Italy unveil new World Cup 2010 shirt

January 1st, 2010 by leewilson

Following several rumours over the past couple of months, Italy have seemingly revealed their new official shirt that they will wear during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The Italians had a relatively comfortable path to qualifying for South Africa as the Republic of Ireland and Bulgaria were their main opposition. Bulgaria never provided a threat [...]

How did Italy qualify for the 2010 World Cup

October 30th, 2009 by leewilson

Following a disappointing performance in the 2008 European Championships, Italy would have to ensure that their ageing team did not count against them in qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.
The current reigning World champions were drawn into a potentially tricky group alongside Bulgaria, Ireland, Montenegro, Cyprus and Georgia. The Irish had previous pedigree of troubling [...]

Gilardino ruins Ireland’s automatic qualification hopes

October 11th, 2009 by mattio13

Alberto Gilardino scored the goal that booked Italy’s seat on the plane to South Africa and condemned Ireland to a play-off place in a dramatic game at Croke Park. Before the game Ireland needed a win to keep alive their hopes of automatic qualification, they had already secured a play-off spot as Bulgaria got thrashed [...]

Italy needs to come into the 21st century

June 27th, 2009 by nufcdad

The shambolic and catastrophic demise of italy in this years confederations cup is confirmation of many things. They are relying on older players, they are scared of youth and they cannot play the same defensive way as they have.
Italy has a great footballing history, they are giants of the game, and along with Brazil are [...]

Italy 3-0 Northern Ireland – Glossy Rossi Helps The Azzurri Ease Past Youthful Northern Ireland

June 7th, 2009 by I*T*P*L

 
  The mood in the famous town of Pisa, western Italy, has been grim for the last week, its citizens in a state of despair after their football team, Pisa Calcio, was relegated to play regional football next season in Italy’s Serie C1, after losing their final home game of the season to Brescia last Saturday. The fiery [...]

Italy v Northern Ireland – Preview

June 1st, 2009 by I*T*P*L

  June will see the return to competitive football for the national sides of Europe. With most seasons at club level now finished, international players and coaches are for the most part preparing to continue their World Cup qualifying campaigns, in the hope of confirming their place as one of the 32 nations in South [...]

On The Road To South Africa – The Journey So Far

May 21st, 2009 by I*T*P*L

  Italy’s qualifying campaign for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa has to date been a successful and straightforward one. Drawn in the relatively weak Group Eight, with the Republic of Ireland, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Montenegro and Georgia, the Azzurri are unbeaten to date, having won four and drawn two of their six matches, currently [...]

An Introduction To The Italian National Football Team

May 20th, 2009 by I*T*P*L

  Normally writing about Stoke City, as part of blogsfc.com’s Football Journalism Challenge, which is linked to at the bottom of this article, I’ve been allocated to write articles on the Italian national football team. The first article for the challenge is to be on Italy’s qualifying campaign for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, [...]

Gigi Named in UEFA Team of The Tournament

July 1st, 2008 by zebra10

Gianluigi Buffon still managed to pick up a place in UEFA’s Euro 2008 Team of the Tournament eventhough Italy were knocked out during the quarter-finals. Group Rival Edwin Van Der Sar who had a good tournament and Penalty Stopper Iker Casillas were the other two keepers to pick up a best goalkeeper place. I was [...]

Toni: My Bad

July 1st, 2008 by zebra10

Toni had no chance to celebrate during the Euro 2008
Roberto Donadoni’s exit was affected by Toni’s failure to hit one goal, claimed the Bayern Munich Top Scorer. Toni failed to hit even one goal during the four games Italy played in Euro 2008 and a couple of sitters against France should have surely saved [...]