Football in Italy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23255/all en Football: Atletico look to edge towards title before Chelsea visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/football-atletico-look-edge-towards-title-chelsea-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Atletico Madrid can take another step towards their first league title in 18 years when they host Elche at the Vicente Calderon on Friday.</p> <p>Los Rojiblancos need to win just four of their five remaining games to seal the championship and will be keen to finish off relegation threatened Elche early on with the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Chelsea to come on Tuesday.</p> <p>"Within the group the only thing that is worrying us is how to approach the match against Elche in the best way possible," said Atletico boss Diego Simeone.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/football-atletico-look-edge-towards-title-chelsea-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Football in Spain AFP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:05:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6124463 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Roma fail in appeal against Destro ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/football-roma-fail-appeal-against-destro-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Roma have seen their appeal to overturn a three-match ban inflicted on striker Mattia Destro turned down after the Italian federation upheld the punishment for catching an opponent in the face with his hand. </p> <p>The 23-year-old striker bagged a hat-trick during Roma's 3-1 win at Cagliari on April 6 but fell victim to trial by television following a request by the disciplinary commission of the federation. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/football-roma-fail-appeal-against-destro-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Italy Mattia Destro Mattia Destro Sport in Italy AFP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:53:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6124252 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Hodgson fears Pirlo in Italy World Cup clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/football-hodgson-fears-pirlo-italy-world-cup-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>England coach Roy Hodgson admitted Thursday that he fears the damage Italian playmaker Andrea Pirlo could cause when the countries clash at the World Cup.</p> <p>"The player I fear the most? We respect everyone but if I have to name someone it would be Andrea Pirlo," said Hodgson in an interview with Mediaset.</p> <p>"Pirlo has played in Italy for 10 years. I coached him for six months (1998-1999 at Inter Milan). He has had an incredible career."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/football-hodgson-fears-pirlo-italy-world-cup-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Roy Hodgson Sport in Italy AFP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:51:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6124240 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Plenty of life still in Barca, insists Martino http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/football-plenty-life-still-barca-insists-martino <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino maintained his side can still return to their former glories after they were beaten 2-1 by a Gareth Bale inspired Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday.</p> <p>The Welshman ran half the length of the field to score the winner five minutes from time and subject Barca a third consecutive defeat in all competitions which leaves them on the verge of failing to win a major trophy for the first time in six years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/football-plenty-life-still-barca-insists-martino" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Football in Spain AFP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:48:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6123646 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: No World Cup for Totti and fellow veterans - Prandelli http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/football-no-world-cup-totti-and-fellow-veterans-prandelli <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy coach Cesare Prandelli on Tuesday ruled veterans Francesco Totti, Luca Toni and Antonio Di Natale out of his World Cup squad for Brazil as he backed Giuseppe Rossi and a clutch of emerging younger players.</p> <p>Totti and Toni had notably harboured hopes of travelling to Brazil for what would have been a last World Cup hurrah -- Toni's dreams boosted by his 17-goal tally so far in Serie A this season. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/football-no-world-cup-totti-and-fellow-veterans-prandelli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cesare Prandelli Cesare Prandelli Football in Italy Sport in Italy AFP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:35:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6122333 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: No need for Benitez advice on Benfica http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/football-no-need-benitez-advice-benfica <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Juventus coach Antonio Conte said he won't be turning to Napoli counterpart Rafael Benitez for useful tips on Portuguese sides ahead of the Bianconeri's upcoming Europa League semi-finals against Benfica.</p> <p>Juventus travel to a Benfica side which is on the verge of securing the Portuguese title for the first leg of their last four tie on April 24.</p> <p>Asked if he would be asking for advice from Benitez, whose side were ousted from the competition's last 16 by FC Porto, Conte told Sky Sport: "I don't think so, given their previous results against Portuguese teams.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/football-no-need-benitez-advice-benfica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Sport in Italy AFP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:50:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6121851 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Giovinco, Llorente strike as Juve restore eight-point lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/football-giovinco-llorente-strike-juve-restore-eight-point-lead-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish striker Fernando Llorente scored his third goal in two games as Juventus restored their eight-point lead over Roma at the top of Italy's Serie A with a comfortable 2-0 win away to Udinese on Monday.</p> <p>Roma kept their slim hopes of a first scudetto since 2001 alive with a 3-1 win at home to Atalanta on Saturday which reduced the gap to five points. </p> <p>But any thoughts Antonio Conte's men, beaten 2-0 away at Napoli two weeks ago, would suffer a slip-up at the Friuli Stadium were quashed inside the first half hour of a largely one-sided contest.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/football-giovinco-llorente-strike-juve-restore-eight-point-lead-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Football in Italy Sport in Italy AFP Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:17:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6121552 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Giovinco, Llorente strike as Juve restore eight-point lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/football-giovinco-llorente-strike-juve-restore-eight-point-lead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish striker Fernando Llorente scored his third goal in two games as Juventus restored their eight-point lead over Roma at the top of Italy's Serie A with a comfortable 2-0 win away to Udinese on Monday.</p> <p>Roma kept their slim hopes of a first scudetto since 2001 alive with a 3-1 win at home to Atalanta on Saturday which reduced the gap to five points. </p> <p>But any thoughts Antonio Conte's men, beaten 2-0 away at Napoli two weeks ago, would suffer a slip-up at the Friuli Stadium were quashed inside the first half hour of a largely one-sided contest.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/football-giovinco-llorente-strike-juve-restore-eight-point-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Football in Italy Sport in Italy AFP Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:19:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6121519 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ranieri focussed on semi-final, not on future http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/football-ranieri-focussed-semi-final-not-future <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Monaco coach Claudio Ranieri knows that the best way to respond to ongoing speculation about his future is to finish the season by winning silverware.</p> <p>The principality club travel to Ligue 1 strugglers Guingamp on Wednesday in the semi-finals of the French Cup and are huge favourites to lift the trophy at the Stade de France next month with Paris Saint-Germain already out.</p> <p>They are also second in Ligue 1, although a 10-point deficit to PSG with five games remaining means it is only a matter of time before the capital club win the title.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/football-ranieri-focussed-semi-final-not-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Football in Italy Sport in Europe AFP Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6121384 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Crisis? What crisis? PSG aim to bounce back http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/football-crisis-what-crisis-psg-aim-bounce-back <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>What a difference a week makes. Seven days ago, Paris Saint-Germain were riding the crest of a wave - 13 points clear at the top of the league and taking a two-goal cushion into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final.</p> <p>Seven days on, and two defeats later, PSG are suddenly being talked about as a club in crisis.</p> <p>Out of the Champions League after a Jose Mourinho-masterminded 2-0 Chelsea victory and beaten again in the league, 1-0 away at Lyon on Sunday, the knives are being sharpened ready for the ritual sacrifice of coach Laurent Blanc.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/football-crisis-what-crisis-psg-aim-bounce-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Sport in Europe AFP Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:48:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6121302 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: AVB the key to Zenit's title push - Hulk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/football-avb-the-key-zenits-title-push-hulk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Andre Villas-Boas has 'lit up' Zenit Saint Petersburg since his appointment as manager of the Russian title chasers, the club's Brazilian striker Hulk claims.</p> <p>Hulk's hat-trick in Saturday's 4-1 win over FC Krasnodar left Zenit leading the league by one point from Lokomotiv Moscow.</p> <p>Since Villas-Boas, sacked by Tottenham in December, was appointed last month Zenit have gone on a four-match winning spree.</p> <p>And Hulk, who has scored seven goals and made five assists in that period, says the credit should go to his former boss at Porto.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/football-avb-the-key-zenits-title-push-hulk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Comics Football in Italy Hulk AFP Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:54:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6121048 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Fiorentina, Inter tighten Europa grip, Higuain hits hat-trick http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130913/rugbyl-australian-national-rugby-league-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fiorentina dominated 10-man Verona in an eight-goal thriller while Inter Milan stunned 10-man Sampdoria 4-0 in Genoa as both sides tightened their grip on Serie A's two Europa League places on Sunday.</p> <p>Elsewhere Napoli resisted a fightback from Lazio, who also had a player sent off, to prevail 4-2 thanks to an injury-time goal from Gonzalo Higuain which gave the Argentine striker a hat-trick.</p> <p>In Sunday's late match captain Riccardo Montolivo struck a first-half missile to earn AC Milan a 1-0 win over basement side Catania.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130913/rugbyl-australian-national-rugby-league-result" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Italy Mauro Icardi Sport in Italy AFP Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:47:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5933138 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Fiorentina, Inter tighten Europa grip, Higuain hits hat-trick http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140413/football-fiorentina-inter-tighten-europa-grip-higuain-hits-hat-trick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fiorentina dominated 10-man Verona in an eight-goal thriller while Inter Milan stunned 10-man Sampdoria 4-0 in Genoa as both sides tightened their grip on Serie A's two Europa League places on Sunday.</p> <p>Elsewhere Napoli resisted a fightback from Lazio, who also had a player sent off, to prevail 4-2 thanks to an injury-time goal from Gonzalo Higuain which gave the Argentine striker a hat-trick.</p> <p>In Sunday's late match captain Riccardo Montolivo struck a first-half missile to earn AC Milan a 1-0 win over basement side Catania.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140413/football-fiorentina-inter-tighten-europa-grip-higuain-hits-hat-trick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Italy Mauro Icardi Sport in Italy AFP Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:47:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6120684 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Bologna stall Parma's Europa League hunt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140413/football-bologna-stall-parmas-europa-league-hunt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafaele Palladino levelled late for Parma in a 1-1 Serie A draw away to Bologna on Sunday although Roberto Donadoni's side dropped two precious points as they look to cement a Europa League place.</p> <p>Parma began the match level on points with Inter Milan, who sit in fifth place and what would normally be the last spot from which to qualify for the Europa League.</p> <p>But with fourth-placed Fiorentina facing Napoli, who are third, in the Italian Cup final on May 3, this season's sixth-place finisher would be in line to claim the extra spot in Europe's second-tier club competition.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140413/football-bologna-stall-parmas-europa-league-hunt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Football in Italy Robert Acquafresca Sport in Italy AFP Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:31:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6120624 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Roma move within five points of Juve in Serie A http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140413/football-roma-move-within-five-points-juve-serie-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Roma kept the suspense bubbling in Serie A on Saturday as they breezed to a 3-1 win over Atalanta and to within just five points of leaders Juventus. </p> <p>First half goals from versatile Brazilian Rodrigo Taddei and Serbia's Adem Ljajic put Rudi Garcia's side in charge at the Olympic Stadium before former Arsenal striker Gervinho sealed the victory with 27 minutes left. </p> <p>The Ivory Coast international picked up his eighth league goal of the season before Giulio Migliaccio pulled back a consolation goal for the away side with 12 minutes left. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140413/football-roma-move-within-five-points-juve-serie-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Italy Sport in Italy Udinese Calcio AFP Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:03:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6120204 at http://www.globalpost.com