World Cup Player Ratings: Italy 0-1 Uruguay

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Italy bowed out of the 2014 World Cup as they lost 1-0 to Uruguay in Natal as they played their third and final Group D qualifying match. The game saw the Azzurri deploy a 3-5-2 formation, but the sending off of Claudio Marchisio defined the match as Uruguay took control in the final period. Diego Godin hit the winner from a corner as Cesare Prandelli’s More...

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By Enzo Misuraca On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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World Cup Player Ratings: Italy 0-1 Costa Rica

Italy took on Costa Rica in Recife in their second World Cup Group D match which ended in disaster for Cesare Prandelli as the Central Americans ran out 1-0 winners. The game saw the Azzurri deploy a 4-1-4-1 formation More...

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By Enzo Misuraca On Sunday, June 15th, 2014
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World Cup Player Ratings: Italy 2-1 England

Italy took on England in Manaus in their opening World Cup  Group D match which ended in a hard fought 2-1 victory. The game saw the Azzurri deploy a 4-1-3-1-1 formation and played a very patient style of football.  More...

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By Enzo Misuraca On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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Player Ratings: Italy 1-1 Luxembourg

Italy took on Luxembourg in Perugia for their final World Cup warm up match which ended in a disappointing 1-1 draw . The game, which took place at the Stadio Renato Curi, saw the Azzurri deploy a 4-1-4-1 formation More...

Italy v Ireland
By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, June 1st, 2014
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Player Ratings: Italy 0-0 Republic of Ireland

Italy took on Republic of Ireland at Craven Cottage in a pre-World Cup warm up match which ended in a sluggish 0-0 draw. The match, which took place in London’s Craven Cottage, did not come without a cost More...

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By Enzo Misuraca On Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Player Ratings: Spain 1-0 Italy

A slick Spanish side convincingly defeated Italy on Wednesday night, with an impressive display of possession football. An experimental Azzurri team was left dazed as the World Champions controlled most of the 90 More...

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By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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Player Ratings: Northern Ireland U21 0-2 Italy U21

Italy’s hopes of European Championship qualification remain very much alive after an essential 2-0 victory over Northern Ireland in Lurgan. The Azzurrini were on top for much of the game, conceding very little More...

Rossi - Italy v Nigeria
By Forza Italian Football Staff On Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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Player Ratings: Italy 2-2 Nigeria

Italy and Nigeria played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage in London on Monday evening thanks to goals from Giuseppe Rossi and Emanuele Giaccherini. The Azzurri were wasted a host of chances, especially More...

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By Enzo Misuraca On Friday, November 15th, 2013
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Player Ratings: Italy 1-1 Germany

Cesare Prandelli’s Italy played out an entertaining 1-1 draw against old rivals Germany at the San Siro on Friday evening. An excellent Ignazio Abate left foot strike cancelled out Mats Hummels early header More...

Florenzi - Italy v Armenia
By David Schiavone On Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
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Player Ratings: Italy 2-2 Armenia

Italy made hard work of Armenia in their final World Cup Qualifer on Tuesday evening, only managing a 2-2 draw. The Azzurri went behind twice and had to rely on Mario Balotelli to give them their final point of More...

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