Italy

Wednesday 8 October 2014

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EXCLUSIVE: The head of the Italian Football Federation has been banned for six months by European football's governing body for referring to African players as "banana eaters"

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The executive director of Football Against Racism in Europe believes the troubled 24-year-old could transform attitudes in his homeland by lighting up the Premier League

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The Chile international was dropped for being photographed on a night out two days before Sunday's Serie A showdown with Roma in Turin

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EXCLUSIVE: The Spain Under-21 international says he is not upset that Los Blancos opted to replace him with Javier Hernandez, who he says is a "great player"

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EXCLUSIVE: The Spain under-21 international feels the Giallorossi skipper was wrong to claim that his side had been beaten by the officials in Turin - and not the Bianconeri

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The versatile defender is facing a month on the sidelines with a thigh muscle problem sustained in Sunday's Serie A win over Roma in Turin

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Having been written off as he struggled to live up to the hype last season, Honda is proving his critics wrong under Pippo Inzaghi writes Aditya Bajaj.

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The Southampton striker was capped at Under-21 level but poor performances at club level have seen him overlooked for the senior team until now

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The striker has failed to shine in Ligue 1, having been utilised as a winger since he joined, but his former coach believes he can still star for the French club

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The ex-Chelsea boss is the most experienced choice, but the Dutchman's playing record and time spent as Louis van Gaal's no.2 at the Netherlands team puts him in good stead

Tuesday 7 October 2014

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The decision to appoint Carlo Tavecchio as FIGC president looks even more ridiculous now after the 71-year-old was suspended by European football's governing body for six months

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The Giallorossi president says both parties should "take a deep breath" after heated remarks following the controversial Serie A clash on Sunday

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The 71-year-old has also been ordered to hold an event to raise awareness of racism in Italy as a result of his controversial comments earlier this year

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The 26-year-old winger continues to be linked with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United and the Viola are desperate for him to sign a new deal

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The Italian has been out of the game since being sacked by Chelsea just under two years ago but the Bundesliga outfit are adamant that he is the right man for the job

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There have been reports that the Ligue 1 champions are considering hiring the Italian in light of their stuttering domestic form