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Tuesday December 31 2019
Brazilian sides in for Pedro

Flamengo and Gremio have both reportedly joined the race to sign Fiorentina striker Pedro.

Globo Esporte reports Flamengo want to take Pedro on a year-long loan, similar to their deal for Inter forward Gabriel Barbosa.

It comes after a year that saw the Rubro-Negro crowned champions of South America - but not before splashing out on new players and a new coach.

However, the outlet adds they face competition from rivals Gremio, who could capitalise on Fiorentina’s interest in their defender Walter Kannemann.

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Friday December 13 2019
Roma: Galatasaray drop Nzonzi

Roma loanee Steven Nzonzi has been dropped indefinitely by Galatasaray for disciplinary reasons.

Nzonzi joined the Turkish outfit in the summer, on loan from the Giallorossi with an option to buy, after a mixed year in the capital.

The Frenchman has made 15 appearances for Galatasaray in all competitions this season, but his time with the club could already be over.

That is because it released a statement saying the midfielder had been “taken out of the squad indefinitely” as a disciplinary measure.

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Monday December 2 2019
Italy, watch out for Turkey

Despite Roberto Mancini tipping Wales to be surprise packages at Euro 2020, Livio Caferoglu warns Italy have a bigger threat in their group...

The nation of Italy breathed a huge, collective sigh of relief on Saturday when the draw for the Euro 2020 groups was made. The threat of being paired with World Cup winners France and European champions Portugal was a very real one, but that was instead reserved for Germany. 

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Monday December 2 2019
Mancini: 'We can be optimistic'

Italy CT Roberto Mancini is “optimistic” ahead of the 2020 European Championship but warns “the group isn’t as easy as everyone is saying.”

Italy have been placed in Group A alongside Turkey, Wales and Switzerland, and Mancini believes their opponents could prove to be very dangerous as “all three of them have nothing to lose.”

“The group is not as easy as everyone is saying,” Mancini told Radio Anch’io Sport. “But we can be optimistic. I believe all three of them have nothing to lose.”

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Saturday November 30 2019
Gunes: 'Under at home in Rome'

Turkey manager Senol Gunes hopes Roma star Cengiz Under can help them “feel at home” in the Euro 2020 opener with Italy at the Olimpico.

The Azzurri will face Turkey in the opening game of the entire tournament in Rome on June 12, then Switzerland and eventually Wales on June 21.

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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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