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Italy to miss World Cup for first time in 60 years

MILAN: A tearful Gianluigi Buffon quit international football as four-time champions Italy sensationally missed out on their first World Cup finals in 60 years after a playoff defeat to Sweden on Monday. Coach Gian Piero Ventura also…

Ronaldo wins UEFA Player of the Year award

MONACO: Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was named UEFA's Player of the Year, beating Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon to the prize, European soccer's governing body announced during the Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on…

Azzurri: The Italian wonders  

Italy (nicknamed Gli Azzurri) is the second most successful footballing side in the world. The team has won the FIFA World Cup four times (1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006) and European Championship once (1968). The team has produced some…