• Stone Age mummy still revealing secrets, 25 years on

    A dead man, found by hikers 25 years ago near the Austrian-Italian border, turns out to have died more than 5,000 years ago.

  • Spain, Wales cruise

    Spain began life under new coach Julien Lopetegui in perfect style while Gareth Bale inspired Euro 2016 sensations Wales and Kosovo

  • Ventura confident ahead of opener

    New Italy coach Giampiero Ventura says he is unconcerned by Thursday's home defeat to France ahead of his team's opening World Cup qualifier in Israel on Monday.

  • De Rossi out, Bonucci returns

    Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi will miss Monday's 2018 World Cup qualifier in Israel but defender Leonardo Bonucci is expected to be available.

  • Infantino hails video replays

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino has hailed as "promising" the use of video replays for the first time during France's 3-1 friendly win over Italy.

  • Ventura's reign begins with defeat

    Italy coach Giampiero Ventura hands teenaged AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma his debut but begins his tenure with a 3-1 defeat to France.

  • Hamilton targets more Italian GP glory

    Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton heads to this weekend's Italian Grand Prix knowing that a hat-trick of successive wins at Monza will put him in charge of the title race after one of the most rollercoaster seasons of his career.

  • Ballotelli to have medical at Nice

    Liverpool's outcast Italian striker Mario Balotelli will have a medical at French side Nice amid transfer deadline day talks between the clubs.

  • Italy unveil Ventura

    Giampiero Ventura is officially unveiled as Italy's new manager on a two-year contract designed to make sure the Azzurri qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

  • Italy train collision 'leaves 20 dead'

    Twenty people have been killed and dozens more hurt in a head-on collision involving two passenger trains in southern Italy, officials say. The two trains were on a single-track line at the time of the crash, between the coastal towns of Bari and Barletta.

  • Italian president pays homage to Gulshan attack victims

    Italian President Sergio Mattarella pays tribute to the victims of the Gulshan cafe attack after the coffins arrived at Rome on Tuesday.

  • Bodies of nine Italians flown home

    The bodies of the nine Italian victims of Friday's attack at a restaurant in Dhaka landed in Rome on Tuesday.

  • Schweinsteiger skips training

    Germany are waiting on the fitness of captain Bastian Schweinsteiger for their Euro 2016 semi-final against France in two days' time, as the Manchester United star sat out Tuesday's training.

  • A minibus part of a Japanese convoy, as relatives of victims of an attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery and the O'Kitchen Restaurant, visited the site, in Dhaka.

    Bodies of 7 Japanese victims reach Tokyo

    Bodies of the seven Japanese nationals who were killed in a militant attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Bangladesh capital Dhaka return to home soil Tuesday morning.

  • Italy ‘struck but not broken’

    Italy is down but not out, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says in response to the Gulshan cafe attack that left nine Italian nationals among 20 dead.

  • 'Time to write new history'

    Oliver Bierhoff says it is time for Germany to write new history in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals as Thursday marked the 20th anniversary of his goals which won Euro '96.

  • De Rossi blow for Italy

    Injury-hit midfielder Daniele De Rossi is virtually certain to miss Italy's Euro 2016 quarter-final clash with world champions Germany on Saturday, the Azzurri's medical staff said.

  • De Rossi misses training

    Midfielder Daniele De Rossi misses Italy training on Tuesday as coach Antonio Conte gets his players straight back to work after their Euro 2016 win over Spain.

  • ‘Spain failing to keep standards’

    Spain can no longer match the standards that won back-to-back European Championship titles in 2008 and 2012, Gerard Pique admitted after his side crashed out of Euro 2016 to Italy.

  • Brilliant Italy knock out holders

    Giorgio Chiellini and Graziano Pelle scored the goals as Italy exacted revenge for their Euro 2012 final hammering by dumping Spain out of Euro 2016 with a deserved 2-0 last 16 win in Paris on Monday.

  • Spain face old foes Italy

    Seeking to win an unprecedented third consecutive European Championship, Vicente del Bosque's Spain will once again have to see off old foes Italy to retain their crown.

  • Candreva blow for Italy

    Italy midfielder Antonio Candreva will miss Monday's Euro 2016 match with title holders Spain because of a groin injury, the Italian football federation says.

  • Late Brady takes Ireland to last 16

    Robbie Brady scored a glorious late winner for Ireland to put them through to the knockout stages of the European Championship for the first time with a 1-0 win over Group E winners Italy.

  • Germany eye last 16, Spain easier path

    World champions Germany headline a host of sides chasing places in the Euro 2016 knockout phase on Tuesday while title-holders Spain are out to avoid a heavyweight clash with Italy.

  • Buffon misses training

    Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon misses training on Sunday morning because of a fever, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said.

  • Candreva in hamstring trouble

    Italy winger Antonio Candreva has undergone tests after suffering a hamstring injury in their 1-0 Euro 2016 win over Sweden on Friday.

  • In-form Spain, Italy eye last 16

    The knockout stages of Euro 2016 beckon for defending champions Spain and 2012 finalists Italy if they can back up their opening wins with more success against Turkey and Sweden on Friday.

  • Italy looking to heal 'open wound': Conte

    Italy's great start to Euro 2016 is tempered by memories of the last World Cup when they also opened with a win before crashing out of the tournament, coach Antonio Conte said after Monday's 2-0 victory over Belgium.

  • Pelle cracker caps Italy win over Belgium

    Goals in either half from Emanuele Giaccherini and Graziano Pelle ensured Italy hit the ground running at Euro 2016 as the Azzurri confined highly-fancied Belgium to a 2-0 defeat on Monday.

  • Belgium take aim at Azzurri

    Italy coach Antonio Conte is banking on a workmanlike team full of energy to outfox Belgium's exciting young forwards when they meet on Monday.

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