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Italian FA Wants To Postpone Euro 2020

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Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina says they will ask UEFA to postpone this summer’s European Championship in an attempt to ease fixture congestion caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The FIGC will propose the idea at a UEFA meeting on Tuesday, where talks are set to take place to decide how the remainder of [...]

Euro 2020 To Be Delayed Until Next Summer

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UEFA are expected to suspend the Champions League and Europa League, postponing Euro 2020 for a year, but only after a meeting on March 17, claim L’Equipe. It was announced today that UEFA were organising a summit via videoconference with representatives of the 55 members associations, boards of the European Club Association, European Leagues and [...]

Mancini Promises More Attacking Italy

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Italy coach Roberto Mancini says his side will play attractive football. “We might have won four World Cups in the Italian way, but the days of playing counter-attacking football are over.” Mancio was speaking as a guest at an event hosted in the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa and spoke on an array of topics. Asked [...]

Italy v Spain Euro 2012 Final Preview

Few would have predicted that Italy and Spain’s 1-1 draw on June 10 would end up becoming a preview of the EURO 2012 final just three weeks later. Each squad has fought off adversities, injury problems, and questionable form among its players to make it to Sunday’s clash at Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. Lineups [...]

Italian media shower praise on Balotelli

The Italian press is unanimous in its praise of Mario Balotelli after last night’s 2-1 victory over Germany that clinched a place in the final of the Euro 2012. Gazzetta dello Sport: “It’s us!!!” That is followed by a sub-headline which reads: “Super Balotelli, the whole of Italy celebrates.” Gazzetta’s editorial “A star is born” [...]

Super Mario Sends Italy Into Euro FInals

Two brilliant goals from Mario Balotelli destroyed Germany on Thursday and set up a final showdown with Spain in Kiev on Sunday. This was the best we have ever seen of Balotelli — and the Germans could not handle him. Much was made of the fact the Germans had two extra days rest following their [...]

Italy v Germany Euro Semi-Final Preview

Italy and Germany are tremendous historic rivals; as two of Europe’s most powerful footballing nations, any match between these two squads is intense and there is usually something on the line. Although this match probably won’t be as epic as the battle in Dortmund in the 2006 World Cup, it is still highly-anticipated and should [...]

The dramatic penalty shootout win over England is firmly in the past says Cesare Prandelli as he has turned his full attention to Thursday’s showdown against Germany in Warsaw. “We have only celebrated for 10 minutes,” Prandelli said. “We have turned the page and our focus is already on Germany. “The Germans alongside Spain are [...]

For the sixth time, England have been knocked out of a major tournament on penalties, losing 3-2 on penalties to Italy tonight after a scoreless 120 minutes of play. Italy will next play Germany in the semifinals on Thursday in Warsaw, Poland while defending champion Spain plays Portugal on Wednesday in Donetsk, Ukraine. Other than [...]

Italy and England meet in the Euro quarter-finals on Sunday and to help me preview the game I have brought in two experts, Earl Reed and David Schiavone Earl writes for EPL Talk, the number one Premier League blog with daily news and analysis of the world’s most popular sports league. David writes for Forza [...]