Serie A reliant on a rule change to escape Champions League purgatory

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Italian sides’ repeated failings at the Champions League playoff stage looks set to end after UEFA gifts Serie A with four slots from 2018. Roma’s 3-0 home capitulation to Porto featuring two red cards was just the latest Italian failing at the Champions League playoff stage. The loss of the fourth qualifying space for the 2011-12 season has seen More...

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By Oscar La-Gambina On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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Serie A 2016-17: Five things to look out for in Round Two

Last week saw notable results for Pescara and Chievo, as the former claimed a draw against Napoli while the Flying Donkeys beat Inter . The second round of Serie A action this season has therefore become a whole More...

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By Conor Clancy On Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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Podcast: Higuain heroics and a Donna-rumma to die for

With the 2016-17 Serie A season getting underway last weekend, the Forza Italian Football Podcast is back for the second consecutive week. Host Connall Shaw makes his return after Drew Farmer opened the campaign More...

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By Conor Clancy On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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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
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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...

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

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By Vito Doria On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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Sampdoria’s youth revolution

Nothing but disappointment filled Sampdoria’s 2015-16 campaign as they were eliminated humiliatingly early from Europe and they then narrowly avoided relegation from Serie A. Prior to the season commencing, the More...

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By Conor Clancy On Friday, August 12th, 2016
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Forza Italian Football Announcement: New Season; New Look; New Focus

You might have noticed over the last few months that Forza Italian Football has gone through a time of transition. We have been working tirelessly during what has seemed like a very short summer since the conclusion More...