Browsing: Italy

Wales overtake Ireland to grab World Cup playoff advantage

Wales took a huge step towards their dream of qualifying for the World Cup Finals, on a night when Ireland’s chances of making the tournament suffered a huge blow. Group D A win for Ireland over


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Euro 2016: Guide to the groups and full fixture list

England will look to take their 100% qualification record form into Euro 2016, when hosts France will aim to prevent Germany and Spain from winning a record fourth title… The draw for Euro 2016 took place


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As tough as it gets for O’Neill and Republic of Ireland

Martin O’Neill admits he didn’t enjoy the draw for Euro 2016, which has seen his Republic of Ireland side handed a hugely difficult group. Having negotiated their way to next summer’s Finals after beating Bosnia and


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Juventus outcast hopes to reignite career at Watford

Marco Motta will be aiming to reignite his fading career at Watford, having become something of a figure of fun at Juventus. The Bianconeri spent €5million to take the 28-year-old from Udinese in the summer of


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Balotelli agent hopes for compromise with Liverpool

Mino Raiola remains confident Mario Balotelli can be a success at Liverpool, but has asked the club to meet the striker halfway. The Italian international – who has 33 caps for his country – was a


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Pelle hopes Southampton form will lead to Italy call

Graziano Pelle admits he has aspirations of playing for Italy, an ambition he feels he may be able to realise if he continues to impress for Southampton. The 29-year-old was a prolific goalscorer during a two-year


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Conte insists time was right to leave Juventus

Antonio Conte has spoken about his departure from Juventus, insisting the time was right for him to leave the Turin giants. The 45-year-old has a deep association with the Bianconeri, having helped them win five league


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Conte admits Italy job has come sooner than expected

Antonio Conte has been appointed as the new national coach of Italy, but admits the job has come a little earlier than he had expected. The Azzurri beat England in their opening match of the World


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Italy World Cup chances boosted as Rossi progress continues

Italy’s World Cup chances have been boosted by the news that Giuseppe Rossi is making solid progress in his recovery from a knee injury. The Fiorentina striker was in great form for his club this season,


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Ancelotti in no rush to return home, and rules out Azzurri role

Carlo Ancelotti has no immediate plans to return to Italy, but should this change, he is unlikely to show much interest in the national job. The 54-year-old spent his entire playing career in his homeland, developing


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