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We have been covering Italian national team since 2008. Through triumph and success to bitter disappointment. Some of the content we cover includes match previews and reports, player and manager interviews.

Italy's Euro Group Concerned Prandelli

Italian national team earned a pretty tricky draw for their Euro 2012 campaign as Cesare Prandelli’s team are being paired with the likes of Spain, Croatia and also Republic of Ireland. Among those three opponents, the Spaniard are obviously the hardest one on paper but Prandelli also share his concern for the other teams, especially [...]

Italy Get A Draw In Serbia

Italy were held to a 1-1 draw by Serbia on Friday. Cesare Prandelli’s side took a first-minute lead through midfielder Claudio Marchisio before Branislav Ivanovic levelled midway through the first half. Serbia left back Aleksandar Kolarov tested Italy keeper Gianluigi Buffon with a long range effort almost straight after the kick off, before Marchisio scored [...]

Another sign that the Giant in Turin is awakening is news that Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has picked six Juventus players in his team for tonight’s Euro 2012 qualifier in Serbia. Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, defensive trio Andrea Barzagli, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci and midfielders Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio all play for Juventus. “The [...]

Injury problems reportedly are looming on Italian national team camp ahead of their Euro Qualifying match against Serbia on Friday, October after reports from the media suggested that Gli Azzurri will likely to be playing without the likes of Giampaolo Pazzini, Domenico Criscito, Mario Balotelli, Federico Balzaretti and maybe even Giuseppe Rossi. The Italian media [...]

Italian national team ensured their passage to the 2012 Euro at Poland & Ukraine after picking up another hard fought 1-0 victory over Slovenia as Inter Milan striker, Giampaolo Pazzini, deciding the outcome five minutes from time. Despite the close scoreline, it was pretty much a deserved victory for Cesare Prandelli’s team as they were [...]

Italy Squeak By Faroe Islands 1-0

While Italy remain unbeaten in Group C, there were far from impressive as they beat the lowly Faroe Islands 1-0 behind an 11th minute goal from Antonio Cassano. The result has placed Cesare Prandelli’s side eight points clear of nearest rivals Slovenia in the pool with three games remaining. Slovenia lost 2-1 at home to [...]

Prandelli Names Italy Squad For Qualifiers

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli named his second squad of the season on Sunday with Serie A still to get under way. Prandelli had to depend upon Europa League qualifiers, pre-season warm-up games and this month’s Supercup match between AC Milan and Inter in Beijing as his form guide for the home-based players who make up [...]

Italy Gets Good World Cup Qualifying Draw

Italy have been drawn against Denmark, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Armenia and Malta in their 2014 World Cup Qualifying draw. While it is not the easiest of draws it could have been a lot worse as Italy avoided both France and Russia. Regardless, it will be a major shock if Italy does not head to Brazil [...]

No Audi Glory For Rossoneri

After picking up a successful win in their first pre-season game few days ago against an amateur side, Ac Milan hit trouble on their second  warm up contest as just it was predicted, the Rossoneri didn’t have the best of time fighting a fit an eager Bayern Munich side. Although being dominated for almost the [...]

Italy Too Good For Estonia

Italy strengthened their grip on UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group C after an impressive victory against Estonia in Modena. Goals by Giuseppe Rossi, Antonio Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini earned the Azzurri their fifth win of the campaign, which has all but secured their place in Poland and Ukraine nest summer. They have the chance to [...]