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After a long absence, Parma are hoping to make a return to the continental stage next season, but they will have to be on their toes against a confident Roma side.
Preview: Giallorossi take on Europa League hopefuls Parma at home in a replay match
The clash between Roma and the Crociati was scheduled to take place exactly two months ago on 2 February, only to see Mother Nature have other plans and as a result, was suspended due to a downpour. As is the case in football, both sides will play out the remainder of the game rather than restarting at the full... Read the rest of the article »
Parma will be looking to continue their charge for European football next season against a struggling Milan side.
Preview: Parma look to consolidate European football at expense of ragged and wounded Milan
What a difference a season can make.
Last year, Parma finished the league campaign in 10th place, all in all, a good showing for a club of its size with 49 points. Milan, on the other hand, completed their topsy-turvy season in third, with their 70 points just enough to earn Champions League football... Read the rest of the article »
Until recently, Inter Milan were notching win after win in the Serie A after a slow start to their season, but their attempt to stay on Juventus trail were sidetracked due to poor showing before the winter break.
Inter are nine points behind league leaders Juventus and now find themselves four points adrift of second place Lazio after a controversial home win against Cagliari. They travel to face Udinese in the league and Inter needs a good start to the second half of the league if they wish to play in the Champions League next season.
Andrea Ronacchio is suspended... Read the rest of the article »
The attacking duo both found the back of the net as a motivated Azzurri proved far too strong for the pointless Irish.
Italy secured their spot in the last eight of Euro 2012, following a convincing 2-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland in Poznan on Monday. Italy's goals were scored by Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli in each half.
Cesare Prandelli's side came into the game with tons of pressure on their shoulders, after failing to win either of their first two Group C games against Spain and Croatia.... Read the rest of the article »
Finally, 2008 UEFA European Championship winners Spain will commence the defence of their title. They will take on Italy in Gdansk before the Republic of Ireland and Croatia's battle in Poznan.
Spain vs Italy
Italy are in the spotlight due to match fixing scandals but beating Spain on Sunday would positively switch the public’s attention from matters in the court room to issues on the pitch. Defeating the European champions is certainly not an easy task but this is what the Azzurri must do to ease their pain.
They have won only 2 of their last 9 UEFA Euro matches so where... Read the rest of the article »
Italian football is experiencing a transition. Cesare Prandelli’s blend of youth and experience will contend for the Euro 2012 title in Poland and Ukraine.
How Italy qualified for Euro 2012
The Azzurri went through the qualifiers under a lot of pressure following the country’s poor showing at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Prandelli took matters in his own hands and led Italy to Euro 2012 without experiencing defeat.
Remarkably, the Azzurri conceded only 2 goals in over 900 minutes of Euro 2012 qualification football. Their... Read the rest of the article »
Incredibly, Sampdoria have just three games to save themselves from relegation.
Secretly, away from the rehearsed platitudes in front of the camera, perhaps Antonio Cassano is looking back at his spat with Riccardo Garrone with vindication. In the late fall, Garrone ostracized Cassano from Sampdoria for refusing to attend a local awards ceremony as a personal favour to him. Of course, the refusal was accompanied by the usual battery of flattery Cassano-style, during which he... Read the rest of the article »
Antonio Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini have been instructed to perform better as individuals as Italy prepare to take on a strong Slovenian side today.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has requested Cassano and Pazzini to improve their individual performances for Italy and play at their level best in the Euro 2012 qualifying match against Slovenia today. Even though Prandelli stressed on the importance of teamwork, he also stated that the duo should not try to 'overdo' things for the team.
“I expect Cassano and Pazzini to play how everyone knows... Read the rest of the article »
The January transfer window didn’t lack excitement. Chelsea, Liverpool, Fernando Torres, Andy Carroll and other names can tell you why. Live Soccer TV looks at last month’s top 10 football transfers!
The following list is not only about the most lucrative deals; it also includes some of the most shocking moves. In the end, one of the questions that will only be best answered through time is this: Which teams and players have been smart, lucky or doomed?
Fernando Torres: Permanent Transfer Done From Liverpool To Chelsea
Moved from Atletico Madrid to Liverpool for around £20M... Read the rest of the article »
Antonio Cassano only played a few minutes, but they meant the difference between Milan and Cagliari.
Milan are winter champions of Serie A after a 1-0 win over Cagliari, which was achieved in the most unconvincing way possible. However, even a plump Antonio Cassano can be the matchwinner if you are within the purview of the famous mantra that many football—indeed sport--observers throw around: champions win even when not playing well.
Against Cagliari, Milan played poorly, did very little... Read the rest of the article »
As part of some football transfer news involving Manchester United, striker Kiko Macheda has joined Sampdoria on loan. The Serie A contenders believe that the Man United striker can replace AC Milan’s Antonio Cassano.
So there should be no more irregular football for the young Italian chap who set to enjoy Serie A football soon. However, nothing is official yet as Macheda explained while talking to Italian magazine La Gazzetta dello Sport:
“It’s just the fax that is missing. Wednesday or Thursday, I’ll be in Italy. I’m very happy because Genoa is a great city.”
Meanwhile, Frederico Macheda’s... Read the rest of the article »
It’s official: Antonio Cassano is an AC Milan player. The ex-Sampdoria play maker has completed his transfer to the red and black side of the San Siro.
As of now, AC Milan haven’t disclosed any info concerning the transfer fee and the duration of the contract. But earlier reports revealed that Antonio Cassano had inked a three-and-a-half-year deal which would see him earn almost €2.8M per year.
Since a week now, the 28-year-old controversial player had been training with Milan as he joined them for the Dubai tour in December. He made his... Read the rest of the article »
Italian football's enigmatic Antonio Cassano is rumoured to be on his way to Milan, a place where he could resurrect a career that has never really gotten going.
Sampdoria owner Ricardo Garrone has been intransigent on the issue since October. Such is his conviction that he has even sought legal recourse. You could say, he is a man who is willing to take a stand in Italian football, where shifting allegiances, caprice, corruption and panic dictate the terms of administerial conduct.
It has taken Antonio Cassano, the celebrated and maligned pariah... Read the rest of the article »
Milan have reportedly agreed terms to sign Sampdoria's Antonio Cassano.
Reports emerging from Italy suggest that Milan have agreed a three and a half-year deal with Beppe Bozzo, the agent of Italian football's most celebrated pariah--Sampdoria's Antonio Cassano. The 28-year-old has been frozen out of the Sampdoria squad after he unduly disparaged club owner Riccardo Garrone in October. The dispute was apparently over the question of Cassano's attendance at a local awards... Read the rest of the article »
Italy can take command of Group C with a win against Serbia in tomorrow's Euro2012 qualifier.
Estonia upset the balance of Group C with a shocking 3-1 win over Serbia. The Serbs, therefore, will be looking to gain all three points against Italy, which is a tall task away from home. Italy coach Cesare Prandelli will also be looking to bounce back from his team's latest unspectacular performance against Northern Ireland in Belfast.
After a 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland, Italy themselves... Read the rest of the article »
Italy were profligate in Belfast, managing only a point.
Italy were left to rue a series of missed chances, as they could only manage a point against Northern Ireland in Belfast. As expected, coach Cesare Prandelli fielded a trident of Marco Borriello, Simone Pepe, and Antonio Cassano, but all three were unable to find a way past their opponents.
The first real chance fell to Northern Ireland's David Healy, but he headed wide from a promising... Read the rest of the article »
Italy will look to maintain their 100% record in Group C when they take on Northern Ireland tomorrow.
Italy's resounding 5-0 defeat of the Faroe Islands in the last Euro2012 qualifier was greeted with widespread alacrity amongst Italian fans because it provided respite from an annus horribilis for the Azzurri. The World Cup in South Africa shocked even the most committed fatalist: Italy finished bottom of a group that contained New Zealand, Slovakia, and Paraguay.
The customary post-mortems... Read the rest of the article »
Prandelli tinkers with formation ahead of tomorrow's encounter.
After an unconvincing 2-1 win over Estonia, Italy take on Faroe Islands in Florence on Tuesday. Coach Cesare Prandelli lamented recently that Italy lacked confidence at half-time of their first encounter, signaling in the process that Italian shortcomings may be more psychological than anything else. Admittedly, the Azzurri have looked timid, even when compared to the 2008 version... Read the rest of the article »
Cesare Prandelli braves a new era as Italy look to get their Euro2012 qualifying campaign off on a winning note.
Italy will look to make amends for an abysmal performance at this summer's World Cup when they take on Estonia in Group C of the Euro2012 Qualifying campaign. The Azzurri exited the World Cup in ignominy after they failed to manage a single win in a relatively modest group that contained Slovakia, New Zealand, and Paraguay. It was a humiliating outing for the then defending... Read the rest of the article »