Is Italy a Fading Soccer Power?

In 2006, I read an article titled "Is Italy a Fading Soccer Power?" The article highlighted the Calciopoli match fixing scandal that ripped through Serie A, all of the players who couldn't perform on the national stage any longer—guys like Francesco Totti, Fabio Grosso, and Marco Materazzi—and questioned whether they were ever going to live up to their storied...
Via The Sports Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tickets Available for AS Roma v Inter Milan in Philadelphia International Champions Cup

AS Roma and Inter Milan are set to face off on Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the International Champions Cup on August 2nd. This match will be team’s last in their Champions Cup tournament, each having played two games before the winners of Group A and Group B will face off for the Championship. The match between Inter Milan and AS Roma will be a perfect...
Via World Soccer Talk
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ivorian winger Gervinho delighted to share AS Roma dressing room with Totti

AS Roma winger Yao Gervinho Ivorian winger Gervinho is proud to be playing with Francesco Totti at AS Roma. Gervinho joined last summer from Arsenal. “Every now and then Totti says a few words in French to make me laugh. He’s such a humble guy – not arrogant at all. “For me, Drogba and Totti are the same – experienced players who are loved in the dressing room.”
Via Afrikan Soccer
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Australia World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

Australia World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on The Socceroos’ demise at the hands of eventual winners Italy in the 2006 World Cup was about as hard as it gets on the biggest stage. A hotly contested, highly debatable penalty decision given against Guus Hiddink’s brave side, clinically dispatched by Francesco Totti in the 95th minute...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Totti hails ´legend´ Zanetti

Francesco Totti hailed Inter veteran Javier Zanetti a “legend” as the Argentine prepares to play his last home game for […]
Via Soccer News
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Totti congratulates Juventus

Francesco Totti was magnanimous in losing the Serie A title to Juventus, congratulating the Turin giants on their third successive […]
Via Soccer News
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Totti proud of Roma exploits

Talismanic captain Francesco Totti reflected on Roma’s qualification for the UEFA Champions League as mission accomplished. Radja Nainggolan scored the […]
Via Soccer News
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Totti in World Cup calculations

Roma veteran Francesco Totti appears set to be picked in Italy’s FIFA World Cup squad if he can stay fit. […]
Via Soccer News
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Totti close to Roma return

Roma captain Francesco Totti is close to returning from injury after suffering heavy bruising on his gluteal muscle. Totti missed […]
Via Soccer News
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Totti is the greatest Italian ever, says Mihajlovic

Sampdoria coach Sinisa Mihajlovic says Roma captain Francesco Totti is the greatest Italian player of all time. Mihajlovic’s side travel […]
Via Soccer News
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gervinho Delighted Relishes Playing With AS Roma Captain Totti

AS Roma striker Gervinho Ivorian forward Gervinho loves playing with AS Roma captain Francesco Totti. The winger is delighted with his current form. “I really am happy to play with Totti,” Gervinho told RMC Sport. “In attack, we can be very difficult to play against between us. “He is not one who speaks that much but he knows that saying good things about me has given...
Via Afrikan Soccer
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Roma not out of title race, says Totti

Francesco Totti insists Roma are not out of the Serie A title after closing the gap on Juventus to six […]
Via Soccer News
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Roma ease past Hellas Verona

Ivory Coast forward Gervinho set up one goal and scored another as Roma moved within six points of Serie A leader Juventus with a 3-1 victory at Hellas Verona on Sunday. Gervinho provided the cross for Adem Ljajic's goal in the 45th minute then scored himself on the hour mark after Iceland international Emil Hallfredsson had equalized in the 49th. Roma's 37-year-old captain...
Via Fox Soccer
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Totti: We're closing on Juve

Roma's players are celebrating after beating Juventus in the cup and denying the Turin club a chance to win an Italian double. The Giallorossi edged the Serie A leaders 1-0 in Rome on Tuesday evening to progress to the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia. Roma had lost 3-0 at Juventus earlier this month and are eight points behind them in the standings. "This was a win that...
Via Fox Soccer
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

£11 million Arsenal flop continues Italian renaissance

Gervinho was at the centre of AS Roma’s crucial 2-1 victory over Fiorentina at the Stadio Olimpico. The Giallorossi had remained unbeaten since losing talismanic captain Francesco Totti to a hamstring issue nearly two months ago, but had failed to win in four straight Serie A encounters previous to this weekend’s triumph. Goals had dried up without the legendary native of the...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Prandelli: Totti retirement backflip possible

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli could lure Francesco Totti out of international retirement ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The […]
Via Soccer News
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Totti's hamstring injury improving

Roma have confirmed club captain Francesco Totti's hamstring injury is "improving". The 37-year-old has been sidelined since his team's 2-0 triumph over Napoli on October 18. A statement from Roma read: "As part of his recovery program, Francesco Totti underwent a scan and had a check-up with Professor Mariani. "Results showed the player's fitness...
Via Fox Soccer
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Roma captain Totti injured

Roma captain Francesco Totti will be sidelined for at least 10 days with a hamstring injury. Totti had to be replaced after 30 minutes in Friday's 2-0 win over Napoli with a right thigh muscle problem. A statement on Roma's website on Monday says Totti's condition will be re-evaluated in 10 days. The 37-year-old Totti will definitely miss the Serie A matches against...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Roma captain Totti out for at least 10 days

Roma captain Francesco Totti will be sidelined for at least 10 days with a hamstring injury. Totti had to be replaced after 30 minutes in Friday's 2-0 win over Napoli with a right thigh muscle problem. A statement on Roma's website on Monday says Totti's condition will be re-evaluated in 10 days. The 37-year-old Totti will definitely miss the Serie A matches against...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Totti, Roma top AP soccer polls

Francesco Totti spearheaded Roma's win at Inter Milan, sending both to the top of this week's Associated Press soccer football poll. The 37-year-old Totti received 51 votes more than last week's winner, second-placed Diego Costa of Atletico Madrid, from the 20-member panel of global soccer journalists on Tuesday. Roma, unbeaten in seven Serie A games, finished four...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Totti shines as Roma crushes Inter

Francesco Totti scored twice to show he can still dominate at 37 and Roma showed it's for real with a 3-0 win at Inter Milan to extend its winning start in Serie A to seven matches on Saturday. The victory moved the Giallorossi five points clear of Napoli and Juventus, which each play on Sunday. With new manager Rudi Garcia clearly leaving his mark on a squad that missed out...
Via Fox Soccer
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

AS Roma: The Giallorossi’s lightning start could sew seeds for title challenge

Following the 2-0 victory over Lazio on Sunday, AS Roma were awash with emotion. Manager Rudi Garcia, boasting a 100% record from four games after joining the club in the summer, became at one with the fans. “I feel like one of you. I feel like a Romanista” he said, while his left-back Federico Balzaretti admitted he was forced to tears after scoring the opening goal. “I felt...
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September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Roma defeat Lazio in the derby

Roma remained perfect in Serie A with a 2-0 win over rival Lazio in the city derby Sunday, with fullback Federico Balzaretti scoring the decisive goal and the Giallorossi's 36-year-old captain Francesco Totti again proving decisive. Two days after extending his contract for two more seasons, Totti provided the cross in the 63rd minute when Balzaretti volleyed in for his first...
Via Fox Soccer
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Totti extends Roma contract

Francesco Totti has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at AS Roma until June 2016. His new deal will mean the 36-year-old Giallorosso captain will end his career at his all-time club. "I want to thank the (Roma) president (James Pallotta) for this contract," Totti said in Friday's press conference. "In the end, this is what we all wanted, the club...
Via Fox Soccer
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Roma stay unbeaten, top Parma

Roma rallied to beat Parma 3-1 on Monday night to maintain its unbeaten start to the Serie A season. Parma took a surprise lead six minutes from halftime when Jonathan Biabiany headed Mattia Cassani's deep cross into the bottom right corner. After conceding its first goal this season, Roma leveled through Alessandro Florenzi in the second minute after halftime. Captain Francesco...
Via Fox Soccer
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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