Former Italy defender wants abandoned World Cup podium

The World Cup winners’ podium used at the 2006 tournament in Germany has been found abandoned, and Marco Materazzi has stepped forward to give it a new owner. Italy overcame France on penalties on July 9, 2006 in a match that saw Zinedine Zidane famously sent off for head-butting the former Inter defender. After the match, then German president More...

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By Conor Clancy On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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Player Ratings: Netherlands 1-2 Italy

Italy made it two wins from two this international break with a 2-1 win at the Amsterdam Arena over The Netherlands. Alessio Romagnoli put the ball past Gianluigi Donnarumma to give the hosts the lead, only for More...

By David Schiavone On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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Youthful Italy impress in win over the Netherlands

A much changed Italy were 2-1 winners over the Netherlands in the friendly match at the Amsterdam ArenA, thanks to goals from Eder and Leonardo Bonucci. Six changes were made by Giampiero Ventura to the team which More...

By Suhayl Al-Sammari On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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Toldo: Italy are in safe hands after Buffon retires

Former Italy goalkeeper Francesco Toldo believes the Azzurri have a ready-made replacement for veteran Gianluigi Buffon, in the form of Gianluigi Donnarumma. Buffon has been a stalwart of the national team since becoming More...

By Adriano Boin On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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De Rossi disappointed by lack of Roma trophies

Despite his ironclad commitment to Roma, Daniele De Rossi admits he wishes he had more trophies to show from his time at the club. The 33-year-old has been an ever present figure for the Giallorossi since making More...

By Adriano Boin On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Ventura hits out at former Italy coach

Italy coach Giampiero Ventura admits he was disappointed by the recent criticism directed his way by former Azzurri boss Arrigo Sacchi. Goals from Daniele De Rossi and Ciro Immobile helped Italy past Albania on More...

By Adriano Boin On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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Madrid top option to host Spain-Italy

Italy’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier against Spain in September could take place in Madrid if Spanish officials get their way. The two teams currently top Group G with 13 points from five matches, and More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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Player Ratings: Italy 2-0 Albania

Marco Verratti provided a dominant display in midfield to drive Italy to a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Albania in Friday evening’s World Cup qualifier at the Stadio Renzo Barbera. The Azzurri took maximum More...

By Conor Clancy On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Italy 2-0 Albania: Azzurri seal points despite Albanian crowd disruption

Italy secured a 2-0 win over Albania at Palermo’s Stadio Renzo Barbera on Friday evening, despite the game being temporarily suspended due to flares being thrown by the away supporters. Daniele De Rossi and More...

By Kevin Pogorzelski On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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De Biasi looking to take Albania to victory at the place he once called home

Despite facing each other as recently as 2014 and a number of players plying their trade on the peninsula, there will be few among the Albanian ranks familiar with the Stadio Renzo Barbera when they meet Italy on More...

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