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Di Biagio to put Italy through paces in first training camp

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Milan (AFP) – New interim Italy coach Luigi Di Biagio has organised his first training camp ahead of friendlies against Argentina and England, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said Thursday.

The three-day training camp from Monday, February 26 to Wednesday, February 28 will take place at Italy’s Technical Centre at Coverciano in Florence.

FIFA’s Infantino says Italy’s World Cup failure is a wake-up call

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Milan (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed Thursday his dispair at Italy’s failure to reach the World Cup finals where he had hoped to hand the trophy to Azzurri captain Gianluigi Buffon.

“I’m sad, yes I’m sad for the World Cup. I almost cried,” Infantino, who holds both Swiss and Italian nationality, said in an interview with Italy’s Gazzetta Dello Sport five months ahead of the World Cup final match in Russia.

Higuain, Kane spearhead Juventus v Tottenham clash

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Gonzalo Higuain will lead Juventus’ attack in their Champions League last 16, first-leg clash against Harry Kane’s Tottenham Hotspur in Turin on Tuesday.

Massimiliano Allegri returned to a 4-2-3-1 formation in the absence of Blaise Matuidi with Douglas Costa between winger Federico Bernardeschi on the right and Mario Mandzukic on the left.

Higuain, Kane spearhead Juventus v Tottenham clash

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Gonzalo Higuain will lead Juventus’ attack in their Champions League last 16, first-leg clash against Harry Kane’s Tottenham Hotspur in Turin on Tuesday.

Massimiliano Allegri returned to a 4-2-3-1 formation in the absence of Blaise Matuidi with Douglas Costa between winger Federico Bernardeschi on the right and Mario Mandzukic on the left.

Spurs stand between Allegri and Champions League grail

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Massimiliano Allegri may be breaking records in Italy but the Juventus coach’s quest for the elusive Champions League grail continues on Tuesday against English side Tottenham Hotspur.

The 50-year-old marked his 200th game in the Juventus dugout with a 2-0 win in Florence on Friday, capping a record breaking three-and-a-half years in Turin.

Six in running for Italy coaching job – Costacurta

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Milan (AFP) – Italian football federation sub-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta said Thursday there were “six or seven names” in the hat for the Italy coaching job.

Former AC Milan defender Costacurta has been given the task of finding a successor to Gian Piero Ventura who was sacked after Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup.

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.

Italy hits five-year low in January football transfer market

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Milan (AFP) – Italy’s Serie A hit a five-year low for spending during a frugal January transfer window which closed Wednesday night with ten-times less cash splashed than in the English Premier League.

Muted big-name transfers such as Argentine midfielder Javier Pastore to Inter Milan from Paris Saint-Germain never materialised with Italian clubs spending an estimated 50 million euros ($62 million)– less than the English second tier.

Italy hits five-year low in January football transfer market

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Milan (AFP) – Italy’s Serie A hit a five-year low for spending during a frugal January transfer window which closed Wednesday night with ten-times less cash splashed than in the English Premier League.

Muted big-name transfers such as Argentine midfielder Javier Pastore to Inter Milan from Paris Saint-Germain never materialised with Italian clubs spending an estimated 50 million euros ($62 million)– less than the English second tier.

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.

Bologna’s Verdi out with hamstring injury

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Bologna (Italy) (AFP) – Bologna’s Italy international Simone Verdi has been ruled out of action with a hamstring injury, the Serie A club confirmed on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old forward - reported to have turned down an offer from Napoli this month - picked up the injury in last weekend’s defeat to Maurizio Sarri’s side.

Bologna’s Verdi out with hamstring injury

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Bologna (Italy) (AFP) – Bologna’s Italy international Simone Verdi has been ruled out of action with a hamstring injury, the Serie A club confirmed on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old forward - reported to have turned down an offer from Napoli this month - picked up the injury in last weekend’s defeat to Maurizio Sarri’s side.

Transfer News and Gossip

Juventus make approach for Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere

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Juventus have made an enquiry for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, according to the Daily Mirror. The England international, aged 26, is out of...

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Liverpool target Alisson set for £80m release clause

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Roma are hoping to deter Liverpool's interest in goalkeeper Alisson by adding an €90m (£80m) release clause to his contract, according to...

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Miralem Pjanic reveals he turned down Spurs and Arsenal

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Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has revealed that he turned down the chance to join Tottenham Hotspur or Arsenal. Speaking ahead of this...

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Arsenal interested in Daniele Rugani, confirms agent

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Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani is a transfer target for Arsenal, according to his agent. Davide Torchia says the Gunners have not made a bid for...

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Mateo Kovacic linked with Man Utd and Spurs

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Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic is a transfer target for Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, according to Spanish newspaper AS. The Croatia...

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Jorginho in talks over Man Utd deal

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Napoli star Jorginho is in talks with Manchester United over a transfer, according to Italian broadcaster Rai Sport. Members of the 26-year-old...

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Edin Dzeko to Chelsea now unlikely

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Roma striker Edin Dzeko's proposed transfer to Chelsea is now unlikely, according to Sky Sports. The Blues are reported to have had a joint-bid...

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Juventus targeting Mesut Ozil or Christian Eriksen

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Juventus are planning to raid north London in search of a new playmaker, according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport. The Serie A champions...

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Andrea Belotti tops Man Utd’s striker wish-list

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Torino star Andrea Belotti is Manchester United's no.1 striker target, according to Yahoo. The Italy international is said to be at the top of...

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Chelsea back away from Alex Sandro deal over £60m asking price

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Chelsea's planned move for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro has stalled over the Serie A champions' asking price, according to the Daily...

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Juventus set to rival Man Utd for Mesut Ozil signing

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Manchester United face competition from Juventus for the signing of Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello...

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Man Utd get clear run at Alex Sandro as Chelsea end interest

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Manchester United will not face competition from Chelsea for the signing of Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, according to Italian outlet Calcio...

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Mousa Dembele linked with Inter Milan and AC Milan

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele is a transfer target for Inter Milan and AC Milan, according to Sky Sports. The city rivals are set to go...

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Man Utd’s three-man left-back shortlist

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Manchester United have drawn up a three-man shortlist as they seek to add a new left-back to their squad, according to the Daily Record. Manager Jose...

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Tottenham Hotspur

Tweets and Photos: Spurs players react to 2-2 draw at Juventus

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Tottenham Hotspur's players have been posting on social media to react to last night's remarkable comeback at Juventus. Spurs were 2-0...

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Photos: Lucas Moura makes his Spurs debut at Juventus

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Tottenham Hotspur's January signing Lucas Moura made his debut for his new side in this evening's Champions League game at Juventus. The...

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Confirmed Team News: Juventus vs Spurs lineups

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Here is confirmed team news for this evening's Juventus vs Spurs clash in the Champions League last-16. Juventus team to play Spurs TBA Paulo...

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Video: Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane press conference ahead of Juventus game

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Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino and striker Harry Kane held a press conference in Turin yesterday evening ahead of this...

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Video: Spurs travel to Turin to play Juventus

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Tottenham Hotspur are on their way to Italy for tomorrow's Champions League last-16 first leg against Juventus. Mauricio Pochettino and his...

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Juventus star praises Harry Kane as most complete striker

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Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has labelled Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane as the most complete striker in Europe. Speaking ahead of the Italian...

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Serie A

Flawless Technique: Roberto Baggio Rolls One In After Flummoxing Juventus ‘Keeper Edwin Van Der Sar With Aristocratic First Touch, 2001 (Video)

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If you happen to be a fan of imperious ball control, then boy do we have a treat for you courtesy of the great Roberto Baggio.

Having represented Juventus with esteem for five years earlier in his career, Baggio returned to the Delle Alpi with Brescia in April of 2001.

Whomp: Roma Icon Francesco Totti Scores Thunderous Freekick During ‘Legends Cup’ 5-A-Side Match (Video)

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For those of you out there wondering, we can confirm that Francesco Totti definitely still has 'it' despite retiring from football at the end of last season.

Representing Italy at the 2018 Legends Cup in Moscow, the former Roma stalwart was presented with an opportunity to flex his set-piece prowess.

‘I Just Want To Make Them Happy’ – Gennaro Gattuso Allows Frustrated Milan Players To Huddle Around And Slap Him After Victory Over Lazio (Video)

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While progress can best be described as 'stuttering', Milan did battle to a hard-fought 2-1 win over Lazio in Serie A on Sunday evening.

The Rossoneri continue to tread water down in 7th place, but the impressive result did constitute their fourth win in five matches in what has been a largely mediocre season thus far.

AC Milan Under Investigation For Money Laundering

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According to reports in Italy, Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether the deal to sell AC Milan to Chinese investors last year was inflated for money-laundering purposes.

Milan prosecutors reportedly want to know if the €740 million paid to Silvio Berlusconi to buy out the seven-time European champions was overvalued in a deliberate move to bring large sums of money into Italy from abroad, the newspaper said.

The Rest

On This Day in Football: N. Ireland beat Italy to qualify for the World Cup

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On this day in 1958, Northern Ireland beat Italy 2-1 in Belfast to qualify for their first ever FIFA World Cup.

Northern Ireland were paired with Italy and Portugal in what was a fiercely contested qualifying group. The Italians had beaten the Irish 1-0 in Rome the previous year and were scheduled to play them again in Belfast in December 1957.

Chelsea plotting to make Max Allegri their new coach

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Chelsea are lining up Juventus coach Max Allegri to become their new coach, according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport. The report is the...

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