Buffon: Maybe I’ll end my career like Zidane

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon hasn’t ruled out leaving the world of football with a big bang, joking that he could headbutt someone much like Zinedine Zidane did. The Juventus No.1 has stated that he will call it quits after the World Cup in 2018, after what would be an unprecedented sixth appearance at the tournament should the Azzurri More...

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By Paul Hill On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

The new age of Azzurri defending – Caldara, Romagnoli and Rugani leading the line

For those that weren’t fully aware of Mattia Caldara on the morning of February 25, they certainly were later that day. The 22 year-old Atalanta centre-back’s near perfect showing at both ends of the pitch against More...

By Conor Clancy On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

PODCAST: Ventura nurturing Italy’s next batch of World Cup winners

The  Forza Italian Football Podcast is a two-man show this week, with Conor Clancy and Luca Gunby trying to get by without Nicholas Carroll. As is now custom, this podcast was recorded live over on FIFTV. Although More...

By Vito Doria On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Giampiero Ventura speeds up Italy evolution with latest squad selection

Despite the presence of some veterans, the Azzurri tactician has chosen plenty of youngsters from provincial clubs for his latest Italian squad, and they are players that would surprise even those who follow calcio More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

QUIZ: Can you name every Azzurri player from 2000-2010?

Italy have had their fare share of superstars that have donned the famous Azzurri shirt, from World Cup winners to Champions League holders. However, there have been others which are less well known. NOTE: In two-word More...

By Adriano Boin On Monday, March 20th, 2017

Ventura: Italy must focus on youth

Don’t expect Italy coach Giampiero Ventura to base his selections on experience, as the tactician made it clear that youth continues to be a focus for the Azzurri boss. The national team will continue their More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Azzurri squad announced for Albania and Netherlands matches

Alex Meret, Danilo D’Ambrosio and Leonardo Spinazzola have all received maiden Italy calls for the Azzurri’s upcoming matches with Albania and the Netherlands. Italy will face Albania in Palermo on March More...

By Kevin Pogorzelski On Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Inter fans should reassess Antonio Candreva criticism

Antonio Candreva has failed to set the world alight since joining Inter in the summer. Despite this, his performances have not been as bad as many suggest At €22 million, Inter’s purchase of Antonio Candreva More...

By Conor Clancy On Monday, March 6th, 2017

Torino’s record-breaking Rooster continues to crow

Andrea Belotti, who leads Serie A’s goalscoring charts with 22 goals in 24 games this season, is well on his way to becoming Italy’s next great No.9 With his three goals on Sunday afternoon, Torino More...

By Kevin Pogorzelski On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Dino Zoff and Gianluigi Buffon: World Champions who couldn’t conquer Europe

Gianluigi Buffon is unlikely to feature when Juventus face Napoli in the Coppa Italia while the man he looks to emulate as the oldest World Cup winner next summer, Dino Zoff, turns 75 In the absence of a candidate More...