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Tavecchio Names Top Five Candidates

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio says that the top choices for the Italy managerial role are Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte, Max Allegri, Claudio Ranieri and Roberto Mancini. The Azzurri missed out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after a 1-0 aggregate play-off defeat to Sweden. A defeat which cost Giampiero Ventura his [...]

Wantaway AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has faced the backlash of angry supporters during Italy Under 21s’ recent clash with Denmark Under 21s at the European Championships. News spread this week that the 18-year-old stopper would not be signing a new contract at San Siro and would instead be seeking pastures new. Teenager Donnarumma was [...]

A 48 Team World Cup?

Expanding the World Cup to include 40 teams was not radical enough for FIFA President Gianni Infantino who has announced that he now leaning toward an even bigger expansion to 48. “I like 48 because it gives a particular flavor, but I’m still really torn,” Infantino said Wednesday after meetings outside Paris. Why even bother [...]

Italy have ended their search for Antonio Conte’s replacement by appointing Giampiero Ventura as their new head coach. The 68-year-old tactician will take the Azzurri reins on a two-year basis and his primary objective will be to obtain qualification for the Russia World Cup in 2018. The Italian Football Association (FIGC) confirmed Ventura’s appointment on [...]

Conte Acquitted In Match-Fixing Trial

Good news for Chelsea and the Italian national team as Antonio Conte has bene found not guilty in the Calcioscommesse match-fixing trial has found Italy coach, absolving him of any blame or involvement. Charges related to the alleged fixing of a game between his Siena side and AlbinoLeffe in 2011, which it was claimed he [...]

While the champagne is still flowing in Turin as Juventus celebrates a fifth-consecutive Scudetto, the club is already working on next season’s plans and a return to the Champions League final. Any transfer plans for the summer start with the future of Paul Pogba and general director Giuseppe Marotta is eager to meet with his [...]

Marchisio Injury Big Blow For Italy

Antonio Conte will be forced to get creative this summer as he will head to the Euro’s without the services of one of Italy’s key players. Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio was stretchered off the pitch in the Bianconeri’s 4-0 victory over Palermo on Sunday and it has been confirmed that the Italian has torn the [...]

Italian national team disappoints again on their friendly game in preparation for the upcoming Euro 2012, after suffering a home defeat against USA, with Fulham’s man, Clint Dempsey scoring the only goal. Playing with an experimental squad, Cesare Prandelli’s team actually managed to dominate the game but they just didn’t step the tempo up apart [...]