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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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Antonio Di Natale: Better than a 7-Eleven Burrito

Nov 3 2014 4:30am CST | Source: forzitalianfootball

Give Antonio Di Natale the ball and he will score within seconds. 23 seconds, to be precise. In Sunday’s match against Genoa, Di Natale did just that. In what is the fastest occurring goal of the season thus far, Di Natale put Udinese up over Genoa in the 23rd second of the match. Unfortunately, Udinese went on to lose 4–2 at the Stadio Friuli — their first loss at home all season — but for a few seconds of that match, the entire Italian foo ...
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Sarri: 'Empoli learn from Juve'

Nov 1 2014 3:14pm CDT | Source: Football Italia

Maurizio Sarri feels Empoli should build on their performance against Juventus. “We won’t always be facing Gigi Buf ...
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Liverpool target valued at €20m; Will the Reds splash the cash?

Nov 1 2014 4:57am CDT | Source: Soccerlens

Liverpool target valued at €20m; Will the Reds splash the cash? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Over the past few days, we have covered several stories on quite a handful of goalkeepers with whom Liverpool have been linked. The Anfield side’s need for a shot stopper, who can challenge Simon Mignolet for the number one spot, is well documented. First, the Reds were looking to sign Fiorentina star Neto but the Brazilian is now set to s ...
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10 Very Modern Sporting Cliches

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Balls.ie Cliches move with the times too. Here are the cliches that have sprouted up like weeds in the last few years. 1. Champions League Style Format Back in the day those tired with the provincial championships used to talk about the ‘open draw’. An open draw was the go to alternative to what he had at that time. An open draw, for instance. is what Galway hurling people, sick of only playing their first championship match in July or August, used to ...
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Serie A roundup: Luca Antonini spoils Gianluigi Buffons party

Oct 29 2014 5:51pm CDT | Source: Football - The Guardian

Juventus lose unbeaten record after late goal in Genoa Roma draw level at top with 2-0 win over Cesena Continue reading... ...
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Official Line-Ups: Genoa v Juventus

Oct 29 2014 2:22pm CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Juventus will look to maintain their lead atop the Serie A standings as they prepare for a plucky match against Genoa at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Wednesday night. Gianluigi Buffon starts in goal for what will be his 500th appearance for the Bianconeri. Fernando Llorente starts in attack after opening his goalscoring account against Palermo over the weekend. Former Juventus striker Alessandro Matri starts from the bench in favour of Mauricio Pi ...
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Buffon set for 500th Juventus appearance

Oct 28 2014 3:02am CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Gianluigi Buffon is set to make his 500th Juventus appearance against Genoa on Wednesday evening. That number brings him closer to surpassing club legends Giuseppe Furino and Gaetano Scirea, who have 528 and 552 appearances, respectively. Indeed, according to Tuttosport, the Italian No.1 has no intention of hanging up his gloves just yet, and fully intends to stay with Juventus until at least 2018. It is thought he wants to ...
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Juventus 2-0 Palermo: Llorente finally off the mark as Bianconeri get back on track

Oct 26 2014 11:02am CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Juventus powered past Palermo 2-0 at the Juventus Stadium on Sunday in Serie A. Arturo Vidal and Fernando Llorente’s goals were enough to get the reigning Scudetto champions back on track and extend their lead over Roma to three points. Prior to the game, it had been a difficult past week for the Bianconeri. First they were held to a surprise draw with Sassuolo that saw them drop their first points this season, and then stumbled to a second straigh ...
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