Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs Czechoslovakia 1934

Vittorio Pozzo Italy World Cup 1934

On June 10 1934, Italy won their first World Cup with a 2-1 win after extra time against Czechoslovakia in front of over 55,000 fervent supporters and an expectant Benito Mussolini at the Stadio Nazionale PNF in Rome. After a failed bid to hold the inaugural World Cup four years earlier, Italy would host the tournament against a backdrop of overt stage More...

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The story of Valentino Mazzola, the inspirational captain of the fabled Grande Torino side of the 1940s, is both one of the greatest and tragic in the history of Italian football. Valentino Mazzola was just 30 More...

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Legend of Calcio: John Charles

On this day back in 2004, William John Charles sadly passed away at the age of 72.  Better known simply as John Charles or ‘Il Gigante Buono’, the Welshman was one of Serie A’s most successful More...

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By Enzo Misuraca On Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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Legend of Calcio: Arrigo Sacchi

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By Forza Italian Football Staff On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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Great Calcio Sides: Foggia 1989–91

To the outside world, there has never been much remarkable about the town of Foggia. Situated in Puglia in the south-east of the Italy, it is a place known as the ‘Granary of Italy’ more for its agriculture More...

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By Robert Hay Jr On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Fiorentina vs Empoli – Derby dell’Arno

Some rivalries are born out of competition for titles and some from supporters’ groups made from different ends of the same population.  And some rivalries simply arise from two clubs being too close together. More...

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By Forza Italian Football Staff On Friday, November 7th, 2014
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Legend of Calcio: Luigi ‘Gigi’ Riva

In this day and age, players who stay at a single club for the entirety, or not far from it, of their career are few and far between. Instantly you think of names like Ryan Giggs, Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Del Piero More...

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By Peter Galindo On Monday, May 26th, 2014
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