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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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Chievo 0-1 Juventus: Player Ratings

Aug 30 2014 3:40pm CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

The opening match of the 2014/2015 Serie A season started with a lackluster 1-0 win for Juventus over Chievo. The only goal was scored as an own goal by the Flying Donkeys, when Cristiano Biraghi accidentally netted one into his own net in the early moments of the game. Neither side would score again and Juventus walked away with three points from the away match at the Stadio Marc Antonio Bentegodi. The starting match of the season did not look good for either Eu ...
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Juventus: Serie A 2014/15 Season Preview As Allegri Looks To Silence The Critics

Aug 28 2014 7:56am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Bianconeri will face tougher competition this year as they look to hold on to their crown... Following the departure of their influential leader in former coach Antonio Conte, questions marks have been raised over Juventus' ability to retain their title in the upcoming season. The Bianconeri have been utterly dominant in Italy over the past three years, but despite still possessing arguably the strongest squad in the league, the absence ...
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Pogba: Juventus can do well with Allegri, we are ready for Chievo

Aug 27 2014 12:11pm CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba believes that his team will be able to continue their success in the Serie A under new coach Massimiliano Allegri and insists that they’re ready for their first match of the 2014-15 campaign against Chievo on August 30. The 21-year-old, who made his Serie A debut with the Bianconeri in a 2-0 win over the Flying Donkeys back in 2012, has expressed his confidence in the former AC Milan boss ahead of the new season and admitted that the w ...
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2014-2015 Serie A preview: Can Genoa's strong attack mask their weak defence?

Aug 26 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: SBNation

Genoa have been busy in the summer transfer window, albeit only greatly improving their attack. Will their strong strike force be enough to disguise their flimsy defence this season? Genoa Team name: Genoa Cricket and Football ClubCity: Genova, LiguriaLast season's finish: 14th Intro Genoa are the oldest team in Italy, having been founded by a group of Englishmen 120 years ago. In total, they've competed in ...
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Italian Paper Talk: Italy Starts Again With Former Juventus Coach Antonio Conte

Aug 15 2014 3:39am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Azzurri ready for change in tactics and formation with Conte... All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Italy as Antonio Conte is officially announced as the new Azzurri coach and he will bring with him the 3-5-2.  Image courtesy of La Gazzetta dello Sport.- Italy starts again with Antonio Conte, start with a 3-5-2. Deal is officially announced, and he is the most popular choice in the poll run by Gazz ...
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Chelsea Transfer News: Ivan Brkic Deal Would Mean the End of Petr Cech's Tenure

Aug 15 2014 1:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Chelsea are reportedly close to a deal for Croatian goalkeeper Ivan Brkic, and such a transfer would send a strong signal that the Petr Cech era is officially over for the Blues. Goal's Hrvoje Tironi knows Chelsea are on the verge of signing the 19-year-old Croatian stopper, who has impressed scouts during his short tenure with Istra. His colleague Wayne Veysey claims the Blues will tell Cech he is free to start look ...
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Real Madrid Should Have Parted Ways with Iker Casillas and Kept Diego Lopez

Aug 14 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Real Madrid have found a solution to their goalkeeping conundrum, but it's not the one that makes the most sense.  Iker Casillas, despite a lengthy period of underwhelming form culminating in high-profile blunders in last season's Champions League final and the World Cup, is staying.  Diego Lopez, who has been in better form since his return to his boyhood club in 2013, has been forced out. Replacing him in the squad will be Costa Rican custodian Keylor Navas, whose eye-catch ...
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Liverpool Transfer Target And Manchester United Duo Included In Impressive New Look Juventus XI For 2014/15

Aug 12 2014 6:04am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

The Italian champions are set to be busy this summer. According to reports in the Daily Mail Juventus are preparing a mega swoop on Ligue 1 and the Premier League this summer in order to improve their squad. Manchester United duo Javier Hernandez and Nani are understood to be on their wishlist, as is Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic and Paris Saint-Germain star and Liverpool transfer target Ezequiel Lavezzi. With ...
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Five Serie A Stars Premier League Clubs Should Buy This Summer

Aug 11 2014 11:53am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Five Italian based footballers that would make an impact in the Premier League. Check in to Manchester United vs Swansea City Italy may have endured a miserable World Cup like England did, but there is a sense that they are on the verge of uncovering a new wave of talent that can compare to the champions of 2006. Italian football often gets a bad reputation, but below is a list of five players that would ...
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Juventus rallies to defeat A-League all-stars

Aug 10 2014 7:40am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SYDNEY, Australia — Italian league champion Juventus staged a strong second half rally to win 3-2 over A-League All Stars, led by Alessandro Del Piero, in a pre-season friendly Sunday at Sydney’s Olympic stadium. Fernando Llorente, Paul Pogba and Simone Pepe scored second half goals as the ‘Old Lady’ came from behind twice against an A-League team which had goals from Marcelo Carrusca and Tomi Juric. Juventus started with a near full-strength line up, including Italian ...
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