Posts Tagged "Italy"

Euro 2012: Croatia 1-1 Italy

By on Jun 14, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

A good result, this for Croatia. Italy’s midfield trio of Pirlo, Purlo and Pairlo, combined with the rugged centre-back pairing of Chiellini and Collini, would have presented a challenge to Spain at their best. But Croatia overcame the odds – themselves helped by defensive duo Caluka and Corluka – and, after being second best for much of the first half, were...

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Euro 2012: The Runners & Riders – Italy

By on Jun 5, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

Those that do not learn from history are destined to repeat its mistakes. Italian football has been gripped by scandal before and the events of the last couple of weeks have been the culmination of a story that has been bubbling under for some months now, but those writing Italy off on account of the distraction that the recent match-fixing allegations may bring...

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Euro Moments: Italy

By on Jun 1, 2012 in Art, Latest | 0 comments

This mornings cartoon for the run-up to the European Championships from Dotmund features one of Italys greatest ever players, dressed as a pantomime and holding a glass of white wine. You don’t get this sort of analysis anywhere else. Don’t forget, you can see plenty more Dotmund artwork here, and you can read his trenchant opinions on just about everything...

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The Spectre Of Goalline Technology Reappears

By on Mar 12, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 7 comments

Over the weekend, the debate over goalline technology resurfaced as Queens Park Rangers defender Clint Hill’s header against Bolton Wanderers clearly crossed the line with assistant referee Bob Pollock claiming he was unable to see due to a Bolton defender on the line blocking his view. Hot on the heels of the International Football Association Board’s (IFAB)...

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