1. Italy and Spain Renew Rivalry in 1st Euro 2016 Knockout Round

    It's time to get down to business. The group stage of the 2016 UEFA European Championship is over, and the knockout rounds begin on Saturday. For Italy, the round of 16 starts on Monday at 5 p...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 20 hours ago 1,740 reads 0 comments

  2. Ireland Defeat Exposes Italy's Lack of Depth

    The group stage of the 2016 UEFA European Championship came to a close on Wednesday. The final games on the slate came from Group E, and they provided ample drama...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 3 days ago 1,859 reads 13 comments

  3. Italy vs. Ireland Betting Odds Preview, Euro 2016 Prediction

    After clinching top spot on the Group E table, Italy will be gunning for a fifth straight clean-sheet victory when they wrap up their group-stage schedule Wednesday, taking on Ireland ...

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  4. Italy Must Keep Momentum Going in Group Finale Against Ireland

    The group stage of the 2016 UEFA European Championship is drawing to a close, and Italy are sitting pretty in Group E. By virtue of their victories over Belgium and Sweden, the Azzurri have sealed top spot in the group...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 5 days ago 1,892 reads 32 comments

  5. Italy's Emanuele Giaccherini Is the Embodiment of Antonio Conte's Coaching Ethos

    Much has been made of the choices Italy manager Antonio Conte made when he finalized his 23-man roster for the 2016 UEFA European Championship earlier this month...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 6 days ago 2,511 reads 12 comments

  6. Antonio Conte Answering His Critics, but Questions Remain for Italy

    So little was expected of the Italy national team as the 2016 European Championship began. The Azzurri were without two of their best midfielders due to injury, and their forward ...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 7 days ago 4,216 reads 48 comments

  7. Italy Again Confound Critics with No-Nonsense Approach That Is Reaping Rewards

    Italy came into their Euro 2016 game against Sweden knowing that it would be a different test than the one they passed against Belgium in Group E on Monday...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 8 days ago 12,620 reads 50 comments

  8. Italy Must Continue Playing as a Unit in Group Stage Match vs. Sweden

    Two nights have passed since Italy's 2-0 upset win over Belgium in Monday's Group E opener, and it still hasn't fully sunk in. The Italians came into the game as the very definition of uncertainty...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 11 days ago 2,136 reads 3 comments

  9. Gianluigi Buffon Celebrates Italy's Euro 2016 Win by Jumping onto Crossbar

    You can't blame Gianluigi Buffon for getting carried away. Italy weren't fancied to win their Euro 2016 opener against Belgium in Lyon, France, on Monday, but thanks ...

    Joe Gallagher Written by Joe Gallagher about 12 days ago 10,939 reads 10 comments

  10. Italy Outplays and Outcoaches Belgium in Euro 2016 Opener

    The 2016 UEFA European Championship began for Italy on Monday with a marquee tilt against Belgium. The Belgians came into the game as one of the hot favorites in the tournament...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 12 days ago 9,449 reads 41 comments

  11. Belgium vs. Italy Betting Odds Preview, Euro 2016 Prediction

    Belgium return to the Euro for the first time since 2000 and enter their Group E matchup against Italy as slim +155 betting favorites ...

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  12. A 5-Point Plan to Take Italy to Euro 2016 Glory

    The beginning of the 2016 UEFA European Championship is hours away. On Friday evening, host nation France will take on Romania to ring in the tournament, and three days later, the Italian national team will start their campaign against Belgium...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 16 days ago 3,076 reads 10 comments

  13. Thiago Motta as Italy's No. 10 Inconsequential to the Azzurri's Euro 2016 Quest

    In the week since Italy manager Antonio Conte announced his final choices for his 23-man roster for the 2016 UEFA European Championship, there has been a lot of controversy in his selections...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 18 days ago 4,217 reads 14 comments

  14. Giampiero Ventura Named Next Italy Head Coach: Latest Comments and Reaction

    Italy have replaced outgoing manager Antonio Conte with veteran Torino coach Giampiero Ventura, it was confirmed on Tuesday...

    Rob Blanchette Written by Rob Blanchette about 18 days ago 2,927 reads 18 comments

  15. Italy Ease Past Finland in Final Friendly Test, but Questions Remain

    The Italian national team took the field against Finland for their final friendly before the 2016 European Championship with questions left to answer...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 19 days ago 2,357 reads 13 comments

  16. Italy Should Test Stefano Sturaro in Friendly vs. Finland

    Italy coach Antonio Conte has submitted his 23-man roster for the 2016 UEFA European Championship, and there is some consternation on the peninsula. That's not without reason...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 22 days ago 3,047 reads 6 comments

  17. Leonardo Bonucci's Evolution as a Leader Key for Italy in Euro 2016

    Six years is a long time. In football—a sport that often marks time in four-year World Cup cycles—it's especially long. A lot of things can change in that period. Teams can rise and fall...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 24 days ago 1,475 reads 3 comments

  18. Italy's 23-Man Euro 2016 Roster Announced: Latest Comments and Reaction

    Italy announced its final 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016 on Tuesday. The announcement came via the national team's official Twitter account ...

    James Dudko Written by James Dudko about 25 days ago 11,415 reads 51 comments

  19. Alessandro Florenzi's Versatility Could Be Vital to Italy's Euro 2016 Campaign

    As one Italy international has discovered, versatility can be a blessing and a curse in sports. A pitcher in baseball who can be effective as either a starter or reliever is often ...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 26 days ago 2,363 reads 8 comments

  20. Imprecise Italy Leaves Scotland Friendly with Few Answers

    On Sunday, Italy arrived in Malta for their first friendly match in their run-up to the 2016 UEFA European Championship...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 27 days ago 2,906 reads 15 comments

  21. Italy National Team's Midfield Must Take Shape in Scotland Friendly

    As the Italian national team begin their final preparation for the 2016 UEFA European Championship, there are major worries about an important part of the team. Italy's midfield is in shambles...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 30 days ago 6,155 reads 25 comments