Italy archive

At the age of 14, Musa Juwara left his native Gambia for Italy alone. In 2016, he began playing in a small club in Potenza and was adopted by his coach. Today he scored his first Serie A goal for ten-man Bologna against Inter in a 2-1 win!
Musa Juwara's great story
20 years ago today, France crowned themselves European Champions against Italy despite trailing 0-1 at the 93th minute
On this day in 2000 Italy reached the final of the Euros as the Netherlands missed 2 penalties during regular time (0-0) and then missed 3 out of 4 penalties during the shoot-out.
Inzaghi Goal Czech Republic-Italy 0-2 22/06/2006
11 Years Ago Today: Brasil 3-0 Italy
On this day, 50 years ago, Brazil won the 1970 World Cup and the definitive possession of the Jules Rimet beating Italy in the final 4-1 with this magnificent and supremely elegant Carlos Alberto's collective goal! Probably the best national team in history and the most convincing WC win ever!
FC Dallas forward Fafa Picault details the shocking racism he faced as a teenager in Italy with Cagliari: "Daily, I had to deal with [the reserve team coach] calling me a monkey, or telling me that I need to go back to the jungle in Africa...I would get monkey stickers posted in my locker at times.
On this day 30 years ago, Roberto Baggio announced himself to the world by scoring the goal of the tournament with a solo run in Italy's final World Cup group stage game against Czechoslovakia in Rome.
Fafa Picault on playing in Italy at 16: "manager called me a monkey, I was told I had no technique and only brought in to run, would have monkey stickers in my locker, and getting into fist fights twice a week while managing studying for AP tests back home"
How football re-started in Italy, Spain, Germany and England since the enforced coronavirus pandemic
50 years ago on this day, Italy won 4-3 against West Germany in 1970 World Cup semifinal remembered as "Game of the century". The game saw an injury time draw and 5 goals in over time.
On this day in 2020, Euro 2020 was supposed to be kicking off with Italy vs Turkey in Rome
The final table of Serie C, Italy's 3rd tier league, has been completed using an algorythm. Rimini is looking at relegation to the 4th tier (Serie D) with only 0,7 points gap to Fano, but with the same points in the real table, 11 games canceled, same goal difference, a 0-0 draw in the 1st round.
[Keith Downie] Matty Longstaff has been offered £30,000-a-week to sign for Serie A side Udinese. The midfielder flew out to Italy before lockdown, where held talks over a 5-year-deal. Longstaff wants to stay at Newcastle but Udinese’s offer is more than double that of Newcastle’s.
[Romano] Chelsea have decided against using their buyback clause for Sassuolo’s Jérémie Boga. He’s staying in Italy - top season this year. Napoli are interested in him.

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