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  • Girogio Chiellini

    Chiellini doubtful for Real clash

    Italy's Giorgio Chiellini has a hamstring injury that will rule the defender out of friendly internationals against Argentina and England, the Italian federation said on Monday.

  • Davide Astori dies in sleep

    Italy international defender Davide Astori died in his hotel room during the night of Saturday to Sunday, his club Fiorentina said on Sunday.

  • Corrupt, militants must face trial

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the trial of those involved in corruption, terrorism and militancy must be held as the

  • Gianluigi Buffon

    Buffon open to Azurri comeback

    Legendary Italiy goal Gianluigi Buffon suggests that he might be open to an Azurri comeback after appearing to end his Italy career two weeks ago.

  • Italian FA chief resigns

    Italian FA president Carlo Tavecchio has resigned after Italy's World Cup qualifying fiasco saw the four-time champions miss the finals for the first time in 60 years.

  • Ventura sacked as Italy coach

    Gian Piero Ventura was sacked as Italy coach on Wednesday after the four-time champions failed to reach the World Cup finals.

  • A man reads Italian sport newspaper

    Italian despair at World Cup 'apocalypse'

    Stunned Italians awoke Tuesday to the nightmarish realisation they will miss out on the World Cup finals for the first time in 60 years.

  • Italy's proud World Cup record in danger

    The last burst of qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup allows some nations a chance to dream, but for football aristocrats Italy, the next few days are a potential nightmare.

  • Italy seeded for World Cup play-off draw

    Italy will be one of the four seeded teams in the draw for the European play-offs for next year's World Cup, FIFA's latest world rankings reveal.

  • Maradona’s wild night in Naples

    Diego Maradona enjoys a wild night in Naples after he attended a ceremony and received honorary citizenship from the Italian city.

  • Max Biaggi out of ICU

    Italian motorcycling star Max Biaggi has left intensive care in a Rome hospital two weeks after being admitted following a training accident.

  • World's oldest person dies in Italy at 117

    Emma Morano, who at 117 was believed to be the world's oldest person and the last surviving child of the 19th century, dies, swearing to the end on her diet of two raw eggs a day.

  • Facebook search traps Italian mobster in Mexico

    A fugitive Italian mobster, who has been living in Mexico under a false identity, is behind bars after being tracked down on Facebook, police say.

  • Resurgent Inter win seventh game in a row

    Inter Milan continued their stunning revival under coach Stefano Pioli as they beat basement club Pescara 3-0 to record their seventh successive Serie A victory which lifted them above Lazio into fourth place on Saturday.

  • Balotelli slams Bastia fans

    Italian striker Mario Balotelli slammed Bastia fans and accused them of making "monkey" chants throughout Friday's 1-1 draw against Ligue 1 leaders Nice in Corsica.

  • Viola stun Juve

    Fiorentina blew a hole in Juventus's title hopes with a shock 2-1 win in Florence on Sunday as Nikola Kalinic reassured fans troubled by a possible move to China with a superb first-half opener.

  • ‘Italian title race not over’

    The Serie A title race is far from over, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri warned after a first-half opener by Chinese Super League target Nikola Kalinic paved the way for Fiorentina's shock 2-1 defeat of the champions.

  • 4-star Mertens

    Dries Mertens put four goals past England's Joe Hart as rampant Napoli completed a memorable 5-3 win over Torino to move up to third place in Serie A Sunday.

  • Allegri eases pressure on Higuain

    Juventus don't care who scores, as long as they win, coach Massimiliano Allegri insisted after Gonzalo Higuain ended his five-week goal drought to help secure a precious 2-0 Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb.

  • Belotti scores twice as Italy make light work of Liechtenstein

    Andrea Belotti scores twice as Italy make light work of Liechtenstein in their World Cup qualifier, scoring four first-half goals on the way to a 4-0 win.

  • No return for Pelle

    Giampiero Ventura has confirmed that Graziano Pelle will not be called up for the new Italy squad after "he besmirched the image" of the Azzurri.

  • Genoa wreck AC Milan's chances

    Nikola Ninkovic, Leonardo Pavoletti and a Juraj Kucka own goal ended 10-man AC Milan's chances of going top of Serie A after crashing 3-0 to Genoa on Tuesday.

  • Montolivo out for 6 months

    Italian international midfielder Riccardo Montolivo was ruled out for six months on Friday after suffering a knee injury in the 1-1

  • Spain seeking revenge

    Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci expects a "more motivated" Spain to come seeking revenge for their early exit at Euro 2016

  • Swansea appoint Bradley

    Struggling Swansea City sacked Italian Francesco Guidolin on Monday and appointed Bob Bradley as the first American to manage

  • 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.

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