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Nations League and internationals: 10 talking points from this week’s games

Virgil van Dijk is leader of the flying Dutchmen, Kosovo are on the verge of something special and a fed up Britt abroadWhen Gareth Southgate needed to turn the tide against Croatia at the World Cup, his options were limited by a lack of forward player…

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Nations League and internationals: 10 talking points from this week’s games

Virgil van Dijk is leader of the flying Dutchmen, Kosovo are on the verge of something special and a fed up Britt abroadWhen Gareth Southgate needed to turn the tide against Croatia at the World Cup, his options were limited by a lack of forward player…

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USA lose to Italy last as Americans await new permanent coach

Christian Pulisic becomes youngest ever US captainDave Sarachan has been interim coach for more than a yearMatteo Politano scored his first international goal in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time, as Italy beat the United States 1-0 in Bel…

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Italy v USA: international friendly – live!

Can a familiar name solve USA’s familiar problems?Scotland v Israel: Nations League – follow it live!Email Graham with your thoughts or tweet @grahamparkerfc 1.51pm GMT Graham will be here shortly, in the meantime here’s some transfer speculation regar…

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Nations League: Italy v Portugal, Albania v Scotland and more – live!

Live updates from the 7.45pm GMT gamesAnd you can email Nick or tweet @NickMiller79 4.23pm GMT As it turns out, this Nations League business has been pretty good. Sport tends to be a fairly conservative business, broadly speaking happy with how things …

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Former Juventus striker ‘suffering like a dog’ after sentence for firearms offences

• Vincenzo Iaquinta sentenced to two years• Former Italy striker cleared of mafia linkAn Italian court has sentenced former Udinese and Juventus striker Vincenzo Iaquinta to two years in jail and his father, Giuseppe, to 19 years at the end of a trial …

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Marathon runners race through Venice’s flooded streets – video

Elite and amateur runners were forced to trudge through flood waters during the Venice marathon this weekend. The high tide along the final stretch of the race meant participants had to jog through ankle-deep water to complete the course.Around 13,000 …

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Inquiries begin after football fans injured by escalator in Rome

Dozens of Russian fans of CSKA Moscow were hurt when metro station escalator collapsedAuthorities in Rome have launched two investigations after 24 fans of the CSKA Moscow football team were injured when a crowded escalator suddenly sped up then collap…

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Footballer dropped from Italian team for supporting far right

Teammates of Concetta ‘Titty’ Astarìta refused to play after she was dropped from pro-integration Afro-Napoli sideFrom the stands of the Scarfoglio stadium, just outside Naples, fans on Sunday anxiously awaited the teams’ arrival. The game should have …

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Andrea Pirlo and Francesco Totti: do short-term marquee signings really have an effect?

Do Pirlo and Totti still have what it takes to play 90 minutes of intensely competitive football against A-League opposition? The reaction to news that Andrea Pirlo and Francesco Totti have been approached with offers to come to Australia to play in th…

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Nations League roundup: André Silva fires Ronaldo-less Portugal past Italy

• Turkey seal remarkable comeback win in Sweden• Kosovo earn historic victory on home soil against Faroe IslandsPortugal, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, got their Nations League campaign under way with a 1-0 victory against Italy in their Group A3…

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Scotland v Albania, Portugal v Italy and more: Nations League – live!

Nations League updates from the latest set of gamesFootball Weekly: the pod on the Nations League so farAnd feel free to email Ben or tweet him @benfisherj 6.58pm BST Headline team news: Allan McGregor is preferred to Craig Gordon in goal, Stephen O’Do…

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Genoa fans stay silent to honour victims of bridge collapse

Fans watched match against Empoli for 43 minutes in near-silence to honour victimsFans of Italian football club Genoa watched the first 43 minutes of their team’s Serie A match at home to Empoli in near-silence on Sunday to honour the victims of the mo…

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Black athlete attacked as Salvini criticised for ‘climate of hate’ in Italy

Opposition politicians condemn far-right minister after series of racist assaultsOpposition politicians in Italy have accused the far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, of creating a climate of hate after a series of racist attacks that have coin…

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Mesut Özil’s two hearts and the dual identities of white Europeans | Letters

Readers respond to Afua Hirsch’s piece about the German footballer, which asked why people of colour should have to ditch their national heritageI agree with Afua Hirsch that German-born Mesut Özil should feel free to celebrate his German and his Turki…

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‘I felt anger’: why NBA star Marc Gasol helped crew a migrant rescue boat

While many of his fellow player spent the off-season on the beach, the Grizzlies center decided he could not watch a humanitarian crisis from the sidelinesMarc Gasol will never forget the terrified look on the face of Josefa, the Cameroonian woman left…

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When Italy players did national service – at the Military World Cup

Gianluca Vialli won the Military World Cup in 1987 while on national service – unlike Alessandro Del Piero and Fabio Cannavaro, who were sent off in a defeat to Cyprus in 1995By Ricci Potts for The Gentleman UltraThere is an odd tendency to conflate fo…

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Marco Materazzi: ‘The secret to winning a World Cup is unity’

You can win the World Cup only if everyone is together as Italy were under Marcello Lippiin 2006, says the still glowing defenderWinning a World Cup is the best feeling that a footballer can experience. It is something I – and so many people – dreamed …

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Luis Monti: the man who played in two World Cup finals for two countries

Luis Monti lost the World Cup final in 1930 with Argentina but made amends four years later as an Italy international By Gary Thacker for These Football TimesQuiz time. How many players have played in consecutive World Cup finals? The Italians did it i…

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Friendlies roundup: France too fast for Italy, while Tunisia draw with Turkey

• France 3-1 Italy • Tunisia 2-2 TurkeyFrance showed they will be a force in Russia by blowing away Italy in a World Cup warm-up match in Nice.France took the lead in the eighth minute when Antoine Griezmann’s free-kick was only half cleared to the rig…