Category: Italy

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With a Europa League Lineup Like This, Who Needs the Champions League?

With a Europa League Lineup Like This, Who Needs the Champions League?

We all know the allure of the Champions League. The best of the best play in that competition, and are pitted against one another in the latter stages ...
No Ancelotti, So Who Could Italy Turn To? – The Calcio Consultant

No Ancelotti, So Who Could Italy Turn To? – The Calcio Consultant

The pain of watching the World Cup draw on Friday and not seeing Italy’s name was one thing. Having that disappointment compounded by the Azzurri fait ...
No Time Like the Present for Montella’s Milan Dismissal – The Calcio Consultant

No Time Like the Present for Montella’s Milan Dismissal – The Calcio Consultant

It was only a matter of time. Vincenzo Montella’s days as AC Milan manager were certainly numbered, and many of the Rossoneri faithful would sugges ...
Money For Nothing: How AC Milan’s Newfound Wealth Could Be Their Downfall

Money For Nothing: How AC Milan’s Newfound Wealth Could Be Their Downfall

"When the Chinese businessman Li Yonghong bought A.C. Milan, the world-famous Italian soccer club, virtually nobody in Italy had heard of him. Virtual ...
Things I’m Thankful For In Serie A – The Calcio Consultant

Things I’m Thankful For In Serie A – The Calcio Consultant

So if you are a faithful follower of my blog, you’ll know that I’ve had a few instalments here that suggest I’ve been down in the dumps lately.  Well, ...
Gianluigi Buffon: Numero Uno

Gianluigi Buffon: Numero Uno

It’s easy to forget just how long Gianluigi Buffon has played a part in the footballing world. A ten-time Goalkeeper of the Year became known in Italy ...

Sweden Qualify for Russia at the Expense of Mediocre Italy

Sweden beat Italy 1-0 on aggregate to reach the World Cup 2018 in Russia. Italy failed to score even once against their stubborn opponents in Milan to ...
Italy Miss World Cup Thanks To Not So Ace Ventura – Calcio Consultant

Italy Miss World Cup Thanks To Not So Ace Ventura – Calcio Consultant

As an American, my first World Cup experience was in 1986. The USA wasn’t in it, so I’ve seen a World Cup without them before, writes Frank Crivello. ...
Sweden Make Underperforming Italy Pay in Stockholm

Sweden Make Underperforming Italy Pay in Stockholm

A hard-working Sweden draw first blood against a below par Italy in first leg of the World Cup playoff at Stockholm. A deflected finish from Johans ...
Pietro Pellegri: The Young Stars of Italian Football

Pietro Pellegri: The Young Stars of Italian Football

Age: 16 Place of birth: Genoa, Italy Position: Striker Current club: Genoa Serie A experience: 7 games In March 2015, Genoa president Enrico Pr ...
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