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World Cup winner Paolo Rossi is enthused by the array of attacking talent emerging in Italy. The legendary Italian striker become a hero with the Azzuri faithful after galvanising his side to World Cup success in 1982, scoring a hat-trick against Brazil along the way. Now the 55-year-old, sees a promising future unfolding with plenty of young striking options coming through the ranks ready to make their mark on the international stage. “This is a good moment for our football in terms of attackers,” the former Juventus striker told Tuttosport.…
One day before Euro 2012 semi-final game between Italy & Germany -two great football nations- let's check some of greatest matches these team played against each other. Greatest FIFA game of all time - Italy 4-3 Germany (World Cup 1970 semi final)The two giants of Europe were doing battle to decide who would line up in the final against the winner of the all South American tie between Brazil and Uruguay, played at Guadalajara on the same day. The Italians had been crowned European champions two years earlier, while the…
A semi against Germany would strike fear into the hearts of many, but Richard Aikman says Italy's record against the three-time champions stands them in good stead. The thought of a semi-final against Germany would strike fear into the hearts of most teams, not least one that were out on their feet after 120 minutes of relentless running on Sunday, but Italy enjoy a good record against their European neighbours. The first encounter that comes to mind between these two European heavyweights is the classic 4-3 victory for the Azzurri…
Ahead of England's Euro 2012 quarter-final clash with Italy, we look at 10 previous contests between the European heavyweights. The nations have met 22 times before with Italy having the edge. The Azzurri have won nine times to England's seven, with six games drawn. It's a rivalry characterised by skill, errors, disappointments and spilt blood. Here we chronicle just 10 of the matches down the years. 1934 - England 3-2 Italy, Highbury Italy turned up in London fresh from their World Cup triumph on home soil earlier that year. England…
It is a measure of how tough the UEFA European Championship is that defeat for Italy against Croatia tomorrow will almost certainly result in their elimination. It is almost impossible to imagine Spain not beating the Republic of Ireland, which means that Italy's trip to Poznan is a must-win encounter. Coach Cesare Prandelli is right to be wary of Slaven Bilić's side, who boast two in-form strikers in Mario Mandžukić and Nikica Jelavić. Now he must decide whether to stick with the 3-5-2 that held out against Spain or revert…