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Big Win For England Against Italy

A wonderful strike from substitute Jermain Defoe has given England a 2-1 victory over Italy in their friendly international in Berne. England are still unbeaten in 90 minutes under Roh Hodgson and he was happy with his sides performance tonight, especially coming back from Daniele De Rossi’s 15th minute header. “I don’t think there was [...]

Italy’s Euro Group Concerned Prandelli

Italian national team earned a pretty tricky draw for their Euro 2012 campaign as Cesare Prandelli’s team are being paired with the likes of Spain, Croatia and also Republic of Ireland. Among those three opponents, the Spaniard are obviously the hardest one on paper but Prandelli also share his concern for the other teams, especially [...]

Italy national team continue their positive result ahead of the upcoming Euro 2012 qualification after successfully beating home team, Polandia 2-0 in a friendly match on Friday. Two goals from Mario Balotelli and Giampaolo Pazzini gave Cesare Prandelli a confidence boost that his attacking line up can still be count on despite the absent of [...]

Cassano Decides Azzurri Victory and His Future Plan

Italy ends their Euro 2012 qualifier campaign in convincing fashion by beating North Ireland 3-0, with Antonio Cassano playing an important role on the victory as the Ac Milan attacker bagged two goals on that match. Beside establishing Cesare Prandelli’s trust on him ahead of the Euro next year, Cassano also announced his retirement plan [...]

Injury problems reportedly are looming on Italian national team camp ahead of their Euro Qualifying match against Serbia on Friday, October after reports from the media suggested that Gli Azzurri will likely to be playing without the likes of Giampaolo Pazzini, Domenico Criscito, Mario Balotelli, Federico Balzaretti and maybe even Giuseppe Rossi. The Italian media [...]

Former Italy striker Giuseppe Signori was among 16 people arrested for in the latest match-fixing scandal to rock Italian football. in a co-ordinated sting by Italian police on Wednesday. The current scandal is focused on ex Serie A players and current players from both Serie B and Serie C as well as club directors from [...]

Another intriguing match showed at the 2010 World Cup as the raining world champion Italy challenged New Zealand, a match that on paper looked to be an easy game for gli Azzurri turns out to be a disaster as they fail to get the three points from the Oceania representative. It was pretty much a [...]

Azzuri Needs Creativity To Qualify

The Italian national team started their first game in the World Cup with a 1-1 draw against South American counterparts Paraguay despite having more of the ball possession. On paper the result isn’t actually something horrible for the Azzurri, however there were some negative aspects that needs to have a close attention from Marcello Lippi [...]

2010 World Cup Preview: Italy

photo credit: ranrinfifa The Team: Those of you who were exposed to my Japan preview recently have heard enough about the Mario Bros., so I will spare you further Italian stereotypes. Instead, I will educate you about the Italian National Soccer Team, or as they are known in their homeland, the Azzurri. They’ve been to the World [...]

Italy came from behind to defeat the United States 3-1 in their opening Confederations Cup match in Pretoria, with American born Giuseppe Rossi scoring twice to beat a gallant 10 man U.S. team. The U.S. had been reduced to 10 men when Ricardo Clark was sent off on 33 minutes for an ill-timed lunge on [...]