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World champions Germany faced Italy in the quarter-finals of the European Championships on Saturday. Germany were victorious the last time the two sides met, in a pre-tournament friendly shortly before the championships. But having been knocked out in the...
For Italy fans, Euro 2016 could not have begun in brighter fashion. The Azzurri’s opening Group E clash with Belgium was looked upon as a daunting task for an ageing team, but Antonio Conte’s side ran out comfortable 2-0...
Coach: Antonio Conte Colours: Blue shirts, white shorts, blue socks Twitter: @Azzurri Group Opponents v Belgium (13 June, Lyon) v Sweden (17 June, Toulouse) v Republic of Ireland (22 June, Lille) Euros Record Champions (1968) Runners up (2000, 2012) Semi finalists (1980 (4th place), 1988) Quarter finalists (2008) Group stage...
Former Juventus manager Antonio Conte has been confirmed as the new Italy head coach on a two-year contract. The 45-year-old resigned as Juventus coach last month after leading the Italian giants to three successive Serie A titles. Conte succeeds Cesare Prandelli...
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is set to miss the Azzurri's Group D opener against England on Saturday after sustaining an ankle injury on Friday night. The 36-year-old was unable to complete Italy's final training session in Manaus after twisting his ankle. Manager Cesare...