1. Gianluigi Buffon Plays Football with Local Children While on Holiday in Italy

    As if we needed any more proof, it seems Gianluigi Buffon simply oozes class. The legendary Italian 'keeper's Euro 2016 campaign ended in tears following a penalty shootout ...

    Joe Gallagher Written by Joe Gallagher about 2 months ago 30,806 reads 9 comments

  2. Italy's World Cup Qualifying Campaign More Promising After Euro 2016 Run

    For the Italian national team, the 2016 UEFA European Championship is over. The players are back in Italy and will soon return to their clubs, some of which have already started preparing for the 2016-17 season...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 3 months ago 2,966 reads 11 comments

  3. Giampiero Ventura the Right Man to Take Azzurri into Next Generation

    A subplot to Italy's journey through the knockout rounds of the 2016 UEFA European Championship concerned the Nazionale's future manager...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 3 months ago 5,252 reads 57 comments

  4. Ranking Italy's Players Following Their Euro 2016 Exit

    Italy's run at the 2016 UEFA European Championship is over. It may not have been the kind of fairytale run that Wales and Iceland have been on, but Italy's path to the quarterfinals certainly exceeded all expectations...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 3 months ago 6,211 reads 13 comments

  5. Italy Comes Agonizingly Close in Euro 2016 Exit to Germany

    On Saturday night in Bordeaux, France, two titans of football went head-to-head. The quarterfinal match between Italy and Germany had been hailed as worthy of being the final of the 2016 UEFA European Championship, and the game lived up to its hype...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 3 months ago 6,078 reads 95 comments

  6. Daniele De Rossi Injury: Updates on Italy Midfielder's Calf and Return

    Italy have been dealt a big blow ahead of their Euro 2016 quarter-final with Germany, as midfielder Daniele De Rossi is set to be sidelined for the Saturday clash with a calf injury...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 3 months ago 6,277 reads 44 comments

  7. Italy vs. Germany Will Determine Euro 2016 Favourite

    The bottom of the knockout draw at the 2016 UEFA European Championship was a daunting sight. Among the eight teams on this side of the bracket were five former world champions...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 3 months ago 9,666 reads 71 comments

  8. Italy Play Perfect Game to Dethrone Champions Spain

    The king is dead. Long live the king. Two-time defending European champion Spain have been eliminated from the 2016 UEFA European Championship by Italy, and in emphatic fashion...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 3 months ago 4,753 reads 19 comments

  9. Antonio Conte Nearly Vaults over Dugout Celebrating Italy's 2nd Goal vs. Spain

    Spain's hopes of winning the European Championship for a third consecutive time were ended on Monday, as Italy's 2-0 victory saw La Roja succumb to their first tournament knockout defeat in a decade, as noted by Squawka ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 3 months ago 5,261 reads 19 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 3,251 reads 13 comments

  11. 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 months ago 1,931 reads 13 comments

  12. 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 ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 3 months ago 1,965 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 1,905 reads 32 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 2,821 reads 12 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 4,286 reads 48 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 12,661 reads 50 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 2,147 reads 3 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 11,138 reads 10 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 9,551 reads 41 comments

  20. 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 ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 4 months ago 9,150 reads 7 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 3,141 reads 10 comments

  22. Thiago Motta's Number Inconsequential to Italy'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 4 months ago 4,439 reads 14 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 3,484 reads 18 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 2,364 reads 13 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 3,084 reads 6 comments