Appreciating the players to win the Champions League and Euros in the same year

Italy’s victorious Euro 2020 campaign has capped a stellar season for midfielder Jorginho, with the Chelsea star completing a rare European double for club and country. Jorginho followed Champions League success at club level by winning the European Championship with the Azzurri this summer, becoming just the tenth player to win both competitions in the … Read more

Forza: How Mancini’s archetypal Italians have rekindled my love for the Azzurri

When did you first fall hopelessly in love with Italy, its national football team, and its players who cannot help but be very, very Italian? For me it was early July 1982 as Paolo Rossi ruthlessly shot down a sumptuous Brazil under a blazing Catalonian sun. Twice the arch-assassin struck only for the Seleção to … Read more

Iconic Performances: Fabio ‘The Berlin Wall’ Cannavaro in the 2006 World Cup semi-final

Defenders are invariably omitted from the conversation about the greatest performances of all-time. Outstanding defensive displays are hard to recall and even easier to overlook. Those that endure in our memory only tend to do so if they are punctuated by a performance-defining tackle. Bobby Moore’s perfectly timed block on Jairzinho capped a commanding display … Read more

Five of the best jerseys ahead of Euro 2021

This summer will bring a festival of football as the rescheduled European Championships take place, the continent’s best competing to be crowned as champions of Europe. The tournament will begin in June and take place for a month. Wembley hosting the latter stages with the semi-finals and final scheduled to take place at England’s national … Read more

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