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Features news coverage of Italy and its players, including match reports and general football news.

  1. Cesena’s Fairytale

    My grandmother’s house is on the other side of the street from the Stadio Dino Manuzzi in Cesena, Italy. Every weekend she hears the screams of the fans, cheering their team on. But none of the weekly shouts could compare …

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  2. Group F: New Zealand are gone

    There’s always a lot of talk about the Group of Death, a phrase used past the point of cliche, up until it has become little more than irritant. This year it is widely accepted that the hardest group is formed …

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  3. World Cup Breakout Players

    Though only a small sample-size, the World Cup can be career-altering. Franck Ribery was a surprise inclusion to the French squad in 2006. A few great performances for France later, he was one of the biggest stars in football and …

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  4. Italy 2010 World Cup Squad

    Italy Coach:  Marcello Lippi No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club GK Gianluigi Buffon 28 January 1978 (aged 32) 100 Juventus GK Federico Marchetti 7 February 1983 (aged 27) 4 Cagliari GK Morgan De Sanctis 27 March 1977 (aged 33) 3 …

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  5. The penalty shoot out lottery

    I have followed England in the last six major tournaments we have played in stretching back to the European Championships held here on home soil in 1996. During that time we have failed to qualify once – in 2008 under …

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