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FC Yahoo podcast: Derbies, Italy flop and more

Published: November 17, 2017

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In the latest episode, the guys break down Arsenal-Tottenham, Real Madrid-Atletico Madrid and Italy’s World Cup qualifying embarrassment.


Trending: World Cup lineup complete; Italy sack Gian Piero Ventura

Published: November 16, 2017

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Thursday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending …


Gian Piero Ventura sacked by Italy following World Cup failure

Published: November 15, 2017

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Gian Piero Ventura has been sacked as coach of Italy after failing to guide them to next summer’s World Cup,


Bright future after failure for Italy?

Published: November 14, 2017

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Italy’s World Cup miss will linger for some time but there are reasons for hope. Assuming Gian Piero Ventura steps aside for a new manager, the talent pool is deeper than ever and can bring the Azzurri back into the elite.


Was Ventura’s appointment Italy’s fatal mistake?

Published: November 13, 2017

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Gab Marcotti and Craig Burley go back and forth on how much Gian Piero Ventura is at fault for Italy missing the World Cup.


Italy have themselves to blame

Published: November 13, 2017

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Italy need to play the FIFA rankings game but it won’t help them vs. Sweden.


Italy face humiliation

Published: November 12, 2017

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A World Cup without Italy is unthinkable but it could be confirmed on Monday. The Azzurri’s mix of experienced veterans and unproven youngsters must improve on a dismal first leg if they are to overcome Sweden


Italy ‘embarrassingly bad’

Published: November 10, 2017

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The four-time world champions’ 2018 qualification hopes are in jeopardy. Italy disappointed in their 1-0 first leg defeat to Sweden and Gian Piero Ventura’s post-match comments did little to convince their critics.


Pep Guardiola’s tactics have ‘ruined’ Italian defenders – Giorgio Chiellini

Published: November 9, 2017

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Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini says a generation of Italian defenders have been “ruined” by Pep Guardiola’s tactics. Guardiola played for


World Cup hopefuls make their case

Published: November 8, 2017

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For eight European teams, a place at the 2018 World Cup is almost in reach. But they must get through a nervy playoff first. Our correspondents round up why the World Cup needs their team at the tournament.


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