All posts tagged "Italy"

  • Can you blame players for pulling out of international duty?

    The Club v Country row has gone on for some time now and players all get a bit of stick when they pull out from international friendlies with an injury, but then turn out for the clubs...

    • Posted August 15, 2012
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  • Who do you WANT to win Euro 2012 – Italy or Spain?

    So, this month’s festival of football is set to come a conclusion on Sunday evening (don’t worry girls, the Olympics is on soon) when Italy face-off against reigning World and European champions Spain. Much has been made...

    • Posted June 30, 2012
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  • Looking ahead to Chelsea’s showdown with Benfica

    Who would have seen it coming to this? After the 16 seasons which have seen an English side qualify for the quarter-finals, 2011-12 looked to be the one year that was going to change history. After Arsenal’s...

    • Posted March 27, 2012
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  • Where are they now? Fabien Barthez

    He is one of football’s famous (or is it infamous?) bald-headed goalkeepers. This retired French goalkeeper’s career can be described as part brilliant and part cringe-worthy.  Some love him, some hate him.  When he’s good, he’s spectacular.  But when his bad, it’s...

    • Posted July 8, 2011
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  • Italian defender willing to listen to Manchester United offer

    Juventus Giorgio Chiellini has conceded that he is likely to listen to offers from either Manchester United or Real Madrid. Davide Lippi, the agent of the 26-year-old Italian, told Calciomercato.it that leaving Serie A at the end...

    • Posted March 29, 2011
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  • Italian goalkeeper in surprise link to Arsenal

    Italian World Cup winning goalkeeper Gigi Buffon has been linked with a shock move to Arsenal. According to Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Buffon has rejected a 50% pay cut from current employers Juventus and will now decide...

    • Posted March 23, 2011
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