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Monday May 28 2018
Pirlo: ‘Italy must start from zero’

Andrea Pirlo confirms he’ll start his coaching badges in September, and believes Italy “must start again from zero”.

The former midfielder won over 100 caps for the Azzurri during his playing career, winning the World Cup in 2006.

“Mancini is an important Coach for the national team,” Pirlo explained, speaking to RMC Sport.

“He must start against from zero with great enthusiasm and by focusing on the young players who can help Italy return to being a competitive team.

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Tuesday May 22 2018
Chiellini: ‘What Pirlo told Marotta…’

Giorgio Chiellini reveals Andrea Pirlo’s words to Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta after the 2012 Scudetto - “you wanted Gokhan Inler…”

The legendary midfielder played his final match last night, in a star-studded testimonial at San Siro which ended 7-7.

He is seen as one of the architects of Juventus’ current dominance of Serie A, having signed from Milan on a free transfer in 2011.

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Monday May 21 2018
Inzaghi hat-trick in Pirlo testimonial

Filippo Inzaghi scored a late hat-trick to salvage the White Stars a 7-7 draw with the Blue Stars during Andrea Pirlo’s testimonial on Monday.

A star-studded selection of Pirlo’s teammates from Milan, Juventus, New York City and Italy assembled at San Siro for La Notte del Maestro, in a nod to the midfielder’s nickname.

Andriy Shevchenko opened the scoring almost immediately, before his Blue Stars took a 7-3 lead with 19 minutes still to play.

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Monday May 21 2018
Buffon: A week to decide

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that he will make a decision on joining Paris Saint-Germain this week.

PSG appear to be in pole position for Buffon, who will end his 17-year-old association with Juve this summer, but the veteran made it clear nothing was set in stone with the French giants.

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Monday May 21 2018
Pirlo's top five free-kicks

Andrea Pirlo will bid farewell to football tonight, with a star-studded tribute game at San Siro.

World Cup winners Gigi Buffon, Alessandro Del Piero, Daniele De Rossi, Alessandro Nesta and Francesco Totti will all be taking part.

There will also be a host of foreign superstars, including Andriy Shevchenko, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Frank Lampard.

There are plenty of specialist free-kick takers taking part, but Il Maestro might just be the best of the lot.

Here are five of his best.

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Sunday May 20 2018
Allegri tribute to Buffon and Pirlo

Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri posted a farewell message to Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo. “You embodied football and will continue to represent it.”

Buffon played his final game for Juve in yesterday’s 2-1 win over Hellas Verona, though he has not yet decided if he’ll retire from football after an offer from Paris Saint-Germain.

Pirlo retired last year, but will have his testimonial at San Siro next week.

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Thursday May 17 2018
Pirlo: ‘Why I retired’

Andrea Pirlo explains why he decided to retire from football, and would include Gennaro Gattuso in his ideal team “to watch my back”.

The midfielder hung up his boots at the end of the 2017 MLS season, and will play a farewell match at San Siro later this month.

“I didn’t want to get to that point where people look at each other in the stands if you overhit a pass or miss a shot and think: ‘Pirlo’s old, he’s finished, he can’t do it anymore’,” Pirlo told Vanity Fair.

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Tuesday May 15 2018
Mancini day - what we learned

Roberto Mancini was officially presented as the new Italy CT this afternoon, in a Press conference at Coverciano.

Sitting alongside FIGC commissioner Roberto Fabbricini and sub-commissioner Michele Uva, the Coach outlined his plans for the Azzurri going forward.

You can read all of their comments on the Italy section of our site, but we’ve picked out the five key talking points.

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Tuesday May 15 2018
Pirlo to join Mancini staff?

It’s reported former Juventus, Milan and Inter midfielder Andrea Pirlo will join Roberto Mancini’s Italy staff.

The Azzurri legend retired at the end of the 2017 MLS season, and will play a farewell match at San Siro later this month.

The World Cup winner has previously said he’d be open to taking a role with the national team and Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that he’ll take a role in Mancini’s staff.

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Thursday May 10 2018
Revealed: Mancini’s backroom staff

Andrea Pirlo is reportedly set to become Roberto Mancini’s Italy assistant, while Massimo Ambrosini could take the same role with the Under 21s.

According to Calciomercato.com, Mancini’s lawyer and wife Silvia Fortini is due to meet FIGC executives over formalising his two-year contract worth €2m plus bonuses.

She is then expected to fly to Russia on Friday for talks with Zenit St Petersburg President Sergey Fursenko, where she will try to free her husband from his three-year deal.

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