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Monday September 25 2017
Conte: Title very beautiful, Italy…

Antonio Conte says winning the Premier League with Chelsea “was very beautiful” and “has no doubts” that Italy will qualify for the World Cup.

In the second part of his interview with Radio Anch’io Sport, Conte also suggested the Blues had to keep strengthening their squad in order to regularly compete for the Champions League and praised Napoli for pushing Juventus in the Scudetto race.

“Premier League? Six teams will be fighting for the title,” explained the former Italy boss.

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Monday September 25 2017
Conte: I miss Italy, Chelsea…

Antonio Conte admits “I miss Italy” and will not stay at Chelsea “for too long”, while “I’d also like to become a sporting director.”

Conte was heavily linked with Inter over the summer, despite having just led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season at the helm, and the former Azzurri CT revealed he “intended” to go back home one day.

“I have a longing for Italy, that’s beyond any doubt,” he told Radio Anch’io Sport.

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Saturday September 23 2017
Ventura: 'Insigne yes, Jorginho no'

Giampiero Ventura explained why Lorenzo Insigne struggles for Italy and he does not call Napoli midfielder Jorginho.

The Nazionale CT spoke to Il Mattino newspaper and you can read Part One here.

“Insigne didn’t play much at Euro 2016 because Antonio Conte’s system didn’t have room for his role. Now there is a place for him.

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Saturday September 23 2017
Ventura: 'Spain-Italy critics harsh'

Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura feels criticism after the defeat to Spain was unfair, focusing on youth and building “a new era.”

The former Torino boss was brought in to replace Antonio Conte after Euro 2016 and his first job was to significantly lower the average age of the squad.

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Saturday September 23 2017
De Rossi: 'I'll be in Totti's shoes soon'

Daniele De Rossi discussed the Coaches he worked with and why he’d like to become a tactician, but reveals Francesco Totti was “melancholy and undecided.”

The new Roma captain sat down for a lengthy interview with the Corriere dello Sport newspaper and you can read Part One here.

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Friday September 22 2017
‘Totti will find coaching a challenge’

Italy Under-21 boss Luigi Di Biagio believes Francesco Totti will find coaching “a challenge”.

Totti began a coaching course last Sunday, but while Di Biagio backed the Roma icon to succeed with his “charisma”, the ex-Inter midfielder admitted he found it “difficult” to see his former rival in a dugout.

“Totti’s surprised me: already just for how he’s put himself into discussion, showing curiosity to understand the world around him. For him, it’s a challenge,” he told ANSA.

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Tuesday September 19 2017
Verdi: 'Bologna deserved more'

Simone Verdi insists Bologna “proved on the field we deserved more” than Inter in tonight’s draw, but admits he didn’t belong at Milan.

The 25-year-old opened the scoring at the Stadio Dall’Ara with a ferocious strike from distance, having also hit the woodwork with the aid of a Samir Handanovic save.

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Tuesday September 19 2017
Child dies in Juventus Soccer Academy

A nine-year-old boy has died after goalposts fell on him during a Juventus Soccer Academy session in New York City.

According to the New York Daily News, Tommaso Cerase was taking part in the Juve programme in the High School in West 50th Street.

He was playing in goal and appeared to jump up to swing on the bar, in the style of Gigi Buffon, when the goalposts toppled over and landed on his face as he fell backwards.

Cerase also struck the back of his head on the wooden gym floor at Park West High School on Sunday morning.

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Tuesday September 19 2017
San Siro turns 91

Today marks the 91st anniversary of the opening of San Siro, with Inter beating Milan 6-3 in the first match.

The idea to build a privately-owned stadium specifically for football was the brainchild of then-Rossoneri President Piero Pirelli.

Most stadiums in Italy which were publicly financed had running tracks around the pitch to make them multi-purpose, a feature seen at the Stadio Olimpico, the Stadio San Paolo and previously at the Stadio Delle Alpi, before it was turned into Juventus Stadium.

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Sunday September 17 2017
Perrotta: 'Not told about statue'

Simone Perrotta reflects on his 40th birthday, what he misses about football and not being told he’s got a statue in Ashton-Under-Lyne.

“Today I will run a Half Marathon, then spend the rest of my birthday with my family,” the former Roma hero told Il Giornale.

His greatest career moment was winning the World Cup with Italy in 2006, but he names another close to his heart.

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