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Italy mourns Referee Stefano Farina passing away on 23 May 2017


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Italian Soccer Serie A Blog by Anna Italia gives the most sincere condolences to the Italian Referees Association (AIA) and to all members of the arbitration world for the death of the former international and headed Italy Serie  B Committee (CAN B).  Farina died in Genova on Tuesday 23 May 2017, at age 54.   Farina was born on 19 September 1962 in Ovada, Italy.

Farina assignments included in major European competitions, including the UEFA Champions League, and he was appointed to take charge of the 2006 UEFA Super Cup match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at the Stade Louis II in Monaco.

  • Farina took up refereeing at the age of 16.
  • Farina made his debut in Italy’s Serie A in January 1995, and became an international referee in 2001.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has asked for a minute’s silence to be observed in memory of Referee Stefano Farina at all matches in Italy over the coming days.  Referees will also wear black armbands, along with Italy’s national teams. Italy will play the friendly game against  San Marino in Empoli at the Carlo Castellani Stadium next Wednesday 31 May 2017.

 

 

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Brazil Coach Tite called up Juventus defender Alex Sandro for friendlies against Argentina and Australia on June 9 and 13, 2017

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Italian Soccer Serie A Blog by Anna Italia congratulates Serie A player Juventus defender Alex Sandro called up by Brazil Head Coach Tite for the International friendlies Brasil Global Tour: Brazil vs Argentina on 9 June and Brazil vs Australia on 13 June 217 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

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Brazil squad in full

Goalkeepers : Diego Alves (Valencia), Weverton (Atletico-PR), Ederson (Benfica).

Defenders : David Luiz (Chelsea), Gil (Shandong Luneng), Jemerson (Monaco), Rodrigo Caio (Sao Paulo), Thiago Silva (PSG), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Fagner (Corinthians), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Rafinha (Bayern).

Midfielders : Fernandinho (Manchester City), Giuliano (Zenit), Lucas Lima (Santos), Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande), Coutinho (Liverpool), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Rodriginho (Corinthians), Willian (Chelsea).

Fowrads : Diego Souza (Sport), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Taison (Shakhtar).

Buy Italy Team Friendlies Tickets, Italy vs Uruguay, 07/06/2017 20:45:00, Allianz Riviera, Nice, FR

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Serie A Teams AS Roma, AC Milan, Juventus, and Inter Milan in International Champions Cup Tickets

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Serie A Teams in the International Champions Cup.  Show time!  AS Roma, AC Milan, Juventus, and Inter will be participating in the International Champions Cup delighting their fans worldwide!

  • Juventus winner of 32 Scudettos
  •   AC Milan are the fourth most successful club in the world and the most successful Italian club at international level with18 officially recognized UEFA and FIFA titles.
  •   Inter Milan winner of 18 Scudettos
  • AS Roma winner of 3 Scudettos

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18-years old Gianluigi Donnarumma being youngest goalkeeper to be in starting lineup with Italy team


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Congratulations to 18-years old AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma making history.  Donnarumma  is the youngest goalkeeper to be in the official starting lineup in Italy National team on Tuesday 28 March 2017 during the friendly game:  Netherlands 1 – 2 Italy.

Donnarumma was born on February 25, 1999 in  Castellammare di Stabia, Italy.

Italy Head Coach Giampiero Ventura giving this historical moment to Donnarumma while legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was listed as a sub.

NETHERLANDS (4-3-3): Zoet; Tete, Martins Indi, Hoedt, Blind; Wijnaldum, Strootman, Klaassen; Lens, Depay, Promes.

Subs:  Vorm, Cillessen, Karsdorp, Veltman, de Ligt, Viergever, Vilhena, Toornstra, Sneijder, Berghuis, Dost, de Jong.

Coach: Grim.

ITALY (3-4-1-2): Donnarumma; Rugani, Bonucci, Romagnoli; Zappacosta, De Rossi, Parolo, Darmian; Verratti; Immobile, Éder.

Subs.: Buffon, Meret, Astori, D’Ambrosio, De Sciglio, Spinazzola, Gagliardini, Candreva, Verdi, Insigne, Sansone, Politano, Belotti, Petagna.

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Donnarumma also having the following records:
  • Donnarumma began his career with AC Milan in 2015, becoming the second youngest goalkeeper ever to debut in the Italian Serie A at 16 years odl and 242 days.
  • Donnarumma breaking the record as the youngest Italy ‘under-21 player ever to play at 17-years old and 28 days in March 2016.
  • Donnarumma made his senior international debut, becoming the youngest goalkeeper ever to appear for Italy at 17-years old  and 189 days.

Friendly: Result NETHERLANDS 1 – 2 ITALY, Tuesday 28 March 2017


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54% Ball Possession NETHERLANDS and 46% Ball Possession ITALY

Netherlands  Netherlands 1 – 2 Italy  Italy

10′ Alessio Romagnoli (own goal)     11′ Citadin Éder
.                                                                        32′ Leonardo Bonucci
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FIFA Ranking BEFORE the game.
Italy, 15th position with 1095 points
Netherlands, 21st position with 900 points

 

Italy passing another test after winning the FIFA World Cup Qualification against Albania.   Italy Head Coach Giampiero Ventura having the time to test players with positive results.   AC Milan goalkeeper 18-years old Gianluigi Donnarumma becoming the youngest goalkeeper to be in the staring lineup in Italy’s history.   Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was among the subs.  Way to go Donnarumma!

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Ouch!   Not  a good start for Italy.   In the 10th minute, there is the own goal by Italy defender Alessio Romagnoli.

A quick reaction and Italy equalize the score for the 1-1 in the 11th minute.  It is forward Citadin Éder to defeat Netherlands goalkeeper Zoet with a right footed shot in the bottom left corner.

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Bam! Italy overturning the score.   Great response …. The Azzurri are rocking!   In the 32nd minute, Italy taking the lead following a corner conceded by.   It is defender Leonardo Bonucci Leonardo Bonuccito smack from close range a left footed shot in the center!   Way to go!!!!

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Leonardo Bonucci runnig to celebrate and hugs staff  and players…

The first forced substitution for Italy in the 37th minute.  Italy Captain Daniele De Rossi cannot continue due to injury and is replaced by Roberto Gagliardini.   It’s a special moment for Gagliardini making his debut with the Italian National team.

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Netherlands starting the second half with a substitution in the 45th minute.  Tonny Vilhena replacing Kevin Strootman.

Italy making a substitution in the 53rd minute.   Forward Ciro Immobile is replaced by forward Andrea Belotti.

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Here is NETHERLANDS official starting lineup by coach Grim:

NETHERLANDS (4-3-3): Zoet; Tete, Martins Indi, Hoedt, Blind; Wijnaldum, Strootman, Klaassen; Lens, Depay, Promes.

Note:   There is AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman playing for Netherlands.

Here is ITALY official starting lineup by coach Giampiero Ventura:

ITALY (3-4-1-2): Donnarumma; Rugani, Bonucci, Romagnoli; Zappacosta, De Rossi, Parolo, Darmian; Verratti; Immobile, Éder.

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UEFA World Cup Qualifiers Standing Group G – Up to Matchday 5

UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFYING  GROUP G Overall Home Away
 Rank  Teams P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD PTS
 1  Spain 5 4 1 0 19 2 3 0 0 16 1 1 1 0 3 1 17 13
 2  Italy 5 4 1 0 13 4 1 1 0 3 1 3 0 0 10 3 9 13
 3  Israel 5 3 0 2 9 9 1 0 1 3 4 2 0 1 6 5 0 9
 4  Albania 5 2 0 3 4 8 1 0 2 2 6 1 0 1 2 2 -4 6
 5  Macedonia 5 1 0 4 7 11 0 0 2 3 5 1 0 2 4 6 -4 3
 6  Liechtenstein 5 0 0 5 1 19 0 0 3 0 9 0 0 2 1 10 -18 0

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AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma defending Italy since the first minute.

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Italy official starting lineup against Netherlands

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Gagliardini making his debut with the Italian National team

 

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Italy forward Ciro Immobile

 

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Italy defender Daniele Rugani  dueling  for the ball with  Netherlands midfielder Quincy Anton Promes

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Italy forward Leonardo Spinazzola
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Netherlands 1 – 2 Italy
Tuesday 28 March 2017
Amsterdam Arena,
Amsterdam, Netherlands

20:45

Referee: Jonas Eriksson
Assistants: Mathias Klasenius and Daniel Warnmark

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Official lineups – formations:

NETHERLANDS (4-3-3): Zoet; Tete, Martins Indi, Hoedt, Blind; Wijnaldum, Strootman, Klaassen; Lens, Depay, Promes.

Subs:  Vorm, Cillessen, Karsdorp, Veltman, de Ligt, Viergever, Vilhena, Toornstra, Sneijder, Berghuis, Dost, de Jong.

Coach: Grim.

ITALY (3-4-1-2): Donnarumma; Rugani, Bonucci, Romagnoli; Zappacosta, De Rossi, Parolo, Darmian; Verratti; Immobile, Éder.

Subs.: Buffon, Meret, Astori, D’Ambrosio, De Sciglio, Spinazzola, Gagliardini, Candreva, Verdi, Insigne, Sansone, Politano, Belotti, Petagna.

Coach: Ventura.

 

Friendly: Netherlands vs Italy, Official starting lineups, Tuesday 28 March 2017


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FIFA Ranking BEFORE the game.
Italy, 15th position with 1095 points
Netherlands, 21st position with 900 points

Here are NETHERLANDS vs ITALY official starting lineups – formations on Tuesday 28 March 2017 for the International Friendly game at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands at 20:45.

NETHERLANDS (4-3-3): Zoet; Tete, Martins Indi, Hoedt, Blind; Wijnaldum, Strootman, Klaassen; Lens, Depay, Promes.

Subs:  Vorm, Cillessen, Karsdorp, Veltman, de Ligt, Viergever, Vilhena, Toornstra, Sneijder, Berghuis, Dost, de Jong.

Coach: Grim.

ITALY (3-4-1-2): Donnarumma; Rugani, Bonucci, Romagnoli; Zappacosta, De Rossi, Parolo, Darmian; Verratti; Immobile, Éder.

Subs.: Buffon, Meret, Astori, D’Ambrosio, De Sciglio, Spinazzola, Gagliardini, Candreva, Verdi, Insigne, Sansone, Politano, Belotti, Petagna.

Coach: Ventura.

Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE).

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Netherlands – Italy
Tuesday 28 March 2017
Amsterdam Arena,
Amsterdam, Netherlands

20:45

Referee:  Jonas Eriksson
Assistants: Mathias Klasenius and Daniel Warnmark