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Thursday December 10 2020
U21 Euros: Italy drawn with Spain

Italy have been placed in the same group as Spain, Slovenia and the Czech Republic in the U21 European Championship.

The tournament will be held from March 24 to June 6 and the draw was made in Nyon this afternoon.

It’s the toughest possible outcome for the Azzurrini, as both Italy and Spain hold the record with five victories in this competition.

Spain are also the holders and as such were top seeds for the tournament, which will be held between Hungary and Slovenia next year.

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Thursday December 3 2020
Mancini: 'Perception of Italy has changed'

Roberto Mancini is confident Italy can challenge for the Nations League after drawing Spain in the semi-final. ‘The perception of Italy is different now.’

The Azzurri will host and open the Nations League Final Four on October 6, 2021, by taking on Spain at San Siro.

A day later, Belgium and France go head-to-head at the Allianz Juventus Stadium in Turin, then the Final is in Milan on October 10.

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Thursday December 3 2020
Nations League: Italy v Spain opener

Italy will face Spain in the Nations League semi-final on October 6 at San Siro, while Belgium take on France on October 7.

The draw was held this afternoon in Nyon and the tournament will be held in Italy from October 6-10, 2021.

The Azzurri qualified by topping their group ahead of Poland, the Netherlands and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

This is the second edition of the Nations League Final Four, as Portugal won in 2019.

Italy open the competition against Spain at San Siro, also known as the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, on October 6.

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Thursday December 3 2020
Nations League Finals draw today

The 2021 Nations League Finals draw will take place at the UEFA headquarters today and Italy are among the Final Four in the competition.

At 16.30 UK time, the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League will be decided, and Italy seems set to host the Finals scheduled for October 2021.

UEFA revealed on their official websites that the Executive Committee will meet to confirm the host after today’s draw.

There’s no seeding in the draw and the semi-finals are scheduled for October 6 and 7, whilst the Final should take place on October 10, 2021.

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Friday November 20 2020
Pirlo: 'We know Morata's worth'

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo has praised Alvaro Morata, who has impressed after returning to the Allianz Stadium in October.

The Atletico Madrid loanee moved back to the Bianconeri on transfer deadline day, after having already spent two seasons between 2014 and 2016 in Turin.

Since his return on loan with an option to buy, Morata has scored six goals in eight competitive games and reclaimed his place at Spain.

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Thursday November 19 2020
Ramos out of Inter-Real Madrid

Real Madrid confirm Sergio Ramos will miss the upcoming Champions League match against Inter due to a hamstring tear.

The defender and captain picked up the injury during international duty on Wednesday evening, when Spain thrashed Germany 6-0 to book their place in the Nations League Final Four.

His club has now confirmed Ramos has a fibrillar tear in his right hamstring.

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Wednesday November 18 2020
Italy to host Nations League Final Four

Italy are expected to host the second edition of the Nations League Final Four tournament in October 2021, against Belgium, France and Spain.

The Azzurri secured their spot in the final tournament by topping Group A ahead of the Netherlands, Poland and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

In principle, Italy will be the hosts, as they won Group A1, but it is to be confirmed at a UEFA Executive Committee meeting on December 3.

The draw for the semi-final and final pairings will be made that same day, with no seeding.

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Wednesday November 18 2020
Morata: ‘There will always be criticism’

Despite Spain’s 6-0 win against Germany, Juventus striker Alvaro Morata says: ‘There will always be criticism’ and adds he shouldn't have had a goal disallowed for off-side.

"We have to do our job. We said it the other day,” Morata said after the game, reports As.

“We played well against the World champions and I’d like to see what people will say now. We try to help each-other, we have young players who we trust.

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Tuesday November 17 2020
Nations League: Germany hit for six

Alvaro Morata opened the scoring in Spain’s historic 6-0 demolition of Germany, while Marko Rog saw red for Croatia in a 3-2 defeat to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

The game of the night was undoubtedly in Seville, where Spain went head-to-head with Germany for the top of Group 4, and achieved it in quite extraordinary fashion.

Juventus striker Morata began the rout with a header at the back post, then saw yet another goal ruled offside, this one a decision that might’ve been overturned if VAR had been available.

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Saturday November 14 2020
Nations League: Kulusevski and Freuler on target

Dejan Kulusevski scored his first goal for Sweden, Adrien Rabiot’s France beat Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and Sergio Ramos had two penalties saved for Spain after Remo Freuler found the net for Switzerland.

It was a special night for Juventus man Kulusevski, who scored his debut senior goal for Sweden in a 2-1 win over Ivan Perisic’s Croatia.

He gave a trademark display of dexterity, cutting back inside a defender to prod the finish into the far bottom corner from 12 yards.

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