Italy have climbed to fifth place in the FIFA World Ranking after their UEFA EURO 2020 victory and 34-match unbeaten run. Belgium remain the leaders, despite being eliminated from the tournament by Italy in the quarter-finals. They are followed by Brazil, who lost the Copa America Final to Argentina and France. Italy are still behind England, the s...

The true measure of a team isn’t just whether it wins championships – although there is nothing wrong with that – it is how the coach and players handle adversity, disappointment and defeat. It is how do they deal with it and bounce back after an excruciating loss or a stunning red card in a match. During the early years 1990s, the Brooklyn Italian...

As Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini lifted the Henri Delaunay trophy high into the drizzling London sky nearly a month ago, the sheer scale of what Roberto Mancini’s side had achieved in just three years wasn’t lost on some. “We’ve come from missing out on the 2018 World Cup, which was a tragedy, the worst tragedy that you can imagine for a country...

Gianluca Busio has become the latest young American to make the jump from MLS to Europe, as Sporting Kansas City agreed to transfer him to Serie A side Venezia FC. Long rumored to be moving to Italy, thanks in large part to his Italian passport, Busio becomes the second USMNT player to make a transfer abroad following their Gold Cup performances. H...

On 196 Sports, the platform operated by Mister C, millions of Serie C Italian football fans across the world will now be able to follow their favorite teams. Beginning this season, 196 Sports will broadcast live all of the 1,100-plus Serie C matches, as well as exclusive content, match highlights, player and coach interviews and various news on the...

Last Sunday, the Azzurri lifted an entire nation after Italians were hit hardest in Europe during the Covid-19 pandemic. After missing out on the 2018 World Cup, Italia showed true resilience and can now be crowned European champions for the second time in their history. This team awoke the hearts of Italians around this entire planet, and reminded...

Campioni d’Europa! Campioni d’Europa! This is the cry launched by millions of Italians on Sunday, July 11th, at the end of the final of the European Football Championship won by the Azzurri against the hosts England. The second one in history, after the one won in the 1968 edition organized in Italy, when some soccer legends such as Dino Zoff, Giac...

Venezia have reportedly concluded the transfer for Sporting KC midfielder Gianluca Busio in a deal worth €4m. He is the second MLS player to join the Lagunari after Tanner Tessman made the move from FC Dallas for €3.65m plus bonuses this week. American sources have long suggested that Busio was in negotiations with Venezia, but Sky Sport Italia cla...

The important thing to remember is that Italy could not care less about how the rest of the world views its Euro 2020 success. After defeating England in a thrilling penalty shoot out on Monday morning, Italy has been celebrating their new status as champions of Europe. Lost in the drama-charged aftermath of the final was a video many fans are refe...

Gianluca Vialli made me choke up. And to think, this wasn't my first rodeo. Between World Cup finals, Champions League finals and Europa League finals, playoff finals, domestic cup finals, European Championship and Copa America finals ... I'm well north of 60 in a professional capacity. When you have the privilege of doing what I do for a living, y...