1. Roma V Real Madrid: What Rudi Garcia Learned in International Champions Cup

    It was only a pre -season friendly, but the opposition and the winning goal will have made Rudi Garcia a very happy man...

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  2. Roma vs. Real Madrid: How Giallorossi Will Line Up in ICC

    Rudi Garcia's Roma will want to go one better than their Serie A rivals Inter and beat Real Madrid this Tuesday...

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  3. Roma's Transfer Strategy Adds Finishing Touches to Garcia's Solid Foundations

    Last summer, Roma were an unknown quantity. They had a new coach and several new signings, and Marquinhos and Erik Lamela, the standout performers during the previous campaign, had both moved on...

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  4. Is USA Full-Back DeAndre Yedlin a Natural Successor to Maicon at Roma?

    Maicon 's first season with Roma was an unquestionable success. The powerful Brazilian full-back rediscovered much of his best form after a disappointing spell at Manchester City and once again looks like one of the best in his position...

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  5. 6 Hottest AS Roma Youth Prospects

    Roma have always been synonymous with developing young talent, and from Agostino Di Bartolomei and Bruno Conti to Daniele De Rossi and Francesco Totti , there's almost always been a core element of homegrown talent at the Olimpico ...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 10 days ago 1,379 reads 1 comments

  6. 5 Players Who Could Leave Serie A on the Back of World Cup Performances

    It happens every time there's a major tournament. For better or worse, how players perform in the few short weeks of a World Cup or European Championship can often determine how they're ...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 13 days ago 7,511 reads 22 comments

  7. Will Ashley Cole Be a Success at AS Roma?

    His critics will be keen to pour scorn on Ashley Cole 's move to Roma, but the former Chelsea full-back can be a huge success in Serie A...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 16 days ago 1,573 reads 6 comments

  8. Why Filippo Inzaghi Must Introduce a Hard Line at AC Milan

    Former manager Clarence Seedorf tried to force a change at Milan, and he was right to. Unfortunately, he struggled to get results on the pitch, and the players and his back-room staff reacted negatively to his authoritarian personality...

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  9. 5 Forwards for AC Milan to Pair with El Shaarawy Instead of Mario Balotelli

    After a difficult 2013-14, Stephan El Shaarawy needs a positive season for Milan—and the Rossoneri need him...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 22 days ago 8,586 reads 12 comments

  10. 10 Decisions Juventus Need to Make to Be Successful in 2014-15

    With a third Scudetto and a record-breaking dominance in the league, 2013-14 was by no means an unsuccessful season at Juventus , but a lacklustre Champions League campaign was a bitter disappointment for the Italian giants...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 24 days ago 3,753 reads 20 comments

  11. Juventus Move for Juan Iturbe Makes Sense If Alexis Sanchez Is Unavailable

    When Juan Manuel Iturbe burst onto the scene for Cerro Porteno in Paraguay, the local media dubbed the then-16-year-old the " New Messi ...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 26 days ago 5,323 reads 17 comments

  12. Roma Move for Former Barcelona, Inter Striker Samuel Eto'o Would Be Major Gamble

    He's not the most obvious target for Rudi Garcia's Roma, but rumours persist linking the Giallorossi to Samuel Eto'o , the former Inter and Barcelona star who endured a disappointing ...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 28 days ago 4,076 reads 4 comments

  13. Keys for Inter Milan Returning to the Summit of Serie A

    With the rest of the globe distracted by the World Cup, work is underway at Inter to return the Nerazzurri to the top of the Italian game after what have been four long, hard years in the wilderness...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 29 days ago 4,286 reads 5 comments

  14. Picking an Italy Team for the Opening Game of Euro 2016 Qualification

    It happened in different circumstances, but Italy have crashed out of another World Cup prematurely, and those in charge must now act quickly and decisively to rebuild the Azzurri in time for Euro 2016...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 1 month ago 1,136 reads 3 comments

  15. Italy vs. Uruguay: 6 Things We Learned

    After an encouraging start against England, Italy's World Cup aspirations were dealt a crushing blow by Costa Rica before being completely snuffed out in controversial fashion against Uruguay...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 1 month ago 1,988 reads 17 comments

  16. Why Mario Balotelli Is Under Most Pressure for Italy Following Costa Rica Loss

    He was the hero against England, scoring the crucial second-half goal that gave Italy their opening 2-1 win at this summer's World Cup, but after an underwhelming performance against ...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 1 month ago 2,026 reads 6 comments

  17. Italy vs. Costa Rica: 6 Things We Learned

    So much for Italy's perfect start. As impressive as they looked against England, the Azzurri were sluggish and devoid of spark against Costa Rica and can have few complaints about the 1-0 loss in Recife, Brazil...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 1 month ago 2,939 reads 5 comments

  18. Cesare Prandelli Has Options for Italy's World Cup Clash with Costa Rica

    Italy got their World Cup off to the perfect start against England, even without their first-choice 'keeper and a recognised left-back...

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  19. Candreva and Marchisio Prove Prandelli's on the Right Path with Italy

    Mark Andrea Pirlo out of the game, they said, and you shut down Italy. Obviously, nobody told those pundits about Marco Verratti , or even Daniele De Rossi , who for ...

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  20. Why Losing Mattia De Sciglio Isn't a Major Problem for Italy and Prandelli

    Full-back is unquestionably Italy's weakest position, and it just got a little bit weaker ahead of the Azzurri's opener against England, because Mattia De Sciglio has suffered an injury...

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  21. Why Former Pescara Trio Will Be Italy's Surprise Weapon at the World Cup

    Zdenek Zeman's a controversial figure in Italian football. Beloved by fans, he's often the "bete noire" of club owners and federation officials, known as much for his confrontational ...

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  22. Arrigo Sacchi Talks Balotelli, Rossi, Italy's 2014 World Cup Chances and More

    Few figures in world football command respect like Arrigo Sacchi. The former shoe salesman from Emilia-Romagna went from humble beginnings coaching his local club to the bench at San Siro...

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  23. Picking the Worst Italy XI of All Time

    It's harder than you'd think to pick a truly woeful Italy XI. Prior to the late 90s, selecting a strong squad was rarely a problem...

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  24. 5 Things for Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli to Test in Friendly vs. Luxembourg

    Cesare Prandelli has his final squad picked for Brazil, but there's one last friendly against Luxembourg in Perugia before the Azzurri set off for the World Cup and their opening game with England in Manaus ...

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  25. Italy vs. Ireland: 6 Things We Learned

    His team lost a key player to injury and it's another game without a win, but Cesare Prandelli still has positives to take from Italy's meeting with Ireland in London on Saturday...

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