The domestic season is all but over but don’t even think about taking a break from football. The gap between the last fixtures of the season and the commencement of the World Cup is so brief that even the most ardent football addict will barely have time for withdrawal symptoms.
With the announcement of the Italy squad out of the way the build up to Brazil 2014 is officially upon us and, with less than a month to go until Prandelli...More
Not many national teams can compare with Italy’s prestigious history at the World Cup, with the Azzurri preparing themselves for Brazil 2014 in the hope of adding to their four titles. A strong qualifying campaign under the guidance of Cesare Prandelli has restored faith and pride, which was severely damaged after a trouble-filled first round exit in South Africa 2010, in the national team. Italy can take great encouragement from their ...More
It might sound strange to suggest that the Serie A leaders should focus their attention away from domestic fixtures but there is more than one reason why Juventus should prioritise the Europa League during the run in to the end of the season. The Turin based side are coasting towards their thirtieth national title but why should they focus so intently on a Europe wide competition that is seen as a poor relation to the Champions League?
The first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-finals is behind us and there are just two more matches to go before the final is set. So now it's time to take stock of the remaining clubs and who looks to be the favourite among the contenders. This past week saw two closely contested matches: Udinese defended their home ground and earned a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina while AS Roma did the same with a 3-2 win over Napoli. But can the first leg's...More
AC Milan are one of the most recognised names in world football. With a history full of trophies, great players and success, their current position in Serie A will be a big disappointment to fans used to seeing great things from their team. After a change in manager, Milan hired former-player Clarence Seedorf in the hope of changing the fortunes of the club. Seedorf got off to a good start in his first game with a 1-0 win over Verona, a...More
Serie A recommences this weekend after the winter break, so the players should be fresh for a much anticipated second half of the season. Some teams will be looking to continue on where they left off, whilst others will be hoping a new year brings new fortunes.
The undoubted game of the weekend is a huge one, leaders Juventus take on Roma, in a battle between the top two. Juve are five points clear going into the new year and are fav...More
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