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Thursday May 6 2021
Baggio: 'I'm happy without football'

Former Italy star Roberto Baggio has left the world of football behind and confessed he loves life in the countryside. 'I'm happy without football'.

In the second half of his life, Roberto Baggio has changed path completely and the Ballon d’Or winner from 1993 said he has escaped to the countryside ‘to be in touch with nature’.

In excerpts of the interview, set to be released in full tomorrow, the former Italy international spoke about his second life and happiness without football.

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Thursday May 6 2021
Acerbi: 'Italy aim to win Euro 2020'

Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi said Italy ‘aim to win’ Euro 2020 this summer. ‘We have a lot of enthusiasm and will give everything’.

The 33-year-old, capped 13 times by the Azzurri, is expected to be in CT Roberto Mancini’s squad for the European Championship and the Aquile veteran expects Italy to go far.

“We aim to go all the way, because we are strong,” Acerbi told Sky Sport Italia. “Then there’s the group that makes the difference.

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Wednesday May 5 2021
Italy vaccinated: an exception

Italy players received their first dose of the vaccine this week and L’Equipe points out the Azzurri squad are an exception ahead of Euro 2020.

La Gazzetta dello Sport initially revealed the coach prepared a list of players to ensure they are fully vaccinated in time for the tournament, even if Italy is lagging well behind schedule in terms of vaccinating the general population.

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Wednesday May 5 2021
De Rossi to join Mourinho?

Il Messaggero reports former captain Daniele De Rossi could arrive to work as Jose Mourinho’s assistant at Roma.

The former midfielder recently started working with Italy CT Roberto Mancini, but the newspaper claims he could be set for a return to Trigoria.

Dan and Ryan Friedkin announced the departure of Paulo Fonseca and the arrival of Mourinho yesterday.

The Roma revolution has started and the first piece for the Friedkins is the new coach, returning to Italy for the first time since winning the Treble with Inter in 2009-10.

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Tuesday May 4 2021
Verratti: ‘Referee told PSG players to f…off’
Marco Verratti accused Bjorn Kuipers of telling PSG players to ‘f…off, three or four times,’ during their 2-0 defeat against Manchester City.
 
The Ligue 1 giants were eliminated from the Champions League semi-final as Pep Guardiola’s side qualified for the Final of Europe’s elite competition for their first time in their history.
 
“It’s not easy, we were so close to the Final, and we wanted to go all the way, we are disappointed, it’s difficult to find the right word
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Tuesday May 4 2021
Euro 2020: Squads officially expanded to 26 players

UEFA has officially announced the squads for Euro 2020 will be expanded from 23 to 26 players, with a registration deadline at June 1.

The upcoming European Championship starts on June 11 this summer and the squads must be registered 10 days prior to the competition.

UEFA has officially announced the squads can include 26 players for the upcoming championship and can only be amended up to the first match.

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Monday May 3 2021
Mancini: 'Inter deserved Scudetto'

Roberto Mancini says Inter ‘deserved’ the Scudetto and hopes Italy can do like the Nerazzurri and ‘return to victory after so many years’ in Euro 2020.

Antonio Conte’s men picked up the first Scudetto since 2009-10 last weekend and the Italy CT said the Beneamata showed ‘an impressive change of pace’ in 2021.

“Inter deserved the Scudetto,” Mancini told Rai TG Parlamento. “Inter have a big gap to second and in 2021 they had an impressive change of pace.

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Monday May 3 2021
Gravina: '26 players have been vaccinated'

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina confirmed 26 Italy players have been vaccinated today and thanked the Italian government.

Italy is lagging behind schedule in terms of vaccinating the general population but the Italian national team will be fully vaccinated in time for the tournament this summer.

It kicks off on June 11 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, when Italy host Turkey for the opener.

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Monday May 3 2021
Kean hands out food to homeless migrants

Italy and PSG striker Moise Kean spent his Sunday handing out food to homeless migrants in Paris.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the 21-year-old spent the day at Porte de la Chapelle neighbourhood in the north of Paris to help homeless migrants.

The former Juventus striker has posted a picture on his Instagram account writing ‘Pushing the pain away’ and showing his concrete action to help those in need.

Some of his friends accompanied Kean, but other PSG players had helped struggling people living in Paris before.

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Monday May 3 2021
Doctor sentenced to one year jail for Astori’s death

Giorgio Galanti, a former Fiorentina sports consultant, has been sentenced to a one-year jail term for Davide Astori’s death.

The former Fiorentina captain died in his sleep on March 4 2018, the night before Udinese-Fiorentina.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports Professor Giorgio Galanti, a former Fiorentina sports consultant and the ex-director of the centre for sports medicine of the Careggi hospital in Florence, has been sentenced to one year in jail.

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