2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
3rd in UEFA Nations League
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7dLiam Twomey

Sarri's tactics earn him encyclopedia place

Maurizio Sarri's influential style of football hasn't just made an impact on sport; it's made an impact on the Italian language, too.

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8dAndrew Cesare Richardson, ESPN writer

Pirlo 'not interested' in Australia move

Andrea Pirlo retired in 2017 after spending two years in the MLS with New York City FC. But Avondale had been hopeful of securing a deal.

Jon Champion: What are Italy now? (2:10)
Portugal 1-0 Italy: Silva the difference (1:30)
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10dBen Gladwell

Balotelli and six others axed from Italy squad

Italy coach Roberto Mancini defended Mario Balotelli from criticism as he hopes a changed side will deliver the first win in the Nations League.

Marcotti: Italy looked sluggish & fearful in the first half (3:04)
Italy 1-1 Poland: Jorginho rescues Azzurri (2:19)
Can Mancini and Balotelli revitalise Italy? (2:24)
Exploding Heads UEFA Nations League explainer: The games matter! (2:47)
Mancini-Balotelli reunion a match made in heaven for Italy? (4:38)
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17dAssociated Press

Mancini fuming over lack of Italians in Serie A

Italy coach Roberto Mancini bemoaned the dearth of Italian players in Serie A as he tries to get the Azzurri back on track at international level.

Why no one wanted Mario Balotelli (2:15)
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36dMichael Yokhin

Juve's Perin out to be true heir to Buffon

After overcoming two serious knee injuries, Mattia Perin is out to prove he can oust Gianluigi Donnarumma and be the true heir to Gianluigi Buffon.

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41dBen Gladwell

Pirlo fuming with Italy over Mancini job snub

Andrea Pirlo was lined up to work alongside Roberto Mancini with Italy but the country's FA vetoed his appointment because of his TV work.

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45dBen Gladwell, Italy correspondent

Chiellini 'undecided' about Italy future

Giorgio Chiellini did not feature in Roberto Mancini's first Italy squad, but he may still have a future in the Squadra Azzurra.

56dBen Gladwell, Italy correspondent

Mancini would welcome Pirlo as Italy No. 2

Pirlo announced in May that he would study for his coaching badge after ending his playing career with New York City FC last November.

Maldini: Ronaldo's move to Serie A 'a big success' (0:46)