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Buffon says no Italian panic

Italy must not panic as they bid to avoid missing a World Cup for the first time in 60 years, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said after a 1-0 playoff defeat to Sweden pushed them to the brink of disaster. Captain Buffon – bidding to reach a record sixth World Cup finals in Russia...

Insigne in midfield confused Italy | Football Italia

A moment from Italy’s World Cup play-off defeat to Sweden has gone viral, as Lorenzo Insigne tried to explain to teammates why he was in midfield. The 1-0 loss in Solna means there is the very real risk the Azzurri will fail to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958. Th...

Tardelli: 'Tragedy if Italy fail' | Football Italia

Italy legend Marco Tardelli calls for Giampiero Ventura and FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio to quit if the Azzurri miss the World Cup. The first leg of the play-off with Sweden is tonight at 19.45 GMT, click here for the line-ups and Liveblog. “If we were to lose this chance, ...

Benevento 'not for sale' | Football Italia

Benevento released a statement warning the club is not for sale after Alessio Sundas publicly declared his intention to take over. Le Streghe are in their first ever Serie A campaign, having flown up the levels of Italian football under the guidance of President Oreste Vigorito....

Club v country talk 'nonsense', says Southgate

England manager Gareth Southgate's preparations for Friday's friendly against Germany at Wembley have been disrupted by a raft of withdrawals England manager Gareth Southgate has dismissed talk ...

Brazil planned Jorginho call | Football Italia

Brazil “intended to call Jorginho in March,” reveals his agent, but the Napoli midfielder is committed to Italy, especially for the future. The Brazil-born talent is still eligible for both ...

Italian great Andrea Pirlo announces retirement from football

Andrea Pirlo has formally announced his retirement from professional football after a trophy-laden 22-year career. The former Italy international, 38, played his final match on Sunday as New York...

Nigeria Face Argentina In Russia

Nigeria’s friendly against Argentina has now been confirmed after FIFA gave the go-ahead for the November 14 clash. The game in Krasnodar needed FIFA approval as it was being played on a diffe...

What has happened to Benzema? Madrid boo boy doesn’t deserve France recall

Perhaps Gary Lineker had a point all along. The former England striker was widely derided for daring to question Karim Benzema on Twitter during Real Madrid's 1-1 draw with Tottenham at the Sa...

Barcelona transfer news: The latest & LIVE player rumours from Camp Nou

James Rodriguez’s agent Jorge Mendes wants to persuade Bayern Munich to sign the on-loan Real Madrid playmaker permanently, and then sell him to Barcelona for €100 million, claims Don Balon. ...

Arsenal line up Barcelona star in event Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil leave

ARSENAL are preparing to swoop for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, according to reports. Mundo Deportivo claim the Gunners have identified the versatile Brazilian as part of a contingency plan in t...

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