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Monday October 12 2020
Boniek: 'Milik must play to reach Euro 2020'

Zbigniew Boniek, the President of the Polish FA, has warned Napoli forward Arek Milik he ‘must play’ regularly to get into Poland’s Euro 2020 squad.

The former Juventus and Roma player, who picked up a Scudetto, two Coppa Italia and the European Cup during his time in Italy, spoke to Radio Anch’io about Milik’s situation in Naples.

The Poland international seemed set for a move to Juventus during the summer, before being linked with Roma, Tottenham and Fiorentina.

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Friday October 9 2020
Verratti: 'Never considered leaving PSG'

Italy international Marco Verratti has revealed he has never considered leaving Paris Saint-Germain and aims to go all the way in Euro 2020 with the Azzurri.

The 27-year-old has spent the last eight seasons at Parc des Princes and helped the team win a domestic treble in France last term, before finishing runners-up behind Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

“It was a big blow, but we had a great journey,” Verratti said at a press conference ahead of Italy’s match against Poland in the UEFA Nations League on Sunday.

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Tuesday October 6 2020
Report: Muriqi misses Kosovo matches

Lazio striker Vedat Muriqi will reportedly not travel to join Kosovo, as he is currently recovering from an injury.

Tuttomercatoweb reveals the new striker has not left Formello, where he will remain to work on his recovery from a strain he suffered in August.

The former Fenerbahce centre-forward has missed one game for his new club due to the injury, combined with a positive test for coronavirus.

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Wednesday September 23 2020
Immobile: 'Best moment of my career'

Lazio forward Ciro Immobile said he realised ‘a personal dream’ when he picked up the Capocannoniere title in 2019-20.

Immobile scored 36 times in Serie A last season and helped Lazio reach fourth and qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 13 years.

“The Golden Boot was my target, a personal dream,” Immobile told Radio Esercito. “I came very close to it a couple of years ago but due to an injury I missed my opportunity.

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Wednesday September 23 2020
Report: De Boer new Netherlands coach

Former Inter coach Frank de Boer replaces Ronald Koeman as new coach of the Netherlands and should be in charge when Italy host the Oranje next month.

De Telegraaf reveals the former Nerazzurri coach will take over after Koeman, who left the position to take over at Barcelona this summer.

KNVB, the Dutch FA, and De Boer have reportedly reached an agreement for the new coach to lead the side in the European Championship next summer and will thereafter evaluate whether to continue together until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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Thursday September 17 2020
FIFA ranking: Italy climb to 12th

Italy have climbed to 12th in the FIFA ranking after the matches against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Holland in the UEFA Nations League.

Following the draw against Bosnia at the Artemio Franchi and the win in Amsterdam, Italy have climbed one position in the ranking.

In view of the group draws for the World Cup qualifiers, Italy aim to reach top 10 of the European national teams to be seeded first.

Excluding the non-Italian teams, Italy are currently seventh in the standings.

FIFA ranking Top 15

1. Belgium 1773p

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Wednesday September 16 2020
Mancini: 'Italy must aim to win Euro 2020'

Italy CT Roberto Mancini said Italy aim ‘to win’ Euro 2020 next summer and believes Roma forward Nicolò Zaniolo can ‘recover in time’.

The Azzurri beat Holland 1-0 in their last match, but Zaniolo suffered a second ACL injury in 2020 and is set for another long recovery period.

Mancini’s men impressed during the qualifiers and the coach stressed Italy should always aim to win the biggest championships.

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Tuesday September 8 2020
Golden generation of Italy midfielders

The Azzurri took the game to Holland and showed hints of what their quality midfield can do for years to come, writes Kaustubh Pandey.

Italy’s win over the Netherlands on Monday wasn’t exactly a spotless performance, but it was already a world away from the stunted draw with Bosnia-Herzegovina just three days earlier. Seeing the Nazionale dominate possession, passing statistics and shots on goal, keeping the Dutch on the back foot in their own back yard for 80 minutes of the game, was proof of the new positive attitude brought by Roberto Mancini. Put simply, they had the mentality of a top team.

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Friday September 4 2020
Now Immobile must deliver for Italy

Ciro Immobile won the European Golden Shoe and seems unstoppable for Lazio, but Lee Bushe looks at why he’s a different beast in the Italy jersey.

When Lazio paid Borussia Dortmund €8.75m for Ciro Immobile in 2016, an inconsistent and somewhat immature striker approaching his peak, few would’ve been able to predict what the next four years would hold. Simply put, he refined his game and became one of Europe’s most lethal strikers in the process. 

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Monday August 31 2020
Chiellini doesn't exclude retirement after Euro 2020

Juventus and Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini has not excluded that he could hang up his boots after the European Championship next summer.

Chiellini suffered a serious injury at the start of 2019-20 and never fully recovered during the season.

But the Italy captain hopes to have a good 2020-21 and 'crown' his Azzurri career as a protagonist in Euro 2020 next summer.

“I don’t know, it could be nice like that. I won’t rule it out,” he said at a press conference. “I find it hard to look ahead.

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