newsfootball10 months ago

I'm pretty good in front of goal and there were opportunities to score, claims Mario Balotelli

Former Manchester City and current Adana Demirspor striker Mario Balotelli has asserted that he might have made the difference for Italy during their decisive playoff game against North Macedonia. Italy failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup after suffering a 1-0 defeat in the qualifiers.
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newsfootball10 months ago

Penalty misses against Switzerland will haunt me for rest of my life, reveals Jorginho

In light of Italy failing to make the cut for the 2022 World Cup, Jorginho has admitted that his two penalty misses against Switzerland during the first-round of qualifying will haunt him. The Italians had to beat North Macedonia to qualify for the next round but lost thanks to a late winner.
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newsfootball10 months ago

Did everything to win but this is the biggest disappointment, admits Roberto Mancini

Italy head coach Roberto Mancini insisted that they did everything to win but admitted that the defeat was the biggest disappointment under his spell. The Italian also added that his future is now in the air after the loss to North Macedonia which means they miss out on the 2022 World Cup.
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newsfootball1 year ago

We'll book our place in World Cup and win tournament too, proclaims Roberto Mancini

Italy head coach Roberto Mancini has admitted that the Azzurri should have sealed their place in the World Cup sooner but remained confident that his side will qualify and go on to win the tournament. The Azzurri only managed a draw with Northern Ireland on Monday and finished second in their group.
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newsfootball2 years 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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featurefootball2 years 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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featurefootball2 years 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.
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newsfootball2 years 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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newsfootball2 years 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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newsfootball2 years 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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