Preview Of The Serie A Return

by Niccolo Conte on October 16, 2010 · 5 comments

With the inter­na­tional break over, we can now focus back to this inter­est­ing title race in the works called Serie A. While the Azzurri have had a rel­a­tively dis­ap­point­ing inter­na­tional break with their 0–0 draw against North­ern Ire­land, their match against Ser­bia can­celled, and the fact that they won’t be part of the 2012 olympics, […]


Italy Out of 2012 Olympics

by Robert Hay on October 13, 2010 · 1 comment

One Ital­ian national team played a match yes­ter­day, and the results were quite dispir­it­ing.  With a seem­ingly safe 2–0 aggre­gate lead over Belarus, the Ital­ian U-21 club found a way to lose 3–1 in the return match and be elim­i­nated from the UEFA U-21 cham­pi­onship.  The prac­ti­cal result is that the club not only will […]

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Italy vs. Serbia Cancelled Due To Fan Trouble

by Niccolo Conte on October 12, 2010 · 15 comments

I was get­ting very excited about the Italy — Ser­bia game which was sup­posed to be played today, but to my (and prob­a­bly many other people’s) dis­ap­point­ment, the match was can­celled. The game was can­celled because of crowd trou­ble, mainly from the Ser­bian fans’s end. The match’s kick-off was delayed by about 35 min­utes, and […]


Italy To Face Serbia At Home In Important Qualifier

by Niccolo Conte on October 11, 2010 · 2 comments

Tomor­row Italy will be play­ing it’s final match of this inter­na­tional break, a qual­i­fier for the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships of 2012 which will be tak­ing place in Poland and Ukraine. The Azzurri will be fac­ing Ser­bia at the Sta­dio Luigi Fer­raris of Genoa, and the Sam­p­do­ria play­ers like Cas­sano and Pazz­ini are look­ing for­ward to playing […]


Prandelli Calls Up Zambrotta

by Niccolo Conte on October 5, 2010 · 11 comments

With an inter­na­tional break approach­ing, we get a chance to ana­lyze the new Italy team which Pran­delli is build­ing. While he didn’t decide to call up Totti, he has included a player from the Lippi-days. Here’s the list of 23 play­ers which Cesare Pran­delli has called up: Goal­keep­ers: Mirante, Sirigu, Viviano Defend­ers: Cas­sani, Zam­brotta, Bonucci, Bovo, […]


Italy crush Faroe Islands 5–0 with wonder-Cassano

by Niccolo Conte on September 7, 2010 · 5 comments

Finally Italy has clicked. While the come­back win against Esto­nia was a good result, this 5–0 win shows that Pran­delli has found har­mony within the team. Prandelli’s home debut as the coach of the Ital­ian National team is cer­tainly pos­i­tive, Cas­sano inspired the team, and he looks ready to face any oppo­si­tion. And with this […]


As the new Serie A sea­son pauses this week­end for national teams to begin their qual­i­fy­ing for Euro 2012, Ital­ian soc­cer fans may feel lost not being able to watch their favorite club.  To be hon­est, the Italy-Estonia qual­i­fier looks less than tan­ta­liz­ing only two months after the excit­ing World Cup match-ups and high-level play.  […]