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Saturday November 17 2018
Chiellini: 'Azzurri just need time'

Giorgio Chiellini marked his 100th Italy cap with a strong performance, but assures the “issue of not scoring goals will improve with time.”

The Azzurri had to beat Portugal and hope for a positive Polish result in the final Nations League game, but the 0-0 draw in Milan means the Portuguese progress to the Final Four.

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Saturday November 17 2018
Chiellini joins the 100 Club

Giorgio Chiellini will become only the seventh player to reach 100 Italy caps, when he captains the Azzurri against Portugal tonight - 14 years to the day since his debut.

The Juventus defender made his debut on November 17 2004 at the age of just 20, replacing Alessandro Parisi at half-time in a friendly against Finland.

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Saturday November 17 2018
Chiellini is Italy top scorer

The top-scorer in the current Italy squad may come as a surprise to many - captain Giorgio Chiellini.

The Juventus centre-back will win his 100th cap against Portugal tonight, exactly 14 years to the day since he made his debut.

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Saturday November 17 2018
Buffon: 'Chiellini faithful squire'

As Giorgio Chiellini prepares to make his 100th Italy appearance this evening, Gianluigi Buffon writes an ode to his “faithful squire.”

The Nations League match with Portugal kicks off tonight at 19.45 GMT. Click here for the probable line-ups.

It’ll be Chiellini’s Azzurri Century, precisely 14 years on to the day from his international debut against Finland.

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Friday November 16 2018
Chiellini: ‘I’m not irreplaceable’

Giorgio Chiellini insists “I’m not irreplaceable” for Italy - though he is the top-scorer in the current squad.

The centre-back appeared to call time on his international career after the play-off defeat to Sweden, but he’s back in the squad and will win his 100th cap tomorrow.

“It’s a dream I’ve had since I was a kid,” Chiellini said in the Press conference ahead of the Portugal match.

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Monday November 12 2018
Gallery: Italy train at Coverciano

Brescia youngster Sandro Tonali joined the Italy squad for his first training session this afternoon.

The midfielder, dubbed the new Andrea Pirlo, has been capped at youth level, but this is his first call-up to the senior Azzurri squad.

Ahead of the Nations League match with Portugal and the friendly with the U.S.A, Roberto Mancini's 27 man squad met up at Coverciano today.

New FIGC President Gabriele Gravina paid a visit to the players, who must beat Portugal to have any chance of reaching the Nations League finals next summer.

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Monday November 12 2018
Chiellini: ‘Country over club’

Juventus and Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini admits playing for the latter means even more “because you’re representing your nation”.

The centre-back will win his 100th cap if he plays against Portugal or the U.S.A, only the seventh man in history ever to achieve that feat.

“It’s an honour, beyond any dream you could have as a child,” Chiellini confirmed to Sky.

“You dream of being a football, of playing in Serie A and for the national team, but getting 100 caps is something else.

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Wednesday November 7 2018
Chiellini: 'Juve were threatening this'

Giorgio Chiellini admits Juventus “had been threatening this sort of mess for a few games” after fumbling a lead to lose 2-1 against Manchester United.

The Bianconeri had been in complete control and took the lead through a Cristiano Ronaldo wonder volley, but set plays turned it all around in stoppages.

“We want to go all the way and if we are to do that, we must learn from this sort of mistake,” Chiellini told Sky Sport Italia.

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Monday November 5 2018
Chiellini back in Juventus training

Giorgio Chiellini and Mario Mandzukic returned to Juventus training ahead of the Manchester United game, but Blaise Matuidi worked separately.

The Bianconeri will secure a place in the Last 16 of the Champions League if they avoid defeat on Wednesday, while a win would see them top the group with two games to spare.

Chiellini missed the weekend win over Cagliari with an injury, but he returned to group training today.

Mandzukic missed yesterday’s session after a recurrence of an ankle problem, but he also trained with the rest of the squad.

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Monday November 5 2018
Cancelo: ‘Ronaldo surprised everyone’

Juventus defender Joao Cancelo admits Cristiano Ronaldo surprised everyone in training and “even Giorgio Chiellini wants to be like him”.

The Ballon d’Or joined the Bianconeri from Real Madrid this summer in a €100m deal, as did Cancelo, his compatriot.

The latter has given an interview to ‘Gli amici di Simao’, a preview of which was published in this morning’s Tuttosport.

“All the Juventus players look at Cristiano Ronaldo with admiration,” Cancelo revealed.

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