Roberto Mancini
Luciano Spalletti has been named as the new Italy coach just three months after he left Napoli saying he needed a break.
Italy coach Roberto Mancini has surprisingly resigned to end an an up-and-down tenure with the national team that included a European Championship title in 2021 but also a failed qualification for last year’s World Cup.
MILAN (AP) — When Italy and England kick off their European Championship qualifying campaign against each other on Thursday, some of the spotlight will be on a player from Argentina.
Former Italy striker Gianluca Vialli has died. Vialli helped both Sampdoria and Juventus win Serie A and European trophies before becoming a player-manager at Chelsea.
ROME (AP) — Italy coach Roberto Mancini and former Lazio players Attilio Lombardo and Dejan Stanković were among those who carried Siniša Mihajlović’s coffin out into a crowd of fans following the Serb’s funeral on Monday.
England have been drawn to face European champion Italy in qualification for the European Championship.
MILAN (AP) — Still in shock from failing to qualify for the World Cup again, Italy has another pressing problem: Where to find goals?
Manchester City has history on its side ahead of the final-day title showdown with Liverpool in the English Premier League.
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Roberto Mancini will stay on as Italy coach despite the team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup again.
MILAN (AP) — With Italy’s worst soccer moment on many people’s minds, coach Roberto Mancini is not thinking about the unthinkable but about winning the World Cup in Qatar.
MILAN (AP) — Roberto Mancini called up Juventus defender Mattia De Sciglio on Sunday to replace the injured Giovanni Di Lorenzo in the Italy squad for the World Cup playoffs.
ROME (AP) — There were expectations that Italy’s European Championship title would translate to success for the country’s clubs in continental competition.
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Italy coach Roberto Mancini dismissed suggestions that recalling forward Mario Balotelli to the Italy squad after a three-year absence smacked of desperation.
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Mario Balotelli is back in the Italy squad more than three years after his last appearance in an Azzurri shirt.
ZURICH (AP) — Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola was joined by the coach who beat him in the 2021 Champions League final, Thomas Tuchel of Chelsea, on the FIFA shortlist Thursday to be named best in the world.
Four years on from Italy’s darkest moment, it could be about to happen again for the Azzurri.

Italy was held to 0-0 at Northern Ireland in its final World Cup qualifier on Monday, while Switzerland beat Bulgaria 4-0 to clinch top spot in Group C and a place in next year’s tournament in Qatar.
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Italy lost three more players on Saturday ahead of its final World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland.
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Italy’s injury problems continued to pile up as captain Giorgio Chiellini became the latest player to withdraw from the squad on Wednesday ahead of its final World Cup qualifiers.
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Italy lost another two midfielders ahead of the key World Cup qualifier against Switzerland in Rome on Friday, as the Swiss injury list also lengthened.
ROME (AP) — Torino midfielder Tommaso Pobega was called up to Italy’s squad for the first time Friday for decisive World Cup qualifiers against Switzerland and Northern Ireland.
MILAN (AP) — Spain ended Italy’s record unbeaten run of 37 matches by beating the European champion 2-1 Wednesday in the Nations League semifinals after Roberto Mancini’s team was reduced to 10 men.
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Moise Kean and Davide Calabria were called up to the Italy squad on Sunday for the Nations League semifinal match against Spain.
MILAN (AP) — Italy coach Roberto Mancini recalled all the fit players from his European Championship-winning squad on Thursday for the Nations League semifinal against Spain next week.
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Newly-crowned European champion Italy is looking to start again where it left off as it chases a long-standing record.
ROME (AP) — Italy coach Roberto Mancini recalled all the fit players from his European Championship-winning squad on Friday while Nicolò Zaniolo returned from a lengthy injury layoff.
Fans jammed Rome’s streets to cheer Europe’s soccer champions on a victory tour of the city in an opened-topped bus.
LONDON (AP) — Less than four years after Italian soccer’s darkest moment, Roberto Mancini has the country’s national team smiling again.
LONDON (AP) — Bouncing in a huddle on the Wembley Stadium field, roared on by thousands of fans, Italy’s players savored the celebrations, soaking up the scenes they have been waiting so long to experience again.
Substitutes Federico Chiesa and Matteo Pessina scored in extra time to help Italy beat Austria 2-1 and advance to the quarterfinals of the European Championship.
LONDON (AP) — Italy’s unbeaten streak won’t last forever, and Austria coach Franco Foda is plotting to be the one to stop it.