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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.

Lippi Names World Cup Squad

Italy national team coach Marcelo Lippi yesterday named his 30 man provisional world cup squad for the month long tournament scheduled to begin on June 11. With under performing players like Grosso and Gattuso making the squad, i highly doubt if the Azzurri can successfully defend their title amidst strong competition from Brazil, Germany, Ivory [...]

It’s been a good year for Carlo Ancelotti.  The Italian has the Chelsea Blues on the top of the Premier League table and he has proven many critics wrong by playing Drogba and Anelka together up top.  The squad will be tested often in the upcoming months with a lot of key players injured, but the [...]

Can Italy Repeat in South Africa?

Only two teams have ever been able to pull off the rare repeat at the FIFA World Cup.  Italy looks to be the third squad in the brief history of the tournament to do so next summer.  And their odds are about as good as anyone at pulling off this rare feat. Only two nations [...]

Italy's Golden Boy

No its not Totti, nor is it Del Piero. I know you may not have heard of him but reading this profile will definitely show  you just why he was a darling of the Italians back in the sixties and seventies. To those who are old enough, then you will recall just how talented this [...]

Italy Continues World Cup Pursuit

If there is one thing that really grinds my gears, it is when teams that win tournaments do not get an automatic bid back the next time around.  For the World Cup it makes perfect sense.  If you were considered the greatest team in the entire world in 2006 then you should be given the [...]

Italy Wins Over Georgia, Next Up Bulgaria

It is always a strange score to see, but Italy was able to take home a win over the weekend despite the struggling offense not being able to score.  Italy put enough pressure on Georgia that the club did not need to score though.  Georgia would do all the scoring for the World Cup champs when AC [...]

The World Cup All-Time Best XI: Preview

The World Cup is the biggest sports event on the globe. That’s right. Bigger than the Super Bowl. Bigger than the Olympics. Bigger than the Fourth of the July Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest. It’s the cream of the crop. Why is it such a thrilling affair? Well, because it truly features the world’s greatest athletes more [...]

Italy's Finest World Cup Squads: Who's #1?

The Team: I am sure many of you would argue that I only have the 2006 Italian National Team in the #1 spot because of the recency of their World Cup win, but I disagree. The team was better than any of the other three teams that hoisted the trophy, they faced tougher competition, and they were [...]

Italy's Finest World Cup Squads: Who's #2?

The Team: The 1982 Italian squad was comprised of many of the same men who finished fourth in 1978, and this time they would hoist the world’s most coveted trophy. Coach Enzo Bearzot had several very talented players at his disposal, including unparalled playmaker Paolo Rossi, Marco Tardelli, Giuseppe Bergomi, and strong goalkeeper Dino Zoff. Once again, the Italian [...]

Italy's Finest World Cup Squads: Who's #3?

The Team: The 1934 Italian National Team was the first to ever play in the World Cup (the team refused to go to Uruguay for the inaugural tournament) and they would also be the first to ever win it, which they did on home soil. Vittorio Pozzo was the team’s coach and Giuseppe Meazza was [...]