Antonio Conte explains why he snubbed Italy national team

Antonio Conte

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has  revealed the reason for pulling  himself out of the running to become Azzurri’s next manager despite intense pressure from his country. The FIGC confirmed on Thursday that Conte was one of four candidates being considered to replace Giampiero Ventura, while vice-commissioner – former Italy defender Alessandro Costacurta – claimed he…

Carlo Ancelotti gives condition to coach Italy

Carlo Ancelotti

Former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti confirms he would not consider the Italy job until there’s “clarity” within the FIGC and “my goal is to coach a club team”. Ancelotti is the popular choice to lead the Azzurri after Giampiero Ventura’s sacking, and he’s free after leaving Bayern Munich, reports Football Italia. However,…

Carlo Ancelotti gives Italy FA condition to become Azzurri boss

Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti will reportedly not enter genuine negotiations for the Italy job until FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio’s future is confirmed. The former Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, PSG, Chelsea and Milan boss is the hot favourite to replace sacked Giampiero Ventura after the Azzurri failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. According to the Corriere…

Juventus star excluded from Argentina squad for friendlies against Nigeria, Russia as Messi, others make the team (Check List here)

Messi and Di MARIA

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has once again been left out of the Argentina squad, but Roma’s Diego Perotti is included. Since Jorge Sampaoli took over as Coach of the Albiceleste, Higuain hasn’t been called up and he has again been excluded for the games with Russia and Nigeria, reports Football Italia. Pipita has four goals…

Isco double, Morata’s goal seal win for Spain over hapless Italy (Watch video clips of goals)

Alvaro Morata

Real Madrid midfielder Isco and Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata were on hand to deliver devastating blows to Italy’s World Cup qualification aspiration as the La Roja ran away with 3-0 victory over the hard-fighting Azzurri. But Spain all-but-booked their place at the 2018 World Cup on Saturday, while Italy are heading to the play-off. Italy…