Italy was awarded the joint organization of the 2032 European Championship with Turkey, but it had the chance to host the 2030 World Cup along with Saudi Arabia and Egypt. They passed on the opportunity for a few reasons, as federal president Gabriele Gravina revealed.
Gian Piero Gasperini has completely repaired his relationship with Atalanta after a pair of dicey summers and is in for the long haul: "“My story with them is wonderful. I hope it’ll last a while longer. That was my initial wish considering the great results."
Italy qualified for Euro 2024 by the skin of their teeth avoiding the playoff. Their title defense will likely face obstacles right away. UEFA changed the criteria for the pools of the draw. They are no longer based on the FIFA ranking but on how the teams fared during the qualifiers
Luciano Spalletti has confirmed that Italy will indeed move on from Jorginho as a PK taker following his latest error against North Macedonia. Italy didn’t pay the price for it last Friday, unlike in other instances, most notably in both World Cup qualifiers versus Switzerland in 2021.
Destiny Udogie has more than held his own in his first few Premier League appearances, completing the move with a one-year delay since Tottenham allowed him to spend an extra season at Udinese on loan. His agent Stefano Antonelli disclosed some backstories about his previous transfers.
Riccardo Orsolini has enjoyed a prolific start at Bologna. The winger could have left in previous windows but extended his contract last summer. He addressed the links to Fiorentina in an interview: "I’ve always stated, with all due respect, that I wanted to stay here."
Juventus could make an attempt to bring Matias Soulé back in January, but Frosinone haven’t been formally informed of it at this stage. Their director Guido Angelozzi commented on the winger before the Coppa Italia tilt against Torino: "They gave us three strong players. There hasn’t been any request at this stage."
Sandro Tonali will be suspended for seven months for gambling on football games, including his teams'. The punishment envisages eight months of accessory provisions as FIGC president Gabriele Gravina announced. Only the final greenlights from the Olympic Committee and UEFA are missing at this point.
As was the case for Nicolò Fagioli, the FIGC’s prosecutor plans to act swiftly on Sandro Tonali after he confessed to gambling on football games and even Milan and Brescia ones. The parties are finalizing his plea bargain. It could happen before next Wednesday’s game between Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund.
Italy complicated their path to the Euro 2024 by losing to England at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday. They are still in control of their own destiny but will need positive results against North Macedonia and Ukraine to be certain. The Azzurri are now three points behind second place.
Sandro Tonali was questioned for two and a half hours by the Turin’s DA office on Tuesday and admitted to betting on football matches too. He had reached out to the sports prosecutor in previous days as well to expedite the procedure that will lead to a plea bargain.
Two Italy and Premier League stars, Sandro Tonali and Nicolò Zaniolo, have been excused by the Azzurri and after the police showed up at the Coverciano HQ to notify them of the investigation on illegal gambling. The two talked with the detectives for a while accompanied by delegation leader Gianluigi Buffon.