Italy

Massimiliano Allegri was happy with Juventus’ 3-1 win over Napoli, but admits the team must improve to secure the Serie A title this season. ESPN FC’s Mina Rzouki & Paolo Bandini feel Juventus’ success against Napoli is a credit to Cristiano Ronaldo’s growing comfort with Mario Mandzukic. Outgoing Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has said
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Former Juventus and Italy forward Vincenzo Iaquinta faces the prospect of a six-year prison term for his alleged involvement with the mafia. Prosecutors are seeking a strong punishment for the 38-year-old, who was part of Italy’s 2006 World Cup-winning squad, for illegally holding firearms amid links with the ‘Ndrangheta. In the largest investigation into mafia
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Italy’s interim coach Luigi Di Biagio will give new players a chance in upcoming international friendlies. ESPN FC’s Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes go head to head to predict the outcomes of Netherlands-England, Argentina-Italy, Germany-Spain and more. MANCHESTER, England — Gianluigi Buffon said Italy was a “funny country” that “enjoy controversy” after criticism of his
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