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Rocco Commisso promises to keep Fiorentina ‘forever’

Less than six months into his tenure as Fiorentina owner and president, Rocco Commisso is already starting to grapple with Italy’s infamous bureaucracy as he attempts to build a new …


Carlo Ancelotti at risk after Napoli players desert training camp

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti is at risk of losing his job after his players deserted a club-ordered emergency training camp.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Italian roundup: Discriminatory chants mar Roma’s 2-1 win over Napoli

A brief suspension for discriminatory chants marred Roma’s 2-1 win over struggling Napoli in Serie A on Saturday.


European soccer weekend: What to watch in the main leagues

What to watch in the leading football leagues in Europe this weekend:


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Italian roundup: Inter wins 2-1 at Brescia to move top of Serie A

Inter Milan moved back atop the Serie A standings with a 2-1 win at struggling Brescia on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Serie A roundup: Juventus held to 1-1 at struggler Lecce

Juventus was surprisingly held by struggling Lecce to 1-1 in Serie A on Saturday as Matthijs de Ligt’s poor start to his Bianconeri career continued.


Italy’s next move vs. racism: anti-terrorism listening tools

After five cases of racist chants in eight rounds of Serie A, the Italian soccer federation is considering employing advanced listening devices used in anti-terrorism operations to identify offending fans.


Italy spotlight: Claudio Ranieri to the rescue: ‘I’m here to save Sampdoria’

Claudio Ranieri loves a challenge and his latest job at Sampdoria will be anything but straightforward. The Genoa-based club sits last in Serie A, has lost six of seven matches …


Italy spotlight: Italian players’ rep bemoans racism tolerance

It was the day after Christmas and the festive atmosphere was quickly ruined when a soccer fan died in clashes outside of the venerated San Siro stadium in Milan.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Italian roundup: Napoli loses to Cagliari as Inter extends perfect start

Napoli’s Serie A title aspirations took a hit with a 1-0 home loss to Cagliari on Wednesday while Inter Milan extended its perfect start in the Italian league.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Italian roundup: Juventus beats Brescia 2-1 on Mario Balotelli’s Serie A return

MILAN – Mario Balotelli was kept quiet on his return to Serie A as his Brescia side lost 2-1 at home to eight-time defending champion Juventus on Tuesday. An own …


FIFA president lambasts Italian soccer for ‘hiding’ racism

FIFA president Gianni Infantino lambasted Italian soccer authorities for “hiding the truth” about racism in a scathing assessment Tuesday following a complete lack of punishment after three cases of discriminatory …


Italian team escapes punishment for racial abuse of Romelu Lukaku

Italian team Cagliari has avoided punishment from Serie A after supporters aimed racist abuse at Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku. The monkey chants were audible on a video from the …


Inter signs Alexis Sanchez on loan from Man United

Forward Alexis Sanchez has joined Inter Milan on loan after underperforming at Manchester United. Inter and United both confirmed the deal Thursday.


Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku joins Inter Milan from Man United

Inter Milan completed the signing of Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United. Lukaku put pen to paper on a five-year deal with Inter, joining his younger brother in the …


Matthijs De Ligt not fazed by price tag after Juventus move

Juventus new signing Matthijs de Ligt is not fazed at becoming the most expensive defender in Serie A history at the age of 19. De Ligt completed a 75 million …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Italian-American businessman Rocco Commisso new Fiorentina owner

Italian-American businessman Rocco Commisso has completed his takeover of Serie A club Fiorentina. No financial details were disclosed but the deal is reportedly worth about 160 million euros. Commisso also …


Italian roundup: Roma’s hopes of qualifying for Champions League all but over

Roma’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League all but disappeared after drawing at Sassuolo 0-0 in Serie A. The result left Roma two points behind Atalanta, which occupies fourth …


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019

Massimiliano Allegri: Juventus decided it was best for me to leave

Massimiliano Allegri admitted it was Juventus which decided he would not coach the club next season, despite leading it to a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title. Allegri’s contract as …


Palermo still waiting to see where it will play next season

Palermo is waiting to see if it will compete for a spot in Serie A, end up staying in Serie B, or even get relegated to Serie C. The Sicilian …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

Lazio beats Atalanta 2-0 to win Italian Cup

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored moments after coming off the bench to lead Lazio to a 2-0 win over Atalanta in the Italian Cup final. Milinkovic-Savic returned from an injury layoff and …


Atalanta has Italian Cup and Champions League to play for

Atalanta has both the Italian Cup final against Lazio and a spot in the Champions League still to play for. The team from the small northern city of Bergamo is …


Roma captain Daniele De Rossi to leave club after 18 years

Roma captain Daniele De Rossi is leaving his hometown club after 18 years after the board declined to offer him a new playing contract. He has two more games left. …


Italian roundup: Brescia promoted back into Serie A after 8 seasons

Brescia has been promoted back into Serie A after eight seasons in the second division. Brescia beat Ascoli 1-0 Wednesday to secure a top-two finish with two rounds remaining in …


Italian league condemns racist chanting in Lazio’s cup win

The Italian league’s governing body has vowed to do “everything in our power” to wipe out racism in soccer after another incident. Lazio’s Italian Cup semifinal victory at AC Milan …


What to watch in Europe’s leading soccer countries

Barcelona is guaranteed to win the Spanish league if it beats Levante on Saturday, but could be gifted the title if Atletico Madrid loses at Valladolid earlier in the day. …


Milan’s struggles have even flummoxed coach Gennaro Gattuso

Even AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso is wondering what has gone wrong. Milan appeared set to qualify for next season’s Champions League last month but has won only one of …


Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly soldiers on after racist incidents

Kalidou Koulibaly is a mountain of a man with a fitting nickname in “K2.” The Senegal center back is an immovable force in Napoli’s defense at 6-foot-4 (1.95 meters) and …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018

Leonardo Bonucci returns to Juventus, Gonzalo Higuain, Mattia Caldara join Milan

Leonardo Bonucci has sensationally returned to Juventus from AC Milan, with Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara moving the other way. Juventus says that Bonucci and Caldara are direct swaps with …


Italy Spotlight: Juventus president calls for removal of UEFA’s Pierluigi Collina

Juventus is still fuming over the penalty that resulted in its elimination from the Champions League. Club president Andrea Agnelli has called for the removal of UEFA chief refereeing officer …