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#Italy

# italy-soccer - Monday 10 September, 2018

Roberto Mancini defends under-fire Mario Balotelli

The Nice striker failed to fire in Friday’s game, which was his first competitive outing for Italy since the 2014 World Cup.

# italy-soccer - Friday 7 September, 2018

The son of a Serie A legend came off the bench and made a swift impact for Italy tonight Potential This post contains videos

The son of a Serie A legend came off the bench and made a swift impact for Italy tonight

20-year-old Federico Chiesa helped his country earn a draw against Poland.

# italy-soccer - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'At 19 years old if you are a good player you have to be playing'

Roberto Mancini wants more Italians playing regular, top-flight football.

# italy-soccer - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'Maldini says, "I thought we were going to be playing at home today." It was all green' Wc Memories This post contains videos

'Maldini says, "I thought we were going to be playing at home today." It was all green'

Charlie Stillitano recalls his involvement behind the scenes at the famous World Cup ’94 match.

# italy-soccer - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Balotelli says giving him the captain's armband would be signal against racism in Italy

The striker has been recalled after four years in the international wilderness.

# italy-soccer - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Balotelli takes aim at offensive banner displayed in Italy friendly

The former Manchester City striker scored as his country beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 on Monday.

# italy-soccer - Monday 28 May, 2018

After 4 years in international exile, Mario Balotelli comes back with a bang The Return This post contains videos

After 4 years in international exile, Mario Balotelli comes back with a bang

The striker scored the opening goal in Italy’s clash with Saudi Arabia.

# italy-soccer - Monday 21 May, 2018

Dutch lift U17 European championship after yet another penalty shootout

Having controversially knocked Ireland out of the competition, the Netherlands also prevailed in spot-kicks against England and Italy.

# italy-soccer - Monday 14 May, 2018

Italy name former City boss Mancini as new head coach

The 64-year-old left his role with Zenit at the weekend.

# italy-soccer - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Former England and Real Madrid manager's stint in China has come to an end

Fabio Capello has denied interest in the vacant post at the Italian national team.

# italy-soccer - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

More VAR controversy as Italy awarded penalty to snatch late draw against England Video Game This post contains videos

More VAR controversy as Italy awarded penalty to snatch late draw against England

James Tarkowski was deemed to have brought down Federico Chiesa.

# italy-soccer - Monday 26 March, 2018

Italy international warns Premier League suitors: I'll only join a big club if I'm a starter

The likes of Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with Andrea Belotti.

# italy-soccer - Friday 23 March, 2018

Lionel Messi isn't missed as Argentina down Italy Absent Friends This post contains videos

Lionel Messi isn't missed as Argentina down Italy

Without their talismanic star, Jorge Sampaoli’s side showed they have strength in depth.

# italy-soccer - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Argentina Messi's team not mine, admits coach

Jorge Sampaoli accepted on Thursday the two-time world champions’ chances at the World Cup in Russia will depend on the superstar’s influence.

# italy-soccer - Thursday 15 March, 2018

No place for Cahill in England squad as Wilshere recalled and Burnley duo get first call-ups

Gareth Southgate named his squad today for the friendlies with Netherlands and Italy.

# italy-soccer - Monday 26 February, 2018

40-year-old Buffon set to temporarily reverse decision to retire from international football

“I spoke to him, he will probably be part of the group in March,” interim national coach Luigi Di Biagio said.

# italy-soccer - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Ancelotti favourite to take over Italy as Ventura sacked after failure to qualify for World Cup

It is the first time in 60 years that the four-time champions have missed out on the tournament .

# italy-soccer - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Italy's World Cup flop could cost their economy €1 billion

No pressure on our lads tonight, so.

'I thought it was better to send on Insigne' - De Rossi explains dugout argument with Italy coach Difference Of Opinion This post contains videos

'I thought it was better to send on Insigne' - De Rossi explains dugout argument with Italy coach

The Roma midfielder has explained his animated discussions in Italy’s dugout.

# italy-soccer - Monday 13 November, 2017

'It is over. Apocalypse, tragedy, catastrophe' - Italy's press react to World Cup exit

The stalemate meant Sweden advanced thanks to a 1-0 victory in Friday’s first leg.

Sweden's ecstatic players gatecrash their TV pundits' analysis Winning This post contains videos

Sweden's ecstatic players gatecrash their TV pundits' analysis

Victor Lindelof says the side’s unshakeable “belief” in their own ability was the key factor.

Gianluigi Buffon struggles to hold back the tears as his international career ends cruelly Heartbreak This post contains videos

Gianluigi Buffon struggles to hold back the tears as his international career ends cruelly

The Juventus icon helped Italy win the World Cup in 2006 but bowed out tonight after 20 years representing his country at senior level.

Humiliation for Italy as they fail to reach World Cup for first time since 1958 Woe

Humiliation for Italy as they fail to reach World Cup for first time since 1958

Sweden emerged victorious in Milan, thanks to a 1-0 aggregate victory.

Watch: Gigi Buffon responds to booing of Swedish national anthem with clapping Respect This post contains videos

Watch: Gigi Buffon responds to booing of Swedish national anthem with clapping

Tonight could potentially be the Italy legend’s last game for his country.

# italy-soccer - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'He broke my nose after 30 seconds and should’ve been sent off' Anger This post contains videos

'He broke my nose after 30 seconds and should’ve been sent off'

AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci is not happy with the referee from last night’s Sweden-Italy game.

# italy-soccer - Monday 6 November, 2017

Pirlo calls it a day after World Cup, Champions League and Serie A-winning career

The 38-year-old bowed out with a message to his supporters and team-mates.

# italy-soccer - Monday 23 October, 2017

'I ruined myself' - Former Real Madrid and Italy star admits his own attitude was his limiting factor

Antonio Cassano, now 35, feels he did not fulfill his potential due to his approach to football.

# italy-soccer - Monday 16 October, 2017

Here's everything you need to know about tomorrow's World Cup play-off draw

Ireland find out which one of the four seeded teams they will face for a place at next year’s finals in Russia.

# italy-soccer - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Ranking the 4 teams Ireland could face in the play-offs in order of difficulty

Portugal’s win over Switzerland tonight means Martin O’Neill’s side could face the latter.

# italy-soccer - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Italy 'had a Macedonia' tonight and it could have major consequences if they reach the World Cup

The Azzurri are still waiting to confirm a play-off place and may be third seeds should they reach Russia.

# italy-soccer - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Ireland's task of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup just got even more difficult

Fifa have confirmed in a statement that the rankings for the play-offs will be seeded.

# italy-soccer - Saturday 2 September, 2017

After more than a decade unbeaten, Italy finally lose a qualifier Class This post contains videos

After more than a decade unbeaten, Italy finally lose a qualifier

Real Madrid star Isco inspired Spain to a 3-0 victory.

# italy-soccer - Monday 12 June, 2017

PSG star demands exit as Barcelona prepare bid for €100m-rated transfer target

Marco Verratti wants to play for a team who can compete with the very best in Europe.

# italy-soccer - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Is it time to radically re-think international football?

It has been nearly eight years since England last lost a qualifier, while the Italians are unbeaten in over a decade.

# italy-soccer - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Prandelli turned down Leicester over Ranieri sacking

The former Italy coach has confirmed that he turned down the chance to manage the Premier League champions.

# italy-soccer - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Juventus star considered quitting football after son's illness

Leonardo Bonucci has had to face up to his son dealing with a serious medical condition.

# italy-soccer - Monday 26 December, 2016

'I'm covering the Ireland team 10 years and that has to be the top moment'

Inpho photographer Donall Farmer was working on that magical night in Lille.

# italy-soccer - Sunday 25 December, 2016

‘Grown men were crying… It’s a moment that will live with me for the rest of my life’

James McClean chats to The42 about his integral role in Ireland’s famous win over Italy.

# italy-soccer - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Gianluigi Buffon: I could retire at 65

The Italian goalkeeper is adamant he is not contemplating hanging up his gloves as he is still enjoying himself at Juventus.

# italy-soccer - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Spain, Italy and Croatia among the winners in tonight's other World Cup qualifiers

Meanwhile, Euro 2016 cult favourites Iceland suffered a setback this evening.

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