ROME (AP) — Mario Balotelli was left off Italy’s squad for the World Cup playoffs, and the European champion was also without midfielder Manuel Locatelli, who tested positive for COVID-19.
Italy faces North Macedonia in Palermo, Sicily, on Thursday.
ROME (AP) — José Mourinho left Italy more than a decade ago as a Champions League winner, Serie A champion and Italian Cup victor after guiding Inter Milan to a memorable “tripletta” — treble.
Flash forward a dozen years and the outspoken coach's return this season at Roma has been characterized by a series of frustrating losses — the latest a 4-3 home defeat to Juventus in the Italian league on Sunday.
MILAN (AP) — Manuel Locatelli scored late as Juventus managed a narrow 1-0 win over Torino in their Serie A derby on Saturday.
Locatelli scored four minutes from time but it was a disappointing performance from Juventus, whose struggles continued in the Italian league.
MILAN (AP) — Paulo Dybala left the field in tears shortly after scoring to set Juventus on the way to a 3-2 victory over Sampdoria in Serie A on Sunday.
Dybala has endured a number of muscular injuries over the years and it appeared as if he had suffered another one after pulling up suddenly.
TURIN. Italy (AP) — Juventus completed the signing of Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo on Wednesday, just over a month after he helped the Azzurri win the European Championship.
The 23-year-old Locatelli joined initially on a two-year loan deal and the move will then be made permanent for a fee of up to 35.5 million euros, Juventus said.
GENEVA (AP) — Reacting to a bottle-snatching trend at the European Championship started by Cristiano Ronaldo, players on the 24 teams have been asked to stop removing strategically placed sponsor drinks from the news conference platforms, UEFA said Thursday.