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Thursday January 23 2020
Nocerino retires to become a coach

Antonio Nocerino has decided to retire as a player to become a coach and the 34-year-old after being without a club since his spell at Benevento.

The former Juventus, Genoa, Crotone, Palermo, Milan, Torino and Parma player leaves football after 247 games in Serie A, scoring 21 times and making 15 assists.

He was capped 15 times for Italy and has left a message on Instagram to bid farewell to his “only friend”.

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Wednesday January 22 2020
Sorrentino retires

The former Chievo Verona hero Stefano Sorrentino has decided to retire from football at the age of 40.

The goalkeeper has defended the Chievo goal for years, but after the club went down to Serie B, the club decided to part ways with the player against his will.

He has been searching for the right offer ever since, but now he has decided to let go.

“I decided to retire,” he said to Sky Sport Italia. “It’s a decision I made during the last few days after reflecting for a while.

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Tuesday January 21 2020
Dybala: 'Gattuso helped me a lot'

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has praised Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso, but described him as “crazy in a good way”.

When they both were at Palermo, the Argentine remembers that the former Milan hero was rough with him on the training ground, but revealed he "helped me a lot".

Gattuso was sacked after only six games in charge of Palermo during the 2013-14 season in Serie B, but Dybala remembers him well.

“He’s crazy,” Dybala told Tuttosport. “But crazy in a good way.

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Monday January 20 2020
Dybala: 'Celebrate with Pogba again'

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala says he and Paul Pogba used to think of new ways to celebrate goals and hopes that “one day we will be able to celebrate together again.”

The Argentina spoke to Otro, and recalled his memories of playing alongside Pogba during their single season together at Juve in 2015-16.

“Paul and I have a good relationship and when he played here we were always looking for a new way to celebrate goals,” said Dybala.

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Thursday January 16 2020
Exclusive: Acquah in talks with Serie A duo

EXCLUSIVE: Sources close to Afriyie Acquah confirm to Football-Italia.net that the Malatyaspor player is in talks with both Lecce and another Italian club.

SportItalia has claimed that Acquah had agreed terms with Lecce over a move back to Serie A, but Football-Italia’s sources states that he is also negotiating terms with an unnamed club in the top division.

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Wednesday December 18 2019
Marchisio: 'Risked knee replacement'

Former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio revealed the extent of the injury that ended his career. “I was never the same player. I risked having a knee replacement by 40.”

Marchisio ruptured his anterior cruciate ligaments in a game against Palermo in April 2016 that forced him to miss Euro 2016 and the start of the 2016-17 season, and the former midfielder says injuries of that magnitude change everything.

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Saturday December 14 2019
Corvino: 'Nervous wreck over Toni'

Former Fiorentina director of sport Pantaleo Corvino recalls being "a nervous wreck," after paying €10m for Luca Toni in 2005 and forcing Dani Osvaldo to return a Ferrari.

Corvino was speaking to Tuttosport about his career as a director and recalled when he signed Toni from Palermo in the summer of 2005 for €10m.

“Only five times had I signed a player with a value over €10m. The biggest one I signed was [Giovanni] Simeone at €16m. With Toni it was the first time that I had spent €10m.

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Tuesday December 10 2019
Palermo's Santana out for season

Palermo have been handed a huge blow after losing talisman Mario Santana for the rest of the season to an Achilles injury.

The former Fiorentina and Napoli attacker had to be stretchered off during the 3-1 loss to Sicilian rivals Acireale at the weekend.

Tests have since shown a tear to his right Achilles tendon - enough to sideline the 37-year-old for the remainder of the campaign.

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Wednesday November 20 2019
Capello: 'Zaniolo like Savicevic'

Former Roma coach Fabio Capello believes Nicolò Zaniolo has similarities to Milan legend Dejan Savicevic. "That's where his talent lies."

Capello was talking to the Corriere dello Sport newspaper about the Roma star, and believes he's matured over the last several months.

"Zaniolo has understood what it means to be an important player. His maturation is in process," said Capello.

The 20-year-old has been used both in attack and midfield, including both roles during Italy's 9-1 victory over Armenia.

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Sunday November 17 2019
Mancini: 'Italy embraced new ideas'

Roberto Mancini was surprised by how quickly Italy assimilated his positive football ideas, “focusing more on quality. This is the path forward now.”

The Azzurri can complete a perfect qualifying record in Group J with their final match against Armenia, which kicks off in Palermo on Monday at 19.45 GMT.

“I didn’t expect to win 10 games in a row, but the qualification to Euro 2020 is what really matters more than the record,” said the CT in his press conference.

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