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Roberto Mancini looking for improvement after Italy clinch late Poland win

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 by PA29 hits

Roberto Mancini felt his Italy side should have seen Poland off well before the stoppage-time winner which earned a narrow 1-0 victory in Chorzow.Cristiano Biraghi struck in the second minute of added time to earn the Azzurri victory and relegate Poland from Nations League League A Group 3.Lorenzo Insigne’s corner was flicked on by Kevin Lasagna and Biraghi turned the ball in at the back p...Full Story »

Poland 0 - 1 Italy: Cristiano Biraghi earns Italy late victory over Poland

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 by PA24 hits

Cristiano Biraghi struck in the second minute of added time as Italy snatched their first win in the Nations League by edging out Poland 1-0 in Chorzow.It looked set to be a frustrating evening for the Azzurri, who dominated possession and spurned a glut of gilt-edged opportunities.However, Biraghi slid at the back post to steer home Kevin Lasagna’s flick on from a corner with only seconds...Full Story »

Former Italy star Antonio Cassano announces retirement... again

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2018 by ESPN45 hits

Antonio Cassano has announced his retirement from playing for the second time, only five days after he had begun training with third-tier club Virtus Entella. Ex-Italy international forward Cassano, whose club career included spells with AC and Inter Milan and Real Madrid, last played competitively for Sampdoria in 2016. The 36-year-old, who trained with Verona last summer -- after which he ...Full Story »

Poland vs Italy - Bonucci warns Italy not to lose focus against Poland

Posted Saturday, October 13, 2018 by PA38 hits

Defender Leonardo Bonucci has warned his Italy team-mates not to make life complicated for themselves by failing to get the better of Poland in their Nations League clash. The Azzurri were held to a 1-1 draw by Ukraine in a friendly at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Wednesday night, a match which saw tributes paid to the victims of the Ponte Morandi collapse in Genoa. Italy...Full Story »

Italy 1 - 1 Ukraine: Roberto Mancini calls for Italy to be more clinical following draw with Ukraine

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2018 by PA39 hits

Italy boss Roberto Mancini admitted his team must be more clinical after allowing Ukraine to fight back and earn a 1-1 draw on an emotional night at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.Ahead of Wednesday night’s friendly, a wreath had been laid at the Ponte Morandi, where 43 people were killed in August, with the message ‘The Azzurri with Genoa in their hearts’.Just before the interval a...Full Story »

Italy held by Ukraine as tributes are paid to Genoa bridge victims

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2018 by PA26 hits

Italy and Ukraine played out a 1-1 draw in their friendly at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, which saw tributes paid to those who died in the Genoa motorway bridge collapse.In the build-up to Wednesday’s match, a wreath had been laid at the Ponte Morandi, where 43 people were killed during August, with the message ‘The Azzurri with Genoa in their hearts’.Just before half-time, every...Full Story »

Portugal 1 - 0 Italy: Roberto Mancini: Italy were not outplayed by Portugal

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by PA70 hits

Italy coach Roberto Mancini insisted his side were not inferior to Portugal, despite slipping to a 1-0 Nations League defeat in Lisbon.The European champions, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, got their campaign under way with a slender victory in their Group A3 clash at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz.Portugal did not have to get out of second gear to take the points against a much-changed sid...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo misses out but Portugal open with win over Italy

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by PA20 hits

Portugal, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, got their Nations League campaign under way with a 1-0 victory against Italy in their Group A3 clash at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz.Portugal did not have to get out of second gear to take the points against a much-changed side fielded by Roberto Mancini.After a dominant first-half display, the hosts finally made the breakthrough at the start of th...Full Story »

Portugal coach Santos wary of Italy threat in Nations League clash

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018 by PA44 hits

Fernando Santos has warned Portugal to expect to face an Italy side itching to prove their international “value” in the Nations League.Portugal will kick-start their campaign in UEFA’s new competition by hosting Italy in Lisbon on Monday, with manager Santos preparing for a tough encounter.“Italy have enormous desire to show their value, having failed to qualify for the W...Full Story »

Mancini confident Italy can learn from their mistakes

Posted Saturday, September 08, 2018 by PA36 hits

Italy boss Roberto Mancini is confident his side can learn from their mistakes after labouring to a 1-1 draw against Poland in the Nations League opener in Bologna.Mancini is looking to rebuild after the Azzurri’s failure to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958.However, it was a rather lacklustre display for much of the clash at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, where Napoli m...Full Story »

Italy 1 - 1 Poland: Late Jorginho penalty salvages Nations League draw for Italy against Poland

Posted Saturday, September 08, 2018 by PA59 hits

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho clipped home a late penalty to secure Italy a 1-1 draw against Poland in their Nations League opener in Bologna.The Azzurri went into a first competitive game under new boss Roberto Mancini looking to rebuild following failure to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958.However, for long spells it was a laboured performance at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara...Full Story »

Italy vs Poland - No large gap between Italy and world’s best – Jorginho

Posted Friday, September 07, 2018 by PA78 hits

Italy midfielder Jorginho has revealed he steered clear of this summer’s World Cup but believes the Azzurri are not far away from the top international sides despite failing to qualify for the finals in Russia.Beaten by Sweden in a play-off, the four-time winners missed out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958.They will continue their revolution under Roberto Mancini with their o...Full Story »

Finance Ministry warns Cristiano Ronaldo: Even in Italy, an arrest warrant could be activated

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Marca.com138 hits

Real Madrid have allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to move to Juventus, yet the Ministry of Finance has made clear that even if the Portuguese international is in Italy, a warrant for his arrest could still be activated. Ronaldo has been involved in a long battle with the Spanish treasury over a tax issue, although it was understood in June that a settlement agreement had been reached. Jose Maria M...Full Story »

Italy 1 - 1 Netherlands: Nathan Ake’s late leveller helps Holland draw against 10-man Italy

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by PA63 hits

Nathan Ake headed home his first international goal as Holland scrambled to force a draw with 10-man Italy in Turin.The hosts had looked on course to win this clash of two nations who had surprisingly failed to qualify for the World Cup when Simone Zaza marked his recall to the Azzurri squad with a goal off the bench.But, after Domenico Criscito was sent off, Holland were able to find a way thro...Full Story »

Italy vs Netherlands - Roberto Mancini hoping Italy can tighten up at the back

Posted Monday, June 04, 2018 by PA151 hits

New coach Roberto Mancini has promised Italy will get the defensive side of their game right ahead of Monday’s friendly against Holland.Italy lost 3-1 away to France in Nice on Friday night after beating Saudi Arabia 2-1 a few days earlier, Mancini’s first game in charge.“The game against France was very important for us and this too will help us learn for the future,” Ma...Full Story »

France 3 - 1 Italy: France ease past Italy with World Cup warm-up win

Posted Saturday, June 02, 2018 by PA103 hits

France’s preparations for the World Cup were boosted by a 3-1 win over Italy in the Allianz Riviera in Nice. Didier Deschamps’ side took the lead in the eighth minute against an Italy side, missing the World Cup for the first time in 60 years, when Samuel Umtiti fired home from close range. Kylian Mbappe’s header from a narrow angle was partially saved by Salvatore Sirigu allow...Full Story »

Balotelli could be named Italy captain despite 'ugly' fan banner, Mancini confirms

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by Goal.com99 hits

Mario Balotelli could be named Italy captain but the striker is a doubt to face France, said head coach Roberto Mancini. Balotelli repaid Mancini's faith in recalling him to the international setup with a goal against Saudi Arabia in his first Azzurri appearance for four years. The Nice striker hit out at a banner – featuring the words 'my captain has Italian blood' – displayed d...Full Story »

France vs Italy - Deschamps expects Zidane to be France coach one day

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by PA124 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps fully expects Zinedine Zidane to take charge of Les Bleus one day, but is not letting that prospect distract him from his World Cup mission.Zidane is now a free agent after stepping down as Real Madrid boss just days after leading the Spanish giants to a third successive Champions League title.Deschamps, who along with Zidane helped France win the 1998 World Cup and...Full Story »

Mancini satisfied with Balotelli display in Italy victory over Saudi Arabia

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by PA52 hits

Italy head coach Roberto Mancini thought Mario Balotelli enjoyed a “good enough” return to life with the Azzurri as the striker scored in a 2-1 friendly victory over Saudi Arabia.Balotelli, now 27, had not featured for Italy since the World Cup in Brazil four years ago and was recalled by new boss Mancini, his former manager at Manchester City, following a season in which he scored 2...Full Story »

Italy 2 - 1 Saudi Arabia: Mario Balotelli scores on international return as Italy hold off Saudi Arabia

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by PA112 hits

Mario Balotelli returned to Italy duty with a bang following a four-year absence as his first-half goal set the tone for a 2-1 friendly victory over Saudi Arabia in St Gallen.The 27-year-old striker, who last featured for the Azzurri at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, was recalled by new Italy boss Roberto Mancini after scoring 26 goals for Nice this season.He dug out an emphatic opener to assert ...Full Story »

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