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Italian World Cup winner Cristian Zaccardo claims he has received “more than a thousand” offers after advertising for a new club on LinkedIn.
Andrea Agnelli says Juventus “only exist to win” but warns Italy risks losing prestige if its European performance does not improve.
Inter and Italy legend Giacinto Facchetti would have turned 75 today.
World Cup-winner Cristian Zaccardo is looking for a new club on LinkedIn - “I could play two more years at high levels”.
Italy’s women have been beaten 2-1 by Russia in their opening match of the European Championships.
Milan striker Gianluca Lapadula will reportedly complete his move to Genoa tonight or tomorrow morning.
On this day in 1994, Roberto Baggio missed the decisive penalty as Italy lost the World Cup final to Brazil.
Peter Ruffai, the Nigeria goalkeeper in the 1994 World Cup, sent a message to “legend” Roberto Baggio about that dramatic late Italy goal.
Alessandro Nesta believes transfer fees are too high in the modern game as “the quality seems lower to me”.
Azzurri assistant manager Paolo Vanoli has reportedly left the Italy staff in order to join Antonio Conte at Chelsea.
On this day 35 years ago, Italy beat West Germany 3-1 to win the World Cup for the third time.
Reports claim Marco Verratti could still move to Barcelona, though Carlo Ancelotti notes he is “treated like a King” at Paris Saint-Germain.
Gigi Di Biagio faces competition from Under-20 boss Alberigo Evani for the role of Italy Under-21 Coach in 2017-19.
On this day in 2006, Italy beat France 5-3 on penalties in Berlin, winning their fourth World Cup.
Italy’s Minister of Education has defended Gianluigi Donnarumma from criticism but urged the Milan goalkeeper to complete his high-school diploma.
Italy have been positioned 12th in the latest FIFA ranking, above the likes of England, Croatia and Uruguay.
Gianluigi Donnarumma is accused of showing the Italian education system “a serious lack of respect” after he failed to take his graduation exams.
Celta Vigo have officially confirmed that Giuseppe Rossi has left the club, after his knee injury in April.
FIGC chief Carlo Tavecchio admits Italy is lagging behind Europe’s other top-five Leagues in terms of stadia and inferior to Turkey when it comes to safety.
On this day in 2006, Italy beat Germany 2-0 in the World Cup semi-final, in one of the best matches in modern times.
On this day in 2001, Juventus officially completed the signing of Parma goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
Goalkeeping legend Dino Zoff warned Gianluigi Donnarumma “didn’t get a thing right” at the Under-21 Euros and should stay at Milan.
Chief of Italian referees Marcello Nicchi is sure the new VAR system will be welcomed by officials in Serie A this season. “Tests have been encouraging.”
Federico Bernardeschi and Inter’s new signing from Sampdoria Milan Skriniar have been named in UEFA’s Under-21 European Championship Team of the Tournament.
Gigi Buffon insists Juventus “proved we do not have a European taboo” and reveals he had “a bit of a chat” with Gianluigi Donnarumma.