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Friday March 27 2020
Football Italia calcio quiz - Serie A 2000-01

Think you know your Capocannoniere from your catenaccio? Test your Serie A knowledge with Football Italia’s calcio quiz, 2000-01 edition!

The 2000-01 season saw Roma and Juventus compete for the Scudetto until the final day of the season, and the relegation places only decided with a play-off.

It was a season that saw Fabio Capello, Dino Zoff, Carlo Ancelotti, Arrigo Sacchi and Marcello Lippi all in charge of Serie A clubs at one point or another – and it was the year current Italy coach Roberto Mancini made his first moves as a trainer, too.

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Thursday March 26 2020
Spadafora: 'May 3 too optimistic'

Italy’s Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora doubts that football can resume on May 3 and confirms plan to start “behind closed doors” in the event of a return.

The FIGC and the government are in constant contact regarding the suspended season, but the Minister of Sport has reiterated that Serie A must follow the “evolution” of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thursday March 26 2020
Coronavirus: Slight drop in deaths

Coronavirus deaths have dropped slightly from yesterday, while 999 have recovered from the illness in the last 24 hours.

Thursday’s report from the civil protection, carried out by director general Agostino Miozzo, highlighted another 662 deaths – which is another drop from Wednesday’s tally of 683 but remain a high number of deceased every day.

Another 999 have healed from the illness and the total of subjects currently positive are 62,013. This means that the total number of healed rises to 10,361.

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Thursday March 26 2020
Eriksson: 'Miha became one of the best'

Former Lazio coach Sven-Göran Eriksson has revealed that he had to convince Sinisa Mihajlovic to play in defence. “He became one of the best in the world”.

Eriksson moved to the Biancoceleste after a successful stint at Sampdoria and brought the former Yugoslavia international to the Italian capital for €17m.

The Swedish coach followed up his Coppa Italia triumph with the Blucerchiati by leading Lazio to a domestic double in 1999-00.

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Wednesday March 25 2020
Dal Pino: 'No talk about training'

Lega Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino wants the Presidents to stop asking about training sessions until the initial decree expires.

The FIGC and Lega Serie A gathered the Presidents to discuss a possible conclusion of the Serie A 2019-20 season, currently interrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic affecting the whole world.

They are working on the different hypotheses of resuming play in 2019-20, but Corriere della Sera claims it’s still only a mirage to think about returning to the stadiums for the respective clubs.

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Tuesday March 24 2020
Diamanti: 'It requires sacrifice and patience'

Western United hero Alessandro Diamanti wrote a message to encourage fans to “stay at home” after the Australian A-League suspended play.

The Australian Football Association (FFA) announced today that they have suspended the 2019-20 season of the Hyundai A-League with immediate effect.

The decision comes after a serious of measures introduced by the FFA in the battle against COVID-19 and the clubs have unanimously supported the decision.

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Monday March 23 2020
Donadoni pictures return to Serie A

Shenzhen FC coach Roberto Donadoni has revealed that he pictures himself in Serie A in the future. “Maybe at Atalanta”.

The 56-year-old was without a job for one year after leaving Bologna in June 2018, but then he packed his bag and left for China ahead of the current campaign.

Donadoni couldn’t prevent Shenzhen from relegation to the second tier in China but the former Italy CT insists that he enjoys the project.

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Sunday March 22 2020
Coronavirus death toll in Italy at 5,476

The death toll in Italy for people who contracted Coronavirus is now 5,476, an increase of 651 over 24 hours, but there is hope they are over the peak and numbers are dropping.

Every day at 18.00 local time, the authorities give an update on the figures from the last 24 hours in the Peninsula.

On March 22, there are a total of 5,476 people who have died after contracting COVID-19, an increase of 651 since March 21.

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Sunday March 22 2020
Totti: 'I could still play...'

Francesco Totti took part in the Italian version of Celebrity Hunted, getting help from Marco Di Vaio and Antonio Cassano. “I could still play half-an-hour and have my say on the pitch.”

The 43-year-old Roma legend had to take on a series of disguises during the show and make his ‘escape’ from the chasing pack by using his wits and contacts.

Totti got a lift from Bologna director Di Vaio and had lunch at the home of Cassano’s mother in Genoa.

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Sunday March 22 2020
Coronavirus 'might've mutated' in Lombardy

Italy, and in particular Lombardy, has overtaken China as the country with the most Coronavirus deaths. “We don’t understand why it’s so aggressive. The virus might’ve mutated.”

The pandemic has ground Italy to a standstill with over 4,000 deaths and experts warn we have not yet even reached the peak in the Peninsula.

Over the last 48 hours, 1,420 people died in Italy after contracting COVID-19, the vast majority of them in the Lombardy region (3,095).

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