England v Italy:

A rivalry that burns fiercely between two great footballing nations, but how much of a disparity is there between the success of each side’s development of international footballers?Historically, the meeting of Italy and England has produced some memorable displays and moments of pure genius. One of the first encounters came in 1934 – More...

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By Louis Gibberd-Thomas On Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Euro 2016 preview: Belgium vs. Italy

It’s a fixture that, on face value alone, promises to be a cracker. The Azzurri open their Euro 2016 campaign against Belgium. The Stade de Lyon will host arguably the most anticipated of the opening fixtures More...

By George Rinaldi On Monday, March 28th, 2016

Germany v Italy Preview: Azzurri look to build on Spain draw

Germany will  be hoping to get one over on Italy on Tuesday evening when they welcome the Azzurri to the Allianz Arena in Munich. The last time Die Mannschaft beat Italy was on 21 June 1995, nearly 21 years ago More...

By Marco Jackson On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Italy v Spain – Preview: Azzurri look to vanquish recent La Roja ghosts

Italy and Spain will resume a long-standing rivalry that has seen the two sides become familiar adversaries over recent years when they meet at the Stadio Friuli in Udine on Thursday evening. Their first match More...

By Martin Carter On Monday, November 16th, 2015

Italy v Romania – Preview: Azzurri look to bounce back from Belgium defeat

Italy host Romania in a friendly at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in Bologna on Tuesday night, a fixture the Azzurri has not lost in over 26 years. Antonio Conte’s men continue their preparations for More...

By Vito Doria On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Belgium v Italy – Preview: Red Devils and Azzurri meet to commemorate Heysel anniversary

Belgium will host Italy in an international friendly on Friday night at the Stade Roi Baudouin in Brussels to mark the 30th anniversary of the Heysel disaster. The venue was known as the Heysel Stadium from 1946 More...

By Brian McLaughlin On Monday, October 12th, 2015

Italy v Norway – Preview: Already qualified Azzurri aim to secure top spot

Italy entertain Norway in their European qualifier on Tuesday having already qualified for next summer’s tournament in France, but know that a win can assure them of top spot in Group H. Antonio Conte’s More...

By Vito Doria On Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Azerbaijan v Italy – Preview: Azzurri looking to seal qualification

Italy play away against Azerbaijan on Saturday in their Euro 2016 Group H qualifier, knowing a win would book their place at the Euros next year in France. The Azzurri are on top of their group with 18 points after More...

By Louis Gibberd-Thomas On Friday, September 4th, 2015

Italy v Bulgaria – Preview: Azzurri look to make big step towards Euro qualification

Italy welcome Bulgaria next Sunday to the Stadio Renzo Barbara for their second meeting in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers. The Azzurri now top Group H, following a narrow 1-0 win over Malta. Former leaders Croatia More...

By David Lee Wheatley On Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Italy v Malta – Preview: Azzurri aim to pile pressure on Group H leaders

Italy host Malta at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Thursday, as they bid to keep pace at the top of European Championship Qualifying Group H. The Azzurri are two points behind leaders Croatia, who meet Azerbaijan More...

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