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Italy not arrogant, says Juve star
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Italy not arrogant, says Juve star

Jun 13 2013, 2:20am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, June 13 (IANS) Defender Giorgio Chiellini has denied claims that Italy has been afflicted by arrogance as they prepare for their Confederations Cup debut against Mexico, Sunday.

Rio de Janeiro, June 13 — Defender Giorgio Chiellini has denied claims that Italy has been afflicted by arrogance as they prepare for their Confederations Cup debut against Mexico, Sunday. Veteran...

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Italy not arrogant, says Juve star

Jun 13 2013, 2:20am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, June 13 (IANS) Defender Giorgio Chiellini has denied claims that Italy has been afflicted by arrogance as they prepare for their Confederations Cup debut against Mexico, Sunday.

Rio de Janeiro, June 13 — Defender Giorgio Chiellini has denied claims that Italy has been afflicted by arrogance as they prepare for their Confederations Cup debut against Mexico, Sunday.

Veteran Azzurri goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had accused his teammates of having an "ounce of superficiality and arrogance" during the match against Caribbean minnows Haiti, reports Xinhua.

Buffon made the suggestion following Italy's shock 2-2 friendly draw with Haiti in Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday.

"Buffon is our captain and leader. We respect everything he says but maybe he made those comments in the heat of the moment," Buffon's Juventus teammate Chiellini said on Wednesday.

"We know what we are capable of and we have complete confidence in our team. It's our job now to make sure that we recover and are ready for Sunday's match."

Italy's clash at the Maracana stadium Sunday will be followed by duels against Japan June 19 and hosts Brazil three days later. The top two teams from each group will play off for a place in the final June 30.

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6 days ago

Italy Go Back to Basics with Graziano Pelle and Ciro Immobile to Beat Malta

Oct 14 2014 6:03am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Italy produced a professional 1-0 victory over Malta on Monday evening to continue their renaissance under Antonio Conte. Graziano Pelle scored the only goal of the game to mark his debut in style, and the Azzurri move into nine points in Group H, level with Croatia. Let's take a tactical look at the game.   Starting XIs and Formations Malta selected a 3-5-2, trying to get an extra man in midfield and a second striker onto the pitch while still retaining a reaso ...
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1 week ago

Malta vs. Italy: Score, Grades and Post-Match Reaction from Euro 2016 Qualifier

Oct 13 2014 3:46pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Graziano Pelle scored on his debut as Italy remained perfect in Euro 2016 qualifying with a nervy 1-0 victory over Malta on Monday evening at the Ta'Qali National Stadium. Pelle set Italy on their way with the opening goal in the 23rd minute, but despite hitting the woodwork four times and holding a numerical advantage for much of the match, the Azzurri were unable to score again. Malta captain Michael Mifsud was sent off in th ...
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1 week ago

Player Ratings: Italy 2-1 Azerbaijan

Oct 10 2014 4:08pm CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Italy defeated Azerbaijan 2-1 on Friday night at the Stadio Renza Barbera in their Euro 2016 qualifying match. Two goals and an own goal from defender Giorgio Chiellini confirmed the win for the Azzurri, which puts them top of Group H on six points. The Azzurri will now travel to Malta on Monday night in hopes of maintaining their perfect start to qualifying under new coach Antonio Conte. Did we get our ratings right? Give your say in the comments below. Italy Gianluigi Buffon – 4.5 – Poor ...
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1 week ago

Giorgio Chiellini Plays a Part in All Three Goals of Italy's Win over Azerbaijan

Oct 10 2014 3:42pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Giorgio Chiellini achieved a hat-trick of sorts, as Italy narrowly escaped with a 2-1 victory over Azerbaijan in their European qualifier on Friday night.  Chiellini played a part in all three goals.  He scored the winner, capitalising on a cross late in the match.  Not long before, he scored an own goal to make things level when he got on the wrong end of an Azerbaijan corner kick past Gianluigi Buffon.  In the first half, he put the Italians ahe ...
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2 weeks ago

Top 5 of Marco Di Vaio

Oct 6 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

For the best part of twenty years, indeed, since Zdenek Zeman threw him in at the deep end for Lazio, Marco Di Vaio has been a predatory striker around not just Europe but the world, taking in clubs in France, Spain and Canada as well as a number in Italy. After announcing his retirement from the game at the end of the current MLS season, the time is ripe to look back on some of the more eventful seasons in Di Vaio’s illustrious career; he was, as the saying has ...
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2 weeks ago

Italian Paper Talk: Juventus vs Roma, The Best Of Italy Clash In Turin

Oct 5 2014 3:59am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Scudetto rivals set for showdown with both teams in great form... All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Italy as AC Milan defeat Chievo, but the focus is on the showdown between Scudetto rivals Juventus and Roma.  Image courtesy of La Gazzetta dello Sport. - Milan go on a Keisuke Honda. - A fine free kick from the Japanese international, among the best this season, closes down Chievo after Sulley Mu ...
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2 weeks ago

Udinese without Di Natale like a broken pencil… Pointless

Oct 5 2014 3:00am CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Some things in life just fit together. One without the other has no sense or meaning, think Mario and Luigi, Brad and Angelina or spaghetti and meatballs. Football is very much the same, and we don’t have to look too hard to find some very obvious current examples. Francesco Totti a symbol of AS Roma, Gianluigi Buffon the flag bearer of the current all conquering Juventus team and Antonio Di Natale, the Udinese player that has single-handedly scored the go ...
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2 weeks ago

Champions League Veterans XI Including Chelsea Legend And Barcelona Record Breaker

Oct 1 2014 7:12am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Several players are still performing at the top level despite being in their thirties. Following 38-year-old Francesco Totti's goal against Manchester City on Tuesday night, lets take a look at this year's Champions League veterans XI, featuring the best players in Europe who are still playing in Europe's biggest club competition despite being in their thirties. SEE MORE: Champions League U21 XI - Check out the ...
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2 weeks ago

Serie A 2014-15: Team Of The Week – Round 5

Sep 30 2014 1:15am CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Round Five of the 2014/15 Serie A season saw Juventus and Roma maintain their 100 percent starts to the season. Napoli earned a much needed three points against Sassuolo whilst Fiorentina were held by Torino. Both Milan clubs failed to win, Inter crashing 4-1 at home to Cagliari and Milan held to a draw by Cesena. Sampdoria edged out Genoa in the Derby della Lanterna,winning 1-0.  The Monday night action had goals galore as Udinese beat Parma 4-2 and ...
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2 weeks ago

Top Six Champions League Veterans Including Legendary Chelsea Defender And Juventus Midfield Maestro

Sep 30 2014 12:54am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

These players have taken part in many Champions League campaigns over the years. Check out the top six Champions League veterans that are playing in this season's competition. SEE MORE: Potential Manchester United XI - Check out this Red Devils side with three defensive targets signed in January. FIFA 15 most improved - Take a look at the ten most improved players on FIFA 15. Former Arsenal WAG - How hot is Alice Goodwin and her sexy best friend?! 6. Frank Lampard ...
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