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Giampiero Mughini: Hitler would have been afraid of Wanda Nara

Posted Sunday, March 31, 2019 by Marca.com152 hits

Mauro Icardi's wife and agent Wanda Nara has emerged as a significant figure in the Serie A world and now the Italian writer Giampiero Mughini has claimed that she has a personality that would have scared off Adolf Hitler. The Inter striker's contract renewal has muddied the relationship between the couple and the club, while the Argentine was stripped off his captaincy. "Hitler would have b...Full Story »

AC Milan eager to secure Giacomo Bonaventura to new contract

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com120 hits

Giacomo Bonaventura is in line to be offered new terms by AC Milan. The winger is contracted to Milan until 2020, but the club wants to extend it to 2022. Gazzetta dello Sport says talks have opened and are aimed at adding another two years to the current contract with an improved salary. Bonaventura was signed from Atalanta on transfer deadline day in 2014 for €7m. The midfielder ha...Full Story »

AC Milan 2 - 1 Lazio: Bonaventura header sinks Lazio as Milan maintain winning run

Posted Monday, January 29, 2018 by PA166 hits

Giacomo Bonaventura scored the winner as in-form AC Milan recorded a third successive Serie A victory by beating high-flying Lazio 2-1.Midfielder Bonaventura settled a tight contest at the San Siro with a bullet header past Thomas Strakosha a minute before the break.Italy Under-21 forward Patrick Cutrone had earlier nodded Milan ahead before they were quickly pegged back by a fine finish from La...Full Story »

Ventura sacked from Italy post after World Cup qualifying failure

Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Goal.com151 hits

Gian Piero Ventura has been sacked as Italy manager after overseeing a catastrophic World Cup qualifying failure. For the first time since 1958 Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup, with a 0-0 draw against Sweden on Monday at San Siro clinching a 1-0 aggregate victory for the Swedes in their qualifying play-off. And the debacle has cost Ventura his job, as the FIGC confirmed in a s...Full Story »

Ventura's missteps, shallow player pool responsible for Italy's World Cup woe

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by ESPN179 hits

MILAN, Italy -- Perhaps this had been coming for Italy. Successive group-stage exits at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups and a head coach in charge whose greatest achievement in a 41-year career was promotion from Serie C in 1996 -- the warning signs were certainly there. But for a World Cup to take place without Italy, the four-time world champions and two-time runners-up, still feels like a jol...Full Story »

Italy vs Sweden - Gian Piero Ventura calls on his Italy side to show heart in vital clash

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017 by PA214 hits

Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura has spoken about the need for "heart and determination" as his side prepare to host Sweden in Monday's World Cup qualifying play-off second leg. The Italians are in danger of missing out on the finals for the first time since 1958, having lost leg one 1-0 in Stockholm on Friday. Ventura, quoted by, said at a press conference ahead of the return meeting at ...Full Story »

Italy's Gian Piero Ventura faults referee after 'undeserved defeat' to Sweden

Posted Saturday, November 11, 2017 by ESPN134 hits

Gian Piero Ventura said Italy did not deserve their 1-0 defeat to Sweden in Friday's World Cup playoff first leg and placed blame on the referee for being too lenient. Sweden substitute Jakob Johansson scored his first international goal shortly after the hour mark with a shot from the edge of the area that deflected in off Daniele De Rossi and wrong-footed goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Italy...Full Story »

Ventura fumes at fitness levels after Italy's woeful draw

Posted Saturday, October 07, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com93 hits

Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura blamed his players' poor fitness levels for a disappointing 1-1 draw against Macedonia that failed to guarantee the Azzurri a World Cup play-off spot. Giorgio Chiellini's first-half goal was cancelled out by Aleksandar Trajkovski with 13 minutes remaining to ensure a miserable end to an insipid performance from Italy. They travel to Albania on Monday for their ...Full Story »

Italy vs Macedonia - Ventura: I'm more interested in desire

Posted Friday, October 06, 2017 by PA112 hits

Italy coach Giampiero Ventura brushed aside questions about his side's formation ahead of Friday's critical World Cup qualifier against Macedonia. Ventura has controversially favoured a 4-2-4 formation - something not used by any Serie A side - but its limitations were horribly exposed in the 3-0 loss to Spain during the last international break. With Italy's chances of avoiding the play-offs ...Full Story »

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