The international season gets started tonight for England with a friendly against the team that knocked them out of the European Championships, Italy. The two sides ran out to stalemate in the summer with the Italians winning on penalties after a miss from Ashley Young and a save from Gianluigi Buffon from Ashley Cole’s penalty, the latter of whom won’t be at the game tonight.
Both sides are looking to experiment with the future and...More
Mario Balotelli – the £200 million striker, according to his agent Mino Raiola.
A report from the Independent has Raiola expressing how much he thinks his client is worth and why. Balotelli has never been shy from expressing how good he thinks he is but his agent now believes that the striker has backed up those words.
Raiola said: “I have always said that Mario Balotelli is one player that could become the strongest in the world. H...More
So there we have it, this incredible Spanish side have added history to the plaudits and trophies by becoming the first European team to win three consecutive major tournaments, notching up the biggest final victory in the process.
Fernando Torres added is own piece of history by becoming the first player to score a goal in two European Championship finals grabbing a goal minutes after he came on as substitute, securing the golden bo...More
After his aborted arrival against Spain, when ice ages passed as he bore down on goal only to be robbed by Sergio Ramos, Mario Balotelli finally came to the Euro 2012 party at the semi-final stage with two goals to send Italy into the final at the expense of Germany.
Balotelli had already scored against the Republic of Ireland, an ingenious overhead effort, but it was as a substitute against one of the weakest sides in the competitio...More
When the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) were tasked with establishing the best goalkeeper of the 21st century, Gianluigi Buffon and Iker Casillas could not be split. Choosing between two all-time greats that have won pretty much everything there is to win is no easy task. Buffon eventually edged it, but a Spanish win on Sunday would certainly tip the scales in favour of Casillas.
Captains of club ...More
Germany 1: Ozil 90+1’Italy 2: Balotelli 20’, 36’
Earlier this week, Mario Balotelli was asked by journalists why he doesn’t celebrate when he scores for Italy. In reply, the roguish striker allegedly said: “I'm doing my job. When a postman delivers letters, does he celebrate?" It’s an interesting and typically witty comment for him to make, but by the end of Thursday’s semi-final against Germany, Balotelli was the only man doing the d...More
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