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VAR denies England win over Italy in friendly

Jamie Vardy strikes the ball past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to record his first goal for England for 366 days (Image credit: Getty Images)

England were denied a second successive friendly victory by a late Italy penalty awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s side were good value for a lead given to them by Jamie Vardy’s powerful 26th-minute finish, fired past keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after Jesse Lingard’s quickly taken free-kick caught the visitors out. England were fortunate to escape ...

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Italy part ways with Ventura


Having missed out on qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, Italy have parted ways with coach Giampiero Ventura, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced on Wednesday. The 69-year-old’s departure comes after Gli Azzurri were beaten 1-0 on aggregate by Sweden in their Russia 2018 qualification play-off, having drawn the home leg 0-0 in Milan on Monday. It will be the ...

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2018 World Cup qualifiers: Spain dominate Italy, as other groups remain tantalisingly close

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THE DAY REPLAYED – In the eagerly-awaited pick of Saturday’s European FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™ qualifiers, Spain recorded a surprisingly resounding 3-0 win over Italy to ensure they finished the evening as undisputed Group G leaders, while Groups D and I remain as close as ever. The match between Croatia and Kosovo was postponed until Sunday 3 September because of ...

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2017 U-20 World Cup: Ten-man Italy edge Zambia, advance to semis

Italy's forward Luca Vido (#10) celebrates his goal with teammates during the U-20 World Cup quarter-final football match between Italy and Zambia in Suwon on June 5, 2017. / AFP / JUNG Yeon-Je

Ten-man Italy beat Zambia 3-2 after extra-time in a thrilling encounter to advance to the semi-finals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. Patson Daka scored his second goal of the tournament inside the first four minutes to give the Junior Chipolopolo an early lead. Emmanuel Banda found Daka with a carefully-weighted and perfectly-timed through pass, and the ...

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Italy salvage draw with Spain

Daniele de Rossi earned his 108th cap for Italy (Image credit: Getty Images)

Italy salvaged a draw in a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Spain with a late Daniele de Rossi penalty. Spain had 72.4% of possession in the first half but failed to score. They finally took the lead after 55 minutes when keeper Gianluigi Buffon missed an attempted clearance to leave Vitolo to sidefoot in. Italy rarely threatened but, after Sergio ...

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EURO 2016: Germany finally defeat Italy to stride into semis


Germany win quarter-final 6-5 on penalties after 1-1 draw in Bordeaux Kevin Hector slots clinching spot kick after Matteo Darmian miss in 18-penalty shoot-out Thomas Müller, Mesut Özil, Bastian Schweinsteiger unable to convert for Germans Simone Zaza, Graziano Pellè, Leonardo Bonucci also fail from spot for Azzurri Germany overcome Italy for first time in nine major finals meetings Özil opens scoring ...

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EURO 2016: Dominant Italy brush aside champions Spain


Italy brought to an emphatic end Spain’s eight-year reign as European champions and avenged their 4-0 defeat in the final four years ago, as goals by Giorgio Chiellini and Graziano Pellè earned them a UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final meeting with Germany on Saturday. In doing so, Antonio Conte’s team sounded a warning: they will take some stopping on this evidence. But for ...

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EURO 2016: Brady sends euphoric Ireland into the last 16


On a day of high drama at UEFA EURO 2016, Robbie Brady’s 85th-minute goal gave the Republic of Ireland the victory against Italy they needed to qualify from Group E and set up a last-16 match with France. It was no less than Martin O’Neill’s men deserved for a performance full of drive, ambition and no little skill. They put ...

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