Despite Italy’s disappointing performances at Euro 2024, the Italian Football Association (FA) has decided to stand by their head coach, Luciano Spalletti. The confirmation came from Gabriele Gavrina, the head of the Italian FA, during a news conference following Italy’s 2-0 defeat against Switzerland in the round of 16. Gavrina expressed full trust in Spalletti
Italy, the defending champions, entered Euro 2024 with low expectations from fans and pundits alike. However, their performance in the tournament was far below mediocre. The 2-0 loss to Switzerland in the round of 16 highlighted several issues within the team, from poor form in defense to a lackluster attack. While some blame can be
Croatia was dealt a blow by UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body, which imposed a hefty fine of €105,000 ($112,455) for incidents that occurred during the Euro 2024 match against Italy. The Croatian Football Association confirmed this fine, attributing it to the inappropriate behavior of some Croatian fans during the game in Leipzig. The fine
As the Euro 2024 tournament progresses, teams are facing the challenge of balancing rest and preparation during the first rest days. Various coaches are taking different approaches to this crucial period. While some, like France’s Didier Deschamps, opt for a more relaxed atmosphere, allowing players time with their families, others, such as England’s Gareth Southgate
Italy coach Luciano Spalletti’s praised his players for showing a never-say-die attitude in rescuing a point with a 98th-minute equalizer against Croatia to secure a place in the European Championship round-of-16. While Substitute Mattia Zaccagni’s goal earned them a draw, Spalletti acknowledged that there was much room for improvement in their performance. Spalletti admitted that
Italian winger Federico Chiesa is reportedly up for grabs this summer, as Juventus have not made any progress in talks regarding a contract extension. The 26-year-old is set to discuss his future with his representatives after returning from the UEFA European Championship with Italy. With Chiesa entering the final year of his contract, Bayern Munich
Italy’s manager Luciano Spalletti acknowledged the sluggish start from his team that led to Albania’s record-setting early goal. The Italian team seemed to have “switched off” according to Spalletti, which allowed Albania to capitalize on the opportunity. The defensive error from Federico Dimarco taking a slow throw-in on the left side highlighted Italy’s lack of