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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 [...]

It’s U.S. v Italy Today

The U.S. gets involved in Confederations Cup action Monday with a game against the World Cup holders. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN and Telefutura with a 2:25 ET kickoff. “Italy is going to be favored,” U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra said. “The pressure will be on them, and we want to go out [...]

Ronnie In Brazil Squad For Italy Friendly

Buy Italy – Brazil Tickets Confederations Cup Ronaldinho, dropped by Brazil last year following a loss of form, has been recalled by coach Dunga for Brazil’s friendly against Italy. The AC Milan forward had been left out of Brazil’s last three games following a dismal display in their goalless draw at home to Bolivia in [...]

Brazil versus Italy at Emirates Stadium

 Buy Italy – Brazil Tickets Confederations Cup Two of the biggest powers in International football will square off against each other on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at the Emirates Stadium in London. Kick-off is set for 7.45pm.  The match, a repeat of the 1994 World Cup final, matches two nations who have won an incredible [...]