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Roberto Mancini: ‘It would be amazing to win it the Nations League straight] after the European Championship and it would be amazing to qualify for the World Cup early, but it won’t be that easy.”Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Italy have got used to winning. There was incredulity back in 2018 when Roberto Mancini of the Azzurri announced his ambition to lift the European Ch(...)

AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring against Lazio. Photograph: EPA

Serie A AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on his return from a four-month injury layoff as they comfortably defeated Lazio 2-0 at San Siro on Sund(...)

Sweden’s Viktor Claesson (No 7)celebrates scoring his side’s second goal  with team-mates  during the  World Cup quaifier against Spain at the Friends Arena in Solna. Photograph:  Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

Sweden 2 Spain 1 Sweden bounced back from conceding an early goal to surprise Spain and emerge with a 2-1 victory in their World Cup qualifier on Thu(...)

Italy’s manager Roberto Mancini  during the  Euros  quarter-final against Belgium in Munich on July 2nd.   Photograph: Andreas Gebert/AFP via Getty Images

The article in Gazzetta dello Sport was only laying out the facts but it read like an audible groan. “Spain again,” ran the opening line in Italy’s pi(...)

Roberto Mancini says fans of Italy and Spain should be the majority at Wembley for their Euro 2020 semi-final. Photograph: Getty Images

Roberto Mancini believes it is “very unfair” that the vast majority of the 60,000 spectators expected at Wembley on Tuesday for the Euro 2020 semi-fi(...)

Matteo Pessina scores Italy’s  second goal past Austria goalkeeper  Daniel Bachmann during the Euro 2020 round of 16 match  at Wembley Stadium. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Italy 2 Austria 1 (aet, 0-0 after 90 mins) Italy scored twice in extra time through substitutes Federico Chiesa and Matteo Pessina to give the Euro 2(...)

Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma  vies for the ball with Wales’ midfielder Aaron Ramsey   at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Photograph: Alberto Lingria/POOL/AFP

As Italy cruised to their 11th consecutive victory under Roberto Mancini, a rare note of disapproval was heard from the stands. The whistles in the 8(...)

 Manuel Locatelli (right)  celebrates with his Italy  team-mates after scoring his second goal in the the Euro 2020 game against Switzerland  at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: Riccardo Antimiani/EPA

Italy 3 Switzerland 0 This is not a drill. Six days into Euro 2020, Italy became the first team to qualify for the knock-out stages courtesy of two b(...)

Joao Felix of Portugal challenges Aymeric Laporte of Spain during the international friendly match at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Aymeric Laporte made his Spain debut in a goalless draw with European champions Portugal on Friday night. The Manchester City defender was granted Sp(...)

If a Nigerian ever calls you a ‘Dundee United’, you should be deeply offended. File photograph: Getty Images

The Pope’s wish Pope Francis has been busy of late meeting folk from the world of Italian football, both Lazio striker Ciro Immobile and Bologna coac(...)

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