Alessandro Costacurta

AC Milan

Conte out of running for Italy job, Di Biagio an option

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Milan (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has ruled himself out as Italy coach but interim boss Luigi Di Biagio could be an option, Italian football federation (FIGC) assistant commissioner Alessandro Costacurta said Sunday.

Former AC Milan star Costacurta has been given the task of finding a replacement for Gian Piero Ventura who was sacked after Italy’s embarrassing World Cup exit.

Conte out of running for Italy job, Di Biagio an option

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Milan (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has ruled himself out as Italy coach but interim boss Luigi Di Biagio could be an option, Italian football federation (FIGC) assistant commissioner Alessandro Costacurta said Sunday.

Former AC Milan star Costacurta has been given the task of finding a replacement for Gian Piero Ventura who was sacked after Italy’s embarrassing World Cup exit.

Appreciating Arrigo Sacchi and His All-Conquering Milan Side

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"I never realized that to be a jockey you had to be a horse first". One of the most famous quotes in the history of soccer came from a man under intense pressure from the Italian media. Having never played football as a professional player, Arrigo Sacchi's ability to manage a team trying to reach the pinnacle of European football was in scrutiny.

Tevez To Milan?

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After Roberto Mancini made it clear that Argentine striker Carlos Tevez would never play for City as long as he was still the coach, the 27 year old has surprisingly emerged as a key transfer target for Italian giants AC Milan.

Tevez however, will not be sold cheap and if the unconfirmed rumours doing the rounds are to be believed, then Milan will have to part with £25 million to bring the striker to the San Siro.

AC Milan Legends Thrash Indonesia XI 5-1, Even Dida Scores (Video)

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By Chris Wright

The AC Milan 'Glories' (i.e, club legends) were in Indonesia on their 'Asia Disaster Relief' charity tour last night for a friendly game that saw such former Rossoneri luminaries as Jean-Pierre Papin, Franco Baresi, Alessandro Costacurta and Gianluigi Lentini whoop an Indonesian 'Legends' side 5-1, with Serginho grabbing four and Brazilian 'keeper Dida even adding one for good measure.

Barcelona 2011 vs. AC Milan 1990

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Perhaps the two classiest teams of the past 20 years are Barcelona of today and AC Milan of the early 90's.

What if they played today? Jonathan Wilson breaks down the hypothetical match-up.

Should Barcelona win the Champions League this year, though, it would have good claim to be the best side since Sacchi's.

Jonathan Wilson: Barcelona 2011 vs. AC Milan 1990

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But what would happen if the teams played each other? Both probably produced their greatest displays in beating Real Madrid 5-0, Barcelona earlier this season; AC Milan in the European Cup semifinal in 1989 (both, oddly, also drew 1-1 in the Bernabeu the same season). So let's take the lineups from those two games and pit them against each other.

Zaccheroni To Be New Juventus Manager – Italian Press

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According to numerous Italian sites and Goal.com, former AC Milan manager Alberto Zaccheroni will be named Juventus manager on Friday, replacing embattled Ciro Ferrara.

The tipping point seemingly was Juve's 2-1 Coppa Italia loss to Inter Thursday, seemingly eliminating the proud club from any chance at any titles this year.

Beckham Hopes To Play In 2014 World Cup

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Far from a lock to be included on England's roster for the 2010 World Cup, Los Angeles Galaxy/AC Milan midfielder David Beckham has admitted that he has aspirations of playing in the following edition of the tournament as well, even though he will be close to 40 years old by that time.

"We'll see," said Beckham.

AC Milan1994

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For this weeks offering I thought we would re-visit one of the all time great sides. AC Milan, under the guidance of a certain Fabio Capello, swept all before them in the early 90s. That included an emphatic Champions League win over Barcelona at the Olympic Stadium in Athens on May 18 1994, a game which is often considered to be one of the greatest ever performances by a side in the Champions League.

Alessandro Costacurta Makes The Transition To Manager

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AC Milan superstar Alessandro Costacurta has taken the first step in his managerial career, taking over Serie B side Mantova. Mantova currently sit 13th on 13 points and after recently receiving his coaching badges, the 42 year old Costacurta will be tapping into those many years of experience for the Azzurri and AC Milan   winning the European Cup and Champions League FIVE [.

Daily Dose 08.02.08

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Something to read while you put some clothes on... Jewell or Belichick: Which sex tape is worse? (Dave's Football Blog) A surprisingly convincing argument for 3-6-1 (Gramsci's Kingdom) Previewing the Olympic ladies (USA WCB) Reinventing PSG (Just Football) But why do they call him Billy? (Milan Offside) Jerson dos Santos - late starter (Sniffing the Touchline) Sepp Blatter denies saying that thing [.

Franco Baresi

Steve Harper’s Testimonial Will See Stellar Newcastle XI Take On AC Milan Side Featuring Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi & Alessandro Costacurta

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By Chris Wright

Not that he wasn't a fine servant for the club over the years, but the calibre of players turning out for goalkeeper Steve Harper's imminent 20-year testimonial at Newcastle United beggars belief.

Harper's Newcastle are set to turn out against the AC Milan Glorie (i.

Five things you may have missed…

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Game Intelligence brings you five things that happened whilst your back was turned... Robbie Savage makes surprise appearance Now that he has finally hung up his boots we can expect to see a lot more of Robbie Savage, as he ... Continue reading →

"Zidane and Friends" cause a bit of a stir in Canada

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Zidane is in Vancouver due to play in a exhibition match marketed as "Zidane and Friends"The event has run into some problems.Zidane is not able to play for awhile because he injured his back while picking up his three-year-old daughter during Canada Day fireworks.Some people are demanding their money (all $200 of it) back because most of the "friends" they had paid to see ( like Samuel Eto'o, Alessandro Costacurta, Franco Baresi and Gennaro Gattuso haven't made an appearance.

Football nostalgia: Three titans bid adieu

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We bid farewell to Paolo Maldini, Luis Figo, and Pavel Nedved.

Men of unbelievable talent, longevity, and work rate. This was their last day, their last season. We were privileged to see them play even when in opposition. Women all over the world weep, the eye candy store has been ransacked.

Football nostalgia: Three titans bid adieu

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We bid farewell to Paolo Maldini, Luis Figo, and Pavel Nedved.

Men of unbelievable talent, longevity, and work rate. This was their last day, their last season. We were privileged to see them play even when in opposition. Women all over the world weep, the eye candy is gone.

Maldini, El Gran Capitano, as everyone knows spent his entire playing career at Milan.

World Cup

Blog on: Rest of the World player Brasilian star Ronaldo (L) is tackled by Europe player Italian Alessandro Costacurta

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Soccer24 Rest of the World player Brasilian star Ronaldo (L) is tackled by Europe player Italian Alessandro Costacurta - http://www.fifa.com/worldfo... 7 hours ago from FIFA.com - Latest Photos - Comment - Like (FILES) Rest of the World player Brasilian star Ronaldo (L) is tackled by Europe player Italian Alessandro Costacurta during their gala match at the Velodrome stadium, December 4, 1997 in the French Mediterranean port city of Marseille, a few hours before the final draw of the 16th FIFA World Cup.

World Cup 2010: Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia

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FIFA have changed the stage at which they will discount previous bookings, from the final group game, to the end of the quarter final. On the face of it, it's a great idea, and sadly too late to prevent Louis Saha (2006), Michael Ballack (2002), Alessandro Costacurta (1994), Sergio Batista, Claudio Cannigia and Julio Olarticoechea (1990) from appearing in their respective World Cup finals, however there is a side effect.

New Yellow Card Rule – FIFA Makes The Changes

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Players who receive two yellow cards in different matches will no longer be at risk of missing the World Cup Final after FIFA announced it has changed its rules on player suspensions

Two Famous Yellow Card Incidents

Remember the two famous yellow card incidents in the World Cup?

The Rest

The Underrated Importance Of Footballing Intelligence

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Nickspinkboots' Note: Kiran Vr from Inside Manchester United is back and this time he's here to tell you what the most important muscle in Ryan Giggs's body is. Take your minds out of the gutter, I don't mean THAT. I'm talking about the brain (although, it doesn't have muscles technically).