newsfootball6 months ago

Playing behind closed doors is embarrassment for England as country, asserts Gareth Southgate

England head coach Gareth Southgate believes that it is an embarrassment for England as a whole that the Three Lions have to play their next home game behind closed doors. The Three Lions face Italy in the UEFA Nations League next at Molineux Stadium but the game will be held behind closed doors.
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newsfootball7 months ago

Things certainly have to change as I’m here to be owner of No 1, asserts Gianluigi Donnarumma

Paris Saint-Germain Gianluigi Donnarumma contested that the goalkeeping situation at the club has to change as he came to France to be their number one despite his relationship with Keylor Navas. The Italian has been forced to share the gloves with Navas during his first season in Paris.
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newsfootball8 months ago

For the Italians it is sad and it makes me want to cry, admits Gianni Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said that he is disappointed that Italy failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup as he lamented the fact that the next generation of Italians wouldn't be able to witness their team in the competition. The Azzurri will miss their second successive World Cup.
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newsfootball8 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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newsfootball8 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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newsfootball8 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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newsfootballa 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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newsfootballa year ago

England ordered to play one match behind closed doors following Euro 2020 Final unrest

In a statement, UEFA have handed the English Football Association a two match UEFA competition ban, with them forced to play the games behind closed doors after the unrest at the Euro 2020 final. The statement further read that the second match has been suspended for a period of two years.
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newsfootballa year ago

I hope to be better welcomed next time, says Gianluigi Donnarumma

Gianluigi Donnarumma was given a jarring reception upon his return to San Siro, but the Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper has reiterated his love for AC Milan and hopes to be welcomed on better terms next time. Donnarumma moved to PSG from AC Milan on a free transfer over the summer.
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newsfootballa year ago

Come to point in my career where I constantly want to win, proclaims Emerson Palmieri

Emerson Palmieri expressed his delight at winning the Champions League last season with Chelsea and then Euro 2020 with Italy. The 27-year-old left-back, who joined Lyon on loan from Chelsea this summer, hopes to quench his desire for further glory by winning even more trophies in the near future.
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