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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
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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
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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.
British man stripped naked, climbed on ferris wheel and jumped to his death
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British man stripped naked, climbed on ferris wheel and jumped to his death

A British man managed to dodge security and climbed to the top of a ferris wheel in an amusement park in Italy where he stripped naked then jumped 150ft to his death.   The man, understood to be in his 50s, took his life yesterday, July 29, in the Italian holiday resort of Rimini on the Adriatic coast.   One shocked eyewitness told The Sun: ''It was horrible. He dodged security and then climbed to the very top of the wheel. It was a summer night and so the area was still packed with people. 'Once at the top he took his clothes off and then a few minutes later he jumped and as he came down he hit several part of the wheel which had been stopped by the operator.   ''It was terrible there were loads of kids still around and they all saw what happened. The poli...
Mustafi has had ‘no contact’ with Roma or any Serie A side over transfer, according to Arsenal defender’s father
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Mustafi has had ‘no contact’ with Roma or any Serie A side over transfer, according to Arsenal defender’s father

The Germany international has been linked with a move away from the Emirates this week, but his father and representative says it won't be to Italy Shkodran Mustafi’s father has poured cold water on reports linking the Arsenal defender with a summer transfer to Roma. Unai Emery is claimed to be trying to get rid of the Germany international, after three seasons in which he has consistently failed to impress at the Emirates. Mustafi, though, is reported to want to stay at the club, despite rumours linking him with a move to the Italian capital.
Flamengo boss confirms Milan deal for Duarte
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Flamengo boss confirms Milan deal for Duarte

The defender is likely to have played his last game for the Brazilian club with a move to San Siro reportedly imminent Leo Duarte is set to join Serie A side AC Milan after Flamengo head coach Jorge Jesus confirmed "it's all done". Flamengo defender Duarte has been linked to Milan and Italian rivals Roma in recent weeks after impressing for the Brazilian club. AC Milan looked to have won the race with reports they are poised to complete a €11 million (£9.9m/$12.2m) deal for Duarte on a five-year contract.
Lukaku offers ‘ideal characteristics’ for Conte’s Inter – Zola
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Lukaku offers ‘ideal characteristics’ for Conte’s Inter – Zola

The Italian great talked up a potential move to the Serie A side for the Manchester United forward, who he thinks fits the club's manager perfectly Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is an "ideal" signing for Antonio Conte's Inter, according to Gianfranco Zola. Inter head coach Conte has made no secret of his desire to sign Lukaku, who is at the centre of ongoing and, so far, fruitless negotiations between the Serie Aside and United. Lukaku – contracted to the Red Devils until 2022 with the option of a further year after joining from Everton in a £75million deal in 2017 – has not played for United during their pre-season tour.
Kenya’s finance minister, top officials arrested on graft charges
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Kenya’s finance minister, top officials arrested on graft charges

Kenya's finance minister Henry Rotich, was arrested today July 22nd alongside other top officials over allegations of embezzlement related to the construction of two dams.   The charges ranging from conspiring to defraud and financial misconduct, came off a police investigation into the misuse of funds in a dam project overseen by the Italian construction company CMC Di Ravenna.   Though Mr Rotich denied any wrongdoing in a large newspaper advert in March, Director of public prosecutions Noordin Haji ordered his arrest and that of more than 20 other people accused of being involved in the contract, including other top officials and the directors of CMC de Ravenna.   “They broke the law on public finance management under the guise of carrying out legitimate co...
Kane hails Juventus strike as ‘one of the best of my career’
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Kane hails Juventus strike as ‘one of the best of my career’

The England international was the deciding factor in Spurs' clash with the Old Lady as he beat Wojciech Szczesny from inside the centre circle Harry Kane described his sensational goal against Juventus on Sunday as "probably one of the best of my career". Tottenham appeared to be heading for a deciding penalty shoot-out in their International Champions Cup clash with the Italian champions in Singapore before Kane's spectacular intervention in stoppage time. The England captain spotted Wojciech Szczesny off his line and beat him from just inside Juve's half with a precision strike to secure a dramatic 3-2 win in Spurs' first pre-season game ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
Roma sign €19m Veretout from Fiorentina on initial loan deal
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Roma sign €19m Veretout from Fiorentina on initial loan deal

Linked with a transfer to the Italian capital all summer long, the midfielder has finally wrapped up his move Roma have announced the signing of Jordan Vereteout from Fiorentina as the former France Under-21 international joins initially on loan for one season before the club is obliged to purchase the player outright for €16 million (£14m/$18). The loan fee will cost the Giallorossi €1m, with the player already having signed a five-year deal that will see him tied to Stadio Olimpico until 2024. Roma will also have to pay up to €2m in variable bonus fees depending on certain sporting criteria. A World Cup winner at U23 level, Veretout made up part of a three-man midfield that lifted the trophy in Turkey in 2013, the Ancenis native lining up alongside Paul Pogba and Geoffrey Kond...
Badu determined to help Hellas Verona establish themselves in Serie A
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Badu determined to help Hellas Verona establish themselves in Serie A

The 28-year-old speaks about his hopes for his new club as the Italian topflight season draws nearer Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu believes his years of experience in the Italian topflight will be a plus for new side Hellas Verona in their quest to avoid demotion from Serie A after just one season. The 28-year-old is set for a spell with the newly-promoted side, having last week completed a season-long loan from Udinese. He had played for the latter club since 2010. Badu will be hoping to relaunch his career after returning from an 11-month injury layoff towards the end of last season.
Hellas Verona sign Ghana’s Agyemang-Badu on loan from Udinese
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Hellas Verona sign Ghana’s Agyemang-Badu on loan from Udinese

The 28-year-old will spend the 2019-20 campaign with The Yellow and Blues in his search of regular action Ghana international Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has completed a switch to Italian Serie A side Hellas Verona from Udinese. The midfielder moves to The Yellow and Blues in search of more playing time after making a return to action towards the end of last season, following a long-term injury layoff. He has been with Udinese since 2010.
Sarri Identifies Top Premier League Defender for Juventus
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Sarri Identifies Top Premier League Defender for Juventus

Juventus boss, Maurizio Sarri has identified Tottenham defender, Kieran Trippier, as one of the players he will be taking from the Premier League this summer. The Italian is interested in signing the England defender, according to Italian sports journalist, Aurelio Capaldi. “Sarri began to appreciate him in the Premier League, so Trippier is an option,” Capaldi told the Transfer Window Podcast. “He’s very happy if the club manages to sign him. “Sarri believes Juventus really needs offensive people on the sides and wants to make things happen.”
De Ligt Meets Juventus Boss Sarri
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De Ligt Meets Juventus Boss Sarri

The player, according to La Gazzetta dello, has grown unsure of his potential move to the Serie A champions. He is concerned over manager Sarri’s playing style. The newspaper said that De Ligt has reached out to Sarri in an effort to discover what brand of football the Italian will play in Turin. His fears over the former Napoli manager’s style of play means the defender could opt against a move to Juventus, with Manchester United still keen to sign the highly rated youngster.