Tag Archives: Italy

  • This Day In Sports History (July 11th) — España ’82

    This Day In Sports History (July 11th) — España ’82

    It was on this day in 1982 that the World Cup of Soccer finals were played at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, Spain.  Italy would go on to claim their third World Cup title with a 3-1 victory over West Germany. Italy finished the round robin stage with three draws, tying them with Cameroon […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 9th) – Italy Men’s Soccer Team

    This Day In Sports History (July 9th) – Italy Men’s Soccer Team

    It was on this day in 2006 that the finals for the World Cup were held at Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany.  Italy defeated France in penalty kicks to capture their fourth World Cup title. France was awarded a penalty kick just seven minutes into the match and French captain Zinedine Zidane capitalized, giving the […]

  • Mario Balotelli Scores Goal, Tiziano Crudeli Loses His Mind (Video)

    Mario Balotelli Scores Goal, Tiziano Crudeli Loses His Mind (Video)

    I don’t know who first came up with the idea to put a TV camera on AC Milan play-by-play announcer Tiziano Crudeli, but it really must have been a no-brainer. I don’t think any announcer in sports today gets as worked up and gives as many over-the-top reactions as he does. Of course, Crudeli’s allegiance […]

  • Genoa C.F.C. President Kicks Photographer, Smashes His Camera (Video)

    Genoa C.F.C. President Kicks Photographer, Smashes His Camera (Video)

    Genoa C.F.C is one of the lesser known clubs from Italy’s top flight soccer division, Serie A.  Their last significant title came back in 1937, when they won their only Italian Cup.  And this season they finished in 17th out of 20 teams, barely avoiding relegation.  That would be one of the reasons why the […]

  • Italian Serie D Soccer Coach Attacks His Own Player (Video)

    Italian Serie D Soccer Coach Attacks His Own Player (Video)

    The Serie D league is pretty low on the Italian soccer pyramid. Up top, of course, is Serie A. Then there’s Serie B, followed by Lega Pro 1 and Lega Pro 2. That’s it for the professional soccer. Below that, on the fifth tier of the Italian league system, is Serie D, an amateur division […]