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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 Beats Ukraine 2-0

A first-half goal by Giuseppe Rossi helped 10-man Italy to a 2-0 friendly victory in Ukraine on Tuesday This was probably the best performance in an Italy shirt for Villarreal striker, and he fired Italy into the lead on the 28th minute when he scored from close range following a scramble after a swift counter [...]

Italy’s friendly draw against Romania was a chance for Prandelli to experiment with a young side and the former Fiorentina boss did just that giving rising starlet Mario Balotelli the opportunity to wear the legendary number 10 jersey.However, the match was not all rosy as the Ghanaian born Italian was once again the centre of [...]

Former World Cup Ref Caught Smuggling Heroin

Former World Cup and European football referee Byron Moreno was arrested on drug smuggling charges earlier this week. The controversial official of the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals match between Italy and South Korea was visibly nervous to the customs agent that discovered the criminal at JFK Airport in New York.After performing a casual search of [...]

Yesterday when Spain battled Germany for the right to earn a World Cup finals berth another type of World Cup landmark was set.  The South African World Cup joined only two others before it in existence as one of only three in the history of the event to surpass 3 million spectators.  The semifinals match was [...]

For the past two years, Fiorentina have been a dominant team in the Serie A and this is mainly because of the former coach Cesare Prandelli. Anyone who watched their European campaign last season knows just how lethal the squad is. With the likes of Gilardino, Montolivo, Vargas and Jovetic in their ranks, the Viola [...]

No Dopes This World Cup

Out of the estimated 450 footballers who have received a drug test so far this World Cup, zero have tested positive for any banned substance.  This statistic is especially impressive when you consider the fact that nearly half of the athletes tested were cleared to play on an actual match day. Perhaps even more impressive regarding the [...]

The shock of the World Cup has just emerged today as the defending champion, Italy crashed out from the tournament in a depressing and shocking fashion after loosing out to Slovakia 3-2 in a very intriguing and emotional game. The Azzurri just left everything late on the game which pretty much showed the outcome of [...]

Five Reasons Why Italy Has Struggled

1)      They Are OldItaly is one of the three oldest teams by average playing in the World Cup this summer and they have nearly more players over 30 years old (9 total) then almost any other team.  Buffon (32 years old) is expected to miss the rest of the Cup with a back injury, Pirlo [...]

Another intriguing match showed at the 2010 World Cup as the raining world champion Italy challenged New Zealand, a match that on paper looked to be an easy game for gli Azzurri turns out to be a disaster as they fail to get the three points from the Oceania representative. It was pretty much a [...]

War & Football 2010: Italy

Operation Defend the CrownThe General:Marcello Lippi is trying to do something that only one other man in World Cup history was able to do.  Vittorio Pozzo (also Italian) won two consecutive World Cups as manager of the Azurri.  Nobody else has ever been the repeat champion as coach.  Lippi will try to join the legend [...]