Switzerland vs Italy 2-0: Woeful Azzurri Humbled & Uncrowned

The Euro 2024 Round of 16 kicked off with a battle between Switzerland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. While the Azzurri fans were expecting their team to raise the level following a mediocre group-stage campaign, the defending champions were uncrowned after putting up their most hollow display in recent memory.
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Croatia vs Italy 1-1: Last-Minute Zaccagni Strike Keeps Title Defense Alive

At the Reb Bull Arena in Leipzig, Croatia and Italy locked horns for their final group-stage fixtures in Euro 2024, with both sides needing a positive result. The Balkan side were on the cusp of qualification to the Round of 16 thanks to Luka Modric's opener, but Mattia Zaccagni came off the bench to save the day for the Azzurri with a wonderful last-gasp goal.
Italy got the job done at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund and debuted at Euro 2024 with a win. The Azzurri tamed Albania 2-1 after going down 23 second after kick off.

Italy vs Albania 2-1: Bastoni and Barella Revive Azzurri After Dreadful Start

Italy got the job done at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund and debuted at Euro 2024 with a win. The Azzurri tamed Albania 2-1 after going down 23 second after kick off. Inter men Alessandro Bastoni and Nicolò Barella set things straight for Italy, who had the merit of reacting fast after a shocking start. 
Italy's first outing ahead of Euro 2024 did not leave a particularly good impression as they engaged in a dull 0-0 stalemate against Turkey

Italy vs Turkey 0-0: Fagioli Returns as Calafiori Makes Azzurri Debut

The Azzurri's first outing ahead of Euro 2024 did not leave a particularly good impression as Italy engaged in a dull 0-0 stalemate against Vincenzo Montella's Turkey at the Renato Dall'Ara Stadium in Bologna. The Azzurri struggled to find space upfront against Montella's organized lineup in a match that never really caught fire.
Gigi Riva, better known as Rombo di Tuono ("Roar of Thunder"), passed away on Monday night in Cagliari, aged 79, due to complications of a stroke

Serie A Heroes: “Roar of Thunder” Gigi Riva, the Pride of Cagliari

Gigi Riva was really a player like we won’t ever see again, if only because he still holds the record for the most goals scored for Italy. But he is also the man who took Cagliari, a quasi-unknown team that was fumbling in Serie B and led them to winning the Scudetto – the first club from the South of Italy to beat the traditional powerhouses from the industrial North!
Italy ended their Nations League Final Four experience on a positive note as they beat the home country Netherlands 3-2 in the third-place playoff

Netherlands vs Italy 2-3: Encouraging Win for the Azzurri

Italy ended their Nations League Final Four experience on a positive note as they beat the home country Netherlands 3-2 in the third-place playoff in Enschede. After a lackluster second half showing against Spain, which costed the Azzurri the Final, Italy came up with a somewhat positive performance on Sunday, led by youngsters like Davide Frattesi (who tallied one goal and one assist) and Alessandro Buongiorno.
Spain confirmed to be an absolute nemesis for the Azzurri as they beat Roberto Mancini's Italy 2-1 in a Nations League Semi Final on Thursday night

Spain vs Italy 2-1: Joselu Goal Gives Spain the Edge Once Again

Spain, once again. The Furia Roja confirmed to be an absolute nemesis for the Azzurri - with a few notable exceptions - as they beat Roberto Mancini's Italy 2-1 in a Nations League Semi Final played in Eschede on Thursday night. After the first half ended 1-1, it was a late goal from substitute Joselu to make the difference between the two sides, bringing Spain to the Final in Rotterdam on Sunday against Croatia.
Former Inter wonderkid Wilfried Gnonto has reached new heights for Leeds United, and the Premier League barely know him

From Zurich to Leeds: Wilfried Gnonto, Like a Bolt from the Azzurri Blue

Being a menace on the pitch is why Wilfried Gnonto is the perfect fit for Leeds as his raw playstyle intertwines with the football culture at the club. The directiveness to take on defenders like an old-school fantasista, along with the passion he plays with, is equally matched by the support he receives from the stands.
During the 2002 World Cup, the Italian squad coached by Giovanni Trapattoni experienced a painful setback at the hands of South Korea and Ahn Jung-hwan

World Cup One-Hit Wonders: Ahn, the Korean Killer of Italy

Until June 18, 2002, the most infamously known (North) Korean in Italy was football striker Pak Doo-Ik, whose goal at the 1966 World Cup in England propitiated the Azzurri’s shocking elimination. But during the 2002 World Cup, the Italian squad experienced an equally painful setback, this time at the hands of the Southern part of the peninsula.