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Sunday May 24 2020
Oriali leaves Italy role

Gabriele Oriali is no longer acting as team manager of the Italy national team, as he will now dedicate himself solely to his job at Inter.

The FIGC confirmed that Oriali had terminated his contract early, as it was due to expire on July 15, after Euro 2020.

Seeing as the tournament has been moved to next summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, Oriali decided his services were no longer needed.

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Monday March 23 2020
1982 World Cup: Italy against all odds

The Azzurri overcame all the odds, controversy, doubts and even scandal to lift the 1982 World Cup. Vijay Rahaman takes us back to one of Italy’s greatest sporting achievements.

Heading into the World Cup in Spain in 1982, the Azzurri were rank outsiders, but through steely determination, skilful play and a striker catching fire at the right time, they ended up lifting the biggest prize in the game.

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Saturday October 12 2019
Oriali: 'Mancini created happy Italy'

Italy team manager Gabriele Oriali credits Roberto Mancini with creating “a relaxed atmosphere” that also brings in fans.

The Azzurri host Greece at the Stadio Olimpico tonight at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

Click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

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Sunday September 8 2019
Oriali: 'Different Italy attitude'

Italy team manager Lele Oriali warned of the difficulties in facing Finland for tonight’s Euro 2020 qualifier. “We need a different attitude to Armenia.”

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

The Azzurri are seeking a better performance than the struggle to break down 10-man Armenia on Thursday, eventually winning 3-1.

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Saturday July 13 2019
Handanovic: 'Players have duties'

Inter captain Samir Handanovic admires Antonio Conte’s tough work ethic and warns “players can’t just think they are allowed to do anything. They have duties towards the club.”

The Nerazzurri have clamped down on discipline and hard training sessions under new Coach Conte, with Mauro Icardi and Radja Nainggolan told they are not part of his plans.

“We are happy that Lele Oriali has returned as team manager, because he is the link between the club and squad, he sees everything,” said Handanovic in a Press conference.

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Thursday June 27 2019
Inter: Oriali set for dual role

Gabriele Oriali will link back up with Antonio Conte at Inter but will also remain Italy’s team manager, the FIGC has confirmed.

Oriali was expected to give up his role with Italy, which he has held since 2014, to take up the same position at Inter, but he will instead work for both teams until next summer, in the event the Azzurri qualify for the European finals.

“This morning, in agreement with Inter, we defined Oriali’s position,” FIGC chief Gabriele Gravina told ANSA.

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Monday June 17 2019
Oriali set for Inter comeback

Lele Oriali is set to step down from his role with the Italian national team and reunite with new Inter Coach Antonio Conte.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Giulia Stronati, the Nerazzurri have offered the 66-year-old a three-year contract to return to the club where he spent four years as director of football.

The World Cup winner took over as team manager of the national team in 2014 and worked with Antonio Conte during his spell in charge of Italy.

He remained throughout the Giampiero Ventura and Roberto Mancini eras.

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Monday June 17 2019
'Oriali & Conte ideal for Inter'

Massimo Moratti has praised Inter for bringing back Gabriele Oriali, while describing new boss Antonio Conte as a ‘good’ choice.

Conte has replaced Luciano Spalletti as Coach and is set to reunite with his Italy team manager Oriali, who is known for his long association with the Nerazzurri on and off the field.

“I’m convinced that returns are welcome, above all in his case because he’s a person absolutely linked to Inter in terms of history, tradition and character,” Moratti told ANSA.

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Saturday June 1 2019
Mancini: 'More attacking Italy'

Roberto Mancini warned Greece and Bosnia are “the most dangerous opponents” in the Euro 2020 group, but Italy are moving towards a more attacking style of football.

The Azzurri go into their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Greece on June 8 and Bosnia-Herzegovina on June 11, having picked up full points against Finland and Liechtenstein.

The Champions League Final is this evening between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, two very attack-minded teams, while Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 to win the Europa League.

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Wednesday May 29 2019
Report: Oriali back at Inter

Italy team manager Gabriele Oriali is expected to return to Inter as part of Antonio Conte’s backroom staff.

Gazzetta dello Sport reports Oriali will take up the same role at Inter as the one he has occupied for the Azzurri since 2014.

The former Nerazzurri midfielder and 1982 World Cup winner had already been part of the club’s hierarchy between 1999 and 2010 in various roles.

However, he left following a bitter row with then-technical director Marco Branca and subsequently linked up with Conte in the Italy set-up.

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