Soccer In Italy News Headlines

News headlines concerning Italian soccer.

The long, sad story of Balotelli and racial abuse 17 Feb 2018 at 1:41am

The Nice striker was booked for complaining about racist abuse last week, underlining the total failure of the game's attempts to tackle the issue On August 13, 2008, the day after he had turned 18, Mario Balotelli was belatedly granted citizenship by the country in which he had been born. "I'm Italian," the Inter striker proudly declared.

Di Biagio to put Italy through paces in first training camp 15 Feb 2018 at 10:12am

New interim Italy coach Luigi Di Biagio has organised his first training camp ahead of friendlies against Argentina and England, the Italian Football Federation said Thursday. The three-day training camp from Monday, February 26 to Wednesday, February 28 will take place at Italy's Technical Centre at Coverciano in Florence.

Time to say goodbye? Buffon blocking Donnarumma and Szczesny's path 15 Feb 2018 at 7:52am

Italian media expect the goalkeeper to prolong his career by another two years, thereby denying his heir a shot at tournament football in 2020 As a 19-year-old greenhorn, he travelled with the senior team to the Dynamo Stadium in Moscow as a back-up to Gianluca Pagliuca in October 1997 for a World Cup qualification play-off. And as luck would have it, Pagliuca was injured after just half an hour, meaning Buffon, totally untested at senior international level to that point, was sprung from the bench.

Spurs stand between Allegri and Champions League grail 12 Feb 2018 at 10:44am

Massimiliano Allegri may be breaking records in Italy but the Juventus coach's quest for the elusive Champions League grail continues on Tuesday against English side Tottenham Hotspur. The 50-year-old marked his 200th game in the Juventus dugout with a 2-0 win in Florence on Friday, capping a record breaking three-and-a-half years in Turin.

Chelsea news: Paul Ince hits out at - embarrassing' Antonio Conte... 9 Feb 2018 at 3:08pm

Conte guided Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season at the club but they find themselves trailing leaders Manchester City by 19 points. The Italian has repeatedly hit out at lack of support from the Blues in the transfer market, despite the club spending in excess of 240m on new players in the last two windows.

Six in running for Italy coaching job - Costacurta 8 Feb 2018 at 1:51pm

Italian football federation sub-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta said Thursday there were "six or seven names" in the hat for the Italy coaching job. Former AC Milan defender Costacurta has been given the task of finding a successor to Gian Piero Ventura who was sacked after Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Barcelona boss reminds Chelsea that Antonio Conte won the Premier League nine... 8 Feb 2018 at 4:15am

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has defended under fire manager Antonio Conte , offering a reminder that it was the Italian who led Chelsea to the Premier League title just nine months ago. Winning 30 of their 38 league games last season, the Blues stormed to a sixth Premier League title under Conte, who only joined the club the previous summer after leaving his post as Italy manager.

Luigi Di Biagio takes top Italy job 'until replacement found' 6 Feb 2018 at 10:49am

Italy's under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio will take temporary charge of the senior team until a full-time replacement is found, the Italian federation has confirmed. Without a coach since their shock World Cup qualifying elimination in November, Italy takes on both England and Argentina in friendlies in March.

Luigi Di Biagio confirmed as Italy coach for England friendly at Wembley 5 Feb 2018 at 6:58am

Luigi Di Biagio has been confirmed as Italy's interim head coach for the March friendlies against Argentina and England. Italian Football Federation vice-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta last week said Under-21s boss Di Biagio, 46, would be offered the chance to take control of the Azzurri on a temporary basis.

Luigi Di Biagio takes over as Italy coach on caretaker basis Source: AP 5 Feb 2018 at 6:58am

Under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio was promoted Monday to take over Italy's senior national team on a caretaker basis for friendlies against Argentina and England next month. The Azzurri have been without a coach since Gian Piero Ventura was fired following a playoff loss to Sweden in November that ruled Italy out of the World Cup for the first time in six decades.

Luigi Di Biagio takes over as Italy coach on caretaker basis 5 Feb 2018 at 6:58am

In this, Thursday, June 18, 2015 file photo, Italy's coach Luigi Di Biagio sings the national anthem prior to t the Euro U21 soccer championship group match in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Di Biagio will take over Italy's senior national team on a caretaker basis for friendlies against Argentina and England in March.

Conte faces continuing uncertainty over Chelsea future 5 Feb 2018 at 4:34am

LONDON: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte goes into Monday's Premier League game at Watford with mounting uncertainty over his future amid concern the champions may miss out on a Champions League spot next season. Fourth-placed Chelsea are one point ahead of Tottenham Hotspur after an unimpressive start to the year in which they were knocked out of the League Cup by Arsenal and beaten at home in the Premier League by Bournemouth.

Anthony Watson gets England's second try against Italy 4 Feb 2018 at 10:49am

England's quest for an unprecedented hat-trick of Six Nations titles was launched with a 46-15 victory over Italy that produced a late flurry of tries. The champions moved quickly out of the blocks by crossing twice through Anthony Watson inside the opening 10 minutes, but the overwhelming win their early onslaught appeared to signpost only materialised in the closing stages.

Antonio Conte Reportedly Facing Sack If Chelsea Lose to Watford on Monday 4 Feb 2018 at 8:36am

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will reportedly be axed by the club should the Blues lose at Watford on Monday in the Premier League. of the Sunday Express , the Chelsea board are close to losing patience with the Italian coach after "a combination of poor results and a rift with owner Roman Abramovich over who makes signings has left him on the brink."

Chelsea consider Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri 3 Feb 2018 at 3:53am

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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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