1. Tracking Juventus Player Performance in World Cup Knockout Stage

    Only three teams —Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Manchester United —have more players representing the countries in the World Cup this summer than Serie A giants Juventus ...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 2,303 reads 6 comments

  2. Ranking the Potential Successors to Cesare Prandelli as Italy Coach

    The aftershocks and ramifications of Italy’s second successive failure at the World Cup have been far reaching and will continue to be felt for some time...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 9,394 reads 38 comments

  3. 5 Things for Italy to Take out of Their World Cup Group Stage Games

    Just like that, it was over. After three games, for the second consecutive World Cup, Italy are out at the group stage following a performance almost as bad as that of four years earlier...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 3,460 reads 11 comments

  4. Proud Cesare Prandelli Right to Resign After Italy's World Cup Exit

    "The shambles!" proclaimed the front page of Wednesday morning's La Gazzetta dello Sport , the pink paper branding Italy’s exit the previous evening "a failure...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 2,500 reads 15 comments

  5. Italy vs. Uruguay: Forget Suarez Biting, Mario Balotelli Left Azzurri Toothless

    Talking points and finger-pointing will undoubtedly be in abundance following Italy’s Group Stage exit from the 2014 World Cup...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 12,135 reads 25 comments

  6. Key Selection Dilemmas for Italy Ahead of World Cup Clash with Uruguay

    After the win against England gave Italy the best possible start to the 2014 World Cup, Friday’s loss to Costa Rica brought the Azzurri crashing back to earth...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 3,161 reads 13 comments

  7. Italy's Matteo Darmian: From Milan Outcast to Echoing History

    Last Saturday in Manaus, England could consider themselves unfortunate to lose their opening match of the World Cup to Italy, turning in a performance that bodes well for the future...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 4,571 reads 2 comments

  8. 3 Things Italy Must Change Following Their Loss vs. Costa Rica

    On Friday night, Italy lost to Costa Rica in one of the poorest displays seen since Cesare Prandelli took over from Marcello Lippi back in 2010...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 3,366 reads 17 comments

  9. Italy vs. Costa Rica: Tinkering, Lack Of Creativity Dooms Azzurri

    After an impressive performance in their opening Group D fixture, many expected Italy to make short work of their qualification to the last 16...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 7,516 reads 47 comments

  10. Key Battles That Will Shape Italy's Clash with Costa Rica

    Having recorded a win in their respective opening Group D fixtures, both Italy and Costa Rica know that a positive result on Friday will put them in pole position for a place in the knockout stages...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 1,810 reads 8 comments

  11. Ranking Gianluigi Buffon's Top 6 Italy Moments

    There is little doubt that Gianluigi Buffon is one of the finest goalkeepers in the history of the game, and he is now the most-capped Italian international of all time...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 2,797 reads 4 comments

  12. The Italy Side Of 1982 Would Win The 2014 World Cup

    There are few international teams that have captured the hearts of their fans as completely as the Italy side that travelled to Spain for the 1982 World Cup...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 3,966 reads 13 comments

  13. 5 Things for Italy Fans to Look Forward to in the Wake of the Win vs. England

    Italy took on England on Saturday night, recording a 2-1 victory which puts them in great position in Group D. The Azzurri took three points despite the absence of key figures, most notably goalkeeper Gigi Buffon...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 880 reads 1 comments

  14. Italy vs. England: 5 Bold Azzurri Predictions

    Italy take on England on Saturday in their opening match of the 2014 World Cup, with each side desperate for a positive result as they hope to emerge from a difficult Group B...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 7,490 reads 8 comments

  15. Why Mario Balotelli Is Under Most Pressure for Italy at the World Cup

    While Italy’s prospects of success at the 2014 World Cup remain difficult to assess, there are a number of men who can undoubtedly carry them further than many expect...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 1,917 reads 1 comments

  16. Ranking Italy's 10 Greatest World Cup Central Defenders

    Italy has long been home to some of the finest defenders on the planet, a renowned source of gritty stoppers and classy sweepers...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 1,796 reads 0 comments

  17. Italy's Key Weapon and Achilles' Heel at 2014 World Cup

    As always, Italy head into the World Cup viewed as one of the strongest competitors, with the Azzurri always among the most feared opponents in any tournament...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 3,257 reads 5 comments

  18. Andrea Pirlo's Top 5 World Cup Moments

    Once again, Italy head to the World Cup with Andrea Pirlo viewed as the key man. His touch, vision and range of passing are unsurpassed by any player at the tournament...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 6 months ago 1,561 reads 0 comments

  19. Ranking Italy's 10 Greatest World Cup Strikers

    As with selecting the greatest World Cup XI for Italy, choosing the 10 best strikers in Azzurri history is equally difficult...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 7 months ago 5,748 reads 10 comments

  20. Picking Italy's All-Time Greatest World Cup XI

    Only Brazil can claim to have enjoyed more World Cup success than Italy, the four stars on their famous blue shirts representing triumphs in 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 7 months ago 6,077 reads 26 comments

  21. Italy vs. Luxembourg: 6 Things We Learned

    Italy took on Luxembourg on Wednesday evening, their final appearance before they depart for South America to continue preparing for the World Cup...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 7 months ago 3,895 reads 26 comments

  22. 10 Things You Need to Know About Cesare Prandelli's Italy

    Less than two weeks remain before Italy open their World Cup campaign with a meeting against England in a potentially difficult Group D...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 7 months ago 2,936 reads 1 comments

  23. Italy vs. Ireland: Film Focus Review of Marco Verratti's Performance

    Italy faced Ireland at Craven Cottage on Saturday evening, Fulham ’s picturesque home hosting the Azzurri in a match coming just before the final 23-man World Cup squads must be named...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 7 months ago 5,278 reads 5 comments

  24. Italy vs. Ireland: Film-Focus Preview of the Azzurri Spine

    Italy head to Craven Cottage this weekend, facing off in a friendly against Ireland; a match which is clearly a warm up for their World Cup meeting with England...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 7 months ago 1,448 reads 0 comments

  25. Why Alessio Cerci Must Be Handed a World Cup Starting Spot for Italy

    With Italy heading to Brazil perhaps slightly behind the favourites, Cesare Prandelli must find a way to make the Azzurri more threatening than in recent years...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 7 months ago 5,533 reads 12 comments