Juventus lifting  the trophy  following the last  Serie A  match of the season against Verona on May 19th, 2018,  in Turin. Photograph: Getty Images

This was supposed to be a grim summer for Italian football supporters. For the first time in six decades a World Cup was taking place without their na(...)

Chelsea celebrate after securing the league title at West Brom. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

Antonio Conte is unveiled as manager The eighth permanent managerial appointment of Roman Abramovich’s ownership of Chelsea had set the tone early. A(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Callum O’Dowda and Andrea Conti of Italy. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 1 Italy 4 A heavy defeat to Group Two leaders Italy at the Waterford RSC yesterday has all but ended the Republic of Ireland’s U(...)

Vittorio Parigini celebrates scoring the winning goal against the Republic of Ireland. Photo: Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images

Italy 1 Republic of Ireland 0 The Republic of Ireland suffered a first defeat in their Uefa Under-21 qualification campaign on Tuesday against (...)