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Italy lose to Sweden in World Cup play-off first leg

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Solna (Sweden) (AFP) – Sweden claimed a precious 1-0 first-leg victory over Italy in their World Cup play-off at Stockholm on Friday, leaving the four-time champions in danger of missing the tournament for the first time in 60 years.

Substitute Jakob Johansson grabbed the only goal of a scrappy game in the 61st minute with a low strike that found the corner with the aid of a big deflection.

Italy lose to Sweden in World Cup play-off first leg

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Solna (Sweden) (AFP) – Sweden claimed a precious 1-0 first-leg victory over Italy in their World Cup play-off at Stockholm on Friday, leaving the four-time champions in danger of missing the tournament for the first time in 60 years.

Substitute Jakob Johansson grabbed the only goal of a scrappy game in the 61st minute with a low strike that found the corner with the aid of a big deflection.

Precedence or Sheer Coincidence?

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Two stalwarts on opposing side

Last of the look at the teams in Euro 2012 that will and could have an impact on the tournament. Yesterday I discussed the teams that are not favoured but could potentially have a big say in the tournament and we continue with the last 2 today. Italy and Russia are the two dark horses left.

Toto Schillaci becomes a mafia boss

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Don't worry, kids: it's just acting Former Italy World Cup star Toto Schillachi is adding to his CV with a role as a mafia boss on Italian TV. The former Messina, Juventus and Inter Milan player is to appear as a killer in the Squadra Antimafia series. He said: "It's a world that fascinates me, [...]

Toto Schillaci becomes a mafia boss

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Don't worry, kids: it's just acting Former Italy World Cup star Toto Schillachi is adding to his CV with a role as a mafia boss on Italian TV. The former Messina, Juventus and Inter Milan player is to appear as a killer in the Squadra Antimafia series. He said: "It's a world that fascinates me, [...]


Video: The horror tackle Mauro Camoranesi is paying for, 16 years on

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Italian international forced to payout for X-rated tackle Juventus midfielder Mauro Camoranesi has been order to pay a $50,000 indemnity to an opponent he injured with a gruesome tackle in 1994. The Argentine-born Italy World Cup winner was still a teenager - and his famous ponytail was just a twinkle in his eye - when he left [.

Uruguay News: Korea to take on Uruguay Saturday – Korea Times

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Reuters India Korea to take on Uruguay Saturday Korea Times The manager of Uruguay , Oscar Tabarez, was in charge when his side beat South Korea 1-0 in the 1990 Italy World Cup . "The Koreans have specific ways of ... World Cup Preview: Saturday Brings Battle of the Surprise Packages Gambling Online Magazine Korea to Take on Uruguay for Quarter-Finals Arirang News FIFA World Cup 2010: Knockout Kicks—Who Makes The "Elite Eight"?

Italy Out of the World Cup. No, Seriously

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World champions Italy are out of World Cup 2010. Takes some believing. But they are. After draws with Paraguay and New Zealand, Marcello Lippi's team lost 3-2 to Slovakia today, a result that sees the Azzurri finish bottom of Group F. Behind New Zealand.

Slovakia Vs Italy World Cup 2010 Live, Highlights, Preview and Team News

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Johannesburg is the setting for this must win Group F encounter.

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Slovakia could recall fit-again winger Miroslav Stoch after creating few chances in the defeat to Paraguay.

Preview: Slovakia vs. Italy

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THE BIG PICTURE
Italy are defending champions, and like most defending champions that aren't Brazil, almost no one is picking them to repeat. Their performances against Paraguay and especially New Zealand, resulting in a grand total of two points, won't be making their odds any shorter.

Liveblog: Italy vs New Zealand

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Welcome to the liveblog of Italy vs New Zealand in World Cup Group F. Make your comments before, during and after the match in the liveblog window. Below the main liveblog are videos of the goals so far, and then a feed of trusted Twitter accounts either broadcasting from the match or talking about it.

Italy Vs New Zealand World Cup 2010 Highlights, Preview and Team News

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Italian coach Marcello Lippi will be looking for more from his side than he got from their opener against Paraguay.

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Injured Italy keeper Gianluigi Buffon will be replaced by Cagliari's Federico Marchetti.

Preview: Italy vs. New Zealand

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THE BIG PICTURE

The two teams will be converging on from either side of the football spectrum: Italy has the history and the World Cup trophy technically still in tote; New Zealand is a minnow at this tournament and earned history with their first ever point in the Slovakian opener.

Where to Watch Italy World Cup Games in South Florida

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If you live in South Florida or if you'll be here during the World Cup tournament, you can watch all of the Italy World Cup games live at Wowies Sports Grill located in Boca Raton, Florida.

Wowies features 31 big screen TVs, HD broadcasts, excellent food, three full-liquor bars and service from the beautiful Wowies servers and bartenders.

2010 Italy WAGs to Look For in South Africa

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While all eyes are typically on the pitch during a World Cup game, we all know that there's usually one roving cameraman whose job it is to seek out the prettiest fangirl in the crowd so her face (or whatever's most prominent) can be splashed onto screens around the globe in between moments of play.

World Cup Kitman: Italy home

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This summer's hottest footy fashions Team: Italy Maker: Puma Prem personalisation: They all ply their trade in Italia. Verdict: Meh. I could take it or leave it. Its cartoon superhero muscle markings are mildly humorous. Indeed, the kit is available in a double-the-price authentic version, for those who happen to have the physique of an Italian football, and beer [.

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Where to find Sweden vs. Italy World Cup playoff 1st leg on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Sweden vs. Italy in the World Cup playoff first leg, you’ve come to the right place.

It’s incredible to consider that a World Cup powerhouse such as Italy faces the threat of being eliminated from the 2018 World Cup, but here we are.

Where to find Sweden vs. Italy World Cup playoff 1st leg on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Sweden vs. Italy in the World Cup playoff first leg, you’ve come to the right place.

It’s incredible to consider that a World Cup powerhouse such as Italy faces the threat of being eliminated from the 2018 World Cup, but here we are.

China’s Lippi confident ahead of World Cup clash

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Doha (AFP) – China’s coach Marcello Lippi insisted Monday his team could reach next year’s World Cup finals despite only having a “very small” chance of qualifying.

He was speaking 24 hours ahead of the match which will determine China’s fate, away to Qatar,

China need to win in Doha and hope that results go their way elsewhere in AFC Group A to guarantee a play-off place for next year’s tournament in Russia.

China’s Lippi confident ahead of World Cup clash

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Doha (AFP) – China’s coach Marcello Lippi insisted Monday his team could reach next year’s World Cup finals despite only having a “very small” chance of qualifying.

He was speaking 24 hours ahead of the match which will determine China’s fate, away to Qatar,

China need to win in Doha and hope that results go their way elsewhere in AFC Group A to guarantee a play-off place for next year’s tournament in Russia.

The Rest

The Death of a Disco Dancer

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Dearly beloved, today we are gathered here to say goodbye to another blogger. But not just any blogger, the one and only Dictator of the Italy World Cup Blog, Gadsby. He was loved and hated, but rarely anything in between, similar to the great Alberto Malesani. Che cazzo. [read more]

Supreme Leader

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Tomorrow is Gadsby's birthday. So I thought "What do you get the Dictator of the Italy World Cup Blog?" I didn't have any small countries lying around to become subject to his reign of literary terror. Nor did I have access to the world's biggest collection of obscure football jerseys. And all of the female footballers I spoke with had other commitments.

PotD: Prandelli on the Slough canal.

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It's that time again when, bereft of international friendlies and general news, and having exhausted the vaults of Azzurri legends to fawn over, the Italy World Cup Blog resorts to either posting a photo of mediocre quality picked up at the last minute from the FIGC website, or telling a tired anecdote about when it was young.

New Supreme World Cup Blogger

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If I were a manager of a football team, I would never be one to rest on my laurels. I would always be on the lookout for new talent and ways to improve my team. So as an Italy World Cup Blogger, I apply that same winning mentality to this blog, and today, I am very pleased to announce a new blogger who will bring to this blog what Fulvio Collovati brought to the Azzurri in 1982.

Star Blogger Returns to Italy World Cup Blog

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An entire blog is elated today at the news that Julian, the Italy World Cup Blog's Star Blogger, will be returning to the Italy World Cup Blog. Celebrations are expected to continue well into the night. [read more]

Daily Dose: August 3rd, 2010

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Links to click after seeing the Icelandic goal celebration go viral...

  • Five proposed TV and internet improvements for Premier League viewing (EPL Talk)
  • Rafa Marquez makes it three DPs in New York (Red Bulls Offside)
  • Greek Super League preview (Unprofessional Foul)
  • Roberto Baggio is back (sort of) (Italy World Cup Blog)
  • Sol Campbell and the "fat belly" footballer XI (The Spoiler)
  • Is there really more than one way to interpret that Felipe?