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newsfootball3 months ago

Wasn’t an easy game but lads were extraordinary, gushes Roberto Mancini

Italy head coach Roberto Mancini has admitted that his Azzurri side were beyond exceptional against England in the Euro 2020 final especially given the fact that the game wasn’t an easy one. The Italians won their first European Championship trophy since 1968, after beating England in the final.
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featurefootball3 months ago

Roberto Mancini’s Italian renaissance has created a scary, era-forging Azzurri side

‘Our team has played brilliantly so far, and since Roberto Mancini has taken over the reins as manager I’ve felt a peculiar energy that’s difficult to explain,’ Beppe Bergomi, part of Italy’s 1982 World Cup winning squad, said.
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featurefootball3 months ago

Demon slaying England have come of age at Euro 2020 but it needs to come home or else it might never

‘Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.’ Andy Dufresne said that in the quotable Shawshank Redemption and England have most certainly been hoping and waiting. 55 years of pain, of ignominy, of hurt, of hope and they’ve finally reached the promised land’s gates.
Siddhant Lazar
newsfootball3 months ago

Jorginho is irreplaceable in Italy's midfield despite choices they have, admits Massimo Ambrosini

Former Italy midfielder Massimo Ambrosini has called Jorginho "irreplaceable" ahead of the Azzurri's Euro 2020 final against England. The 29-year-old converted the winning penalty in the semi-final shootout and has been extremely influential for the Azzurri at Euro 2020, playing every game.
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newsfootball3 months ago

We know challenges England can pose and we have to be careful, asserts Leonardo Bonucci

Italy’s Leonardo Bonucci has admitted that he is concerned as to the danger that England possesses but believes that Italy have enough to deal with them if the Azzurri are careful. Roberto Mancini’s side face the Three Lions in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley with both sides touted to be favourites.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Think without doubt two best teams have made final, proclaims Gareth Southgate

England boss Gareth Southgate believes that the two best teams at Euro 2020 made the final of the tournament and praised the job that Roberto Mancini has done with the Azzurri. The Three Lions face Italy at Wembley on Sunday in their very first European Championship final’s final.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Italy need to show same hunger and spirit of sacrifice to lift trophy, proclaims Leonardo Bonucci

In light of a tough win, Leonardo Bonucci believes that Italy need to show the same hunger and spirit they showcased against to win Euro 2020 and bring the trophy back home. The two international giants battled out an end-to-end game with the Azzurri winning the penalty shoot-out to progress.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Reports | Real Madrid and Barcelona join the race for AS Roma’s Leonardo Spinazzola

According to Calciomercato, Real Madrid and Barcelona are considering moves for Leonardo Spinazzola with the 28-year-old attracting a lot of attention. The AS Roma full-back has thrived for Italy at Euro 2020 with his impressive performances with the Azzurri in the quarter-finals of the tournament.
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featurefootball4 months ago

Why your team will suck at the Euro 2020: Italy and their so-called Renaissance

The Italians are back and after the mess that was the 2016 Euros and the terribleness that was their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, there seems to be some semblance of a team now. A mix of the new and old, it’s their version of the renaissance and yet here is why the Azzurri suck.
Siddhant Lazar
newsfootballa year ago

International football should be boycotted because this situation is bad for Italian football, proclaims Giuseppe Marotta

Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has asked clubs to boycott international football during the COVID-19 pandemic because the Italian believes that the situation is unfair to teams. This comes in light of a slew of positive COVID-19 tests among Serie A clubs at Inter, Lazio and Roma among others.
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