Category Archives: Italy

Slovakia 3-2 Italy

You are Italy. You have won the World Cup four times. You are the holders, having beaten France in the 2006 final. You are the country of Zoff, Rossi, Baresi, Maldini, Del Piero, Meazza. Yet you are going home, humbled … Continue reading

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Italy 1-1 New Zealand

Were it not for Switzerland’s victory over Spain this would be the shock of the tournament so far. New Zealand were excellent holding Italy here and might have won it at the death, young West Brom forward Chris Wood firing … Continue reading

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Italy 1-1 Paraguay

Paraguay came so close to giving the tournament its first major shock, but it was not to be. While Italy coach Marcelo Lippi has many things to worry about, he will take comfort in the resilience his side showed to … Continue reading

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Injurywatch

Didier Drogba is still in the Ivory Coast squad. The Chelsea striker left the field after just 15 minutes of Ivory Coast’s 2-0 friendly win over Japan on Friday with a suspected fractured elbow. In a statement the Ivory Coast … Continue reading

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