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Juventus face uphill battle as Serie A resumes

Dec 31 2020

Serie A has become almost a formality for Juventus over the last decade but the Turin side are suddenly facing an uphill battle as they chase a tenth successive title this season.

PREVIEW-Soccer-Juventus face uphill battle as Serie A resumes

Dec 31 2020

Dec 31 Serie A has become almost a formality for Juventus over the last decade but the Turin side are suddenly facing an uphill battle as they chase a tenth successive title this season.

Soccer-UEFA asked to double payment to clubs who miss out on European competition

Dec 11 2020

UEFA has been asked to double the amount it pays out to clubs who fail to qualify for European competition as part of proposals intended to reduce financial inequalities in the continent's football.

Soccer-The day Paolo Rossi changed Brazilian football for good

Dec 10 2020

Italians knew him affectionately as "Pablito". In Brazil, he was known as the executioner.

Soccer-The day Paolo Rossi changed Brazilian football for good

Dec 10 2020

Italians knew him affectionately as "Pablito". In Brazil, he was known as the executioner.

Lacklustre draw raises the old question over European qualifiers

Dec 07 2020

A lacklustre draw for the 2022 European World Cup qualifiers could once again raise the old question over the format used by UEFA which some feel makes it too easy for the top teams and features too many mismatches.

Talking points from the Serie A weekend

Dec 07 2020

Leaders AC Milan again made light of striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's absence in the 2-1 win at Sampdoria and even rival coach Claudio Ranieri was impressed by a side whose starting line-up had an average age of under 23.

Infantino says FIFA wants to improve the offside rule

Dec 04 2020

FIFA wants to improve the offside rule, currently the source of frequent controversy, but it is difficult to find a consensus among the experts discussing the matter, the head of the global soccer body Gianni Infantino said on Friday.

Homeless Spezia defy the odds in Serie A debut season

Dec 03 2020

Forced to play their home matches 300 kilometres from their own stadium and rely on loan deals and free transfers to boost their squad, promoted Spezia have nevertheless defied the odds in their debut season in Serie A.

Talking-points from the Serie A weekend

Nov 30 2020

While AC Milan have been relentless at the top of Serie A, winning seven and drawing two of their first nine games to move five points clear, the teams below them have had been wildly unpredictable, especially those playing in Europe.

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