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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.

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)
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.

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.

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
Goals Conceded3Tied-69th