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2011: A New Start For Italian Football

by Niccolo Conte on December 31, 2010 · 3 comments

2010 was a bad year for Ital­ian foot­ball. I tried to think of the pos­i­tives, but very few came to mind. A dis­as­trous World Cup in South Africa, a bad show­ing in the Europa League, and only a Cham­pi­ons League vic­tory (guided by a Por­tuguese mas­ter­mind) which retains some dig­nity for Ital­ian foot­ball. While 2010 […]


Prandelli Interested In Totti Alongside Balotelli

by Niccolo Conte on September 29, 2010 · 5 comments

Cesare Pran­delli has revi­tal­ized the Azzurri. He won the first two qual­i­fiers of the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships of 2012, and he looks ready to win even more. While Italy only faced Esto­nia and the Faroe Islands, the two wins were impor­tant nonethe­less. And now, as Pran­delli looks to call up another set of Ital­ians to face […]


Italy come back to win 2–1 against Estonia

by Niccolo Conte on September 3, 2010 · 5 comments

Italy have begun to for­get about Lippi and the World Cup fail­ure, the team has new faces and is begin­ning to click under Cesare Pran­delli. The first qual­i­fy­ing match for the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships Poland/Ukraine 2012 was against Esto­nia, and while Pran­delli couldn’t use Balotelli, Buf­fon, and a few other impor­tant play­ers, Italy were able to win. […]


Italy Euro 2012 qualifiers squad announced

by Niccolo Conte on August 31, 2010 · 9 comments

Pran­delli has announced the squad of 23 which will face Esto­nia and the Faroe Islands this Inter­na­tional break for the Euro 2012 qual­i­fiers. The azzurri will face Esto­nia in Tallin Sep­tem­ber 3rd, and then the Faroe Islands in Flo­rence Sep­tem­ber 7th. While they aren’t the tough­est of oppo­si­tion, Italy will also have to even­tu­ally face […]


How Far Will Italy Go In South Africa 2010?

by Rami Soufi on December 15, 2009 · 5 comments

The Azzurri will be in Group F along with Paraguay, Slo­va­kia and New Zealand. The Ital­ians are noto­ri­ous for their slow starts in pre­vi­ous World Cup edi­tions but this group should not pose much of a threat. The key is to prop­erly deal with all three teams, in par­tic­u­lar Paraguay and Slo­va­kia as those two […]