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Matthijs de Ligt boasts the traditional and modern qualities of a complete centre-back, which is why Anthony Barbagallo believes the Dutch starlet could be Juve’s present and future talisman. 
Luigi Di Biagio’s side Italy are on the verge of European U21 Championship elimination and Vilizar Yakimov thinks they’ve lost their balance.
Italy are on the back foot in the U21 European Championship, but Jay Cassano sees Lorenzo Pellegrini’s reemergence as a welcome surprise.
Marco Giampaolo’s Milan are expected to follow the 4-3-1-2 pattern, as Sam Wilson predicts what fans will see from the new-look Rossoneri.
Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall maintains Italy’s U21 future is bright, regardless of their defeat to Poland.
The 1-0 loss to Brazil didn't compromise Italy's Women's World Cup campaign, writes Andrea Tallarita, as they keep getting better with each game.
Antonio Conte has tried to sign Romelu Lukaku for years and could finally get him at Inter, writes Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall.
Maurizio Sarri wasn’t always a 4-3-3 tactician, as Elio Salerno goes into a deep dive on what form his new-look Juventus will take.
Despite the misgivings of many Napoli, Chelsea and Juventus fans, Maurizio Sarri taking the Bianconeri job makes perfect sense to Susy Campanale.
Federico Chiesa lit up Italy's European Under-21 Championship opener against Spain with a brilliant brace. Giancarlo Rinaldi thinks it's time to start taking the Fiorentina winger seriously.
Gigi Di Biagio has a top-quality Italy squad at his disposal, writes Sam Wilson, so not winning the European Under-21 Championship could be considered a failure.
Fresh from utterly destroying Jamaica, the Azzurre are coming together as a force to be reckoned with in this Women’s World Cup, writes Andrea Tallarita.
The Flying Donkeys once won hearts as plucky underdogs, but Emmet Gates saw them become the epitome of mid-table mediocrity and a Serie A eyesore.
There’s one more move in Gianluigi Buffon’s stellar career, so Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall looks at where he could go.
Roberto Mancini is developing a clear Italy identity, but Elio Salerno explains the CT also made key tactical changes to defeat Bosnia-Herzegovina.
With Italy thriving under Roberto Mancini’s attacking style, Anthony Barbagallo explains Bosnia-Herzegovina will be their hardest challenge yet.
Napoli fans feel understandably betrayed by Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus move and Massimo Nuzzo understands their pain.
The debut victory against Australia in the Women's World Cup was a classic example of Italian football in action, writes Andrea Tallarita.