• Totti considering delaying retirement

    Totti considering delaying retirement

    The 40-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the current campaign, but he has suggested he could continue playing, insisting he is in good physical and mental shape.

    Roma icon Francesco Totti has hinted he may prolong his playing career beyond this season.

    Totti has spent most of his life with the club, having joined the youth system in 1989 and has been in the first-team since 1992. The attacker has gone on to become a legend for club and country, winning […]

  • Flooding in northern Italy claims one life

    Flooding in northern Italy claims one life

    According to reports reaching ADELOVE, torrential rains in northern Italy has caused flooding and rising waters feared to have claimed at least one victim, after a man was swept away by a swollen river near Turin.

    The elderly man was on Friday tending to horses in Perosa Argentina, a small town in the foothills of the Alps west of Turin, when the bank of the river gave way beneath his feet, causing him to fall in the landslide and be washed […]

  • Mario Balotelli promises to ‘get a helicopter and fly over Nice’ if he can lead the underdogs to the Ligue 1 title

    Mario Balotelli promises to ‘get a helicopter and fly over Nice’ if he can lead the underdogs to the Ligue 1 title

    Mario Balotelli has promised to fly a helicopter over Nice if he can guide his new team to an unlikely Ligue 1 title.

     

    Balotelli joined the French club from Liverpool on a free transfer over the summer, and has been an instant hit with six goals in as many league games.

    It comes as a complete contrast to his two years on Merseyside, where he flopped and was eventually frozen out, as he has been a key man in Nice reaching the […]

  • Italy 0-0 Germany: Andrea Belotti goes closest as European giants cancel each other out

    Italy 0-0 Germany: Andrea Belotti goes closest as European giants cancel each other out

    Back in July, this was a fixture that ended in frenzied circumstances, with the Italian totem Gianluigi Buffon in tears and his counterpart Manuel Neuer admitting he had never quite experienced anything like it.

    On that occasion, Germany had defeated Antonio Conte’s Italy in a penalty shoot-out to emerge as victors from the Euro 2016 quarter-finals in France.

    Four months on, and this was the calm after the storm. There were reminders of that fateful evening, with the penalty fall guys Leonardo […]

  • Darmian: I don’t know why Mourinho doesn’t pick me

    Darmian: I don’t know why Mourinho doesn’t pick me

    The defender says he will continue to give his all at Manchester United amd is determined to win his place despite his manager appearing not to favour him.

    Matteo Darmian is at a loss to explain why Jose Mourinho has seemed reluctant to give him a chance to re-establish himself in Manchester United’s starting XI, even if he has vowed to keep fighting.

    Darmian has benefitted from injuries to the likes of Antonio Valencia, Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling to feature in […]

  • HISTORY: Buffon equals Casillas appearance record

    HISTORY: Buffon equals Casillas appearance record

    The 38-year-old’s outing against Germany on Tuesday was his 167th for Italy, establishing him alongside his La Roja equivalent in terms of most caps.

    Gianluigi Buffon earned his 167th international cap for Italy during Tuesday’s 0-0 draw against Germany, in the process equaling Spain counterpart Iker Casillas’ appearance record.

    The Juventus custodian started the clash at San Siro before being replaced at half-time, during which he made a number of saves.

    Buffon is already Italy’s record appearance holder after making his debut in […]

  • Balotelli ‘has found the right atmosphere in France’ – Motta

    Balotelli ‘has found the right atmosphere in France’ – Motta

    Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta has praised Nice striker Mario Balotelli, adding he “has found the right environment” at the Ligue 1 club.

    Nice currently lead defending French champions PSG by three points at the top of the table and Balotelli has scored six goals in six league appearances since arriving in the summer from Liverpool.

    Speaking with Gazzetta dello Sport, Motta talked up his Italian compatriot’s chances of an international return but conceded he will “have to be a team player” […]

  • Italy players want revenge on Germany -Italy coach

    Italy players want revenge on Germany -Italy coach

    The Azzurri were agonisingly defeated on penalties by Joachim Low’s men during Euro 2016 and the team is seeking revenge in their upcoming friendly clash.

    Italy head coach Giampiero Ventura says his players will be out for revenge when they take on Germany at San Siro.

    Tuesday’s friendly is the first meeting between the two sides since the world champions knocked Italy out of Euro 2016 in a quarter-final penalty shoot-out, when they were managed by Antonio Conte.

    Ventura admits that his side’s […]

  • Nigerian girls who hawk s*x on the streets of Italy

    Nigerian girls who hawk s*x on the streets of Italy

    Sitting on the floor surrounded by vials, animal bones and sheets stained crimson with blood, spiritual doctor Olor Elemian described how he scares girls into blind obedience with potions and spells known as “juju”.

    Pimps, madams, smugglers and even parents bring girls to his shrine in Amedokhian village near the southern Nigerian city of Uromi, where they drink concoctions brewed with pieces of their own fingernails, pubic hair, underwear or drops of blood.

    “I can make sure she never sleeps well or […]

  • Liechtenstein 0-4 Italy: Belotti brace inspires Azzurri to comfortable victory

    Liechtenstein 0-4 Italy: Belotti brace inspires Azzurri to comfortable victory

    The Torino striker scored twice as Giampiero Ventura’s charges thrashed their opponents, with all four of the visitors’ goals coming in the first half.

    Italy remain level on points with Spain at the top of World Cup qualifying Group G after cruising to a 4-0 victory in Liechtenstein.

    Strikers Andrea Belotti and Ciro Immobile scored within 75 seconds of each other in the first half as Italy raced in front.

    Antonio Candreva added a third before Belotti grabbed his second prior to half-time.

    A […]

  • I’m not worth €100m, nobody can live up to that price tag – Verratti

    I’m not worth €100m, nobody can live up to that price tag – Verratti

    The Italian midfielder has voiced his surprise at the continuing rise of transfer fees and is adamant no player can live up to the expectations that accompany such moves.

     

    Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti feels no footballer is worth the €105 million Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba.

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    United broke the transfer record previously held by Gareth Bale following his […]