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My favourite game: Italy v Brazil, 1982 World Cup

Two classic teams in two classic kits played out a classic match with John Motson’s excitement a perfect accompaniment“Socrates scores a goal … That sums up the philosophy of Brazilian football!” Even during John Motson’s mid-80s pomp, I was always mor…

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Juventus players waive four months’ wages due to coronavirus outbreak

Maurizio Sarri also agrees to reduction in payClub will save €90m as Serie A suspension stretches onJuventus players have agreed to waive four months’ wages due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates, along with the manager, M…

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The player living under Covid-19 lockdown: ‘The days merge into one’

Gabriel Cleur, of Alessandria in Serie C, describes life at the centre of coronavirus in the Piedmont region of Italy• Coronavirus – latest updatesBeing under lockdown teaches you many things, and there is one that my teammates and I are particularly u…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic launches €1m fundraiser ‘to kick coronavirus away’

Milan striker pledges €100,000 to Italy’s hospitals‘If the virus don’t go to Zlatan, Zlatan goes to the virus’Coronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageZlatan Ibrahimovic has set up an online fundraiser to help fight the coronavirus pa…

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Coronavirus and football: how players, fans and managers have been reacting – video report

The pace of disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak has been accelerating across the football world. Here’s a look at how some players, fans and managers have been reacting to the series of new actions taken in the hope of slowing the spread of t…

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All sport in Italy suspended until 3 April amid coronavirus outbreak

Serie A programme will be affected by suspensionAnnouncement does not affect international competitionsAll sporting activity at all levels in Italy has been suspended until 3 April at the earliest, the Italian national Olympic committee (CONI) has anno…

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Three Serie A matches called off due to coronavirus outbreak

Internazionale v Sampdoria one of the matches to be postponedGames across all tiers in Italy cancelledSerie A matches in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto will not be played on Sunday because of an outbreak of the coronavirus, the gov…

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Italian referee banned from football for one year after headbutting goalkeeper

Antonio Martiniello and Matteo Ciccioli clashed after matchReferee had earlier sent Ciccioli off in regional league gameAn Italian football referee has been banned from officiating or attending football matches for one year, after headbutting a goalkee…

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Serie A anti-racism artwork featuring monkeys condemned as a ‘sick joke’

• Three paintings of monkeys put on display at league’s HQ• Anti-discrimination group Fare labels campaign ‘a sick joke’Serie A has received widespread condemnation after artwork for an anti-racism campaign comprised three paintings of monkeys.The thre…

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Euro 2020 draw: team-by-team guide to the 20 qualified nations

All you need to know about the teams entering the draw on Saturday for next summer’s European Championship finals Continue reading…

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Euro 2020 draw: team-by-team guide to the 20 qualified nations

All you need to know about the teams entering the draw on Saturday for next summer’s European Championship finals Continue reading…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Italy crush Armenia 9-1 while Spain hammer Romania

• Seven goalscorers in Italian record victory• Switzerland win group with 6-1 win in GibraltarItaly produced the biggest win against European opposition in their history when they crushed Armenia 9-1 in Palermo. The Azzurri, who had already qualified f…

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Euro 2020: Finland seal qualification, Romania v Sweden – live clockwatch!

The latest from Friday evening’s matchesWill Unwin on Finland’s journey to historyLive scoreboard | Email Scott with your thoughts 6.57pm GMT FULL TIME: Armenia 0-1 GreeceFULL TIME: Norway 4-0 Faroe IslandsThe other two early kick-offs end quietly by c…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Spain qualify but David de Gea limps off

• Manchester United keeper suffers leg injury in second half• Sweden 1-1 Spain; Teemu Pukki scores twice for FinlandSpain needed an injury-time goal from Rodrigo to draw 1-1 with Sweden in Stockholm and book their place at Euro 2020 with two matches to…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Spain qualify but David de Gea limps off

• Manchester United keeper suffers leg injury in second half• Sweden 1-1 Spain; Teemu Pukki scores twice for FinlandSpain needed an injury-time goal from Rodrigo to draw 1-1 with Sweden in Stockholm and book their place at Euro 2020 with two matches to…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Spain held by Norway, Poulsen sinks Swiss

• Aaron Connolly misses late chance in Ireland stalemate• Italy, Sweden and Bosnia-Herzegovina cruise to winsAaron Connolly, on his debut, almost snatched victory for the Republic of Ireland after coming off the bench – but ultimately his side laboured…

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Racism in Italian football a scourge of youth game too, say campaigners

Youth players targeted with racist insults similar to high-profile Serie A stars, study findsRacism blights youth football in Italy as much as it does the top leagues, with about 80 cases recorded over the last two seasons, campaigners have said.The is…

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Racism in Italian football a scourge of youth game too, say campaigners

Youth players targeted with racist insults similar to high-profile Serie A stars, study findsRacism blights youth football in Italy as much as it does the top leagues, with about 80 cases recorded over the last two seasons, campaigners have said.The is…

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Roma’s Nicolò Zaniolo: ‘I’m not Totti, but one day I hope to be as good’

Nicolò Zaniolo was a Serie B player two years ago. Now he is a Roma regular with two Italy capsBy Omar Saleem for These Football TimesNicolò Zaniolo made his debut for Virtus Entella in Serie B two and a half years ago. He had been released by Fiorenti…

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Roma’s Nicolò Zaniolo: ‘I’m not Totti, but one day I hope to be as good’

Nicolò Zaniolo was a Serie B player two years ago. Now he is a Roma regular with two Italy capsBy Omar Saleem for These Football TimesNicolò Zaniolo made his debut for Virtus Entella in Serie B two and a half years ago. He had been released by Fiorenti…