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'Sorry' Buffon retires in tears as Italy reacts angrily to World Cup failure

A tearful Gianluigi Buffon said he was “sorry for all of Italian football” as he led a wave of international retirements after a World Cup play-off defeat by Sweden. Italy were held to a 0-0 draw in Milan and failed ...

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Italy miss out on World Cup for first time since 1958

Four-time champions Italy failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after a play-off defeat against Sweden. It means the Azzurri will not be present in the competition for only the second time in their history ...

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Italy in danger of missing first World Cup since 1958 after loss to Sweden

Italy are in real danger of missing out on a first World Cup since 1958 after losing to Sweden in the play-off first leg at Solna’s Friends Arena. The only goal came when Jakob Johansson drilled home from 20 yards, ...

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Wallace two clear in Italy as Hatton makes move

Italian Open third-round leaderboard -17 M Wallace (Eng); -15 T Hatton (Eng), F Molinari (It); -14 G Coetzee (SA), K Aphibarnrat (Tha); -13 T Fleetwood (Eng), B An (Kor), M Kieffer (Ger); -12 M Fitzpatrick (Eng), A Canizares (Sp), R ...

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England's Wallace shares lead with Fraser in Italy

Italian Open second-round leaderboard -13 M Fraser (Aus), M Wallace (Eng); -11 K Aphibarnrat (Tha), J Donaldson (Wal); -10 F Molinari (Ita); -9 E Pepperell (Eng), S Garcio (Spa), A Connelly (Can), A Bjork (Swe), T Hatton (Eng) Selected others: ...

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Spain take control to send Italy towards play-offs

Isco scored twice as a scintillating Spain beat Italy at the Bernabeu to take a huge step towards qualifying for the World Cup from Group G. The Real Madrid playmaker curled home a free-kick and then smashed in a second ...

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Serie A boss cycles length of Italy after his team avoided relegation

A Serie A manager has completed a 1,300km bike ride up the length of Italy, after telling his players he would do so if they avoided relegation. Davide Nicola made the deal in April, when Crotone looked certain to go ...

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Geraint at the Giro: how British rider could shine in Italy

BBC Wales Sport looks at why the 100th Giro d’Italia could be a big deal for Geraint Thomas. BBC Wales Sport looks at why the 100th Giro d’Italia could be a big deal for Geraint Thomas. The double Olympic gold ...

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Black players in Italy 'should strike' over Muntari ban

Ex-Tottenham striker Garth Crooks says “every self-respecting black player” in the Italian league should strike this weekend unless Sulley Muntari’s one-match suspension is withdrawn. Pescara midfielder Muntari, 32, was banned after he protested against racist abuse he received from the ...

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Walter Zenga: Wolves name former Italy international as head coach

Wolves have appointed former Italy international Walter Zenga as their new head coach. Zenga, who played 58 times for his country, has managed Catania, Palermo and Sampdoria, and was most recently coach of Al-Shaab in the UAE. The 56-year-old succeeds ...

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