Thursday, November 20, 2014

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The ex-Nerazzurri president says current incumbent Erick Thohir had no option to fire the 53-year-old trainer because of the fans' ire and the team's poor results

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The 28-year-old is suffering from a condition known as "cavernoma" which although not life or career threatening, requires him to go under the knife

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The 30-year-old, who can play in either full-back position or as a defensive midfielder, has been training with the Premier League strugglers in a bid to prove his fitness

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COMMENT: With the 22-year-old approaching the last six months of his contract, Basel are bracing themselves for a flurry of interest from Europe's big guns in January

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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The Nerazzurri president says his new coach must at least qualify for next season's Europa League; the same goal that had been set for predecessor Walter Mazzarri

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The Azzurri boss says that part of his side's problems stems from the emphasis on club football and believes he needs more time to prepare his players adequately

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The former Juventus coach believes "great coaches" have tried and failed to get the best out of the 24-year-old, who has scored only twice in 14 games this season

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Substitute Stefano Okaka scored less than 20 minutes into his senior debut, to give the Azzurri a 1-0 victory over the Balkan visitors, continuing Antonio Conte's unbeaten start

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Stefano Okaka scored in the late stages of his international debut to give Antonio Conte's men the victory after a dominant but inefficient display

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The Azzurri will be hoping to avoid another upset when they take on their neighbours on Tuesday night - who have beaten Portugal and drawn with France in recent fixtures

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The France coach has reminded the 21-year-old that he must not become too laid back in his approach and says Hugo Lloris remains his No.1

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The Giallorossi icon admits he would jump at the chance to take charge of the club when he retires from playing

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As Lionel Messi prepares to tangle with Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford with national pride on the line, we ask which continent would win a fantasy match-up

Monday, November 17, 2014

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The former Reds boss says has strongly refuted speculation of a deal for the Italy international but says the Anfield faithful will back the striker if he works hard on the pitch