Nicky Bandini

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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(...)

Italy players and their manager Roberto Mancini  celebrate  beating Belgium   at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich. Photograph: Matthias Schrader/Pool

If we needed one moment to sum up Italy’s transformation over the past four years, it arrived in the 44th minute at the Allianz Arena. Lorenzo Insigne(...)

Italy defender Leonardo Spinazzola takes a shot at goal against Austria  at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Ben Stansall/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Leonardo Spinazzola is probably not the fastest at Euro 2020. And yet, nobody has run faster during the tournament. The Italy left-back was clocked by(...)