Conte: Most important thing is a player’s strength, not age

Conte - Norway v Italy

Italy national team boss Antonio Conte believes that a player’s age has nothing to do with their capabilities on the pitch. The 45-year-old uses himself, along with several other Serie A talents, as an example to prove that a player can be ready for first team exposure at an early age, though he insists that Italian clubs still have a lot of improvements More...

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By Vito Doria On Saturday, February 28th, 2015
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Perin and Verratti not to be selected for Italy under-21 squad

Italy under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio has said that he will not be calling-up Mattia Perin and Marco Verratti for the European Under-21 Championship in June. The 43-year-old Azzurrini coach wants to avoid selecting More...

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By Enzo Misuraca On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Serie A to lose two teams for the good of the Azzurri

Head of the Italian football federation, Carlo Tavecchio, is hoping to slim down Serie A to 18 teams in an attempt to aid the plight of Antonio Conte’s national side. The outspoken president of the FIGC also More...

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By Thomas Tague On Saturday, February 21st, 2015
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Chelsea and Tottenham visits headline Conte’s England tour

Italy coach Antonio Conte is currently in England as the tactician will be touring numerous club stadia and training facilities. The former Juventus tactician is on a mission driven by curiosity, telling reporters More...

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By Luca Gunby On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Italy coach visits Tottenham Hotspur

Italy coach Antonio Conte paid a visit to Tottenham Hotspur’s training ground to view the facilities and speak with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. Conte is in England to speak with successful coaches and More...

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By Joe Avicolli On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Palermo star set to earn spot in Conte’s Italy squad for March matches

Palermo midfielder Franco Vazquez will reportedly receive a call up to Antonio Conte’s Italy squad for the national team’s upcoming matches in March. The 25-year-old was born in Argentina but was able More...

Andrea Pirlo
By Niall Mooney On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Pirlo: I still love this sport

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has ruled out any talk of retirement from the game. The 35-year-old has emphasised that he still has a few years ahead of him, stating that he will retire the day his passion for More...

Conte - Norway v Italy
By Scott Orkney On Saturday, February 14th, 2015
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Conte not stepping down from Italy post

Italy coach Antonio Conte has asserted that he will never quit as national team boss and that he considers coaching his country a privilege. Rumours had speculated the former Juventus coach was ready to resign after More...

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By Enzo Misuraca On Friday, February 13th, 2015
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Torino coach hoping to lead Azzurri side

Torino tactician Giampiero Ventura has spoken of his desire to one day be at the helm of the Italian national side. The 67-year-old coach has impressed, keeping Torino well away from the relegation zone and having More...

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By Ogo Sylla On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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FIGC president: no club offers for Italy coach

FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio has come out assuring that Italy coach Antonio Conte will not leave to take a club job, and that no club has approached the Azzurri coach. Tavecchio’s comments come after many More...

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