Milan’s future could lie with Inzaghi clones

July 26, 2012

By Phil O’Connor

Defenders in Italy breathed a sigh of relief this week as Filippo Inzaghi hung up his boots. The bad news for them is that his new challenge is to produce the next generation of Italian goal-hanging greats as AC Milan’s youth team coach. 

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Soccer Break Thursday

March 24, 2011

SOCCER-CHAMPIONSGareth Bale. The dashing Welsh winger primed to scare the living daylights out of England on Saturday. Injured. Did anyone else hear that collective sigh of relief from England fans today?

Why Italy won the Fed Cup

November 8, 2010

Italy was victorious in the Fed Cup final versus the USA this past weekend. It was not a surprise at all because the American side was missing Serena and Venus Williams. Had the Williams sisters been healthy it most likely would have been an American victory.

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Prandelli breaks the mould by naming his teams a day early

October 12, 2010

SOCCER-EURO/In rugby, teams are often named several days before matches -- a habit I've never really understood.

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Euro 2012 qualifiers – live

September 7, 2010

We're following all tonight's Euro 2012 qualifiers live. Join us here for updates, comments and pix ... and details of all the goals as they go in.

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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.

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France to host Euro 2016

May 28, 2010

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Favourites France have been chosen to host Euro 2016 after beating Italy and Turkey.

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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.

Italy must be wary of my old school chum McLaughlin

February 3, 2010

Italy’s marauding pack should tread carefully if they think they can pick on Ireland’s debut flanker Kevin McLaughlin in Saturday’s Six Nations opener.

What are the odds on getting the Six Nations winner right?

February 2, 2010

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Picking the winner of the Six Nations championship is always a tricky task as the vagaries of form and the fixture list ensure that no two seasons are the same.