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Strootman always knew he would extend Roma contract

Strootman always knew he would extend Roma contract

Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman is now keen to repay the faith, having been plagued by injuries. 30 May 2017
Strootman signs new five-year Roma deal

Strootman signs new five-year Roma deal

Kevin Strootman has committed his future to Roma by signing a new contract that ties him to the club until 2022. 30 May 2017
Roma defender Emerson suffers anterior cruciate ligament injury

Roma defender Emerson suffers anterior cruciate ligament injury

Emerson Palmieri will miss the chance to link up with Italy for the first time after the Roma defender suffered a serious knee injury. 29 May 2017
El Shaarawy and Montolivo handed Italy recalls

El Shaarawy and Montolivo handed Italy recalls

Italy have called up Stephan El Shaarawy and Riccardo Montolivo for next month's matches, but there is no room for Mario Balotelli. 28 May 2017
Italy include Berardi in experimental squad to face San Marino

Italy include Berardi in experimental squad to face San Marino

Domenico Berardi, Roberto Gagliardini and Emerson Palmieri are among the names in a youthful Italy squad to face San Marino. 26 May 2017
Torino talk down AC Milan's Belotti interest

Torino talk down AC Milan's Belotti interest

Torino striker Andrea Belotti is a man in demand and AC Milan have registered their interest in bringing him to San Siro. 11 May 2017
Marcel Desailly: The Games That Changed My Life

Marcel Desailly: The Games That Changed My Life

The former France international and two-time Champions League winner recalls his most memorable matches for club and country 8 May 2017
Gianluigi Donnarumma: the most talented teenager in world football? FourFourTwo meets those who know him best

Gianluigi Donnarumma: the most talented teenager in world football? FourFourTwo meets those who know him best

At 11, he was over six feet tall. At 14 he joined Milan. At 16 he debuted for the first team. At 17 he'd made 50 appearances in the league. At 18 the goalkeeper is the future of Italian football and a Manchester United target. 6 May 2017
Long read: Francesco Totti – Rome's greatest son who never got the love he deserved

Long read: Francesco Totti – Rome's greatest son who never got the love he deserved

He's played for Roma for 25 years, scoring 300 goals, and won the World Cup, but still Francesco Totti doesn't get the love he deserves on these shores. It's time to pay your respects before its too late. 6 May 2017
Torino star Belotti unperturbed by excessive price tag

Torino star Belotti unperturbed by excessive price tag

Torino's in-demand striker Andrea Belotti dreams of playing in the Champions League, though is unconcerned by his lofty price tag. 30 Apr 2017
Bosh! 10 of the best ever goals scored by defenders

Bosh! 10 of the best ever goals scored by defenders

Its 25 years since Ronald Koeman thundered in THAT free-kick in the 1992 European Cup Final. Greg Evans provides more stars who disproved the theory that defenders are the last players you want to see at the sharp end 21 Apr 2017
Pirlo wishes he could play in Napoli-Juventus

Pirlo wishes he could play in Napoli-Juventus

Watching Napoli is a feast for the eyes, Andrea Pirlo said ahead of their Serie A game on Sunday against his former club Juventus. 2 Apr 2017
Quiz! Can you name the five highest cap holders from the 15 best FIFA-ranked nations?

Quiz! Can you name the five highest cap holders from the 15 best FIFA-ranked nations?

See how many of these long-serving international heroes you can recall 30 Mar 2017
Roma's De Rossi a doubt for Coppa semi-final after injury with Italy

Roma's De Rossi a doubt for Coppa semi-final after injury with Italy

Having been substituted for Italy against Netherlands with a back injury, Daniele De Rossi is now a doubt for Roma's upcoming fixtures. 30 Mar 2017
Proud Donnarumma savours Buffon advice

Proud Donnarumma savours Buffon advice

Comparisons between Gianluigi Donnarumma and Gianluigi Buffon have been rife, but the youngster is not thinking about ousting the veteran. 29 Mar 2017
Italy can be World Cup surprise package - Ventura

Italy can be World Cup surprise package - Ventura

After watching Italy beat Netherlands 2-1 Giampiero Ventura backed his side to surprise everyone at the World Cup in Russia if they qualify. 29 Mar 2017
Netherlands 1 Italy 2: In-form Azzurri compound Dutch misery on Grim debut

Netherlands 1 Italy 2: In-form Azzurri compound Dutch misery on Grim debut

Goals from Eder and Leonardo Bonucci earned Italy a 2-1 friendly win over Netherlands in the hosts' first game since Danny Blind's sacking. 29 Mar 2017
I hope I don't jinx him - De Rossi tips Gagliardini as his 'heir'

I hope I don't jinx him - De Rossi tips Gagliardini as his 'heir'

Inter midfielder Roberto Gagliardini has received high praise, with Daniele De Rossi suggesting he could fill his boots for Italy one day. 28 Mar 2017
Ventura explains Barzagli's 'problems' after Italy withdrawal

Ventura explains Barzagli's 'problems' after Italy withdrawal

Andrea Barzagli's Italy withdrawal has been put down to "problems with his wife" by Giampiero Ventura after claims he went out partying. 28 Mar 2017
Mancini eyeing return to management

Mancini eyeing return to management

Roberto Mancini has revealed that he is aiming to return to club management, adding that he was not contacted by Leicester City. 27 Mar 2017
Pirlo on Verratti: Nobody plays like me

Pirlo on Verratti: Nobody plays like me

Marco Verratti has been described as Andrea Pirlo's heir, but the New York City midfielder disagrees with that assessment. 27 Mar 2017