 1-0 at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Wednesday night, which secured the Azzurri’s top spot in group E in the European Championship. Robbie Brady opened the scoring for More...

By Anthony Zacchino On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

VIDEO: Pirlo showcases his superb passing range

While Andrea Pirlo wasn’t included in Antonio Conte’s Italy squad to partake in the European Championship, he did meet up with the F2 Freestylers in New York to prove that the NYCFC midfielder is still a master More...

By James Woodman On Monday, June 13th, 2016

Italy 2-0 Belgium: The Azzurri’s class prevails in a thrilling victory

Italy beat Belgium 2-0 at the Stade De Lyon on Monday night, the two sides met for their opening fixture of the European Championship in Group E. Emanuele Giaccherini opened the scoring for the Azzurri in More...

By Conor Clancy On Monday, June 13th, 2016

EURO 2016 LIVE: Belgium v Italy

Keep up with Belgium vs Italy in their EURO 2016 encounter right here on Forza Italian football.  More...

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By Marco Jackson On Monday, June 13th, 2016

The Azzurri’s Sad Lexicon – 131 years of defence

Marco Jackson believes the Juventus foursome of Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chellini will be crucial if Antonio Conte’s Italy squad are to challenge at Euro 2016. “These More...

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By Louis Gibberd-Thomas On Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Euro 2016 preview: Belgium vs. Italy

It’s a fixture that, on face value alone, promises to be a cracker. The Azzurri open their Euro 2016 campaign against Belgium.  The Stade de Lyon will host arguably the most anticipated of the opening fixtures More...

By Kevin Pogorzelski On Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Conte’s Italy suffering from lost generation

Italy coach Antonio Conte has assembled one of the older squads arriving in France for Euro 2016, Kevin Pogorzelski asks can they succeed before he departs. They say age is just a number, but with an average age More...

By Conor Clancy On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

OFFICIAL: Ventura to succeed Conte with Italy

Following the summer’s European Championship in France, former Torino boss Giampiero Ventura will take the reins as Italy coach. Upon completion of the Azzurri’s EURO 2016 campaign, current coach Antonio More...

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By Conor Clancy On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Conte: Italy squad consists of great men and great players

Following Italy’s 2-0 defeat of Finland on Monday evening, Azzurri coach Antonio Conte heaped praise on the ability and character of his players. Antonio Candreva and Daniele De Rossi found the net on the More...