Champions League Round of 16 preview, predictions

The eight Champions League teams who have yet to square off in the Round of 16 have enjoyed a long break, which spanned roughly two months, but they’re set to get back to action this week when CL play resumes.  With elimination looming for half the competing teams, let’s take a closer look at who will advance to the quarterfinals.FC Bayern Munich vs. Besiktas JKCurrent form: It’s...
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National Team Overhauls & The Early Impact Of The 2018 World Cup

Down 1-0 on aggregate to Sweden and on the verge of getting eliminated from the 2018 World Cup, Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi was summoned to warm off the bench. Instead, the 34-year-old with 117 national team caps dramatically implored the coaching staff to put on playmaker Lorenzo Insigne instead. The moment captured the divide between 69-year-old manager Gian Piero Ventura...
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November 17, 2017  |  Discuss

For De Rossi, Italy's squad is an oasis

For Daniele De Rossi, Italy's national team is a sort of personal oasis. It's a squad where he can simply be a highly dependable midfielder and push aside the immense pressure he plays under at his club, Roma. Born in Rome and bred in Roma's system where his father remains the club's youth coach, De Rossi has long been seen as the successor to Roma great Francesco Totti as the...
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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

De Rossi left out of Italy squad to face France

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has been left out of the Italy squad for the friendly against France for disciplinary reasons but teammate Alessandro Florenzi has been called up for the first time. De Rossi scored in Italy's last two World Cup qualifying matches but has been dropped after being sent off in Roma's 3-2 defeat to Lazio earlier on Sunday for punching Lazio's Stefano...
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November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

De Rossi out for 2 weeks with thigh injury

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi will be sidelined for two weeks with a thigh injury but could be back for the match at Serie A champion Juventus. De Rossi injured his right thigh toward the end of Italy's draw against Bulgaria in World Cup qualifying on Friday. He returned to his club and has already begun treatment. Roma says De Rossi will need around 15 days to recover, which...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

De Rossi attracted to Premier League

Daniele De Rossi has admitted he is attracted by the Barclays Premier League ahead of Italy's European Championship clash with England. De Rossi, who signed a new five-year contract with Roma in February, appeared to reignite speculation about his future on Wednesday when he claimed English football was "more interesting" than its Italian counterpart. The midfielder has previously...
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

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