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Monday July 16 2018
The saddest summer

The 2018 World Cup has concluded and Italy fans like Giancarlo Rinaldi found it an oddly empty experience watching from the outside.

The family group chat buzzed only occasionally. We set it up to share our thoughts during the last European Nations and kept it alive for the joy and desperation that only following the Azzurri can provide. Throughout the World Cup in Russia, however, it sat as an all-too-often-silent reminder of Italy's failure to qualify for the first time in a generation or two.

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Wednesday July 4 2018
On this day: Germany 0-2 Italy

On this day in 2006, Italy beat Germany 2-0 in the World Cup semi-final, in one of the best matches in modern times.

The Azzurri had beaten Australia and Ukraine in the knockout stages, but faced a daunting task in Dortmund against the hosts.

Marcello Lippi’s men had the first chance of the game, but Jens Lehmann smothered the ball at Simone Perrotta’s feet after a clever pass from Francesco Totti.

Bernd Schneider should have put Die Mannschaft ahead, but he fired over Gianluigi Buffon’s crossbar.

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Friday June 29 2018
Khedira: ‘Couldn’t sleep after Korea’

Germany midfielder Sami Khedira calls his World Cup performances “inexplicable” especially as “I had probably the best season of my life” at Juventus.

The World Cup holders have been knocked out at the Group Stage, losing 2-0 to South Korea on Wednesday to finish bottom.

Khedira played in both matches they lost, while he was dropped for their solitary win over Sweden.

“None of us players reached the tournament in top condition, but I don’t want to criticise my teammates,” Khedira told Bild.

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Wednesday June 27 2018
World Cup: Sweden sweep through

Sweden knocked Italy out of the World Cup play-offs and now they have eliminated holders Germany after a 3-0 victory over Mexico.

Both sides in this game go through to the Round of 16 after a bizarre group stage, which saw Mexico win its first two matches and yet risk elimination on goal difference.

However, South Korea’s shock 2-0 victory over Germany – with an offside decision overturned in stoppages using VAR and Manuel Neuer caught in the opposite penalty area – ensured both Sweden and Mexico could celebrate.

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Wednesday June 27 2018
World Cup: Germany crash out

Defending champions Germany crashed out of the World Cup, after a shock 2-0 defeat to South Korea in Kazan.

Die Mannschaft are the fourth of the last five world champions to fail to get out of the group at the next tournament, after France in 2002, Italy in 2010 and Spain in 2014.

Joachim Low’s side went in to the match on the back of a dramatic last-gasp win over Sweden, so knew they just had to avoid defeat to have a chance of making the Last 16.

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Saturday June 23 2018
World Cup: Epic German comeback

Germany completed an extraordinary comeback at the 95th minute to beat Sweden when down to 10 men and keep their World Cup hopes alive.

It could still be the third World Cup in a row in which the reigning champions have gone out in the group stage, after Italy in 2010 and Spain in 2014.

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Saturday June 23 2018
World Cup: Mexico victorious again

Mexico made the most of South Korean defensive errors to win 2-1 and practically secure their place in the Round of 16.

El Tri had wild celebrations after their shock 1-0 victory over reigning World Cup holders Germany and had an eye on already booking their spot in the Round of 16, as Korea only capitulated to a controversial Swedish penalty.

Yong Lee thought he had given South Korea the early lead on 13 minutes, but his volley at the back post was denied by brave defending from Hirving Lozano, who flung his body in the way.

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Friday June 22 2018
Khedira hails Emre Can capture

Sami Khedira has hailed Juventus’ ‘very important’ capture of Emre Can and insisted that ‘I’ll definitely stay’ in Turin this summer.

Can completed his free transfer to Juve on Thursday, and Khedira spoke of his excitement at linking up with his fellow German in the Bianconeri’s midfield.

“He’s a very important signing, I know him well and I’m glad he’s joined us,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Thursday June 21 2018
Emre Can release clause?

Emre Can’s contract with Juventus reportedly has a release clause worth €50m, valid only for abroad from 2020.

The former Liverpool man completed his medical today and put pen to paper on a contract that will expire in June 2022.

Although he was technically a free agent after his contract with Liverpool expired, he still ended up costing €16m between signing-on fees and agent commissions.

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Thursday June 21 2018
Can: 'Biggest day of my life'

Emre Can said signing for Juventus is “one of the biggest days of my life” and he’s struck by the sheer size of the “huge” club.

The German international arrived as a free agent, as his contract with Liverpool had expired, and had a medical today before signing the four-year deal.

“It’s really a wonderful day for me, one of the biggest days of my life,” he told JTV.

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