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EURO 2016: Éder sparks ecstasy as Italy go through

A view of the action between Italy and Sweden during their UEFA Euro 2016 Group E match

Éder’s tremendous solo effort with two minutes to go sent Italy into the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 on the back of a second Group E win. After a quiet first half, Italy pushed forward, and Alessandro Florenzi and Antonio Candreva had more joy down the flanks. Simone Zaza and Thiago Motta were also brought on and although Sweden ...

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Impressive Italy leave Belgium floored


Italy showed they remain a force to be reckoned with after starting their UEFA EURO 2016 Group E bid with an impressive 2-0 victory against highly rated Belgium. For all their gifted individuals, the Red Devils looked a disjointed force in the opening half as both Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne ran into white shirts whenever they took possession. ...

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AC Milan and Italy legend Cesare Maldini dies aged 84


Former Italy coach and AC Milan defender Cesare Maldini, who was the first captain to lift the European Cup for the seven-times winners, has died aged 84. In a statement the club expressed condolences to Maldini’s family. Paolo, Maldini’s son, played more than 600 times for Milan and followed his father in lifting the European Cup as captain of the Rossoneri. ...

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Gotze double helps Germany beat Italy 4-1


Liverpool target Mario Gotze scored on his international comeback to help Germany beat Italy for the first time in more than 20 years. Gotze, who had only played 53 minutes for Bayern Munich since a groin injury sustained against Ireland on October 8, headed Germany’s second goal before the break after Toni Kroos opened the scoring. Gotze was also involved ...

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EURO U-21 Championships: England out after losing to Italy

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England Under-21s’ European Championship campaign came to a dismal end as they lost 3-1 to Italy at the Ander stadium in the Czech Republic. With Portugal drawing with Sweden in Group B’s other game, a point would have taken England to the semi-finals. But they conceded two goals in as many first-half minutes with Andrea Belotti and Marco Benassi scoring. ...

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Townsend earns England draw in Italy


Andros Townsend’s spectacular strike gave an experimental England line-up a creditable draw against Italy in Turin. Southampton striker Graziano Pelle’s first-half header looked to have put Italy on course for victory in this friendly as England struggled to get to grips with the changes made by manager Roy Hodgson after Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier win against Lithuania. England, however, were ...

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Antonio Conte appointed new Italy boss


Italy have appointed former Juventus boss Antonio Conte as their new coach until 2016. Cesare Prandelli resigned as Azzurri coach after they were knocked out in the World Cup group stage. Former Italy midfielder Conte, 45, quit as Juventus boss last month, having won the Serie A title in each of his three seasons in charge. He has also managed ...

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Medeama expects tough tests in CAF Confederations Cup

Medeama Sporting Club has stated it is ready for more complex challenges in the second round of the CAF Confederations Cup. The Yellow and Mauves beat Panthers of Equatorial Guinea 2-0 in Sekondi over the weekend to progress via a 4-1 aggregate score and meet MAS Fez of Morocco, who are former winners of the competition. That fact is not ...

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