In a deeply personal account, Frank Risorto recalls the emotions he felt whilst seeing Italy against Spain at Euro 2016, and how football – for a brief period – allowed him to tune out the outside world.
Euro ’96, the tournament in which football ‘came home’. After 30 years, England were once again hosting a […]
Onur Bilgic recalls how Gli Azzurri kicked off Euro 2000, with a win against Turkey.
Ross Kilvington examines Gli Azzurri’s struggles in the aftermath of the Superga disaster, as the 1950s became the lost decade for the Italian national side.
Surviving the snow – Gigi Buffon’s eventful Italy debut Gianluca Pagliuca was hobbling, heavily. Moments earlier, he had […]
‘There are ten thousand fans waiting at Fiumicino,’ announced the captain of the plane carrying the Italian team […]
It was 20 years ago that a golden goal settled the final of Euro 2000 and it went against […]
Origins If the word ‘staffetta’ is translated into English, it roughly means relay. The word is generally associated […]
As the final whistle went in Milan after the aggregate play-off defeat to Sweden, the fate of the […]
It’s safe to say that the World Cup in Russia this summer has been quite enjoyable to watch. […]
The everlasting image of the 1994 World Cup portrays a lonely Roberto Baggio disconsolately looking down at the […]
“Francescooooooo! Totti! Totti! Totti!,” yelled Italian commentator Fabio Caressa. The Azzurri had just been rescued by the forward’s […]
For generations of football fans, Italy are the quintessential World Cup team. Skilful, stylish and exciting, Gli Azzurri […]
One of the best known pictures in the history of Italian football shows four men engaged in a […]
Many among the 70,000 crowd gathered in the San Siro released an involuntary gasp as Spanish referee Antonio […]