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‘He wins for himself’ – Lukaku says Ibrahimovic is good for Serie A as Inter forward aims to settle feud with AC Milan star
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‘He wins for himself’ – Lukaku says Ibrahimovic is good for Serie A as Inter forward aims to settle feud with AC Milan star

  The striker, who has fired his side to a first Scudetto in a decade, feels the star power of the Italian league is helping him to push himself harder Romelu Lukaku appears to have buried the hatchet with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, saying "we need players of this level in Serie A". The pair butted heads, quite literally, in a Coppa Italia meeting between Inter and AC Milan earlier this season, while Lukaku's side have got the better of Ibrahimovic's team in Serie A as the Nerazzurri won their first Scudetto for a decade. Lukaku, however, has spoken respectfully of Ibrahimovic in an interview with Corriere della Sera, saying the Swede helps bring star power to Serie A.
Di Canio refuses to apologise for Mourinho ‘worst of the worst’ comments
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Di Canio refuses to apologise for Mourinho ‘worst of the worst’ comments

Former Serie A star Paolo Di Canio, now working as a pundit for Italian television, has refused to apologise for comments made in a leaked WhatsApp audio sent to a friend in which he referred to Jose Mourinho as the “worst of the worst”. Mourinho was recently appointed as Roma's new head coach, marking a swift return to the dugout after being sacked by Tottenham on April 19th following a string of poor results and bringing an end to his time in London after 17 months. In the wake of his appointment, Di Canio had been exchanging voice messages with a Giallorossi-supporting friend known only as “Cra”, and the 52-year-old was damning in his assessment of the Portuguese being hired by the Italian capital club.
‘The Scudetto is home!’ – Fans celebrate Inter Milan’s Serie A triumph
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‘The Scudetto is home!’ – Fans celebrate Inter Milan’s Serie A triumph

Antonio Conte’s men have claimed the Italian elite division crown after Atalanta stuttered against Sassuolo on Sunday Football fans have taken to social media to celebrate Inter Milan’s first Serie A title in 11 years. Antonio Conte’s team sealed the diadem as Atalanta played out a 1-1 draw against Sassuolo at the Mapei Stadium – a result which leaves the Milan outfit with an unassailable 13-point lead with four games left to play. Inter knew they were on the brink of glory after securing a 2-0 away win against Simeon Nwankwo’s Crotone on Saturday evening.
Italian Hospital Worker Accused Of Skipping Job For 15 Years
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Italian Hospital Worker Accused Of Skipping Job For 15 Years

An Italian man who was supposed to work as a fire response officer at a public hospital has allegedly not been doing his job for a whopping 15 years in a row, while still receiving a salary. The Italian public sector is infamous for this type of scam, and it appears this particular case sets a new national record for length. It was reported by the press this week, based on an investigation by local law enforcement. The alleged fraudster, named Salvatore Scumace, was an employee of the Pugliese-Ciaccio Hospital in Catanzaro, the capital of the Calabria region in southern Italy. He was part of the COEI, the hospital’s fire emergency operations center. However, he had not showed up for work since 2005, and was only sacked in October 2020 after his lengthy absence was finally looked in...
Didier Drogba’s Son Isaac, Scores First Career Goal, Celebrates Like Dad
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Didier Drogba’s Son Isaac, Scores First Career Goal, Celebrates Like Dad

Ivory Coast and Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba's son, Isaac Drogba scored his first professional goal today, and celebrated like his dad. Isaac scored for his Italian Serie D club Caratese. The 20-year-old scored after a pass from the free-kick, playing the ball past the goalkeeper into the net for his first professional goal as a footballer. Isacc's goal secured all three points for his team against Caronnese. After scoring, the young striker celebrated by imitating his father's famous celebration. Isaac joined the Italian club in February, and this was his third league match. Isaac started his career in the Chelsea youth system before leaving in 2019. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/lU9MWwWKqTA
Luca Attanasio, Italian Ambassador To DR Congo Killed After UN Convoy Was Attacked
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Luca Attanasio, Italian Ambassador To DR Congo Killed After UN Convoy Was Attacked

Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an Italian policeman and their Congolese driver have been killed in an ambush on a United Nations convoy in eastern DRC. The ambush on Monday occurred as the convoy carrying Ambassador Luca Attanasio was travelling from the city of Goma to visit a World Food Programme (WFP) school feeding project in Rutshuru, according to the United Nations agency. It said several other passengers travelling with the delegation sustained injuries during the attack. North Kivu Governor Carly Nzanzu told Al Jazeera the seven-member convoy was not escorted by any security forces when the incident happened. The WFP said it was seeking information from local authorities as the ambush occurred on a road that had previously been cleared fo...
‘Liverpool win a gift to Everton fans’ – Ancelotti pleased after ‘special’ Merseyside derby victory
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‘Liverpool win a gift to Everton fans’ – Ancelotti pleased after ‘special’ Merseyside derby victory

The Italian boss was delighted to see his side get back to winning ways with a stunning win over the Premier League champions at Anfield Carlo Ancelotti says Everton's "special" Merseyside derby victory against Liverpool was a "gift" to their fans. Everton earned their first win at Anfield since 1999 thanks to goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson, moving level on points with Liverpool in the Premier League standings in the process. The Toffees came into the clash on the back of two successive defeats, and Ancelotti was delighted to see his team get back to winning ways in impressive fashion against the Reds.
Police Put Italian ex-footballer Luigi Sartor Under House Arrest for Growing 106 Marijuana plants
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Police Put Italian ex-footballer Luigi Sartor Under House Arrest for Growing 106 Marijuana plants

  A former Italian football star, Luigi Sartor, who played for AS Roma, Parma, Juventus and Inter Milan, has been put under house arrest after police allegedly found him growing marijuana. Reports from Italian media say Sartor and Marco Mantovani, both aged 46, were found growing 106 marijuana plants at Sartor's mountain cottage. The police raid took place on Friday in Lesignano Palmia, south-west of Parma in northern Italy. The plants when mature could have produced 2kg (4.4 pounds) of marijuana. According to police they grew suspicious when the cottage's power supply was doubled and its lights were seen to be on at night. They stopped Sartor's car which smelled the same distinctive marijuana odour that was detected outside his cottage. It's not the first...
Didier Drogba’s son, Isaac, signs for Italian fourth division club
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Didier Drogba’s son, Isaac, signs for Italian fourth division club

Isaac Drogba, son of former Chelsea football star, Didier Drogba, has signed for Italian division four team Folgore Caratese.   The son of the former Ivory Coast footballer, previously had spells in the Chelsea academy and also with the B team of French club Guingamp.     Isaac Drogba, born 15th December 2000 in Paris, joins the team from the North of Italy on a permanent deal, the official statement from the club reads.   The senior Drogba scored 164 goals in 381 games during two spells at Chelsea he scored 164 goals in 381 games, and won every club trophy as a player at Chelsea.
Kwadwo Asamoah: Ghana and former Juventus and Inter Milan star seals Cagliari move
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Kwadwo Asamoah: Ghana and former Juventus and Inter Milan star seals Cagliari move

The 32-year-old is set to spend the remainder of the season with the Islanders Italian side Cagliari have announced the signing of Ghana international Kwadwo Asamoah. The former Juventus and Udinese ace joins the Islanders as a free agent on a short-term deal which lasts until the end of the season. He had been without a club since mutually parting ways with Inter Milan in October last year.
Ronaldo scores 750th career goal in Juventus’ Champions League victory over Dynamo Kiev
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Ronaldo scores 750th career goal in Juventus’ Champions League victory over Dynamo Kiev

The Portuguese star reached a personal milestone as he fired his team's second goal of the game on Wednesday Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 750th career goal on Wednesday, while netting his 75th Juventus strike in the process. The milestone goal came in Juve's Champions League group stage clash with Dynamo Kiev, with Ronaldo giving the Italian giants a 2-0 lead. Ronaldo's finish came in the 57th minute, with the Portuguese star tapping into a wide-open net after an Alvaro Morata shot was pushed out in his direction.
Italian police arrest dozens of ‘members of Nigerian mafia organization’ in a major bust carried out by over 200 officers
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Italian police arrest dozens of ‘members of Nigerian mafia organization’ in a major bust carried out by over 200 officers

Italian police have arrested suspected members of the Nigerian mafia organization in a major operation carried out by over 200 officers of the flying squads of Turin and Ferrara.   Police said they made dozens of arrests on Wednesday, October 28, against the Nigerian mafia organization called Arobaga Vikings or Norsemen Kclub International, which they say deals mainly in prostitution and drug trafficking.   The Italian authorities revealed that 31 people were arrested in Ferrara and a further 43 were taken into custody in Turin, including several women who allegedly ran prostitution rackets.   50-year-old Emmanuel Okenwa aka 'Boogye', an AfroBeat DJ, and the self-styled "King of Ferrara" were among those arrested.   Confirming the arrest, Bologna...
Messi is the Harry Potter of football’ – Vieri says he will throw his TV away when Barcelona star retires
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Messi is the Harry Potter of football’ – Vieri says he will throw his TV away when Barcelona star retires

The Italian legend described the Blaugrana icon as a magician after Barca's win against the Old Lady Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the Harry Potter of football, according to Christian Vieri. Messi assisted Ousmane Dembele's deflected opener and converted a late penalty as Barcelona recorded a 2-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner made a game-high five key passes and 65 passes in the opposition half as Barca improved to six points in Group G.
Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”
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Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”

The Italian frontman has been without a club since leaving Brescia at the end of last season, but says he's got a new destination lined up Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has revealed he will sign for a new club "in a few weeks". Balotelli dropped into the free agency pool after being released by Brescia at the end of the 2020-21 campaign. The 30-year-old forward failed to report for training with the Italian club following the coronavirus lockdown, and was publicly criticised for a lack of discipline by his manager.
Sandro Tonali Asked Gennaro Gattuso For Permission To Wear His Shirt Number At AC Milan
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Sandro Tonali Asked Gennaro Gattuso For Permission To Wear His Shirt Number At AC Milan

A day before joining the ranks at AC Milan, highly-rated midfielder Sandro Tonali asked childhood hero Gennaro Gattuso for permission to wear the iconic number 8 jersey. It was officially confirmed on Wednesday that the 20-year-old had signed from Brescia on an initial season-long loan for a fee of £9 million, with the option to buy him permanently for £14 million next summer. Tonali, who was labeled "one of the most promising young talents in international football" by CEO Ivan Gazidis this week, is often compared to club legend Andrea Pirlo. In fact, Andrea Pirlo believes Sandro Tonali is "the most promising" midfielder in Italy but doesn't feel the 20-year old is the heir to his throne. Milan, meanwhile, have decided to hand the number eight jersey to the youngster - a num...
Gattuso Is A Real Man – Osimhen
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Gattuso Is A Real Man – Osimhen

Victor Osimhen has described Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso a real man and has enjoyed working under the Italian. Gattuso played a key role in Osimhen’s move from Ligue 1 club Lille to Napoli this summer. The 21-year-old has enjoyed a perfect start to life at the club , with six goals and an assist in two pre-season outings for the Blues. Gattuso was noted for his no nonsense style during his playing days, but Osimhen stated that his gaffer is a different personality now. “From the way he talks to you, and by looking him in the eyes, you can see that Gattuso is a real man, he’d never bullshit you,” Osimhen told Gazzetta.it. The 21-year-old will return to action for Napoli in a friendly against Pescara on September 11.
‘I’m not political!’ – Conte admits to lacking diplomacy as he aims to draw a line under Inter criticism
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‘I’m not political!’ – Conte admits to lacking diplomacy as he aims to draw a line under Inter criticism

The Italian boss was keen to stress he sticks to "facts and action" when discussing his controversial end-of-season comments Antonio Conte insisted he is "not a political person" and admitted that he is not "particularly diplomatic" as the Inter manager tried to draw a line under his criticism of the Nerazzurri board. Doubts circulated over the future of Conte at San Siro after he delivered a withering assessment of the "little protection" he felt his Inter side received amid question marks over performances of the Serie A team. That led to speculation Conte's tenure could come to end after just a solitary season, with Massimiliano Allegri and Mauricio Pochettino emerging as reported targets to take over.
RAMOS KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING WITH SALAH – CHIELLINI
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RAMOS KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING WITH SALAH – CHIELLINI

Veteran Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini has claimed that Sergio Ramos knew exactly what he was doing when he famously injured Mohamed Salah in the final of the 2018 UEFA Champions League.   The Real Madrid defender and Liverpool forward grappled early in the UCL final that year and the Egyptian came off the worse, suffering a shoulder injury which put him out of the remainder of the game and very nearly saw him miss the World Cup in Russia.   Ramos has always denied that he intentionally injured Salah, but Chiellini – a master of the ‘dark arts’ of defending – wrote in his autobiography that the Spaniard’s action were very much deliberate and targeted.   “Critics can say that he [Ramos] is impulsive, not tactical at all and that because of him there are ...
‘I was eating cardboard and biting chunks out of the wall’ – Balotelli struggling to cope with lockdown
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‘I was eating cardboard and biting chunks out of the wall’ – Balotelli struggling to cope with lockdown

The Italian forward has been left totally alone since the start of quarantine, and he admits that he hasn't handled it too well Mario Balotelli says he has been "going crazy" during his lockdown as he has spent the past several weeks totally alone. Like virtually every European League, Serie A has been shut down since March as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Italy has been one of the world's worst-hit countries throughout the pandemic, but teams have recently been given government approval to begin group training sessions.
‘Chiellini is mad because I headbutted him’ – Melo takes aim at Juve star once again
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‘Chiellini is mad because I headbutted him’ – Melo takes aim at Juve star once again

The former Inter midfielder previously said that the defender “p*ssed himself with fear" when ever they met up Felipe Melo has once again hit out at Georgio Chiellini following the Juventus star's criticism in his new book. The Italian hit out at Melo and Mario Balotelli in his biography, saying that former Inter midfielder was the "worst of the worst" while calling him a "rotten apple" and "disrespectful". In turn, Melo replied stating that Chiellini “p*ssed himself with fear” whenever the two met up.
‘Gattuso broke my tooth’ – Stephen Appiah calls ex-AC Milan midfielder his toughest opponent
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‘Gattuso broke my tooth’ – Stephen Appiah calls ex-AC Milan midfielder his toughest opponent

The Italian midfielder was renowned for his aggressive behaviour on the pitch Former Juventus midfielder Stephen Appiah has mentioned ex-AC Milan star Gennaro Gattuso as the toughest opponent he has come up against. The 42-year old Italian, now manager of Napoli, was widely known for his aggressive and brash approach to games involving very heavy tackles and scuffles with other players on the pitch. This made him popularly referred to as Ringhio which meant snarl.
‘Kante is one of the best players I have ever coached’ – Ex-Chelsea boss Conte
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‘Kante is one of the best players I have ever coached’ – Ex-Chelsea boss Conte

The Italian head coach says it was a joy for him to work with such a "positive guy" at Stamford Bridge Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has described N'Golo Kante as "one of the best players" he has ever coached, while highlighting the France international's "amazing" abilities in the middle of the park. Kante was one of Conte's first signings at Stamford Bridge, as the Blues spent £32 million ($39m) to lure the midfielder away from Leicester in summer 2016. The World Cup winner has since racked up 164 appearances across all competitions for Chelsea, scoring 11 goals, while adding a second Premier League title, the FA Cup and Europa League to his impressive trophy haul.
Balotelli’s training habits a ‘disgrace’, says former Liverpool striker Lambert
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Balotelli’s training habits a ‘disgrace’, says former Liverpool striker Lambert

The ex-Anfield attacker admitted that he was frustrated that his former team-mate was frequently chosen ahead of him Rickie Lambert has labelled Mario Balotelli's training habits a "disgrace", while admitting his frustration that the Italian started ahead of him at Liverpool. The two were team-mates at Anfield in 2014-15 after Lambert joined his boyhood club from Southampton. That same summer, Balotelli came to Liverpool in a shock move from AC Milan, with the two tasked with replacing the goal production of Barcelona-bound Luis Suarez.
‘It drives me crazy’ – Cisse offers to play for free to reach 100 Ligue 1 goals
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‘It drives me crazy’ – Cisse offers to play for free to reach 100 Ligue 1 goals

The former Liverpool and France forward admits it still bothers him that he retired four goals shy of the three-figure landmark Djibril Cisse says he would play for free if a Ligue 1 side would sign him in order to reach 100 goals in the division. The former France international, now 38, has 96 Ligue 1 goals to his name and says the figure haunts him. Cisse announced his retirement from football in 2015 due to injury, but has since returned to represent Swiss side Yverdon and Italian minnows Vicenza 1902.
‘I don’t want to leave’ – Juventus-linked Marcelo wants Real Madrid stay
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‘I don’t want to leave’ – Juventus-linked Marcelo wants Real Madrid stay

Linked with the Italian champions, the fullback said he wanted to remain with his current club Real Madrid full-back Marcelo insisted he did not want to leave the La Liga giants amid links with Juventus. The Brazilian has been linked with a move away from Madrid, where he has enjoyed a successful stay since arriving from Fluminense in 2007. But Marcelo has no desire to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, and he also feels Madrid want him to stay.
‘Mourinho and Mancini tried but Guardiola might have taken to Balotelli’
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‘Mourinho and Mancini tried but Guardiola might have taken to Balotelli’

The Italian striker has tested the patience of many coaches down throughout the years but could have thrived under Pep according to Micah Richards Plenty of managers have had their run-ins with Mario Balotelli but Pep Guardiola may have enjoyed working him, according to the Italian's former team-mate Micah Richards. Jose Mourinho, Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Mancini - who was a huge believer in Balotelli's qualities - are among a host of coaches that have fallen out with the striker. However, ex-Manchester City defender Richards says Guardiola might have hit it off with the now 29-year-old Brescia striker, although he's not sure how Balotelli might have reacted to his strict demands.
Pope Francis Dissatisfied With Italian Lockdown Decision
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Pope Francis Dissatisfied With Italian Lockdown Decision

Catholic leader Pope Francis has reportedly faced with a strong argumentative church-state discussion after demanding for “prudence and obedience” on the size gathering on the holy Mass and other services. The pope plead was made days after he expressed dissatisfaction on the Italian government on the exclusion of all religious activities on its lifting on the lock down plan as businesses and other activities set to reopen on 4th of May. Pope Francis said, “As we are beginning to have protocols to get out of quarantine, let us pray that the Lord gives his people, all of us, the grace of prudence and obedience to the protocols so that the pandemic doesn’t return.” He further said they, “cannot accept that freedom of worship is compromised,” arguing the government should have di...
Everton ‘appalled’ after Kean breaks coronavirus guidelines to throw lockdown party
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Everton ‘appalled’ after Kean breaks coronavirus guidelines to throw lockdown party

The Italian striker has infuriated his club after posting pictures on social media that show himself and friends not following social distancing Everton have said they are "appalled" at striker Moise Kean after he posted videos of himself and friends throwing a party at his apartment. The videos obtained by the Daily Star, which were posted on a private Snapchat group, show Kean and others violating government regulations on social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. UK government guidelines state that  all gatherings should be avoided to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. "Everton Football Club was appalled to learn of an incident in which a first-team player ignored government guidance and club policy in relation to the coronavirus crisis," a club statement said. "Th...
100 Italian Doctors Have Died Of Coronavirus
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100 Italian Doctors Have Died Of Coronavirus

The coronavirus death toll among Italian doctors reached 100 today as four more physicians died in the past 24 hours. Italian media reports estimate that 30 nurses and nursing assistants have also died of COVID-19. The toll includes retired doctors who had voluntarily returned to work during the outbreak.
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Famous Italian Shoe Designer, Sergio Rossi Dies Of Coronavirus

Sergio Rossi, one of the most famous Italian shoe designers, has died of the coronavirus disease, an Italian official said on Friday, NAN reports. Several Italian media reported that Rossi, who was born in 1935, died on Thursday in a hospital in Cesena in the northern Emilia-Romagna region. Luciana Garbuglia, the Mayor of San Mauro Pascoli, confirmed the death and its link to the novel COVID-19 to dpa. San Mauro Pascoli is Rossi’s birthplace in Emilia-Romagna. The Sergio Rossi Company was founded in 1951 and gained fame in the 1960s. Its shoes featured in the Italian film classic “La Dolce Vita”, as worn by lead actress Anita Ekberg. The company was sold to Gucci in 1999 and later became part of the French PPR-Kering luxury group, and returned under Italian hands in 2015...
Italian Nurse Strangles Doctor Girlfriend, Says She Infeced Him With Coronavirus
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Italian Nurse Strangles Doctor Girlfriend, Says She Infeced Him With Coronavirus

A nurse strangled his doctor girlfriend before telling police officers that he unleashed the attack because she gave him Covid-19, prosecutors say. Lorena Quaranta, 27, was found dead after her boyfriend Antonio De Pace allegedly called them to say he had killed her. He called the police and informed them that he had murdered his partner, according to reports in Italy. 'I killed her because she gave me coronavirus.' Early indications from testing carried out last night suggest that neither he nor his late girlfriend had the virus. Lorena had posted just days before her tragic death about 41 Italian doctors dying during the pandemic. Linking to a news report on the deaths that have hit Italy due to a lack of Personal Protective Equipment, she branded the situat...
Messi is greater than Maradona – Cassano
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Messi is greater than Maradona – Cassano

The Italian also believes his former Real Madrid team-mate Ronaldo was "a football god" but rates the Barcelona legend above him Lionel Messi has "ousted" Diego Maradona as Argentina's greatest number 10, according to former Italy international Antonio Cassano. Messi's consistency over such a long period has made him the finest player Argentina has produced according to Cassano, who has called for Maradona's fans to accept that the Barcelona talisman deserves to be recognised as the best. Cassano helped Real Madrid to the 2006-07 La Liga title at the expense of Barca and Messi, but that success in Spain has not altered his opinion on the forward. "Maradona did something never seen before for four or five years, but Messi has done the same things for 15 years," he said in an i...
Ashley Young gives advice on avoiding Covid-19
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Ashley Young gives advice on avoiding Covid-19

Inter Milan winger, Ashley Young has offered some advice on staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic. MYCELEBRITYANDI recalls that all the major leagues in Europe, including Serie A, Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, and Ligue 1 have been suspended until April ending due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the continent. Italy is officially the worst-hit country by COVID-19, with over 4,000 people dead. Young, who left Manchester United in January to join the Italian Serie A giants, listed a series of measures people all over the world should follow. The 34-year-old, in a series of tweets on his official Twitter page on Tuesday night, wrote: “Hi everyone, just wanted to share my thoughts on coronavirus. I’m currently living in Italy, the epicenter of the virus. “...
Pornhub Traffic Surges As Coronavirus Forces People To Stay At Home
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Pornhub Traffic Surges As Coronavirus Forces People To Stay At Home

In the wake of the global health crisis as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, countries are enforcing a lock-down thereby forcing millions of people to self-isolate or work from home. As the lock-downs are in effect, adult entertainment site Pornhub reported an unprecedented surge in traffic to its website. Pornhub on Monday published a report titled “Coronavirus Insights”. In the report, the site reviewed how the outbreak of Coronavirus has impacted the daily level of traffic on the adult site. Image: Pornhub.com On March 12, Pornhub offered its free Premium service to all of Italy, an offer that was clearly well-received by home-bound Italians as the platform experienced a drastic increase of 57% from the country. Italy has been the worst-affected country in Europe b...
Italian nurse kills herself after testing positive for coronavirus and worrying she had infected others
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Italian nurse kills herself after testing positive for coronavirus and worrying she had infected others

An Italian nurse has committed suicide after testing positive for coronavirus and fearing she had infected others.   34-year-old Daniela Trezzi was working on the front line of the coronavirus crisis at the San Gerardo hospital in Lombardy, the worst-affected region of Italy.   The nurse had been suffering 'heavy stress' before she was quarantined after showing coronavirus symptoms.     After she tested positive for the disease, she reportedly took her life with her colleagues disclosing that she talked about her fears as she could have infected others with the disease.   The National Federation of Nurses of Italy confirmed her death with a statement expressing "all the pain and concern of the nurses over the death of their young c...
Italian Coronavirus Index Patient In Lagos Attempts To Escape From Quarantine
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Italian Coronavirus Index Patient In Lagos Attempts To Escape From Quarantine

Following the detection of the first case of the novel Coronavirus disease and the placing in quarantine of the patient, identified as a 44-year-old Italian, at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos, a health worker at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, said on Friday that the patient was angry and attempted to escape, given the state of the isolation centre. The high ranking health worker, who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity on Friday, decried the ‘very poor quality’ of the isolation centre, lamenting that “the authorities have not matched words with action.” Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, had said on Friday that the state government had built a facility to handle the situation, adding that the patient was getting better. He said, “It ...
We’ve Identified Those Who Had Contact With Coronavirus Patient – Lafarge
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We’ve Identified Those Who Had Contact With Coronavirus Patient – Lafarge

Lafarge Africa Plc, a cement manufacturer, has confirmed that an Italian, who is the first case of coronavirus in Nigeria, visited its plant in Ewekoro, Ogun state. Folashade Ambrose-Medebem, a spokesperson of the company, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. She said all those who had direct contact with the Italian whose identity was not stated, have been identified. “The Lagos State Government has reported a first case of n-COVID19 (Coronavirus) in Nigeria. The individual concerned works for a vendor that provides services to Lafarge Africa Plc in Ogun State,” the statement read. “As a business, we have immediately identified the persons who had direct contact with the concerned individual. We have equally initiated isolation, quarantine and disinfection protocol. ...
Coronavirus: Why Infected Italian Was Not Detected At Lagos Airport – Minister
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Coronavirus: Why Infected Italian Was Not Detected At Lagos Airport – Minister

The Italian infected with coronavirus arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday but the disease was not detected at the Lagos international airport, his port of entry, because it was still at the incubation stage, Nigeria’s health minister, Osagie Ehanire, has said. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Lagos and federal governments, early Friday, confirmed the coronavirus case, the first in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. Mr Ehanire explained that the Italian was able to get into the country without being detected at the airport because he was asymptomatic (disease was still at the incubation stage) at the time of entry. “So, it is not that it is a failure of screening. The screening went very well. The information I have this very morning is that he is stable, so all people will not be equally sev...
Italian infected with Coronavirus also visited Ogun, giant manufacturing company he visited Quarantined
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Italian infected with Coronavirus also visited Ogun, giant manufacturing company he visited Quarantined

The Italian confirmed to have been infected with Coronavirus had also visited Ewekoro in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State this week. But residents and visitors to the state have  no reason to panic, the Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker said on Friday morning. Coker disclosed that the Italian visited a giant manufacturing company(name withheld) in Ewekoro community, adding that the facility so visited has since been quarantined in accordance with health safety standard. The Commissioner, who abandoned her bed rest to attend to the public health emergency, while briefing the press, said the state has epidemiologists and Infectious Disease Consultant already handling the situation with support from the Lagos State Government and Federal Government. She said efforts...
Coronavirus In Lagos, Nigeria: The Italian Patient’s Contacts To Be Identified
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Coronavirus In Lagos, Nigeria: The Italian Patient’s Contacts To Be Identified

As Nigeria confirmed first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos State, the Federal Ministry of Health said it has already started working to identify all the contacts of the patient since he entered Nigeria. The ministry also cautioned against the abuse of social media and spread of misinformation that causes fear and panic. Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, in a statement, said that most people who become infected may experience only mild illness and recover easily, adding that it can be more severe in others, particularly the elderly and persons with other underlying chronic illnesses. The case which was confirmed on the 27th at February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020. Ac...
Italian football host Floriana Messina posts sexy pix in support of beloved Napoli before Barcelona draw
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Italian football host Floriana Messina posts sexy pix in support of beloved Napoli before Barcelona draw

Italian football presenter Floriana Messina has got fans in a flurry once again after uploading a sexy snap on Instagram in support of Napoli on Tuesday night. The 30-year-old wished her beloved side good luck for their Champions League tie against Barcelona in Naples by posting a saucy picture of herself. Messina who presents Serie A show Tutti in Campo on Italy's Canale 9 - posted the image of herself in a cut-up Napoli third strip with caption: "If you can dream it you can do it!! Forza Napoli always."
Inter Milan expected to play Europa League tie behind closed doors due to Coronavirus Outbreak
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Inter Milan expected to play Europa League tie behind closed doors due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Inter Milan are expected to play their home Europa League last-32 match against Ludogorets behind closed doors because of fears about the spread of coronavirus. Inter were one of four Serie A clubs to postpone their weekend game. Talks have been taking place between the club, Italian government officials and European football's governing body Uefa about Thursday's fixture. With 165, Italy has the largest number of cases of the virus in Europe. Many schools and colleges have been closed in Milan on Monday, although the local transport system is operating. More than 600 Ludogorets fans were due to travel from Bulgaria for Thursday's Europa League last-32 first-leg match at the San Siro (20:00 GMT kick-off). It is not known whether any restrictions will be applied to Sun...
AC Milan to Honour Boyhood Supporter Kobe Bryant by Wearing Black Armbands During Coppa Italia Clash
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AC Milan to Honour Boyhood Supporter Kobe Bryant by Wearing Black Armbands During Coppa Italia Clash

Italian football club, AC Milan have revealed plans to honour their boyhood supporter and NBA legend, Kobe Bryant. who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday with his 13-year-old daughter Gigi and seven others. Before his death, the 41-year-old was a football fan who grew up supporting AC Milan with Marco van Basten his idol. In memory of the Los Angeles Lakers legend, AC Milan will wear black armbands for their Coppa Italia quarter-final against Torino on Tuesday night. There will also be tributes before the club. 'In agreement with @SerieA, tonight #ACMilan will wear the black armband in memory of Kobe Bryant, who died in a tragic helicopter crash together with his daughter Gianna Maria and 7 other victims,' the club tweeted. 'The whole San Siro will also pay a tribute just a ...
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola confirms his players including the married ones partied with 22 Italian Instagram models
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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola confirms his players including the married ones partied with 22 Italian Instagram models

Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola has confirmed that his squad partied with 22 Italian Instagram models after he gave them permission following their 6-1 win against Aston Villa last weekend. This comes days after the Sun reported that Manchester City stars including married footballers flew 22 Italian Instagram models out to Cheshire for team bonding night at £150-a-night Mere Golf Resort in Knutsford The team bonding session was organized by fixers close to the club and Guardiola confirmed he was aware of the party and even disclosed that he encourages his players to spend time together away from training. I knew it. When they have time, they make a lot of times dinners together, with the staff,’ Guardiola said. ‘They did it many times anyway. And I like it when they a...
Italian Newspaper Shockingly Dub Inter Milan Vs Roma As ‘Black Friday’ In Racism Storm
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Italian Newspaper Shockingly Dub Inter Milan Vs Roma As ‘Black Friday’ In Racism Storm

An Italian newspaper have disgustingly dubbed Friday night's Serie A clash between Inter Milan and Roma as 'Black Friday'. Corriere dello Sport ran a 'Black Friday' headline with photos of Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku and Roma's Chris Smalling either side. The duo used to play together at Manchester United so their images are likely attempting to play on that. But the headline has outraged fans and officials online in another huge race storm in Italy. The newspaper have yet to comment on the scandal. Italian football has been blighted with racism scandals over the last year and this season has seen a number of high profile cases. Lukaku himself was subjected to monkey chants among other slurs as he stepped up to take a penalty against Cagliari back in September. Mario...
Two catholic priests jailed for sexually abusing deaf kids
Religion

Two catholic priests jailed for sexually abusing deaf kids

Two Roman Catholic priests were each sentenced to more than 40 years in prison in Argentina for sexually abusing deaf children, a court in the western city of Mendoza ruled Monday, November 25th. Argentine priest Horacio Corbacho was sentenced to 45 years in jail, while a 42-year sentence was imposed on Italian Nicola Corradi for the abuse of some 20 children at the Provolo Institute for deaf and hearing-impaired children between 2004 and 2016. The court said the sentences took into account the aggravating circumstances that the priests were responsible for the children’s wellbeing, as well as the fact that the victims were minors. The institution’s gardener, Armando Gomez, was also jailed for 18 years for sexual abuse. Outside the court a group of young people waited for the ruli...
Pastor Aramide Ojo Arrested In Thailand For Romance Scam
Crime

Pastor Aramide Ojo Arrested In Thailand For Romance Scam

A Nigerian, Pastor Aramide Ojo, has been arrested by Thai police for defrauding 3 Thai women of 1.5million Baht($49,500). Aramide Ojo scammed the women by posing as an Italian on the dating site BitMistress.com. He claimed to be an Italian businessman with a chain of luxury fashion stores. He contacted the women and started a romantic relationship with them. His method of defrauding victims is to tell them he intends opening high ends stores in Thailand for them. Then he claims he has shipped the goods. Thereafter, the goods are held by Thai customs. He poses as a fake customs officer and gives the women terms for the release of the luxury goods. The terms states that, because the goods are luxury goods for resale, a shop must be rented in a highbrow business district before t...
Car crash victim dies after 31-years in coma
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Car crash victim dies after 31-years in coma

An Italian car crash victim has died after being looked after by his parents for 31 years while he was in a coma.   Ignazio 'Cito' Okamoto from Brescia, was involved in a collision on March 19, 1988, and suffered a brain haemorrhage at the age of 22. His friend was killed in the crash but he survived the incident. Ignazio spent two years in a clinic, but his parents decided to take him home to try to bring him back to health.   He has now died at the age of 54 after suffering cardiac arrest. Ignazio's mother Marina told La Stampa: 'for 31 years we lived cut off from the world. The doctors had told us that he wouldn't wake up but we cared for him every day, hoping that maybe...'   His father Hector, a 77-year old Mexican with Japanese roots, added: 'now life...
Mikel Obi trains for the first time with his new club, Trabzonspor
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Mikel Obi trains for the first time with his new club, Trabzonspor

Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, 32, has been pictured for the first time training with his new club, Trabzonspor.   On Thursday, August 1, 2019, the former Chelsea midfielder took part in a training session alongside Italian striker, Caleb Ekuban. Last month, the Turkish side signed Mikel on a two-year deal with the option of an additional 12 months.
I Already Speak Italian’ – Lukaku Drops Transfer Hints Amid Juve & Inter Links
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I Already Speak Italian’ – Lukaku Drops Transfer Hints Amid Juve & Inter Links

Romelu Lukaku would have no problem settling in to Serie A for Juventus or Inter, as he revealed he speaks Italian “because of my brother.” The Belgium international is in advanced negotiations for a move to Juve, after Inter had approached him earlier in the summer. An interview with Sky Sport Italia revealed the Manchester United striker speaks seven languages, including Italian. “My brother plays in Italy and I watched Sky Italia to see his games, so I picked up some Italian,” Lukaku told Sky Sport Italia. In fact, his brother Jordan has been at Lazio since 2016 and plays as a left-back. Romelu Lukaku’s move to Juventus depends on Paulo Dybala accepting an exchange for Manchester United.

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