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Would Juve not be better off selling Buffon?

January 26, 2011

SOCCER-ITALY/Juventus need a striker desperately but don’t want to bust their budget and yet have two top goalkeepers.

Like many, Ronaldinho’s World Cup bid may have come too late

February 10, 2010

Ronaldinho has been left out of Brazil’s squad for next month’s friendly with Ireland, making it highly unlikely he will make Dunga’s list of 23 for June’s World Cup.

Toni, the natural choice to lead Euro 2008 flop XI

June 27, 2008

Luca ToniAlmost 350 players will leave Euro 2008 disappointed but only 11 will carry the ultimate shame of making it into the Reuters Flops of the Tournament XI.

The two Spains: the positive and the negative

June 21, 2008

Fernando Torres

THE OPTIMIST  (Elena Moya)    
Spain’s chances of beating Italy and reaching the Euro 2008 semi-finals are better than ever.      
‘This time is different’ is the line that is repeated tournament after tournament, just before the team inevitably falls in the quarter-finals. But on this occasion it really is different, and here’s why.

Suspicious Italians demand Dutch courage

June 15, 2008

Suspicious ItaliansSuspicious Italians

Italians are suspicious of everything, or so it seems. Several of my friends in Milan refuse to eat pasta or pizza outside Italy because they don’t believe it will taste the same.

Vlog on the pitch – What will be the big close season transfers?

May 13, 2008

After Manchester United beat Chelsea to the Premier League title, the Londoners hit back by signing Porto’s Jose Bosingwa in the first big transfer of the close season (although he can’t play in next Wednesday’s Champions League final obviously).

Problem students have the right answer for Bayern

April 21, 2008

Toni, Ribery raise arms in celebration

The German-language speaking skills of Italy’s Luca Toni and France’s Franck Ribery have suddenly become a bit of an obsession in the German media (I mentioned Toni’s one-word vocabulary last week).

If you’re only going to learn one word in German, make it ‘Tor!’

April 15, 2008

Toni scores

Luca Toni has evidently not learned much German in the eight months since he moved over the Alps a few hundred kilometres north of native Italy to the Bavarian capital of Munich.