Genoa v Sampdoria – Derby della Lanterna

Genoa v Sampdoria

It is the only time when Italian football gets up close and personal. A tight, atmospheric ground ensures an occasion like no other. The club names may have changed over the years, but the intensity, passion and energy of the Genoa derby remains undimmed. Known in Italy as the Derby Della Lanterna, literally ‘The Derby of the Lantern,’ in reference More...

by Richard Hinman | Published 7 months ago
Stefano Borgonovo
By Frank Lopapa On Friday, July 19th, 2013

Legend of Calcio: Stefano Borgonovo

On June 27, 2013, the calcio world mourned the loss of former Fiorentina, AC Milan, and Pescara striker Stefano Borgonovo after losing his five year battle against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Borgonovo, More...

By Enzo Misuraca On Friday, July 12th, 2013

Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs France 2000

Columnist Enzo Misuraca relives memories of classic Azzurri encounters, and describes the emotions of the European Championship final in 2000. Certain things will always be sacred to Italians, especially southern More...

By Richard Hinman On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Legend of Calcio: Roberto Mancini

A brilliant footballer with a complex mind, the career of Roberto Mancini is a truly exceptional tale. Mancini was brought up in the rural countryside of Marche and his life, like many boys at the time, was dominated More...

By Kevin Pogorzelski On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Legend of Calcio: Demetrio Albertini

While Andrea Pirlo is currently the epitome of the modern midfield creator, people often forget that fellow Italian international Demetrio Albertini was delivering equally exceptional performances over two decades More...

By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Legend of Calcio: Luciano Re Cecconi

An unsung hero amid the madness of Lazio’s infamous bad boy side of Scudetto winners that claimed the title in 1974, Luciano Re Cecconi is a worthy legend in the history of Italian football; even if his story More...

By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Hellas Verona vs Chievo – Derby della Scala

In the 2013/14 season, for the first time in 11 years, Serie A will once more be treated to one of its most enthralling and passionate derbies – the Derby della Scala which is contested between Verona sides More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Legend of Calcio: Giampiero Boniperti

“Vincere non è importante è l’unica cosa che conta”, is a phrase which could be found etched upon the inner collar of every Juventini’s replica jersey last season. It is a fitting addition to the jersey, More...

By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Legend of Calcio: Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio, love him or hate him, is a legend in the Italian game. There simply isn’t a list of adjectives long enough to describe this man. Crazy, gifted, passionate, fiery, genius, tempremental, unyielding, More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy v West Germany 1970

There are certain sporting events which supersede their billing as a form of entertainment. Sporting events which define more than just an afternoon, but a whole year, and in even more extraordinary cases… a generation. More...



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