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Saturday November 30 2019
Giggs: 'Hope Italy rest stars'

Wales manager Ryan Giggs has “bad and good memories of playing in Rome” and hopes Italy rest their stars for the final Euro 2020 group game.

Group A has Italy along with Switzerland, Turkey and Wales, with all the Azzurri’s matches at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, whereas the Dragons will play the first two games in Baku.

“We want to take our chance, just like in 2016,” Giggs told the BBC, referring to their semi-final run.

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Saturday November 30 2019
Petkovic: 'Italy Euro 2020 contenders'

Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic believes Italy “are one of the candidates to win” Euro 2020 and the former Lazio boss is relishing a Rome return.

Group A has Italy along with Switzerland, Turkey and Wales, with all the Azzurri’s matches at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

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Saturday November 30 2019
Mancini: 'A very balanced group'

Roberto Mancini warned Italy are in “a very balanced group” with Turkey, Switzerland and Wales at Euro 2020. “We are not favourites.”

The Azzurri were top seeds in the draw after qualifying with a 100 per cent record of 10 wins out of 10.

They successfully avoided the danger teams France and Portugal, as both those ended up in the same group as Germany.

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Saturday November 30 2019
Euro 2020: Italy's opponents

We take a look at the history books to see how Italy have fared against their Euro 2020 opponents Turkey, Switzerland and Wales.

The Azzurri learned their fate in this evening’s draw for the finals and have been placed in Group A, which means all their games are at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Turkey

Their opening fixture is against Turkey on June 12 and it is a nation Italy have never lost to.

In 10 previous encounters, the Nazionale emerged with seven victories and three draws.

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Saturday November 30 2019
Italy learn Euro 2020 fate

Italy have been drawn Turkey, Wales and Switzerland in the Euro 2020 group stage.

The draw was held in the Romanian capital of Bucharest on Saturday evening, with Francesco Totti making an appearance on stage.

In a complicated process to assign the teams, Italy were already placed in Group A due to the Olimpico being among the host venues.

To celebrate 60 years of the European Championship, next summer’s tournament is being held all over Europe in 12 cities.

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Saturday November 16 2019
Arsenal, Man Utd, Milan watch Demiral

Arsenal, Manchester United and Milan are ready to swoop for Juventus and Turkey defender Merih Demiral in January.

According to Tuttosport newspaper, the Bianconeri are no longer set on keeping the 21-year-old centre-back if a strong offer arrives mid-season.

He was snapped up from Sassuolo over the summer for €18m, double the figure the Neroverdi paid to get him from Alanyaspor only six months earlier.

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Saturday October 19 2019
Fonseca: 'Modern football killing players'

Paulo Fonseca expects Roma to “take the initiative” against Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria, but blames the fixture list for injuries. “Modern football is killing the greatest players.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“Obviously, I expect this to be a difficult game, especially as Roma have only won two of their last 10 visits to Samp,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Tuesday October 15 2019
Milan ask Lille for Zeki Celik

Milan are said to be targeting €20m-rated Turkey international Mehmet Zeki Celik, currently at Lille, for the January transfer window.

According to Tuttosport, the right-back is considered an ideal addition to their squad.

Davide Calabria has received two red cards in the opening seven Serie A rounds, while Mattia Caldara is still a long-term injury absentee.

There is another reason stated why Milan could get a good deal from Lille and that is both clubs are owned by the US hedge fund Elliott Management.

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Tuesday October 15 2019
Mancini: 'Sport to unite, not divide'

Italy Coach Roberto Mancini believes “sport is the only thing that can truly unite people and not divide them,” speaking of his experiences in Turkey.

It has been a tense few days in the Euro 2020 qualifiers, with England’s game against Bulgaria suspended twice due to racist abuse from the stands, while Turkish players could be penalised by UEFA for making military salutes after their matches.

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Tuesday October 15 2019
UEFA consider relocating Istanbul Final

UEFA Vice-President Michele Uva confirmed they will consider calls to relocate the Champions League Final from Istanbul, but “we cannot replace the UN.”

The petitions are growing after Turkey started its operation against Kurds across the Syrian border, particularly as players have been making military salutes after their Euro 2020 qualifiers over the last week.

Some players were criticised for publicly backing the government’s actions, while German club St Pauli even went so far as to terminate midfielder Cenk Sahin’s contract.

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