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  1. Zola: Qatar would be ideal destination for Balotelli, CassanoRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 1 | Fox Sports

    Al Arabi coach Gianfranco Zola has urged strikers Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano to move to the Middle East to jumpstart their careers. With Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero unwilling to play 10 million euros to purchase Balotelli from Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers seemingly not interested in playing the 24-year-old after a poor first season at Anfield, the Italy international needs to find a new home.


  2. Balotelli and Cassano should move to Qatar - ZolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 1 |

    The former Chelsea forward believes a spell in the Middle East would help the Liverpool player regain some stability and allow him to return to Europe as a star Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli and former Real Madrid attacker Antonio Cassano have been urged to move to Qatar to continue their careers by Al Arabi coach Gianfranco Zola . Balotelli looks to be heading for the exit at Anfield after a dismal first season with Brendan Rodgers' team in which he scored just one goal in 16 Premier League appearances.


  3. Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli should 'recharge his batteries' with ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Daily Mail

    Balotelli has been told he has no future at Anfield after failing to impress during his first season at the club Al-Arabi head coach Gianfranco Zola believes that troubled Liverpool striker and free agent Antonio Cassano still have plenty to offer and urged the pair to come and join him Qatar. While Cassano is unattached after being released from Parma, Balotelli has had it made clear to him that he has no future at Anfield following a fairly fruitless first campaign on Merseyside.


  4. Strengths and Weaknesses of Juventus Summer Transfer Signing Simone ZazaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | BleacherReport

    Some of the new arrivals at Juventus have instantly captured widespread attention, landing the likes of World Cup winner Sami Khedira, the excellent Mario Mandzukic and of course their 32 million signing, Paulo Dybala, after his breakout campaign with Palermo . Yet the Italian champions have also made a number of other excellent acquisitions that have somewhat passed under the radar.


  5. Conte pleased to avoid Germany in World Cup drawRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 |

    The Azzurri coach is looking forward to the challenge of facing Vicente del Bosque's men and is thankful that his side were not grouped with the world champions Italy coach Antonio Conte is looking forward to facing Spain in qualifying for World Cup 2018, happy that his side avoided Germany . Conte's men were placed with Spain, Albania, Israel, Macedonia and Liechtenstein in Group G of the European qualifiers and he is optimistic that his side will rise to the occasion against Vicente del Bosque's team of champions.


  6. The Latest: Conte says facing Spain 'very stimulating'Read the original story

    Saturday Jul 25 | Tribune-Chronicle

    Italy coach Antonio Conte says having to play Spain in 2018 World Cup qualifying is not "difficult," and is "very stimulating." Spain routed the Azzurri 4-0 in the 2012 European Championship final, but both were eliminated in the first round of last year's World Cup.


  7. Israel lands in World Cup qualifier with Italy, SpainRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | The Times of Israel

    Israel's national soccer team trains ahead of an Israel-Ukraine friendly soccer match in Kiev, Ukraine, on August 13, 2013 Israel's national soccer team faces slim odds against two of the world's best football teams in order to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after being picked in the same group as titans Spain and Italy on Saturday. There is only one automatic place from each of Europe's nine groups.


  8. Israel drawn into group with Italy, Spain for World Cup qualifyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | Jerusalem Post

    Israel national team coach Eli Gutman met Italy coach Antonio Conte at Konstantin Palace outside of St. Petersburg yesterday. The start of 2018 World Cup qualifying is still over a year away, but Israel's hopes of reaching the tournament for the first time in 48 years were already all but dashed on Saturday after the blue-and-white was paired with former champions Spain and Italy.


  9. U.S. begins World Cup soccer qualifying in NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | Contra Costa Times

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- The United States' road to the 2018 World Cup opens in November with a four-nation group that includes Trinidad and Tobago. Given a bye in the first three rounds along with the other powers of the North and Central American and Caribbean region, the United States was drawn into Group C for the fourth round, which will include Guatemala or Antigua and Barbuda, and Aruba or St. Vincent and the Grenadines.


  10. Ex-World Cup winners Spain, Italy in same qualifying groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | New York Daily News

    Russia president Vladimir Putin and embattled FIFA boss Sepp Blatter take the stage during the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia at the Konstantin Palace in Saint Petersburg. ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Relief for Germany.


  11. World Cup draw: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 |

    Roy Hodgson will today discover England 's opponents for the 2018 World Cup qualifying, writes John Cross in St Petersburg . Hodgson, of course, does not yet know whether he will still be in charge as England boss.


  12. Croatia deducted one point for swastika in Italy clashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 |

    Uefa has disciplined the country for racism after the symbol was found printed on the pitch during their 1-1 draw with Antonio Conte's men Croatia have been deducted one point from 2016 European Championship qualifying Group H and fined 100,000 for racism in their clash with Italy in June. The 1-1 draw in Split ensured Niko Kovac's men stayed two points clear of Italy at the top of their pool, but the match was overshadowed by the presence of a swastika that was marked on the pitch.


  13. Alessio Romagnoli Saga Shows Diminishing Powers of AC Milan's Adriano GallianiRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | BleacherReport

    Defense has been AC Milan 's bugaboo for a long time. The team has a long line of defensive legends in its modern history, starting at Franco Baresi and moving through Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Costacurta and Alessandro Nesta.


  14. Strengths and Weakness of Manchester United's Matteo DarmianRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | BleacherReport

    While not a superstar like Bastian Schweinsteiger or a proven Premier League talent like Morgan Schneiderlin, there is much to be excited about in United's new defender. He has played in a World Cup for his country and has been a Serie A regular for Torino for the past three seasons.


  15. Conte sounds alarm on no. of ItaliansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 |

    Rome, July 10 - Italy coach Antonio Conte on Friday sounded an alarm about the falling number of Italian players in Serie A, saying the national team's competitiveness was under threat. "The concern about the World Cup in Qatar is due to the fact that, when Lippi was in charge, he could choose from 61-62 Italians out of 100 ," Conte said.


  16. Matteo Darmian scouting report: How will the full-back fit in at Manchester United?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 |

    The Red Devils are closing in on their second signing of the summer, but what should Manchester United fans expect from the Italy defender? The club are hopeful that the 25 year-old will join in time to take his place on the Red Devils pre-season tour of the United States, alongside fellow new boy Memphis Depay , who joined in a A 25million move from PSV Eindhoven. But with the A 12.9million move on the verge of completion, how will the defender slot in at Old Trafford? After standing out during childhood games on the pitches behind his local church in Rescaldina , Matteo Darmian joined AC Milan in 2001.


  17. Whatever happened to Alberto Aquilani? The Liverpool A 17million flop rememberedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 |

    It never quite happened for the man dubbed 'potentially the best player in the world' at Anfield, but where is the 17million Reds signing now? In the summer of 2009, on the eve of a 17m move to Anfield , football folk were queuing up to declare Alberto Aquilani' s greatness. "He is a good passer, the final ball is good, and he also works.


  18. Breaking Down Juventus' Pre-Season Friendly OpponentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | BleacherReport

    With much of their summer transfer business completed, Juventus can begin to prepare for the 2015/16 season in earnest. Training for the new campaign begins on July 16. The squad's international stars return four days later, followed by those involved in the Copa America, who will enjoy a further week's holiday.


  19. Yohan Cabaye return to Premier League for A 12.8m is arguably...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | Daily Mail

    Yohan Cabaye's impending transfer to Crystal Palace from Paris Saint-Germain for 12.8m will arguably see the Barclays Premier League club punch above their weight. So, have there been many big-name signings who joined smaller clubs in the history of the top flight? Here, Two for one! Tevez and Mascherano signed from Brazilian side Corinthians together in 2006 as West Ham sealed a major coup in bringing the Argentina duo to Upton Park.


  20. Italy coach Conte to stand trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Sporting Life

    Italy coach Antonio Conte is set to stand trial after being accused of sporting fraud as part of a match-fixing investigation. Conte is among 104 people a prosecutor requested be brought to trial under match-fixing charges in a wide-ranging case that allegedly has its roots in Singapore.