Posts Tagged "Italy"

The Confederations Cup: Brazil 3-0 Italy

By on Jun 21, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

It’s worth remembering on evenings such as this that, much as some people used to make a degree of noise about South Americans not travelling well, no European side has ever won the World Cup outside of Europe. Anyone expecting this situation to change next summer may wish to take this evening’s match between Brazil and Italy as proof – as if it...

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The Confederations Cup: Egypt 1-0 Italy

By on Jun 18, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

On a night like tonight, one has to wonder whether there is something wrong at the heart of the psyche of the Italian national football team. They stand alone amongst the Great Football Nations in that they are prone to these bouts of extreme sudden clumsiness. No-one is going to suggest for a second that the Confederations Cup ranks anywhere near the World Cup in...

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The Confederations Cup: Italy 3-1 USA

By on Jun 15, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

It starts off as a low whining sound. You turn the sound down on the television wondering whether the washing machine is playing up or whether the cat is ill, but the sound goes away as you mute it. Are the speakers playing up? Is there a problem with the reception? It can’t be. In the all-new digital television age, there’s no such thing as a bad...

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The Confederations Cup – A (Very) Rough Guide

By on Jun 13, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

For some people, the end of the football season in years that end with odd numbers means a return to the real world. For two and a half months they become normal people, spending time with family and friends, allowing their sofas and their wallets to recover from the arduous few months that have just passed and giving every impression of being normal, well-rounded...

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Brazil vs Italy… In London

By on Feb 10, 2009 in Latest | 0 comments

At The Emirates Stadium in London this evening, a prime example of the globalising force of football can be seen as Brazil take on Italy in a friendly international. Over the last decade or so, Brazil have started to more and more resemble a footballing equivalent of the Harlem Globetrotters, crossing the line between friendly international matches and exhibition...

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