Italy lack attacking talent, Mancini says

Fri, 16 Jun 2023 - 06:20 GMT

Italy held off a superior Spain side for most of the match in Enschede, but struggled to create many chances and lost to a late goal by substitute Joselu.

Trio of cup final appearances a boost for Italy, says Mancini

Thu, 15 Jun 2023 - 04:54 GMT

Although Inter Milan lost to Manchester City in the Champions League on Saturday, AS Roma were edged by Sevilla on penalties in the Europa League final and Fiorentina were beaten by a last-gasp goal from West Ham United in the Europa Conference League, it was a shot in the arm for Italy.

Mancini calls up three uncapped players to Italy squad for Euro qualifiers against England and Malta

Sat, 18 Mar 2023 - 06:47 GMT

Lecce goalkeeper Wladimiro Falcone, Torino defender Alessandro Buongiorno and Atletico Tigre striker Mateo Retegui were all named in the national squad for the first time, bringing Mancini's total number of players called up for Italy to 102.

Balotelli gets Italy recall for first time in more than 3 years

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 - 09:41 GMT

Balotelli was one of several surprise call ups including Brazil-born Joao Pedro, now an Italian citizen, who was recently cleared to play for Italy.

Mancini keeps faith with Euro winners for World Cup qualifiers

Sat, 28 Aug 2021 - 10:00 GMT

Mancini has recalled all but the injured Leonardo Spinazzola from Italy's triumphant Euro 2020 squad for their World Cup qualifiers.

Mancini's Italy remind me of 1982 World Cup winners, says Zoff

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 - 05:23 GMT

The Azzurri will face England in the final at Wembley on Sunday, bidding to win their second European Championship title and first since Zoff helped the team to victory in 1968.

Italy's striker Insigne all smiles after Belgium win

Sat, 03 Jul 2021 - 12:30 GMT

Insigne credited coach Roberto Mancini for building a "fun" atmosphere around the national team squad that has allowed him to put in his best performances.

Italy put on a show with win over Turkey in Euro 2020 opener

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 - 10:23 GMT

Italy kicked off the European Championship in emphatic style on Friday as they delivered a commanding performance to sweep past toothless Turkey 3-0.

Italy and Turkey get ball rolling as Euro 2020 begins under Covid cloud

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 - 11:22 GMT

Italy face Turkey in Rome as Euro 2020 finally gets underway a year behind schedule and with the coronavirus continuing to cast a shadow over the tournament.

Italy coach Mancini tests positive for COVID-19

Sat, 07 Nov 2020 - 09:47 GMT

Mancini has tested positive for COVID-19, the country’s football federation (FIGC) said on Friday.

Mancini expects a fierce Serie a title race

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 - 05:59 GMT

Juventus managed to win the Serie a title for the last nine seasons but this season it seems that they are not in their best form.

Roma and Zaniolo give Mancini cause for optimism

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 - 10:48 GMT

Mancini was among the crowd at the Stadio Olimpico as all three played in Roma's 2-1 Champions League win over Porto.

Despair turns to optimism as Mancini's Italy take shape

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 - 01:15 GMT

Italian media agreed the performance was one of the best in the last few years.

Mancini puts trust in matured Balotelli

Fri, 25 May 2018 - 11:43 GMT

Italy's new coach Roberto Mancini is putting his trust in Mario Balotelli, saying the maverick forward has matured during his two seasons with Ligue 1 side Nice.

Mancini wants to take Italy back to the top

Tue, 15 May 2018 - 02:00 GMT

Roberto Mancini outlined his plans to take Italy back to the top and recall maverick forward Mario Balotelli to the line-up.

Mancini willing to be next Italy manager but no deal yet-FIGC

Wed, 02 May 2018 - 06:10 GMT

Ex-Manchester City and Inter Milan coach Mancini told Italian officials he was prepared to leave Zenit.

"Mancini –Vialli" the Goal twins made Sampdoria glory

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 - 08:09 GMT

The partnership between Sampdoria Italian strikers Roberto Mancini and Gianlucca Vialli led Sampdoria to win the title for the first time in their history.