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#Azzurri

# azzurri - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'Both sides went at it furiously': Italy withstand Brave Blossoms fightback to end season with victory

Conor O’Shea’s men dominated the early stages and took a 19-3 lead before Japan were stirred into a reaction.

# azzurri - 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.

# azzurri - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Italy confirm Ancelotti talks over vacant manager's job

But the Azzurri have insisted there’s no front-runner yet.

# azzurri - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'I’ll definitely talk with him' - Italy make Chelsea boss Conte their number one target

The former Juventus midfielder has held the role once before between 2014 and 2016.

# azzurri - Saturday 10 February, 2018

'I see myself as one of the older fellas': Influx of youth strenghtening Henshaw's leadership

The 24-year-old is happy to learn and teach to knit Ireland’s back-line together.

# azzurri - Friday 9 February, 2018

'When you're not able to do something, it becomes mental': McGrath ready to roar again

The loosehead prop took a look at his game in order to get back to enjoying himself on the field again.

# azzurri - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Hard road ahead for Italy, but O'Shea willing to work for day in the sun

We caught up with the Azzurri boss as a daunting Six Nations schedule looms, but Pro14 performances have shown that there is something brewing in Italy.

# azzurri - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'Italy should be guaranteed World Cup spot' - Lippi supports 'superpower' involvement

Presumably Ireland would be given a spot forever too?

# azzurri - 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 .

# azzurri - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

De Rossi and Barzagli join Buffon in announcing Italy retirement

The Azzurri veterans confirmed they’re stepping aside after seeing their hopes of playing at the 2018 World Cup dashed by Sweden.

# azzurri - Sunday 12 November, 2017

'We're Italy, we'll qualify,' insists under-pressure boss Ventura

Sweden head to Milan with a one-goal advantage.

# azzurri - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Inspiring comeback sees Ian McKinley kick crucial penalty on Italy debut

McKinley scored an important second half penalty as Italy earned their first Test win of 2017.

# azzurri - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Cheika chops six as wounded Wallabies turn sights on Italy

Conor O’Shea is still ruing a missed opportunity against Fiji as he takes his team to Brisbane.

# azzurri - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Four-try France leave Italy with a wooden spoon and no points on the board

Gael FIckou and Virimi Vakatawa were on form to inflict another defeat on Conor O’Shea’s Azzurri.

# azzurri - Friday 10 March, 2017

Parisse warns Italy may continue with controversial tactics

Conor O’Shea’s no ruck plan may be back tomorrow against France.

# azzurri - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Castres star Dupont set for France debut against Italy

Conor O’Shea has made three changes from the impressive performance in Twickenham.

# azzurri - Monday 27 February, 2017

O'Shea delighted by England's eventual show of respect as Italy refuse to be taken to the cleaners

“We will dig our way out of this hole by thinking differently..”

# azzurri - Saturday 11 February, 2017

As it happened: Italy v Ireland, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland ran in nine tries against Italy in Rome.

# azzurri - Thursday 9 February, 2017

'People might laugh, but in a few years we'll be a very good team' -- Conor O'Shea

Italy’s head coach says his side have ‘a mountain to climb’ against his home nation this weekend.

# azzurri - Monday 6 February, 2017

Parisse ready to shrug off neck concern ahead of Ireland clash

The focal point of Italy’s game will be in place this weekend.

# azzurri - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Teenager Donnarumma becomes youngest Italian to win senior call-up in over 100 years

The 17-year-old only made his AC Milan debut last October.

# azzurri - Monday 20 June, 2016

'It's not a pointless game' - Italy may have qualified for last 16 but won't be going easy on Ireland

Midfielder Daniele De Rossi says they are out for maximum points when they take on the Boys in Green on Wednesday.

# azzurri - Friday 25 March, 2016

Italy confirm Conor O’Shea as new head coach on four-year contract

O’Shea will take the IRFU’s Stephen Aboud with him to oversee development in the country.

# azzurri - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Brunel's Italy usher in 10 uncapped players for Six Nations campaign

Sergio Parisse will lead the Italian challenge again.

# azzurri - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

'Don't wake me up, let me enjoy the dream': The eternal sadness of Toto Schillaci

The Italian striker lit up the 1990 World Cup but everything unraveled afterwards.

# azzurri - Thursday 19 November, 2015

20 years ago today, an unknown 17-year-old goalkeeper was handed his debut by Parma

Inevitably, Gianluigi Buffon kept a clean-sheet in November 1995.

# azzurri - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Ireland secure place in World Cup quarter-finals with tense victory at the Olympic Stadium

Keith Earls became Ireland’s all-time leading World Cup try-scorer with first-half try

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Rugby World Cup

A group of familiar faces stand between Ireland and a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. Come and get it.

# azzurri - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Ireland v Italy: 3 times the sides have memorably clashed

This is the 25th meeting between the sides – and there have been a few classics.

# azzurri - Friday 4 September, 2015

'Not every donut will have a hole': Trap was co-commentator on Italian TV & everyone loved it

The former Republic of Ireland boss was a breath of fresh air.

# azzurri - Friday 6 February, 2015

Letter from Rome: A city alive to the joy of Six Nations rugby

Our man in the Italian capital checks in ahead of the opening weekend of the Six Nations.

# azzurri - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Ireland Women head to Italy with six uncapped players in matchday squad

Jenny Murphy and Jackie Shiels form a new centre partnership.

# azzurri - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Italy too strong for Norway in opening Euro qualifier

Italy extended their run without defeat in qualifiers to 41 matches stretching back eight years.

# azzurri - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Cesare Prandelli resigns, 'taking responsibility' for Italy's early World Cup exit

Italian federation president Giancarlo Abete has also stood down after the Azzurri only managed to beat England in Brazil.

# azzurri - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Italy follow up their draw against Ireland with another tie... against Luxembourg

Lump on. A slow start usually means they win the World Cup.

# azzurri - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Fit-again Rossi named in 30-man Italy squad to face Ireland

Cesare Prandelli has recalled the Fiorentina striker for their World Cup training camp and a friendly with the Boys in Green ahead of next month’s finals in Brazil.

# azzurri - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Italian centre has spleen removed after shipping huge Fijian blow

Luca Morisi was in a stable condition last night after ‘suffering trauma to his abdomen’.

# azzurri - Monday 24 June, 2013

Mario Balotelli out of Confederations Cup, heads home to Italy

And he didn’t even burn a bathroom down.

# azzurri - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Italy stun France to throw 6 Nations race wide open

The Italians stunned Phillipe Saint-Andre’s men and had a hairy Tiger to thank for it.

# azzurri - Monday 18 June, 2012

This is Marca’s front page today – ‘Don’t worry Italy, we’re not resentful’

Time to start backing a 2-2 draw between Spain and Croatia tonight then.

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