Reuters Soccer Blog

Where do awful Italy go from here?

June 25, 2010

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If you thought Italy were awful at this World Cup it could get even worse in future tournaments.

Desperate Italy cling to memories of 1982

June 21, 2010

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Back in the time of tight shorts and second round group stages, the World Cup was very different. Except for Italy that is.

Italy finally get to concentrate on World Cup

June 3, 2010

It’s been a funny build-up to the World Cup for holders Italy.

The words “South Africa” have barely been mentioned in the last week despite the Azzurri being huddled up in an Alpine ski resort trying to get used to altitude conditions.

Should Totti be allowed to make World Cup comeback?

May 5, 2010

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Italy coach Marcello Lippi says we won’t know until next week whether Francesco Totti will come out of international retirement at the World Cup.

Balotelli succeeds Cassano as Lippi’s torment

March 4, 2010

SOCCER-ITALY/No sooner had the campaign to get Sampdoria forward Antonio Cassano an Italy call-up subsided than Inter Milan’s Mario Balotelli had taken his place as coach Marcello Lippi’s ‘tormentor’.

Why Mourinho is raging at Lippi

August 20, 2009

Jose Mourinho is no stranger to run-ins with rival club managers, but this week the Portuguese raised his aim and had a swipe at Italian national team boss Marcello Lippi.

Lippi unmoved by Totti’s come-get-me hints

August 11, 2009

While everyone at AS Roma would probably do the Birdie song standing on their heads if Francesco Totti asked, the Italian capital’s golden boy learned his charms have limits this week.