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Balotelli courts maturity not Milan

November 12, 2011

Mario Balotelli has got into more scrapes than a bad teenage skateboarder but the maturing Italy striker has finally found some inner peace and his game is therefore flourishing.

Soccer Break Monday – Manchester united?

May 16, 2011

A united Manchester after both football sides won major honours on Saturday? No chance. Both City and United will parade the streets in open-top bus parades, just a week apart.

Soccer Break Monday

April 18, 2011

SOCCER-SPAIN/CLASICOReal Madrid 1 Barcelona 1. Pictures of the teams suggest they were both pleased with the result but you would imagine Barcelona came away the happier side. Though Real were down to ten men for almost the entire second half so must be relieved not to have lost.

Soccer Break Thursday

March 31, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/As the weekend approaches we can all start getting excited about domestic football again and the increase in stories and transfer speculation.

Soccer Break Monday

March 21, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/Welcome back to a new week of football stories but not before we’ve taken you through our roundup of the weekend’s action around Europe.

Soccer Break Friday

March 11, 2011

SOCCER-EUROPA/Friday. That means almost weekend. Which means yet more football. When does it ever stop? We don’t want it to though, especially with some cracking FA Cup games in store as well as Europe’s top sides slugging it out in their respective leagues.

Italian referee leads the way in battling racist chants

October 18, 2010

SOCCER-ITALY/Italian soccer has long struggled with racist chanting, a horror which has largely been stamped out in countries like England and Germany.

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.

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’.

How far should intimidating chants go?

November 24, 2009

Juventus have been fined 20,000 euros rather than receive a stadium ban for an offensive chant their fans sing about Inter Milan’s black striker Mario Balotelli.