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Decision day after World Cup 'disaster' (2) - English

(ANSA) - Rome, November 15 - The Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) is set to hold a crisis meeting on Wednesday after the national team's shock failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup - meaning it will miss the tournament for the first time since 1958.     There is intense p...

Sad farewell for legend Buffon

MILAN: It was a tearful farewell for Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon, who had dreamed of bowing out with another record in a stellar career — a sixth World Cup finals appearance. Instead, his career finished not in Russia but with a humiliating World Cup playoff exit against Swe...

Di Biagio: 'Italy warnings for years' | Football Italia

Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio doesn’t want to talk about replacing Giampiero Ventura, but “we’ve been sending warnings for years.” The Azzurri lost a World Cup play-off 1-0 on aggregate to Sweden, failing to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958. A day late...

Buffon bows out in tears

It was a tearful farewell for Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon, who had dreamed of bowing out with another record in a stellar career -- a sixth World Cup finals appearance. Instead, his career finished with a humiliating World Cup playoff exit against Sweden at Milan's San Siro st...

Watch: I don’t think I’ll be able to watch World Cup says Zaccardo

You need Javascript and either Adobe Flash or Html5 to view this video. Cristian Zaccardo could not hide his disappointment after Italy failed to reach the 2018 World Cup finals for the first ti...

A tearful farewell for Buffon and other legends

Down and out: Andrea Barzagli reaction says it all as the realisation that Italy is going to miss the bus hits home. It was a tearful farewell for Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon, who had dreamt o...

Italians in shock, tears after stunning loss knocks national soccer team out of World Cup

Eric J. Lyman, Special to USA TODAY Published 11:34 a.m. ET Nov. 14, 2017 | Updated 11:48 a.m. ET Nov. 14, 2017CLOSE Italy was unable to defeat Sweden on Monday, meaning the socce...

Carlo Ancelotti 'set for talks' to become Italy boss after Ventura vows to quit

CARLO ANCELOTTI is set for talks to become the new Italy manager, according to reports. Gian Piero Ventura, 69, has vowed to resign after failing to lead the Azzurri to next year's World Cup. EPA...

I'd quit if I were Tavecchio - Malagò (2) - English

(ANSA) - Rome, November 14 - The head of Italian sport said Tuesday that he would quit if he were Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) President Carlo Tavecchio after the Azzurri failed to qualify fo...

Football transfer rumours: Manchester United to call on Saúl Ñíguez?

Which is worse: being stuck in limbo or being stuck at Arsenal? It’s hard to say for sure but we can all agree that they are both pretty terrible. So spare a thought for Mesut Özil, who has be...

Tears, retirements and blow ups - the fallout from Italy's World Cup failure

The aftershocks of Italy failing to make the World Cup for the first time since in 60 years after losing 1-0 on aggregate to Sweden have been felt far and wide. Daniele De Rossi blow up on the b...

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