1. Euro 2016: Previewing Italy's Road to the European Championships

    After another disappointing World Cup, the Italian national team will once again start to reboot itself on the road to the European Championships...

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  2. 5 Things Massimiliano Allegri Must Do to Be Successful at Juventus

    This week has been shocking for Juventus and the club's fans. The team began preseason training on Monday, and less than a day later, the shocking announcement that coach Antonio Conte was parting ways with the club was made...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 7 days ago 3,194 reads 5 comments

  3. Juventus: Evaluating the Era of Antonio Conte's Bianconeri

    Three summers ago Juventus was in turmoil. After exploding back into the Serie A after their forced exile from the top flight in 2006, the effects of the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal were hitting the club in the mouth...

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  4. Juventus: Evaluating How the Bianconeri's Transfer Targets Fulfill Their Needs

    Last season, Juventus dominated the Serie A for the third consecutive year but faltered in European competition. A controversial 1-0 loss to Galatasaray sent Juve tumbling from the Champions League to the Europa League...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 17 days ago 2,930 reads 10 comments

  5. Italy Should Keep Gianluigi Buffon as Keeper and Captain Through Euro 2016

    Last week, my Bleacher Report colleague Anthony Lopopolo published a list of five players Italy should drop heading into qualification for Euro 2016. Among those players was goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon ...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 21 days ago 4,564 reads 34 comments

  6. AC Milan: The Biggest Changes to Expect Under Filippo Inzaghi

    AC Milan's Filippo Inzaghi is getting set to start his first season in the manager's office of his old club. After two years coaching in the club's youth ranks, the legendary striker will try his hand at the first-team level for the first time...

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  7. Italy: A Look at Potential Successors to the Azzurri's Old Guard

    After crashing out of the World Cup in the group stage for the second consecutive World Cup, you can expect some major changes in the setup of the Italian national team...

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  8. Andrea Pirlo: Why the Legend Is Worth Every Penny of His New Contract

    Thirteen days ago, Andrea Pirlo put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension with Juventus . He will be 37 years old by the time the contract is over, but the ageless architect is worth every single cent of that new deal...

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  9. Italy 0 Costa Rica 1: 5 Things to Take Away from Italy's Performance

    Italy was stunned Friday afternoon in Recife by Costa Rica. After an encouraging performance in their opener against England, they blew the opportunity to win the group and now go into their final match against Uruguay staring their destiny in the face.

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  10. 5 Replacements If Arturo Vidal Is Sold by Juventus

    Arturo Vidal has been Juventus ' best player the last three years. Under the tutelage of Antonio Conte the Chilean international has developed into the best box-to-box midfielder in the world—and I would argue the best player, period...

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  11. Italy Can Ride the Combination of Pirlo and Verratti to the World Cup

    Italy's recent friendly against Luxembourg has caused some consternation on the peninsula. How could Italy fail to defeat a team ranked 120 in the world? How could they fail to ...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 1 month ago 1,302 reads 3 comments

  12. Juventus: Weaknesses They Need to Fix to Challenge the Top European Teams

    Juventus has run rampant over Serie A for the last three seasons. In seemingly the blink of an eye they have gone from a fallen giant to a team few in Italy can match. They beat every other team in the league at least once in 2013-14...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 1 month ago 1,736 reads 3 comments

  13. World Cup 2014: Winners, Losers from Italy's Pre-Tournament Friendlies

    The results of Italy's recent pre -World Cup friendlies—a goalless draw with Ireland and a shock 1-1 deadlock with Luxembourg—may have induced some slight panic on the peninsula...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 1 month ago 2,089 reads 2 comments

  14. Domenico Berardi: Keys to Propel the Juve Youngster's Game to the Highest Level

    Domenico Berardi 's 2013-14 season was enough to have Juventus fans drooling. The three-time defending champions co-own the 19-year-old forward, and his stats were quite impressive...

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  15. Italy World Cup Rewind: Gol Di Grosso, 2006 Semifinal

    Welcome once again to Bleacher Report's series of Italy World Cup Rewinds. Over the last few months we've been looking at some of the best—and worst—moments in Italy's World Cup history...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 1 month ago 2,188 reads 8 comments

  16. Antonio Cassano vs. Giuseppe Rossi: Who Should Italy Take to Brazil?

    Giuseppe Rossi and Antonio Cassano are likely fighting for a single spot on Italy's final World Cup roster. Both were named to the provisional squad two weeks ago by coach Cesare Prandelli ...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 1 month ago 2,444 reads 26 comments

  17. Juventus: Projecting a Potential Depth Chart for a 4-3-3 in 2014-15

    This season was a phenomenal one for Juventus . The club won their third straight Scudetto—their first three-peat since they won five straight titles in the 1930s—and became the first team to break the 100-point barrier...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 2 months ago 8,487 reads 43 comments

  18. 5 Bold Decisions Clarence Seedorf Must Make at AC Milan This Summer

    There are no guarantees that Clarence Seedorf will be the manager at AC Milan next year. In fact, most would say that the odds are against his return...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 2 months ago 6,432 reads 31 comments

  19. World Cup 2014: Predicting Italy's Final 23-Man Roster

    A major milestone is being reached in the run-up to the World Cup. Rosters are being announced every day. Some nations, like England and Japan, have already named their 23-man final rosters for the tournament...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 2 months ago 20,884 reads 133 comments

  20. Inter Milan: How the Nerazzurri Can Return to the Top of Serie A in 2014/15

    The 2013-14 season has been a huge improvement over last season's enduring nightmare for Inter Milan . After last year's ninth-place season, Inter took advantage of not having to ...

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  21. Italy World Cup Rewind: The Third Star—1982 vs. West Germany

    Welcome again to Bleacher Report's series of Italy World Cup Rewinds. Over the last few months we've been taking a look back at some of the best—and worst—moments in the history of the Azzurri at the World Cup...

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  22. Juventus: Examining the Bianconeri's Top Young Players out on Loan

    The Italian Serie A has not been spared the dire financial circumstances of the rest of the country. Once able to bring in the very best in the world, Italian clubs are now selling ...

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  23. Juventus Hard Done by Fate, Referees in Fall to Benfica

    Football is a game of inches. That was evident throughout the second leg of Thursday's Europa League semifinal between Juventus and Benfica ...

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  24. Why Inter Milan Must Continue with Walter Mazzarri as Manager

    As the season draws to a close, speculation is running rampant as to whether or not Inter Milan manager Walter Mazzarri will be retained...

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  25. Italy World Cup Rewind: Paolo Rossi Silences His Critics, 1982

    Welcome back to Bleacher Report's series of Italy World Cup Rewinds. Over the last few months we've been looking at the best and the worst of Italy's history in world soccer's showpiece event...

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