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Sunderland's new-found mental strength will face another test at ...

Emanuele Giaccherini reckons Sunderland will face a very different test at Burnley this weekend after needing all their reserves of mental strength against Spurs. The Black Cats have conceded first in all four of their league games so far - but on three occasions they have fought back to secure a draw.

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Related Topix: Sports, Emanuele Giaccherini, Soccer Players, FIFA Soccer World Cup

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Goal.com

Allegri vs Conte - will Juventus flop again in Europe?

The Bianconeri re-established themselves as Italy's top team under Antonio Conte but disappointed on the continent - will things be different under Massimiliano Allegri? ANALYSIS By Mark Doyle There is a story that when Juventus arrived at their team hotel for last summer's pre-season meeting with LA Galaxy in Los Angeles, Antonio Conte was immediately perturbed by the potential for distraction. The problem, as far as the then coach was concerned, was the number of beautiful, young women loitering in the lobby.

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

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Champions League test for Allegri's Juventus

Juventus players celebrate their 2-0 win over Udinese at the end of a Serie A soccer match at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Claudio Marchisio, World Soccer, More Sports, Juventus, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Real Madrid, Arda Turan, Raphael Varane

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Yahoo!

Serie A - Mancini: Portugal job would be an honour

The former Manchester City , Inter and Galatasaray manager had been linked with the Italy job before it went to Antonio Conte. Now Portugal are looking for a tactician after Paulo Bento's exit in the wake of a disastrous World Cup and 1-0 home defeat to Albania - who are coached by Italian Gianni De Biasi.

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Related Topix: Sports, Galatasaray, World Soccer, More Sports, FIFA Soccer World Cup

Goal.com

If you didn't know Simone Zaza, you do now - fearless Italy star set for the very top

PROFILE: The Sassuolo man is the talk of Italy following his international exploits - this is a striker who has all the qualities to become one of the best By Carlo Garganese Until just over a week ago, the only Zaza that would have meant anything to the average Italian was the gangster Joey Zasa a key antagonist of Al Pacino's Michael Corleone in the Godfather III movie. Zasa, played by Joe Mantegna, is part of an unsuccessful plot to have Corleone murdered delivering his classic 'I have been treated with no respect' speech just moments before helicopter gunmen ambitiously attempt to kill Michael and fellow Dons at a meeting.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, Soccer Players, Ciro Immobile, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Business News

Report: Conte's Italy plan for Balotelli

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will soon find out where new Italy boss Antonio Conte sees him in the Azzurri's pecking order. Italy registered wins over Holland and Norway without Mario Balotelli and it is believed that new Italy boss Antonio Conte doesn't have much patience for the Liverpool marksman.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, Soccer Players, Ciro Immobile

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Goal.com

Llorente: Allegri is a winner

The Juventus forward says he is confident in his coach's ability to win trophies and also had encouraging words for new team-mate Alvaro Morata after his summer arrival Fernando Llorente insists new Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is a winner and expects the Turin side to enjoy another successful season under his leadership. The Spanish striker was a Scudetto winner in his first season in Italy, scoring 16 Serie A goals to help Juve to their third consecutive title after signing on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Morata, Alvaro Morata, Fernando Llorente, FIFA Soccer World Cup, World Soccer, More Sports, Athletic Bilbao

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Pope Francis To Have Argentina Soccer Club San Lorenzo's New Stadium Named In His Honor

San Lorenzo announced the decision Wednesday on its official Twitter account. The new stadium will be built on land seized from the club during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, Soccer Players, Gianluigi Buffon, Lionel Messi, Javier Zanetti

The Miami Herald

After Italy fireworks, Zaza show goes to San Siro

Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia makes a wild throw to first in the Brewers' two-run seventh inning Wednesday night. Milwaukee beat Miami 4-1 to thwart the Marlins' playoff push.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, Andrea Pirlo, Soccer Players, Giorgio Chiellini, Ciro Immobile, World Soccer, More Sports, Juventus, Fernando Llorente

The Indian Express

Dutch pipped by Czech, Italy stretch unbeaten record

Antonio Conte and Guus Hiddink experienced contrasting fortunes in their first competitive games in charge of Italy and the Netherlands in their respective Euro 2016 qualifiers on Tuesday. Simone Zaza and Leonardo Bonucci were on target to give Italy a 2-0 win in Norway and make it a dream start for Conte, who replaced Cesare Prandelli after he resigned following the Azzurri's first-round exit at the World Cup.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Football365

European qualifiers: Italy coach Antonio Conte praises team after Norway win

Italy coach Antonio Conte praised his team and claimed they were on the right path following their 2-0 win against Norway. Goals from Simone Zaza and Leonardo Bonucci gave Italy their second victory under Conte and their first on Norwegian soil since 1937.

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Sky Sports

Conte thrilled with Italy show

Italy coach Antonio Conte praised his team and claimed they were on the right path following their 2-0 win against Norway. Goals from Simone Zaza and Leonardo Bonucci gave Italy their second victory under Conte and their first on Norwegian soil since 1937.

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Business News

Italy team-mate: Balotelli must 'do what the coach asks of him'

Italy defeated Norway 2-0 last night in a Euro 2016 qualifier, in the first game of Antonio Conte 's reign as manager. And they did so without 16 million Liverpool newbie Mario Balotelli.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Business News

Will Arsenal and Tottenham regret not signing Giovinco?

Juventus forward Sebastian Giovinco may have been available at a bargain price a few weeks ago, but now he's back in the Italy squad.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup

The Daily Record

Celtic star Virgil van Dijk WILL get his move to England, insists QPR stopper Rio Ferdinand

MANCHESTER United ace Ferdinand is a fan of the Dutch defender and had urged him to keep his head down and work hard at Parkhead to win a big move south.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, World Soccer, More Sports, Manchester United, FIFA Soccer World Cup

BleacherReport

Key Battles That Will Shape Italy's Clash with Netherlands

Italy and the Netherlands face off in Bari on September 4 in what shapes as one of the most fascinating post-World Cup friendly fixtures of the international break.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, Soccer Players, Andrea Ranocchia

Mon Sep 01, 2014

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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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup

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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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

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