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Tuesday December 15 2020
Doctors rushed to Riva's home: 'Only a scare'

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports former Italy star Gigi Riva was treated by doctors after a fall, but the Cagliari legend's conditions are not worrying.

The former Italy international, who helped the Azzurri win their only European Championship in 1968 before leading Cagliari to the Scudetto in 1969-70, fell in his home in the Sardinian capital last night.

Riva was promptly treated thanks to the quick invervention of the doctors and the report reveals he is doing well.

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Monday December 14 2020
Gravina ‘courting’ Mancini

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina says he is courting Roberto Mancini ‘like a beautiful woman’ hoping to convince him to extend his contract with Italy national team.

Mancini’s contract runs until 2022 but the Italian FA wants to extend his stay with the Azzurri.

The former Inter and Manchester City coach had been linked with the Juventus job in the summer and more recent reports in Italy claim PSG and Manchester United are interested in securing his services.

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Sunday December 13 2020
Verratti doesn’t want to leave PSG

Marco Verratti has confirmed he doesn’t want to leave PSG: ‘I want to win the Champions League here.’

The Italian midfielder joined PSG in 2012 and he is not considering leaving the club in the future.

“I am in love with this club. Not many players stay in the same team for nine years,” the Italy international told Telefoot.

“My dream is to win here in Paris. Yes, win the Champions League, and continue to winning championships which is not so easy. 

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Saturday December 12 2020
Rossi's home robbed during funeral

Criminals reportedly broke into Paolo Rossi’s house during his funeral and stole personal effects including a watch.

The Italy legend and Ballon d’Or winner was cremated today after an event at the Stadio Romeo Menti in Vicenza and a ceremony at the Duomo cathedral in the same city.

News agency Ansa reports that when Rossi’s wife returned to the home they shared, she discovered burglars had broken in.

Police are taking evidence at the scene, but among the items stolen was a watch belonging to the World Cup winner.

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Saturday December 12 2020
Paolo Rossi's funeral held in Vicenza

After thousands flocked to pay their respects at Vicenza’s Stadio Menti, Paolo Rossi’s funeral is being transmitted live on Italian television.

The 1982 World Cup winner, Ballon d’Or and Golden Boot passed away on Wednesday at the age of 64.

He had been ill for some time, but had kept the extent of his condition secret from even the closest friends and former teammates.

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Friday December 11 2020
Malago: 'Dedicate the Capocannoniere to Rossi'

CONI President Giovanni Malago said it’s a ‘wonderful idea’ to dedicate the Capocannoniere title to Paolo Rossi.

The former Juventus, Milan, Hellas Verona, Perugia, Vicenza and Como player passed away on Wednesday at 64.

Rossi scored the goals to help Italy win the World Cup 1982 and was Capocannoniere in 1977-78 with 24 goals for Vicenza.

The CONI chief said it would be a great idea to name the leading goalscorer title after the former hero.

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Friday December 11 2020
Pelé: 'Heaven is filling up with stars'

Brazilian hero Pelé sent a farewell message to Italy legend Paolo Rossi. ‘Unfortunately, heaven is filling up with stars’.

Rossi died on Wednesday and the World Cup winner from 1982 has received touching messages from the world of football.

The Brazilian legend Pelé thanked the former Italy international for his ‘firendship and generosity’ in a nice message on social media.

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Friday December 11 2020
Rossi’s son: ‘I made him a promise’

Paolo Rossi’s son Alessandro has said the Italy legend left peacefully: 'We were all with him, he left surrounded by his loved ones.'

The 1982 World Cup winner died on Wednesday aged 64.

“He was fantastic father, very simple, humble, as you have known him,” his son Alessandro told reporters in Siena, in front of the hospital where Rossi died.

“He was fantastic in private life. He never said no to anyone, he was always available to help others. His greatest quality was altruism.”

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Friday December 11 2020
Capello gets emotional about Paolo Rossi

Fabio Capello tried to hold back his tears as he paid tribute to Paolo Rossi on Sky Sport: ‘Have fun with Diego, I’ll make you run when I’ll join you.’

The 1982 Italy World Cup here died on Wednesday, aged 64. Capello was a senior Juventus player when Rossi was a young, promising striker of the Bianconeri and coached the Primavera team of Milan when the former attacker joined the Diavoli in 1985.

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Friday December 11 2020
Baggio: 'I wanted to be like Paolo Rossi'

La Gazzetta dello Sport has published a letter written by Roberto Baggio for Paolo Rossi: ‘I wanted to be like you, you made the dream of millions of Italians came true, something that I couldn’t accomplish.’

The 1982 Italy World Cup winner died on Wednesday aged 64.

“My awakening, another beating. A great cornerstone of Italian football leaves us. Paolo, PABLITO, PAOLO ROSSI,” Baggio wrote in an heartbreaking letter published by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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