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Italian FA chief resigns after Italy miss out on World Cup 20 Nov 2017 at 6:02am

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wanted back by Italy 19 Nov 2017 at 8:57am

Italy are keen to take back former manager Antonio Conte following their dismissal of Gian Piero Ventura, the Italian Football Federation have confirmed. The Azzurri are still in a period of mourning after failing to qualify for next year's World Cup - only the second time in their history they have failed to do so.

Ranieri won't rule out possibility of coaching Italy 18 Nov 2017 at 8:17pm

The Premier League-winning manager said he would be willing to answer Italy's call as a replacement for Gian Piero Ventura Nantes boss Claudio Ranieri said he would think about coaching Italy after the four-time world champions "hit rock bottom" following their failure to qualify for Russia next year. Italy are looking for a new coach after sacking Gian Piero Ventura, who was at the helm as the country sensationally missed out on a World Cup berth for the first time since 1958.

Will Buffon break more records before retirement? 18 Nov 2017 at 10:59am

The first is to become the most participating player in Seria A. Paolo Maldini leads the list with 647 games, while Buffon has 627 games, which means that if he plays 21 of the 26 remaining for his team in the league, he will become the most participating in the history of the Calcio. The second number that Gigi may achieve is that he is unique in being the most crowned Scudetto.

Conte rules out taking Italy job: I'm totally committed to Chelsea 17 Nov 2017 at 4:39pm

The 48-year-old has denied that he would be interested in replacing Gian Piero Ventura and remains keen to stay with the Premier League club Antonio Conte has officially ruled out taking over as Italy national team manager, maintaining that he is "totally committed" to Chelsea. The former Juventus boss was previously in charge of Italy for two years before leaving his post after Euro 2016 and heading for Stamford Bridge.

Man Utd transfer news: Jose Mourinho plots move for Chelsea's David Luiz 17 Nov 2017 at 2:01am

There is what can only be described as a bombshell claim in the Daily Express with the paper reporting that Jose Mourinho is "plotting a move to rescue David Luiz from his Chelsea turmoil". The defender has allegedly fallen out with Blues boss Antonio Conte after he was dropped two weeks ago and the Express "understands that the Brazilian is still angry at what he sees as a humiliation".

The next generation: Future Afoty nominees? 16 Nov 2017 at 11:46pm

One of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Victor Moses and Mohamed Salah will be crowned winner on Monday 11 December The five-man shortlist for the 2017 BBC African Footballer of the Year presents a blend of youth and experience, of promise and achievement, but who are the players who could follow in their footsteps in future years? Ed Dove profiles five of the continent's stars who BBC Africa are tipping to one day be nominated for the prestigious accolade. Amid conflicts and controversies, Keita Balde has consistently demonstrated the talent that may yet make him one of Africa's biggest stars.

Euro Papers: Valencia to sell Soler? 15 Nov 2017 at 10:17pm

The winter transfer window does not open until January 1, but clubs across Europe are busy planning and tentative negotiations will have begun in preparation. Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the European newspapers and websites to bring you the latest transfer gossip and news from the continent.

Chelsea will sell Willian to fund PSG's Moura transfer 15 Nov 2017 at 5:48pm

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Is Conte Destined for Azzurri Return? 15 Nov 2017 at 1:08pm

Could the shock of Italy not qualifying for the 2018 World Cup Finals, in Russia, have ramifications for Chelsea Football Club? Maybe! On Monday evening Italy drew 0-0 with Sweden in the play-off fixtures, thereby exiting the World Cup courtesy of a defeat in the first leg of the tie in Sweden. Their exit means that Italy will not be competing in the World Cup Finals since before I was born and take it from me that is a very long time ago.

Roman Abramovich makes contact with manager to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea 15 Nov 2017 at 8:26am

Chelsea have held initial talks with Carlo Ancelotti about a surprise return to Stamford Bridge, according to reports in Italy. Ancelotti was sacked by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich at the end of the 2010-11 campaign after finishing his second season in charge without a trophy.

Ventura an easy scapegoat, but Italy have deeper problems 15 Nov 2017 at 3:33am

With his monotone delivery and forlorn expression, Italy's veteran coach Gian Piero Ventura would make an easy scapegoat for the country's astonishing failure to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. The 69-year-old, Italy's oldest-ever coach, infuriated his countrymen by repeatedly consigning Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne, arguably their most inventive player, to the substitutes bench.

Eight most disappointing soccer teams in Europe this season 14 Nov 2017 at 11:00pm

European soccer tends to have its established giants, but riches and reputation has proven time and time again to be no guarantee of actual success. Sometimes teams don't gel; sometimes the weight of expectation proves too much; and sometimes injuries and rot can set in, derailing an entire season before the new year even rolls in.

Italy join Holland, USA and Chile in World Cup wilderness 14 Nov 2017 at 3:52pm

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A tribute to Gianluigi Buffon: The Making of Superman 14 Nov 2017 at 11:04am

The goalkeeper retired from international football following Italy's shock World Cup elimination. Goal tells the story of the legend's rise to greatne Before every Parma game, coach Nevio Scala would pass by each player's room to assess their frame of mind.

Juventus sell Vieira to Inter for $12.11 million (Wed Aug 2nd, 2006)
Juventus have sold France midfielder Patrick Vieira to Inter Milan for 9.5 million euros ($12.11 million), less than half what they paid for him a year ago.

Italy's press slams Materazzi ban (Mon Jul 24th, 2006)
FIFA's decision to hand Marco Materazzi a two-match suspension for insulting Zinedine Zidane in the World Cup final has drawn fierce criticism from the Italian press.

Vieira set for Inter move (Mon Jul 24th, 2006)
French midfielder Patrick Vieira will join Inter Milan from Juventus for about 13 million euros.

Donadoni takes Italian job (Thu Jul 13th, 2006)
Former international star Roberto Donadoni was named as the new coach of World Cup winners Italy, the Italian football federation said.

Scandal brought Italy squad together, says Lippi (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
Italy's World Cup squad, who reached the final with an extra-time win over Germany on Tuesday, have always said the match-fixing scandal that has shaken Italian soccer has had no impact on their fortunes.

Press head over heels in love with Azzurri (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
Italy's media hailed its players as heroes on Wedneday after they beat Germany 2-0 to reach the World Cup final but the good news from Berlin had to share front pages with stories of the soccer scandal sweeping the country.

Bring on the Martians says joyful Italian press (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
Italy's march into the World Cup final at the expense of Germany was met with banner headlines in the Italian press.

Capello steps down at Juventus (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
Fabio Capello has resigned as Juventus coach.

Relegation sought for all clubs in Italy scandal trial (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
The Italian football federation's prosecutor has asked that all four clubs being tried for match fixing by a sports tribunal should be thrown out of Serie A, with champions Juventus to be relegated at least two divisions.

Scandal has galvanized us, says Italy's Grosso (Sat Jul 1st, 2006)
Italy defender Fabio Grosso believes the Serie A match-fixing scandal has had a galvanizing effect on the World Cup squad.

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