The rules had been clear. No crowding. No flares. No violence. Fearing an ugly fallout from the match, whichever way it went, the Rome authorities had stopped public transport at 9pm and begun to cordon off parts of the city centre. As it happened, the worst that happened as fans marched down Rome’s main street, the Via del Corso, was some knocked-...

Italy claimed the European Championship for the first time since 1968 as penalties came back to haunt England at Wembley on Sunday, Gianluigi Donnarumma saving twice as the Azzurri won a shootout 3-2 after the game finished 1-1 following extra time. The giant goalkeeper saved from Jadon Sancho and, decisively, Bukayo Saka after Marcus Rashford hit...

Today is July 11, and today the Italian national soccer team will play the final of the European Championships. 39 years ago, on July 11, 1982, the Italian national soccer team played and won the World Cup. This is the letter that the champions of that time wrote to the champions of today. The numbers are those of the 1982 jerseys. When there are t...

You can watch the final game of the UEFA Euro 2020 Cup final between Italy and England this weekend at a popular Far Northwest Side Italian bar. Italian restaurant BarTucci, 3426 N. Harlem Ave. in Dunning, will host a big watch party for the final game starting 1 p.m. Sunday in the Piazza Italia parking lot, which is home to a variety of Italian sh...

It all comes down to this. Almost a month after the UEFA European Championship kicked off with 24 teams competing for the title, Italy and England will meet on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the final of the star-studded tournament. Neither team has lost a game on the road to the final of Euro 2020 – so called because it was supposed to be held last year but...

ONE OF THE MANY benefits to being a professional soccer player is the opportunity to see the world. With games, leagues, and tournaments all over the globe, players have the chance to regularly travel to different countries and continents to see different cultures and languages. For SM Caen attacker Nicholas Gioacchini, however, soccer is providing...

An Italian bar in Brooklyn was the scene of celebrations on July 6, after Italy booked their place in the final of Euro 2020 with an epic penalty-shootout win over Spain at Wembley. The game finished 1-1 after extra time, after Alvaro Morata cancelled out Federico Chiesa’s opener for Italy. The Azzurri’s Brazilian-born midfielder Jorginho coolly sl...

There were widespread scenes of euphoria on the streets of Rome and other Italian cities last night after the Azzurri beat Spain in a penalty shoot-out to head into the Euro 2020 final this weekend. The victory came following a nail-biting finish to the match in London's Wembley Stadium, after the teams ended extra time 1-1, with the winning penalt...

The final touch, the decisive touch, after two hours of thunder and fire, was soft and delicate and perfect. Jorginho stood in front of the massed ranks of Italy fans, straightened his back, took a breath, and started his run. Halfway there, as he always does, he paused, just for a beat, just for long enough to knock Unai Simon off balance. And the...

Pittsburgh United FC, the newly formed United Premier Soccer League club, announced a signing Thursday that it hopes will make a major impact on its roster when it begins play in the fall. It’s not a striker or goalkeeper. It’s a scout. The team announced the addition of Nicola Martini as its director of scouting. Martini has worked as an intermedi...