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Tuesday July 9 2019
On this day: Italy win the World Cup!

On this day in 2006, Italy beat France on penalties to win their fourth World Cup.

The Azzurri had come into the tournament under the shadow of the Calciopoli scandal, but a semi-final win over hosts Germany booked their place in the final.

CT Marcello Lippi opted for the same team which started the match in Dortmund, with Francesco Totti preferred to Alessandro Del Piero in attack.

It was a nightmare start for the Azzurri though, as referee Benito Archundia awarded Les Bleus a penalty after just six minutes.

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Thursday June 6 2019
Juve: Agnelli 'wants Pirlo back'

Juventus President Andrea Agnelli reportedly wants Andrea Pirlo to return to the club as a coach.

According to Tuttosport, Pirlo has been offered roles with Juve’s Under-23 and Primavera teams, both of whom have managerial vacancies.

Furthermore, he has been in ‘direct contact’ with prospective new Bianconeri boss Maurizio Sarri over forming part of the Coach’s backroom staff.

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Sunday June 2 2019
Pirlo: 'Origi attitude was awful'

Andrea Pirlo was unimpressed with Liverpool Champions League Final goalscorer Divock Origi. “If he hadn’t scored, they should’ve given him a kicking.”

The World Cup and two-times Champions League winner was at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid for last night’s Final, which saw Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 with an early Mohamed Salah penalty and Origi’s late angled drive.

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Friday May 31 2019
Pirlo: Blame Chelsea, not Sarri

Andrea Pirlo believes Maurizio Sarri is not to blame for the perceived lack of harmony at Chelsea. “Maybe it’s the club.”

Sarri led Chelsea to Europa League glory and a third-place finish in the Premier League, ensuring a return to the Champions League next season, but his future has been the constant subject of speculation.

“I’m studying to become a Coach,” Pirlo told the Daily Mail.

“I have to do the last licence in September and after that, maybe it will be good for me to become a Coach.

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Tuesday May 28 2019
Pirlo's daughter hit by car

Italy legend Andrea Pirlo’s 13-year-old daughter is fortunately not badly hurt after she was hit by a car in Turin today.

According to news agency Ansa and Turin-based newspaper La Stampa, the incident occurred this afternoon close to Piazza Vittorio.

Angela Pirlo was taken to the Regina Margherita hospital for tests, but was found to only have some bruising.

Pirlo is in Turin, as he took part in a charity match at the Juventus Stadium last night.

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Saturday May 25 2019
A salute to Daniele De Rossi

Daniele De Rossi plays his last game for Roma this weekend and Andrea Tallarita reflects on the story of one of the greatest modern midfielders.

The film of Daniele De Rossi's career as a footballer is over. You can hang around and hope for a post-credits scene in the MLS, in China, or wherever, but we all know that once his Roma shirt comes off after the game against Parma, it will be time for us to stand and leave the cinema.

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Monday May 13 2019
Pirlo: Juve need 'an Isco'

Andrea Pirlo believes Mauricio Pochettino has ‘a Juventus identity’ and that the Bianconeri ‘need an Isco’ to win the Champions League.

Pochettino is one of the names reportedly being considered by Juve for next season after establishing Tottenham Hotspur as a top-four side in the Premier League and guiding them to their first-ever Champions League Final.

“He has a Juve identity, he’s a modern Coach who’s been in England for a long time,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday May 1 2019
Bentornato Brescia!

Brescia have sealed their return to Serie A after an eight-year absence, so Rob Glover explains why you should be excited about Le Rondinelle.

Having eased past Ascoli during a 1-0 win to secure promotion, Brescia can begin to prepare for life back in the top flight, as Daniele Dessena’s goal was enough to add another vital three points. 

Brescia have been beaten just four times in 34 games, winning 18, in a campaign that they owe 25 of their 67 goals to their inspired centre-forward, Alfredo Donnarumma. The current Serie B Capocannoniere has become Brescia’s prized asset in his maiden season since joining from Empoli, who he had also helped to promotion before being dropped.

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Tuesday April 16 2019
Pirlo: 'Dybala must prove himself'

Andrea Pirlo warned Paulo Dybala “must prove himself” against Ajax and explains the Mattia De Sciglio choice for Juventus.

The Champions League quarter-final kicks off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

Click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

Max Allegri uses De Sciglio rather than Joao Cancelo at right-back, while Douglas Costa is not even fit enough for the bench due to a recurring calf issue.

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Saturday April 6 2019
Pirlo: 'Allegri one of the best'

Andrea Pirlo gave his verdicts on Juventus and Milan, calling Max Allegri “one of the best Coaches in circulation” who can beat Ajax even without Cristiano Ronaldo.

His two former clubs face off at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“Lucas Biglia and Tiemoue Bakayoko are two very different players, but at this moment Milan need a more muscular figure like Bakayoko,” Pirlo told Radio Deejay.

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