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1dAssociated Press

Italy to face Saudi Arabia in May friendly

Italy will play World Cup qualifiers Saudi Arabia in a friendly in St. Gallen, Switzerland, on May 28, the federation announced on Thursday.

Lippi: Mancini will be next Italy coach (0:18)
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7dESPN staff

Italy announce November friendly vs. U.S.

The United States will face Italy in a friendly in November in a matchup of teams that surprisingly failed to qualify for the World Cup.

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9dBen Gladwell

Pirlo reveals coaching talks with Italy, clubs

Pirlo has been working as a pundit but is considering a move into coaching and told La Gazzetta dello Sport he already has several offers.

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21dBen Gladwell

Balotelli: 'I felt I deserved' Italy call-up

Mario Balotelli admits he was disappointed not to be called into the latest Italy squad, but he says he is now mature enough to respond appropriately.

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23dNick Miller

Vardy criticises VAR after Italy penalty

Jamie Vardy criticised the way VAR has been implemented, after England were denied victory in their friendly against Italy.

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23dDale Johnson

Germany top of FIFA Ranking, Italy slump

Germany will stay top of the new FIFA World Ranking, despite losing 1-0 to second-placed Brazil on Tuesday night.

Breaking down England and Italy's VAR decision (2:58)
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24dESPN staff

Tarkowski on VAR call: 'It's never a penalty'

James Tarkowski was disappointed after VAR ruled he fouled Federico Chiesa in the penalty area in the closing stages of England's draw with Italy.

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24dPA Sport

VAR gives Italy penalty in draw with England

VAR made an appearance as Italy held England to a 1-1 draw in the final friendly before Gareth Southgate names his provisional World Cup squad.

International Predictor: World Cup favourites collide (4:11)
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26dESPN staff

Italy coach to be revealed in May - Costacurta

Italian Football Federation vice-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta said the decision on Italy's next permanent coach will be revealed on May 20.

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27dESPN staff

Italy's touching Astori tribute

Italy's national team paid their respects to Davide Astori in touching fashion before Friday's friendly against Argentina.

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27dESPN staff

So your country didn't qualify; what now?

Several powerhouses won't be present when Russia 2018 kicks off. How are they dealing with their failure to qualify and what happens next?

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28dESPN staff

Italy gained valuable experience in draw - boss

Italy manager Luigi Di Biagio says his rebuilding side earned valuable experience in their 2-0 loss to Argentina in Manchester on Friday.

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28dJonathan Smith

Argentina win but fail to impress without Messi

Minus Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero, Argentina struggled at times but defeated Italy 2-0, in a match of football powers going in opposite directions.

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28dPA Sport

Messi watches on as Argentina edge Italy

Lionel Messi watched from the stands as Argentina began their World Cup build-up with a lacklustre 2-0 win over Italy at the Etihad Stadium.

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29dBen Gladwell

AC Milan sale probed by prosecutor - reports

The Milan prosecutor's office has opened an investigation into the sale of AC Milan from Silvio Berlusconi's Fininvest company to Li Yonghong.

RankingsInternational Friendly

Goal Difference-2Tied-96th
Goals Scored1Tied-77th
Assists0Tied-63rd
Goals Conceded3Tied-69th