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Day 3 of the World Cup: Rome, Italy

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The first day of my holidays I arrived in Rome Italy. After food and a rest I found a pub to watch the first match of the day: Colombia-Greece. I was delighted to be among many lively and happy Colombians in a pub, watching with joy (and undeniably a bit of envy) the yellow wave in Belo Horizonte. If anything, people will love the Colombian team because of their fans.

Video: Roma’s Francesco Totti stars in arty advert about the derby with Lazio

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This short commercial for AS Roma takes football marketing to a deeper level then it usually goes. Francesco Totti is the film noir-style protagonist, captured looking moody in the build-up to the Rome derby against Lazio as he narrates his relationship with a veteran Roma fan.

Lazio defender Luciano Zauri abseils down a well to rescue seven-year-old girl

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Lazio's Luciano Zauri rescued a seven-year-old girl who had fallen into a well at a restaurant in Rome. The defender was lowered inside the well on a rope so that he could save the granddaughter of Polish FA president Zbigniew Boniek. The girl reportedly fell into the four-metre deep well on Sunday when a cover [.

SS Lazio

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Lazio 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - UEFA Europa League, Group Stage


Laziois one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy, situated in the central/southern peninsular section of the country. With about 5.7 million residents and a GDP of more than 170 billion euros, Lazio is the third most populated and the second richest region of Italy.

Rodgers Aims To Sell Aquilani Back To An Italian Club

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Liverpool hope they can finally offload Alberto Aquilani back to Serie A after informing the Italian he is not part of Brendan Rodgers' plans.
Aquilani did not return to Merseyside with the rest of the Liverpool squad when they flew home from their North America tour on Saturday.
Instead, he headed to Rome to see if a deal could be struck with numerous Serie A sides, one of which is believed to be Fiorentina.

Michael Bradley: the tactical implications of a Roma move

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I've been a Roma fan since the fourth grade. In the midst of an enthralling elementary school history class, my parents whisked me away to Rome for a 10-day jaunt in the Eternal City, and something in me never left. While visiting the piazzas and the ancient landmarks and being doted on by accommodating Italian restauranteurs and doing whatever else it is that 10-year-olds do in European

Mario Balotelli To Star As Rambo

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Someone with more Photoshop skills needs be on the task right about now.

With the concerns of racism in Polkraine during the Euros running long in the media, a number of players have come out with their thoughts on the situation. As ever, Mario Balotelli's are worth several photos, a graphic novel and a legal consultation.

Balotelli: “I will go to jail because I will kill them”

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Italian striker Mario Balotelli has vowed to "kill" racist fans during this summer's Euro 2012 tournament if they rear their ugly heads towards any minority players. Balotelli has been the subject of horrific racist incidents in the past, and has cautioned any potential racist fans and scene-makers to stay at home.

Serie A

Francesco Totti Releases Second Rome Guide Book And The Cover Is Just As Glorious As The First One… (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

Following on from the whirlwind success of his first guide book to Rome, "Let's Talk About Rome", Francesco Totti has finally gotten round to penning a sequel, unleashing "In giro per Roma col Capitano" ("Around Rome with The Captain") on the world with the front cover seeing the Roma legend mocked up as a cheerful local cabby.

Team Portrait Day : Lazio Promotes Rome’s Famous Colosseum – Plus Real Madrid & Arsenal Photos

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After the tumultuous transfer window and international break, it was time for the annual squad photos to be taken, which suitably changes according to new player and staff arrivals or departures. As a result, this can be a matter of ...

Serie B Player On Hunger Strike Over Match-Fixing Punishment, Chains Himself To FIGC Headquarters (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Verona defender Emanuele Pesoli has gone on hunger strike over the three-year ban handed to him as part of the Italian Football Federation's (FIGC) investigation into the Scomessopoli match-fixing scandal.

The 31-year old has also chained himself to the front gate of the FIGC headquarters in Rome in protest, telling the Italian press:

"I am hurt by the sentence and I would like to confront those who accuse me.

Stadio Olimpico

AS Roma vs Genoa 3-1 Highlights 2013 Borriello Totti Penalty Romagnoli Perrotta Goals Kucka Red Card Video

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Lazio vs Pescara 2-0 Highlights 2013 Radu Lulic Goals Video

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Lazio vs Juventus Coppa Italia Highlights 2013 2-1 Gonzalez Vidal Floccari Goals Video

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AS Roma vs Inter Milan Coppa Italia Highlights 2013 Semifinal 2-1 Florenzio Destro Palacio Goals Video

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Lazio vs Inter Milan 2012 Highlights 1-0 Miroslav Klose Goal Video

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Lazio vs Tottenham 2012 Highlights 0-0 Video Europa League

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Lazio vs Roma 3-2 Highlights Candreva Klose Mauri Lamela Goal Pjanic Free Kick Video

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AS Roma vs Catania 2-2 Highlights 2012 Marchese Lopez Osvaldo Bicycle Kick Gomez Goals Video

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AS Roma vs Catania 2-2 Highlights 2012 Marchese Lopez Osvaldo Bicycle Kick Gomez Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Roma vs Catania 2012 ( VIDEO Roma Catania BELOW) Final score and result:- Roma vs Catania 2-2 ( Osvaldo, Lopez/ Marchese, Gomez) Stadio Olimpico, Rome- 26 August, 2012- 19.

Michael Bradley Transfers to Roma

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The long-anticipated deal is now complete: Michael Bradley is officially a member of legendary Seria A side AS Roma. Coming off a fantastic first season in the league with Chievo Verona, the Roman team paid $4.6 million for the services of the 24-year-old U.S. international.
Bradley made 34 appearances for Chievo in his opening year in Italy, earning the nickname "The General" for his work in midfield.

Roma Star Decides Against Liverpool Move

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Liverpool target Bojan Krkic has committed his immediate future to Roma amid reports of further interest from the Premier League.
Krkic, who moved to Roma in the summer of 2011, endured a mixed first season in Serie A, managing just seven goals in 33 league outings.
The former Barcelona forward had been tipped to follow recently-departed manager Luis Enrique out of the Stadio Olimpico exit, but he insists he wants to continue his progress in the Italian capital, despite mooted interest from Liverpool.

Juventus vs Napoli 0-2 Coppa Italia 2012 Highlights Final Cavani Hamsik Goals Video

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Lazio vs Inter Milan 3-1 Highlights 2012 Milito Kozak Candreva Mauri Goals Video

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English Premier League

Arrivederci Kiko Macheda, sit and watch while Rome burns!

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Arrivederci Roma, in English: goodbye Rome, the title of a popular Italian song. Are we witnessing the dying embers of our Roman import that has not set the Old Trafford stage ablaze! Macheda's...

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Manchester City squad get €1,000 custom-made mattresses for pre-season comfort

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Manchester City's players had special €1,000 mattresses shipped in to their Austrian pre-season base to ensure they get a comfortable bed as they plot to defend their Premier League title. The Hotel Klosterbrau, in Seefeld, had 54 high-density mattresses hand-made in Rome and imported for City's visit at the club's request.

Match Of The Past: Liverpool FC

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We continue our summer series of historical video compilations this afternoon with another of the giants of English football, Liverpool FC. Liverpool started the 1962/63 back in the First Division after eight years away, during which they finished in third place in he Second Division four times and fourth place twice back in the days when promotion and relegation were limited to just two clubs each before winning the Second Division title in 1962.

Roma

Francesco Totti Produces Own Guide To Rome, Poses As Gladiator On Front Cover

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By Chris Wright

According to the Italian media, Francesco Totti is on the eve of launching his very own city guide, in good old-fashioned book form, to his beloved home entitled 'E mo te spiego Roma', which, near as we can fathom, translates as 'Let's Talk About Rome' or thereabouts.

Alberto Aquilani Jets To Italy After Liverpool Accept Fiorentina Bid

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Liverpool has accepted an offer from Fiorentina for out-of-favour midfielder Alberto Aquilani.
The 28-year-old had been expecting to be given a chance under new manager Brendan Rodgers after his failed loan spell at AC Milan, but the club accepted an undisclosed fee over the weekend.
Aquilani did not travel back to England with the rest of the Liverpool squad after their tour of North America, and has instead made for Rome, where he will meet with Fiorentina to discuss a transfer in the next 24 hours.

Video: Alberto Aquilani v. Roma

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No player currently on the Liverpool squad divides opinion more than the enigmatic Italian Alberto Aquilani. Some see his intricate passing, silky touch and vision as exactly what Liverpool need to break down the more stubborn defences we so often struggle against. Others see an injury prone player on huge wages who's too lightweight to make it in the Premier League and would rather be sipping macchiato's in Rome than trotting about Melwood on a cold Winter's morning.

Tell Me About: AS Roma

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Michael Bradley is now a member of Roma and with the move comes added pressure for the most American of Serie A clubs. As Clemente Lisi explained in an article earlier this year, Roma is owned by American Thomas DiBenedetto. An American owner, a US National Team player, and a fight for respectability in 2012-13.

Roma Want To Take Davide Santon Back To Italy

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There's news in the Italian press today that Roma are interested in taking Newcastle's Davide Santon to Rome. Davide Santon in action for Newcastle last season Roma were one of the other clubs after the 7 times capped Italian International last summer, when Newcastle were successful in bringing the lad to Tyneside.

The Rest

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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By DAN KARELL

Despite the loss of Mario Balotelli and Lionel Messi to minor injuries, Italy facing South American rivals Argentina in Rome headlines a busy day of international soccer.

Most teams around the globe are participating in friendly matches today ahead of key World Cup qualifiers in early September, though Russia is playing at Northern Ireland today in a qualifying match that was made up due to a frozen pitch last March.

FRIENDLY VIDEO: Highlights of Rome

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Yeah, we're sucking on it going on 7 years friendo. We know that many of you, like us, have decided not to attend tonight's friendly at BMO Field. If you visit our corner of the TFC universe regularly then you are aware of our thoughts on mid-season friendlies and are as sick of hearing them as we are sick of the club continuing down this greedy path.

Arsenal lose race for Gonzalo Higuain as he arrives at Napoli for medical

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Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has arrived at Rome's Fiumicino airport as he makes his way to Napoli for a medical. The Argentina international was thought to be Arsenal's top target for the summer, but a widely expected deal never materialised. Instead, the 26-year-old looks set to ply his trade in Serie A.

Our team to face West Ham – what’s yours?

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There's no real team news coming out of White Hart Lane just yet so we assume that there are no new injury concerns following Thursday night's game in Rome. One enforced change from last Saturday will come as Emmanuel Adebayor starts his three match ban but will AVB look to keep a more attacking formation?

Preview: AS Roma - Catania

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Michael Bradley could debut in midfield for his new club AS Rome on Sunday as the 2012-2013 Serie A season kicks off this weekend when the Giallorossi host Catania Calcio.

Italian Defender Goes on Hunger Strike and Chains Himself to Gates

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Verona defender Emanuele Pesoli has gone on hunger strike and chained himself to the gates og the Italian football federation's headquarters in Rome after being handed a 3 year ban for match fixing whilst a Siena Player.

Opening Ceremony London 2012 – David Beckham to light the flame – Pyrotechnics Football

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David Beckham , one of Great Britians true troopers was snubbed in the leadup to the London Olympics 2012. Snubbbed is such a posh word. Essentially he was told to turn around while the Team GB was picked , then he was kicked in the rear. In return , the LOCOG whom we've all grown [...]

Santon reveals on Roma rumours and Pardew’s right back conspiracy

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Davide Santon has given an "exclusive" interview for Italian football site, "Calciomercato" (football market) which was published yesterday. In it, he lifts the lid on rumours linking him with Rome, as well as a making some telling remarks about Alan Pardew's plans for the right back position amongst other things.

Le Foot lives in Montreal. The first few months of the Montreal...

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Le Foot lives in Montreal.

The first few months of the Montreal Impact's inaugural season in MLS have been both exciting and frustrating. Last Wednesday, I grabbed my camera and took a trip up to Montreal with a good friend. We took in the Canadian derby between Montreal and Toronto FC.