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Monday December 9 2019
Official: Italy to play England

Italy will prepare for Euro 2020 with friendlies against England and Germany in March, before taking on Czech Republic three months later.

Roberto Mancini’s squad eased into the finals next summer, winning all of their 10 qualifiers, and will now face two of their biggest rivals during their next international break in March.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Big impact for Smalling

Chris Smalling has been a revelation for Roma and never more impressive than neutralising Inter’s Romelu Lukaku, writes Emmet Gates.

England boss Gareth Southgate chose the right game to take a weekend break to Milan and watch Serie A’s most in-form defender, Chris Smalling.

Southgate had obviously heard the good reports emanating out of Italy about Smalling’s performances since arriving in the Eternal City, and with Euro 2020 around the corner, decided to see what all the fuss was about.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Southgate watches Smalling

England boss Gareth Southgate was in the stands during Roma’s match with Inter at San Siro last night to watch Chris Smalling.

The Daily Mirror reports that Southgate, along with assistant Steve Holland, are assessing their defensive options ahead of Euro 2020 and wanted to see the on-loan Manchester United defender in action.

Smalling hasn’t played for The Three Lions since June 2017, but has been impressive since joining the Giallorossi on a season-long loan.

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Monday December 2 2019
Italy set for big Euro tests?

Italy are reportedly about to announce pre-Euro 2020 friendlies against England and Germany for next March.

When Roberto Mancini spoke to the press after a 9-1 thrashing of Armenia last month, he revealed he would like to match his XI against top nations before entering the tournament next summer.

Having initially broke the news of Mancini’s demands, Corriere dello Sport now claims the Azzurri will have their troops challenged by England and Germany.

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Friday November 22 2019
Torreira won't commit to Arsenal

Serie A target Lucas Torreira has refused to confirm that his future lies with Arsenal, admitting “we’ll see what happens” in January.

Torreira has been linked with both Milan and Napoli this autumn after his agent claimed he was no longer enjoying his role at Arsenal.

“Right now, I need to be focused on Arsenal,” the Uruguay midfielder told Sport890.

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Thursday November 21 2019
Spurs enter Ibrahimovic race?

Milan’s interest in Olivier Giroud could be explained by Tottenham Hotspur possibly hijacking their move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

According to The Telegraph, Ibrahimovic could fill the void left in Tottenham’s attack by Fernando Llorente, who joined Napoli over the summer.

The 38-year-old will become a free agent when his contract with LA Galaxy expires next month.

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Wednesday November 20 2019
Italian on Mou's Spurs staff

Italian analyst Giovanni Cerra has been confirmed as a member of Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff at Tottenham Hotspur.

Mourinho officially took charge of Tottenham earlier today, and he will once more work with Cerra in North London.

The Roman was technical analyst at Manchester United between 2016 and 2018 – a position he will again fill for the ex-Inter boss.

Prior to that, he worked as lead visual designer for Chelsea from July 2013 to July 2016.

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Wednesday November 20 2019
Mancini wants England and Germany tests

The Corriere dello Sport report that Italy coach Roberto Mancini would like two friendlies against England and Germany, as opposed to a trip to Qatar.

The Azzurri had been scheduled to fly to Qatar for a lucrative deal that included two games in March 2020.

However, Mancini believed the trip to be of no purpose to his team, and requested that they organise friendlies against tougher opposition, with England and Germany believed to be the two sides Mancio wants to face.

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Monday November 18 2019
More records for Mancio's Azzurri

Following Italy's comfortable win over Armenia tonight in Palermo, Roberto Mancini's men have broken more records.

The Azzurri have now recorded more wins in a single calendar year than any other.

The record stood at nine victories (set in 1990, 1994, 2000 and 2003), but tonight's result has set this year apart with 10 success stories.

As of tonight, only Italy and Belgium finished the group stage with 100% records in Euro 2020 qualifying.

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Monday November 4 2019
Many Italians don't understand racism

Football fans are a mere microcosm of society and what Mario Balotelli faced in Verona reflected a larger issue, writes Susy Campanale.

Mario Balotelli was subjected to racist abuse at the Stadio Bentegodi. This, somehow, is still up for debate in Italy. It is not about Italian football at this point, nor is it helpful to note all the recent incidents of racism in the Premier League, Ligue 1 and most blatantly in Bulgaria.

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