Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is being weighed up by the Italian Football Federation as a priority target for the vacant Italy job, according to the BBC. Italy are currently without a manager after Giampiero Ventura was sacked for an ignominious exit to Sweden in the World Cup Playoffs, where they failed to score over two
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Italy have parted ways with Giampiero Ventura after failing to secure World Cup qualification, as reported by the BBC. The Azzurri lost 1-0 to Sweden in the playoffs, excluding them from a World Cup for the first time since 1958. However, the 69-year-old absolved himself of any blame in the fallout of the disappointment, pointing
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Giampiero Ventura has named a 27-man squad for Italy’s two-leg FIFA World Cup Playoff against Sweden. The Azzurri visit Stockholm for the first leg on November 10 before returning to Italy for November 13’s decider, which will be played at the San Siro. Napoli midfielder Jorginho is the surprise inclusion after having been publicly denied
Sweden have named their 25-man squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Playoff against Italy. Al Ain FC striker Marcus Berg, who finished as their top-scorer in qualifying with eight goals from nine appearances, is included alongside RB Leipzig dangerman Emil Forsberg. The experienced trio of Hull City midfielder Sebastian Larsson, Krasnodar defender Andreas Granqvist
Eight second-best ranked teams from the nine groups of UEFA World Cup Qualifying will be placed into a Playoff Draw next Tuesday. Though the final eight are not yet confirmed with matches still to be played across Monday and Tuesday evening, we can begin to put the pieces of the puzzle that is November’s World
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Dutch manager Dick Advocaat faces an uphill battle to send Holland to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, needing victories over Belarus and Sweden to keep the possibility of a second-place finish alive. Holland are third in Group A, three points behind second-placed Sweden and four points behind first-placed France. Assuming Sweden see off the
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