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Election farce mirrors state of Italian game

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Rome (AFP) – Italian football plunged further into crisis two months after the country’s dramatic World Cup exit with the failure to elect a new federation chief amid scenes of chaos in Rome.

“We’ve managed to do worse than the national side eliminated from the World Cup, and that’s a difficult feat to achieve,” said Italy’s former Ballon d’Or winner Gianni Rivera.

Election farce mirrors state of Italian game

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Rome (AFP) – Italian football plunged further into crisis two months after the country’s dramatic World Cup exit with the failure to elect a new federation chief amid scenes of chaos in Rome.

“We’ve managed to do worse than the national side eliminated from the World Cup, and that’s a difficult feat to achieve,” said Italy’s former Ballon d’Or winner Gianni Rivera.

The return of ‘Il Divin Codino’ – Roberto Baggio

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Every football fan remembers their first childhood hero. The reason they fell in love with the beautiful game and quiet often the main factor that determined what football club they began to support.  That player for yours truly, was Roberto Baggio and with the return to Calcio this week of ‘Il Divin Codino' the feelings of both nostalgia and hope entered my mind.

Italy finally going to the World Cup without a #10 headache

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Italy has always been known to produce some of the best creative players in the world. We're talking about the #10 players, the players that can change games at any instant, the players that are worth the whole ticket price. In Italy, this player is called the "fantasista" (literally one that creates fantasy).

World Cup Moments: Game of the Century, 1970.

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There have been a lot of football games played over the years, some might even say thousands. Therefore it takes something awfully impressive to earn the title of Game of the Century with such a pool to pick from. But football has that one: Italy versus West Germany, semifinal, Mexico 1970.

Greatest World Cup Matches: Brazil-Italy (1970)

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Expectations to Brazil, who had been outstanding during the entire tournament, were huge before the final, where the somewhat cynical Italians would nevertheless not be an easy task.Brazil was coached by Mario Zagallo, who had played in the 1958-world champions side in Sweden. He had taken over the team after the previous coach, João Saldanha, had resigned amid pressure to include some of the

Greatest World Cup Matches: West Germany-Italy (1970)

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West Germany entered the 1970 World Cup in Italy with a strong team of quite experienced players. Among them was Franz Beckenbauer, who only 25 years old already was one of the most experienced and established players in international football. The team was still captained by the legendary Uwe Seeler, who was playing his last World Cup, while the Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller had seemed

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Christian Vieri Dances To The Blues Brothers On Italian Strictly Come Dancing (Video)

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By Alan Duffy


"They say I score once every 275 minutes... on average"

Following in the orange, manicured footsteps of Robbie Savage, former Italian international striker Christian "Bobo" Vieri is taking part in the Italian version of Strictly Come Dancing.

Dünya Kupası Ne Kadar Kıstasdır?

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George Best, Johann Cruyff, Marco Van Basten, Gary Lineker, Raul, Puskas, Di Stefano, Kubala, Kocsis, Gianni Rivera, Roberto Baggio, Zico, Socrates, Platini, George Weah, Johann Neeskens, Dejan Savicevic, Ryan Giggs, Karl Heinz Rummenigge, Oleg Blokhin, Luis Figo, Eusebio, Rui Costa, Michael&Brian Laudrup, Eric Cantona.

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Balón de Oro

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El Balón de Oro (en francés, Ballon d'Or) era un premio individual que desde 1956 otorgaba anualmente la revista France Football al mejor jugador europeo y que jugaban en Europa. A partir de 1995 se amplió a todos los futbolistas que actuaban en torneos europeos y desde 2007 el Balón de Oro pasó a premiar al mejor jugador del planeta.

Milan Legend: Gianni Rivera, the International Enigma

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"O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells; Rise up-for you the flag is flung-for you the bugle trills; For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths-for you the shores a-crowding; For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning." -Â Â Â Â Â Â Walt Whitman Perfection, according to Plato, is an abstract unachievable goal [.

El Milan de Gianni Rivera

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En la década de los 60 hubo un equipo importante que logró una Copa de Europa en el 63 y otra en el 69. En las dos hubo un denominador común, Gianni Rivera. El equipo fue el Milán A.C.

Tras perder su hegemonía el Real Madrid y los dos triunfos de un Benfica que marcó un bienio contra los equipos españoles (F.