Italy

Massimiliano Allegri was happy with Juventus’ 3-1 win over Napoli, but admits the team must improve to secure the Serie A title this season. ESPN FC’s Mina Rzouki & Paolo Bandini feel Juventus’ success against Napoli is a credit to Cristiano Ronaldo’s growing comfort with Mario Mandzukic. Outgoing Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has said
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Former Juventus and Italy forward Vincenzo Iaquinta faces the prospect of a six-year prison term for his alleged involvement with the mafia. Prosecutors are seeking a strong punishment for the 38-year-old, who was part of Italy’s 2006 World Cup-winning squad, for illegally holding firearms amid links with the ‘Ndrangheta. In the largest investigation into mafia
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Italy’s interim coach Luigi Di Biagio will give new players a chance in upcoming international friendlies. ESPN FC’s Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes go head to head to predict the outcomes of Netherlands-England, Argentina-Italy, Germany-Spain and more. MANCHESTER, England — Gianluigi Buffon said Italy was a “funny country” that “enjoy controversy” after criticism of his
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Nice’s Mario Balotelli has criticised an Italian politician for representing the Lega party. An Italian politician elected to the Italian senate hit back at Mario Balotelli after the Nice forward criticised him for representing a political party renowned for causing racial controversy. Toni Iwobi, who was born in Nigeria but has lived in Italy since
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