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Sunday August 20 2017
‘VAR won’t get rid of all errors’

Former referee Andrea Di Marco admits not all officiating errors will be eradicated by the video referee system.

The VAR system has been introduced to Serie A for the first time this season.

And during an interview with TMW Radio, the ex-whistle blower explained exactly how the technology will affect matches.

“The absence of complaints about a refereeing decision is one of the positive factors about the VAR experiment,” Di Marco began.

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Friday August 18 2017
Allegri: Parallels, De Sciglio, Dybala…

Juventus boss Max Allegri says “there are parallels with 2015”, Mattia De Sciglio must “find his feet” and that Paulo Dybala needs to “prove” he is world-class.

In the second part of his Press conference for Saturday’s Serie A opener against Cagliari, Allegri also joined the calls for the transfer window to be shut before the first match, backed VAR to “bring about benefits” and made it clear he trusted his players.

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Friday August 18 2017
Allegri demands ‘balance & poise’

Max Allegri believes that “with balance and poise, Juventus will go far on all fronts” this season.

Allegri was speaking at his first Serie A Press conference of the season for Sunday’s opener against Cagliari, but the Coach began by paying a heartfelt tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack in Barcelona on Thursday, which saw 14 people lose their lives.

“My first thoughts are inevitably with the victims of Barcelona,” stated the Coach.

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Friday August 18 2017
Borriello out of Cagliari squad

Marco Borriello is almost certain to leave Cagliari after the striker was left out of their Serie A opener against Juventus.

Reports of a conflict between Borriello and Cagliari boss Massimo Rastelli emerged on Thursday, and it has now been confirmed that the veteran will not travel for Sunday’s clash in Turin.

Tuttosport explains the forward’s exclusion stems from his angry reaction to being recalled to the bench by Rastelli during the side’s 1-1 draw with Palermo in the Coppa Italia last Saturday.

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Thursday August 17 2017
Five crucial fixtures for… Napoli

Ahead of the Serie A kick-off, Football Italia looks at the crucial fixtures for each of the top sides, and today it’s the turn of Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli.

The Partenopei have won praise from all quarters for their stylish football over the past two seasons, but their beautiful play hasn’t been rewarded with trophies.

The squad resolved to stay together for a serious assault on the Scudetto this season, and these five games will be crucial if they’re to finally win Serie A again.

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Wednesday August 16 2017
Serie A kits 2017-18 - Part three

Ahead of the new season, Football Italia continues our look at the shirts which will be gracing Serie A in 2017-18, and there are some big names in part three…

Read part one and part two here.

Lazio

The light blue shirt with the kit supplier in white is a nice touch, but what really makes this shirt sing is the old school eagle on the badge.

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Wednesday August 16 2017
‘Skriniar ready to become Inter champ’

Milan Skriniar’s agent says Luciano Spalletti has given the defender “great confidence” and believes Inter have what it takes to win the Scudetto.

Skriniar was considered something of an unknown quantity when he joined Inter from Sampdoria earlier in the summer, but the Slovak has earned rave reviews for his performances during preseason. 

“We’re very happy about how things are going, everything’s going well,” Karel Csonto told Tutomercatoweb.

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Tuesday August 15 2017
Serie A kits 2017-18 - Part two

Ahead of the new season, Football Italia continues our look at the shirts which will be gracing Serie A in 2017-18.

Read part one here.

Crotone

Crotone haven’t actually released their new kit for the coming season, so we’ll have to wait until they take on Milan on Sunday night.

All we can say for sure is that it’ll be navy and red, and the badge will feature sharks and a flaming torch.

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Monday August 14 2017
Five crucial fixtures for… Juventus

Ahead of this weekend’s Serie A kick-off, Football Italia looks at the crucial fixtures for the top sides, starting with champions Juventus.

The Bianconeri have won the Scudetto for the past six seasons in a row, breaking their own record and that of il Grande Torino.

Unsurprisingly Massimiliano Allegri’s side start as favourites this season, but there have been worrying signs over the summer.

Leonardo Bonucci and Dani Alves have both left the club, while Juve still look short in midfield.

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Monday August 14 2017
2017-18 Serie A preview

Ahead of the new campaign, Football Italia's team of writers explain the ins and outs of all 20 Serie A sides and who to watch out for, before predicting the possible outcomes in what's set to be an exciting season.

Check out all the individual team profiles with new stars, the key signings, young guns and probable line-ups you’ll see on Italian soil this term.

There are also run-downs of all the Coaches leading the way in the top flight.

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