Italy

Paolo Rossi, The Man Who made Brazil Cry, Turns 60

Former Italian national team forward Paolo Rossi celebrated his 60th birthday Thursday. With his hat trick at the 1982 World Cup in Spain, Rossi not only managed to push Italy to glory but also gave a name to his biography, published in 2002: "I Made Brazil Cry".

Brazil was the heavy favorite of that World Cup. Players like Zico, Socrates, Paulo Roberto Falcao, Toninho Cerezo and Eder were part of that Brazilian National Team.

Can Inter Milan Become The Best Team In Italy?

Arriving into the weekend, Internazionale were perfectly poised to implode as only they can. One of Italy’s most consistently self-defeating clubs, the Nerazzurrri had spent mid-week losing (at home) to the third-best team from Israel. Far from being a freak result, the Milanese club had been thoroughly outplayed.

Francesco Totti Calms The Storm Brewing Over Italy's Eternal City

There was a practice in Ancient Rome whereby a victorious general would be welcomed back into the city by throngs of celebrating citizens. As the triumph marched through the streets, with compliments and adoration showered upon the commander by the men and women of Rome, there was always a slave stationed beside his ear. 

Gigi Buffon And His Italy Teammates Stopped Italian Fans From Booing La Marseillaise

Imagine how great the world would be if every footballer behaved like Gigi Buffon. The 38-year-old Juventus and Italy goalkeeper is an absolute legend, equally famous for his remarkable career between the posts and his overall character. In recent years Buffon has endeared himself to fans around the world with his charismatic signing of the Italian national anthem, writing an emotional letter to the goal he defends, and playing keeper during a game with children.  

10 Summer Transfers That Are Destined To Fail

The 2016 summer transfer window is officially closed. There have been many exciting transfers as well as some truly terrible, overpriced ones. We're only a few weeks into the new season so we don’t know for sure how these transfers are going to work out, but we've come up with a list of 10 transfers which we anticipate will prove worthless.

10 Summer Transfers That Are Destined To Fail

#10: Maarten Stekelenburg | Fulham to Everton

Anointed The ‘Chosen One’ By Gigi Buffon, The Next Great Italian Keeper Made His Italy Bow At 17 Years Old

The list of great Italian goalkeepers surpasses that of any other nation on the planet. The likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Dino Zoff and Walter Zenga, to name just a few, have all represented the Azzurri with great ability and longevity. On Thursday, we got our first look at the next great Italian goalkeeper, AC Milan’s exceptional 17-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma. 

Gonzalo Higuain Says The ‘Fat’ Jokes Will Only Inflate His Goal Tally

Gonzalo Higuain has already gone some way towards repaying the €90 million that Juventus forked out to lure the Argentine away from Italian rivals Napoli. Higuain entered in the 66th minute of Juve’s opening Serie A match against Fiorentina. With the score level at 1-1, Higuain made the difference with his third touch of the match.

Napoli Fans Made Fat Gonzalo Higuain Mannequins Because They Are Salty

Napoli fans are apocalyptically salty that Gonzalo Higuain has left them for presumptive 2016-2017 Serie A champions Juventus, and they have not been shy in showing just how salty they are. Look at what they did to these mannequins with Higuain jerseys on.

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