Reasons to believe Cagliari can defend their Serie A status


With a rich, vibrant history to rival that of Serie A’s long-term protagonists, Cagliari have to be confident of avoiding the drop as they return to life in the top flight without Massimo Cellino. As one of the leading figures in the development of players in Italian football, the return of Cagliari to Serie A is a welcome sight. The Sardinian More...

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By Marco Jackson On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Bologna, Torino and the drugs ban that never was

When Bologna and Torino face off on Sunday, neither side will do so with realistic hopes of winning Serie A, yet they will be completing a fixture that more than 50 years ago ensured one of the most dramatic climaxes More...

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By Liam Stewart On Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Serie A Winners and Losers – Week 1: Donnarumma saves AC Milan blushes whilst Inter flounder

Round one of Serie A was action packed with some brilliant performances and major surprises, which even the most avid calcio fan would have found hard to predict. Here at Forza Italian Football, we bring you the More...

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By Conor Clancy On Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Serie A 2016/17 – Week 1 Roundup: Goals galore in Italy as Higuain gets off the mark

Disproving widespread preconceptions that football in Italy is still a defensive game, top flight action got back underway on the peninsula with 3.2 goals per game. The 2016-17 Serie A season got underway with More...

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By Vieri Capretta On Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Serie A 2016-17: Team of the Week – Round 1

Juventus started the new season as they finished the old one, with a win, but this time, it was thanks to a new face: that of Gonzalo Higuain. Roma started on a high as well, whilst Napoli were held to a draw by More...

By Conor Clancy On Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Bergamo production line provides Atalanta with fresh batch of young talent

One criticism often thrown at Italian clubs is that they fail to develop their own players properly. However, the same cannot be said for Atalanta. Few clubs in Italy bring through players to their first team from More...

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By Luca Gunby On Friday, August 19th, 2016

Juventus and Fiorentina: Long-distance loathing

The first day of Serie A fixtures will play host to a volatile fixture when Juventus host rivals Fiorentina late on Saturday night. Although it’s in no way a local derby, it’s a passionate match-up where two More...

By Oscar La-Gambina On Friday, August 19th, 2016

Serie A 2016-17: Five things to look out for in Round One

  It’s been a busy summer full of astounding transfers, dramatic exits, and new beginnings. Paul Pogba, Gonzalo Higuain, Roberto Mancini, Silvio Berlusconi, and Mauro Icardi are just some of the names to More...

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By Kevin Pogorzelski On Friday, August 19th, 2016

Season Preview: Serie A 2016-17

With €155 million already spent this summer and another Serie A title in their sights, opposition fans will be praying for anything to stop the Old Lady of Juventus dominating another 12 months of domestic competition. Whether More...

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By Conor Clancy On Friday, August 19th, 2016

Podcast: Guess who’s back!

It has been a long time coming, but the Forza Italian Football podcast has finally returned to the airwaves. After months of waiting patiently, everyone at FIF would like to thank you all for your regular messages, More...