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Monday | Fox Sports

Fiorentina's Rossi to undergo arthroscopic surgery on right knee

Italy and Fiorentina have suffered a blow with news that striker Giuseppe Rossi will have to undergo further knee surgery.

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Monday | Goal.com

Balotelli's Italy omission not a message - Conte

The striker was left out of the coach's first Italy squad but he insists he is not trying to teach the 24-year-old a lesson Italy coach Antonio Conte insists he was not trying to send a message to Mario Balotelli by omitting the striker from his first squad.

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Monday | Times of Oman

Football: Brazil, Colombia clash adds spice to friendlies

Berne: Brazil and Colombia, the dust barely settled following their brutal World Cup quarterfinal, clash again and there will also be a replay of the final as Germany host Argentina in this week's international friendlies.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Brazil World Cup, Colombia World Cup, Sports, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Goal.com

Conte leaves Balotelli out of first Italy squad

The new Azzurri boss unveiled his first team and has omitted the Liverpool striker, which could be down to his suspension from the Euro 2016 qualifier against Norway Antonio Conte has announced his first squad since taking over as coach of Italy and has left Mario Balotelli out.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, Soccer Players, Giorgio Chiellini, Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, Ciro Immobile, Claudio Marchisio

The Winnipeg Free Press

Mario Balotelli left out of Antonio Conte's first Italy squad after disappointing World Cup

Balotelli, who joined Liverpool from AC Milan for 16 million pounds last week, has not been included in the 27-man squad for Thursday's friendly against the Netherlands and Italy's first qualifying match for the 2016 European Championship, against Norway, five days later.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, AC Milan, Soccer Players, Mattia De Sciglio, Ciro Immobile, Claudio Marchisio, Emanuele Giaccherini

Goal.com

Vialli: Too many foreigners in Serie A

The former Juventus and Chelsea forward believes that the increased number of non-homegrown players is limiting the chances of young Italian players breaking through Former Italy striker Gianluca Vialli believes there are too many foreigners currently playing in Serie A .

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

World Soccer

Serie A preview 2014-15

In Italy, everyone seems to agree that the football culture should be rebuilt. However, whether Carlo Tavecchio is the right person to lead the reconstruction, remains to be seen.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, Soccer Players, Andrea Barzagli, Andrea Pirlo, More Sports, Juventus

Goal.com

How Juventus, AC Milan & Serie A's big clubs will line up in 2014-15

Massimiliano Allegri has taken over in Turin, while Pippo Inzaghi is the new man in charge at San Siro, resulting in great tactical intrigue in Italy ahead of the 2014-15 campaign By Mark Doyle It has been a turbulent summer for calcio.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andrea Pirlo, Soccer Players, Simone Pepe, Arturo Vidal, Claudio Marchisio, World Soccer, More Sports, Juventus, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

BleacherReport

Breaking Down Juventus' Champions League Group Stage Opponents

After reaching the quarter-finals in 2012-13, Juventus endured a disappointing Champions League campaign last term, exiting the competition in the group stage.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Claudio Marchisio, World Soccer, More Sports, Juventus, Galatasaray, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Alvaro Morata, Morata

Daily Mail

Mario Balotelli yet to to impress Italy coach Antonio Conte

Mario Balotelli has his work cut out to impress new Italy manager Antonio Conte - a strict disciplinarian with little respect for reputations.

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Business News

Press lament Napoli exit: A new low for Italian football

Italy's sports newspapers have responded to Napoli 's Champions League defeat to Athletic Bilbao with a series of dejected headlines.

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Related Topix: Sports, Marek Hamsik, Soccer Players, World Soccer, More Sports, Napoli, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Athletic Bilbao

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Arab Times

Italy under a cloud for Serie A kickoff

ROME, Aug 27, : The Serie A season kicks off on Saturday with Italian football at a new low following a miserable World Cup campaign and the election of a federation president embroiled in a racism row.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, Alvaro Morata, Soccer Players, Morata, Patrice Evra, World Soccer, More Sports, AC Milan, Nemanja Vidic

Goal.com

Poli: Seedorf didn't play me in my best position

The midfielder is looking forward to the 2014-15 Serie A season as he felt he was asked to take on too many roles during the Dutchman's short tenure at San Siro Andrea Poli has thanked new AC Milan boss Pippo Inzaghi for playing him in his best position, admitting that he felt that was moved around too much by former coach Clarence Seedorf .

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Related Topix: Sports, Andrea Poli, Soccer Players, World Soccer, More Sports, Clarence Seedorf, AC Milan, FIFA Soccer World Cup

Business News

'He can give more' - Italian boss has message over Liverpool's A 16m star

Ever the subject of headlines in the football world, Mario Balotelli is once again the centre of discussion after securing a 16 million move to Liverpool from AC Milan.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Mario Balotelli, World Soccer, More Sports, Manchester City, FIFA Soccer World Cup

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Washington Post

Changes in Serie A after Allegri replaces Conte

The pain in Italy began with the Italian Cup final in May, which was overshadowed by the shooting and later death of Napoli fan Ciro Esposito.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, AC Milan, Soccer Players, Clarence Seedorf, Filippo Inzaghi

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Goal.com

Conte's Italy venture bucks the trend for modern coaches

Successful club trainers rarely make the move into international management at such a relatively young age - will the former Juventus boss regret his decision? COMMENT By Aditya Bajaj "I thought 'France-England is an attractive prospect'.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

BleacherReport

Antonio Conte Is the Perfect Man to Lead Italy into the Future

's standpoint. Anything less than a run to the semifinals or beyond in Euro 2016 would be considered a failure and potentially set is one of the best young managers in the world.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Miami Herald

UEFA investigates Italian soccer head over racism

Italian national soccer team's new coach Antonio Conte, left, flanked by Italian Soccer Federation President Carlo Tavecchio, speak during a press conference for his presentation, in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bellingham Herald

New coach Conte vows to return Italy to top

In this Sunday, May 18, 2014 file photo coach Antonio Conte greets supporters prior to a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Cagliari at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy.

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Suria

Conte vows to work Juve magic on Italy

Former Juventus boss Antonio Conte has vowed to restore World Cup flops Italy to their traditional status as major powers in international football.

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