Talking points and compelling storylines to watch, as Italian football set to return

Serie A can resume training in May as Italy begins to ease ...

The 2019-20 Serie A campaign resumes this weekend, with almost one-third of the season still to complete. There are plenty of storylines which need closure, from Juventus’ toughest title race in years to the chase for European qualification.  Continue reading

England are through Group G, but can Three Lions roar in knockout rounds?

England, for all the quality within their ranks, have been consistent underachievers on the international stage. Despite this though, there is a surge in belief across the country. The Three Lions are finally starting to justify their hype. Led by a manager in Gareth Southgate who is providing them opportunities to play freely, they have responded by becoming a collective unit. 

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Italy vs Spain Preview: Battle of European heavyweights in Paris

Italy vs Spain Preview: Battle of European heavyweights in Paris

After both sides suffered narrow defeats in their final Group game respectively, they’re set to go head-to-head for a place in the quarter-finals on Monday afternoon in Paris. Who will prevail and who’ll tumble out of the competition?

Going into the tournament, there was an element of doubt as to whether Italy and Spain would show their quality or falter on the big stage – something that has happened in recent international competitions.

Following the first two group games, both teams had six points each. So, after defeats against Republic of Ireland and Croatia respectively in their final group encounters, they find themselves in a tricky situation: battling against each other with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs.

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