Italy News

Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
Giovanni Branchini: 'Carlo Ancelotti has said no to Italy'
Former Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has turned down the chance to become the new manager of Italy, according to agent Giovanni Branchini.
12:57
A chilled-out Roberto Mancini has a chinwag on the old rag and bone during the Serie A game between Lazio and Sampdoria on May 7, 2017
Roberto Mancini "not thinking about" Italy managerial job
Former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini rules himself out of the running to replace Giampiero Ventura as Italy manager.
Nov 17, 19:31
Waford boss Gianfranco Zola during the match against Nottingham Forest on August 25, 2013
Gianfranco Zola: 'Italy are in shock'
Gianfranco Zola says that Italy are in shock after missing out on qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
Nov 17, 09:55
Jose Mourinho realises how many points adrift his side are during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United on October 21, 2017
Giuseppe Bergomi calls for Italy to appoint Jose Mourinho
Former Italy captain Giuseppe Bergomi believes that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho would be the ideal candidate to take over as national team manager.
Nov 16, 21:17
Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
Italian FA 'speak to Carlo Ancelotti over Italy vacancy
The Italian FA allegedly speak to Carlo Ancelotti about becoming the national team's new manager, according to Sky Sports.
Nov 16, 17:41
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Italy sack head coach Giampiero Ventura
Italy sack head coach Giampiero Ventura after missing out on the 2018 World Cup.
Nov 15, 18:03
Italy's coach Antonio Conte follows the action during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group H qualifying football match Norway vs Italy on September 9, 2014
Report: Antonio Conte targeted to revive Italian football
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is the man Italian football chiefs want to replace Giampiero Ventura as manager of the national side, according to a report.
Nov 15, 09:24
Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
Carlo Ancelotti in frame to take on Italy manager's job?
Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly seen as the big favourite to replace Giampiero Ventura as Italy manager in the wake of the Azzurri's failure to qualify for the World Cup.
Nov 14, 13:40
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Gian Piero Ventura 'resigns as Italy head coach following World Cup failure'
Gian Piero Ventura reportedly resigns as Italy head coach following the team's failure to qualify for the 2018 Russia World Cup.
Nov 13, 23:05
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during the international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
England confirm dates for World Cup warm-up friendlies with Netherlands, Italy
England confirm March 2018 dates for the nation's friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy.
Nov 13, 22:38
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon 'confirms retirement from international football'
Gianluigi Buffon suggests that he has retired from international football following Italy's failure to qualify for the 2018 Russia World Cup.
Nov 13, 22:17
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Italy boss Giampiero Ventura: 'Sweden result harsh'
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura bemoans his side's "harsh" defeat to Sweden in the World Cup qualifying playoffs.
Nov 10, 22:18
Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti takes his seat during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Report: Carlo Ancelotti to snub Italy role in favour of Premier League return
Carlo Ancelotti will reportedly snub becoming the manager of the Italy national side in favour of a making a return to the Premier League.
Oct 13, 14:49
Juventus' midfielder Andrea Pirlo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final football match Juventus vs Olympique Lyonnais, on April 10, 2014
Andrea Pirlo defends state of Italian football
Italy legend Andrea Pirlo does not believe that football in his home nation is in a bad state ahead of the Azzurri's impending World Cup playoff campaign.
Oct 8, 17:31
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Gianluigi Buffon defends under-fire manager Giampiero Ventura
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura should not be judged on results over the past month, according to skipper Gianluigi Buffon.
Oct 8, 15:31
Juventus' midfielder Andrea Pirlo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final football match Juventus vs Olympique Lyonnais, on April 10, 2014
Andrea Pirlo to retire at end of New York City FC contract
Italy legend Andrea Pirlo reveals that he will retire at the end of the season once his contract with MLS side New York City FC expires in December.
Oct 8, 10:23
Matteo Darmian of Manchester United in action during their Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Matteo Darmian: 'Man United's David de Gea is better than Gianluigi Buffon'
Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian says that teammate David de Gea is a better goalkeeper than Italy's Gianluigi Buffon.
Oct 6, 18:27
Marco Verratti in action during an Italy training session on September 2, 2015
Marco Verratti hits out at Italy supporters
Italy midfielder Marco Verratti criticises the supporters that 'jeered' the national team during Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Israel.
Sep 6, 22:45
England midfielder Jordan Henderson in action during his side's international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
England 'plan Brazil, Germany friendlies'
The FA is reportedly lining up friendlies with Brazil, Germany and Italy as part of England's World Cup preparations.
Sep 4, 17:40
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Gianluigi Buffon: 'Italy can still make World Cup'
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon insists that his team can still make the 2018 World Cup despite falling three points off the pace in their World Cup qualifying section.
Sep 3, 15:12
Italy's Davide Zappacosta in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Davide Zappacosta called into Italy squad
New Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta receives a call into the Italy squad for Tuesday's 2018 World Cup qualifier with Israel.
Sep 3, 14:10
Torino FC head coach Giampiero Ventura looks on during the TIM Cup match between Torino FC and AC Cesena at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on December 1, 2015
Giampiero Ventura: 'I wanted to applaud Isco'
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura says that he "felt like standing up and applauding" Isco during Saturday night's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Spain.
Sep 3, 12:58
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Ronaldo: 'Gianluigi Buffon is a phenomenon'
Former Brazil striker Ronaldo believes that Gianluigi Buffon remains the best player in the Italy squad, even at the age of 39.
Sep 2, 22:12
Ajaccio's Italian coach Fabrizio Ravanelli looks on during the French L1 football match Guingamp vs Ajaccio on October 26, 2013
Fabrizio Ravanelli applies for Hearts job
Former Italy, Middlesbrough and Juventus striker Fabrizio Ravanelli applies for the vacant managerial post at Scottish Premiership side Hearts.
Aug 3, 15:20
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Gianluigi Buffon "99.9% certain" of retirement date
Gianluigi Buffon will retire from football at the end of next season unless he helps Juventus to end their Champions League hoodoo.
Jun 12, 21:29
Italy defender Matteo Darmian in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Italy criticise Manchester United's "bizarre" decision to deny Matteo Darmian call-up
Italy boss Giampiero Ventura criticises Manchester United for stopping Matteo Darmian from joining up with the international squad until June 5.
May 31, 12:04
Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini in action during his side's EFL Cup final with Manchester United at Wembley on February 26, 2017
Claude Puel rules Manolo Gabbiadini out of Italy duty
Southampton manager Claude Puel rules Manolo Gabbiadini out of international duty with Italy after he picked up a groin injury during the 2-1 defeat to Tottenham.
Mar 19, 20:03
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Italy boss Giampiero Ventura to hold talks with Mario Balotelli
Italy head coach Giampiero Ventura is planning talks with Mario Balotelli, potentially paving the way for a return to the squad for World Cup qualifying.
Jan 24, 17:13
Italy's forward Pelle celebrates after scoring a goal during the Euro 2016 round of 16 football match between Italy and Spain at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris, on June 27, 2016. Italy won the match 2-0
Graziano Pelle kicked out of Italy squad for snubbing Giampiero Ventura handshake
Graziano Pelle is removed from the Italy squad after refusing to shake hands with head coach Giampiero Ventura.
Oct 7, 11:04
Liverpool's Italian forward Mario Balotelli is pictured during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Hull City at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 25, 2014
Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli to earn recall to Italy squad?
A report claims that Mario Balotelli will be included in Italy's squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers after a fine start to life in Ligue 1 with Nice.
Sep 25, 17:00
New FIFA president Gianni Infantino prior to the Premier League match between Swansea City and Norwich City at Liberty Stadium on March 5, 2016
Gianni Infantino happy with opening video replay test
FIFA president Gianni Infantino confirms that there will be further tests of video assistants in football following a "pleasant" first trial.
Sep 2, 16:16
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Christian Vieri to come out of retirement
Former Italy striker Christian Vieri announces that he is coming out of retirement at the age of 43 to play in China.
Jul 29, 22:51
Antonio Conte watches on during an Italy training session on May 25, 2016
Antonio Conte admits doubts over swapping Italy for Chelsea
Antonio Conte admits that stepping down as Italy manager is something that he could live to regret, but the incoming Chelsea boss is excited to get going in West London.
Jul 3, 10:41
Antonio Conte watches on during an Italy training session on May 25, 2016
Alessandro Costacurta describes Italy boss Antonio Conte as 'best coach in world'
Alessandro Costacurta describes Italy manager and former teammate Antonio Conte as the "best coach in the world" following his Euro 2016 exploits.
Jul 2, 15:48
Antonio Conte watches on during an Italy training session on May 25, 2016
Christian Vieri hails Italy boss Antonio Conte
Former Italy striker Christian Vieri praises Antonio Conte following the team's continued success at Euro 2016.
Jun 30, 21:05
Retired Liverpool football club player Jamie Carragher arrives for a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield Stadium on April 15, 2014
Jamie Carragher: 'Italy no better than England'
Former England international Jamie Carragher claims that the current squad of players are no worse than Euro 2016 quarter-finalists Italy in terms of technical ability.
Jun 29, 21:04



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