Can a soccer match unite a divided nation, cement people of different ages, convince one nation to be stronger than another, remain in the memory of future generations, become a scene told for decades by writers, intellectuals, poets, filmmakers? Yes, it can. It happened on June 17th, 1970, 50 years ago, in Mexico. The protagonists were Italy and G...

Italy national football team, nicknamed the Azzurri, are considered to be one of the giants of international football with 4 FIFA World Cup and 1 UEFA Euro. Two of their World Cups came early into the World Cup era under their legendary head coach Vittorio Pozzo, in 1934 and ’38 respectively. Thus, Italy became the first European side to win the WC...

The Italian soccer season could finish without a champion if Serie A is stopped again because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Italian federation on Monday approved plans for a playoff or the use of an algorithm if the regular season cannot be finished. Serie A clubs decided on Friday to ask for no champion and no relegations. The latest plans prop...

Serie A has joined the party of sports leagues announcing their restart dates. Vincenzo Spadafora, Italy’s sports minister, confirmed to the media on Thursday that the country’s top soccer league will resume its season on June 20. Play was initially suspended on March 9 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Spadafora virtually met with a number of Italian...

Ha rassegnato le dimissioni dalla carica di vicepresidente del Palermo l’imprenditore italo-americano Tony Di Piazza. Al termine di un lungo consiglio di amministrazione iniziato alle 16 e concluso a sera, a dare la notizia è stato lo stesso club di viale del Fante. A ospitare i lavori del cda gli uffici dello stadio “Barbera” dove erano presenti i...

Regarded as one of the world's most dangerous sports, Calcio Storico Fiorentino, or 'historic Florentine football," dates back to 16th century Florence. A combination of football and rugby, it was a pastime for wealthy aristocrats and even popes, such as Clement Ⅶ, Leo Ⅺ, and Urban Ⅴ Ⅲ who participated in this violent game. A bit of history Althoug...

The Italian heritage authority have given the go ahead for the iconic San Siro stadium, the home of AC and Inter Milan, to be torn down. Apart from being home to the two Milan clubs, the San Siro was also used as a venue for the 1934 and 1990 FIFA World Cups, as well as the 1980 UEFA European Championship. Serie A clubs AC Milan and Inter Milan, re...

Soccer, considered in Italy almost as a religion, has been telling beautiful and sometimes really exciting pages of history for over 100 years. One of these was written in 1970, exactly 50 years ago. In those years Italy was still experiencing the famous economic boom of the '60s, that of well-being for all the people who came out a few years befor...

Il calcio, lo sport, spesso ci regalano storie di uomini che vengono raccontate e che ci avvicinano a loro. Storie che in un modo o nell’altro li lega per sempre, anche ad una terra che magari essi non sapevano neanche esistesse. Oggi parliamo della storia di Tony Meola. In molti non lo conosceranno e ve lo presentiamo noi. Tony Meola è un portiere...

Italy's Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Wednesday the country's top-flight Serie A soccer championship looks unlikely to resume this season because of the COVID-19 epidemic. On March 9 Italy suspended the league campaign as part of a nationwide lockdown to curb a new coronavirus epidemic that has seen over 200,000 confirmed cases and mor...