The Era of Tiki-Taka Ticker Tape

William Barns-Graham | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Sport
William Barns-Graham

Even had they lost last night, I don't think anyone would have denied that the last 5 years have been dominated by the Spanish.

Spain Defeat Italy For Third Successive Major Honour

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Sport

Spain retained their European Championship crown with a 4-0 win over Italy in the Euro 2012 final in Kiev. Goals in the first-half from David Silva...

LIVE BLOG: Spain V Italy Euro 2012 Final

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Sport


'Gone! Gone! The Dream Is Gone!' German Papers React To Italian Defeat

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Sport

Germany are in danger of becoming a poor man's England after their 2-1 defeat to Italy in the Euro 2012 quarter-final. By the time the 2014 World Cup ...

What Italy Crave Right Now Is Another Toto Schillaci

Stephen McDonough | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Sport
Stephen McDonough

Italy have surpassed every ones expectations in making the semi finals of the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine. For the promising performances however there has been one missing ingredient in the success story, a goal scorer to compete for the Golden Boot.

What Is That?? Balotelli Can't Drink It (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Sport

Mario Balotelli has again made more of an impact off the field rather than on it for Italy at Euro 2012, and that continued during a brief break in th...

Euro 2012: Thank Goodness for England's Elimination

Mike Ward | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Sport
Mike Ward

Perhaps this is merely echoing what countless others are saying, but thank the Lord we lost, eh? Thank the Lord that a so-so Italian side managed to eliminate Roy Hodgson's so-so-agonising and frankly rather depressing England from Euro 2012.

England Lose on Penalties, But It's Not Quite the Same Old Story

James Hunt | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Sport
James Hunt

An England side going out of a major tournament at the quarter final stage. On penalties. But don't stop me just yet, you haven't quite heard this one before.

GALLERY: England Beaten On Penalties By Italy Euro 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK Sport

England have been eliminated from Euro 2012 on penalties by Italy, who will face Germany in next week's second semi-final. Ashley Young smashed the...

LIVE: England V Italy Minute-By-Minute

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK Sport


English and Italian Football Is Linked Now More Than Ever

Eliot Rothwell | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Sport
Eliot Rothwell

England against Italy is often a strange contest. For two nations with rich and diverse histories, often involved in the same interlocking spheres of European influence, very little is found to link the two nation's politics, cultures and, at least now, football teams.

Warned: England Fans Not To Repeat 'Inappropriate Behaviour'

PA | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK Sport

England fans have been warned not to repeat their "inappropriate conduct" at Kiev's Olympic Stadium on Sunday which resulted in the Football Associati...

QUIZ: The Italian Connection

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Sport

England and Italy's Euro 2012 quarter-final on Sunday is a pertinent time to recall the rich footballing link the two countries have enjoyed since the...

GALLERY: England V Italy Through-The-Years

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Sport

England and Italy meet for the 23rd time on Sunday in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals, here's some of the best snapshots from a fixture with 79 years wor...

Pirlo: Proving Age Is No Barrier

Stephen McDonough | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Sport
Stephen McDonough

'Footballing Reasons' is the new buzzword for football fans following the Rio Ferdinand debacle but Andrea Pirlo is proving that age is no barrier for making a positive impact at the European Championship in Poland/Ukraine.

Italy's 2006 World Cup Glory: Inspired By Suicide and Scandal

David Fearnhead | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Sport
David Fearnhead

Six years ago from a background of scandal, allegations of corruption, and an attempted suicide, the Azzurri rose up to conquer the world.

Rooney Scores to Secure England's Passage to the Knockout Stages of Euro 2012

Uche Amako | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Sport
Uche Amako

Wayne Rooney marked his return from suspension with a header at the far post to beat Ukraine and set up a quarter-final showdown against Italy on Sunday.

Juve's Away Kit: The Black And Whites Go All Black

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Sport

Juventus have returned to football's A-list after their first Serie A triumph in 10 years, and now they have a kit fit for champions. Stills of...

WATCH: Graham Poll Sparks Italian Fury V Croatia In 2002

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK Sport

Italy and Croatia, like Spain and the Republic of Ireland, meet at Euro 2012 10 years on from taking on each other at the 2002 World Cup. In what i...

Spanish 'Bailout Lite' - The Fuse Still Burns

Brian John Spencer | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

With Greece preparing for a second go at electing a representative government this Sunday, all eyes have been fixed firmly on Spain and the funding woes of its banking system in recent weeks; but with economic indices and market confidence resuming their dip soon after last weekend's Spanish €100bn (£81bn) 'bailout lite', attention is now turning its eyes to Italy.

Cassano Makes Homophobic Comment

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Sport

Antonio Cassano, one of Italy's main strikers at Euro 2012, has been criticised after he made a homophobic remark during an interview on Tuesday. C...

Spain Versus Italy: Fabregas Strike Denies Italy | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Sport

Spain and Italy drew 1-1 in their opening Euro 2012 Group C clash in Gdansk on Sunday. ...

LIVE: Spain Verus Italy | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Sport

Live: Spain 0 Italy 0 ...

How Low Must Italian Football Sink in Order to Rise Back Up?

Stephen McDonough | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Sport
Stephen McDonough

Just when it would appear that Italian football was starting to emerge from the shadows of the Calciopoli scandal, the game has been dragged back down into the mire. The effect that this will have on the Euro 2012 squad is as yet unknown but the fact that Domenico Cristico withdrew after having his room at the team camp searched and Leonardo Bonucci has been included despite being investigated suggests the players will struggle to block it out.

PHOTOS: Facebook CEO Still On Honeymoon As Company's Value Plummets

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Tech

Despite his company's stock falling almost 10% on Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is still enjoying his honeymoon in Italy. Zuckerberg marri...