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U18: Bolzan's goal not enough, Azzurrini beaten 2-1 by Serbia in the second friendly in Aquila

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U18: Bolzan's goal not enough, Azzurrini beaten 2-1 by Serbia in the second friendly in Aquila

After winning three days ago, courtesy of Francesco Pio Esposito's goal, the Under-18 side were this time defeated 2-1 by Serbia in the second friendly of the week between the sides at stadio "Gran Sasso d'Italia-Italo Acconcia" in Aquila...

24 September 2022

U18: Italy edge out Serbia in first friendly win through Esposito’s great goal

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U18: Italy edge out Serbia in first friendly win through Esposito’s great goal

A good collective performance by the Azzurrini, who played at a good tempo. The lead came with 20 minutes to go, thanks to Esposito's cheeky backheel. Bruno hit the woodwork twice. Italy played wearing black armbands in memory of the victims of the flooding in Marche ...

21 September 2022

U18: The first friendly with Serbia on Wednesday to be shown live on Rai Sport +HD

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U18: The first friendly with Serbia on Wednesday to be shown live on Rai Sport +HD

Daniele Franceschini has called up 24 players for the two friendly games against their Serbian counterparts. The ‘Gran Sasso d’Italia’ in Aquila will take centre stage hosting both games, and where tomorrow, at 11:30 CEST, players will meet with local students from the 'IIS Amedeo Duca D’Aosta' school to talk about 'Training for Life, football as an educational tool'...

19 September 2022

L’Aquila to host the Azzurrini again, 22 players called up for friendly double-header against Serbia

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L’Aquila to host the Azzurrini again, 22 players called up for friendly double-header against Serbia

Ten months on from their two friendlies against France, the U18s will once again take to the pitch at the Stadio Gran Sasso d’Italia...

15 September 2022

Another 3 goals against Albania at Coverciano through Esposito, Owusu, Graziani, a good start for Franceschini’s boys

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Another 3 goals against Albania at Coverciano through Esposito, Owusu, Graziani, a good start for Franceschini’s boys

At Coverciano, Italy recorded their second win against Albania in less than 24 hours. After three goals on Wednesday for Bollini’s Under 19s, three more came from Daniele Franceschini’s Under 18 side, made up of players who have moved up from the Under-17 squad and who played in the final stages of the European Championships in Israel in May.

11 August 2022

Franceschini calls up 26 Azzurrini for friendly against Albania on 11 August

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Franceschini calls up 26 Azzurrini for friendly against Albania on 11 August

After taking silver at the Mediterranean Games last month...

04 August 2022

Two friendlies against Serbia on 21 and 24 September in L'Aquila

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Two friendlies against Serbia on 21 and 24 September in L'Aquila

The Azzurrini, who will begin the new season on 11 August against Albania at the Coverciano Technical Centre, will return to Abruzzo’s capital city less than a year after the two friendlies against France played in November 2021...

02 August 2022

 Another silver medal for Italy at the Mediterranean Games

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Another silver medal for Italy at the Mediterranean Games

A 1-0 defeat to France in the final. Franceschini: “We deserved gold”...

05 July 2022

Mediterranean Games, Raimondo inspires Italy to a semi-final victory over Morocco

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Mediterranean Games, Raimondo inspires Italy to a semi-final victory over Morocco

A brace for the Bologna striker, with France now the only side standing in the Azzurrini’s way...

02 July 2022

 Mediterranean Games: Italy’s semi-final opponents will be Morocco

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Mediterranean Games: Italy’s semi-final opponents will be Morocco

The match will take place tomorrow at 22:00 CEST in Sig...

01 July 2022

Italy progress to the semi-finals of the Mediterranean Games

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Italy progress to the semi-finals of the Mediterranean Games

A 0-0 draw against Turkey, who also make it through. Franceschini: “We have all the cards at our disposal to continue to do well”...

30 June 2022

Two wins from two in the Mediterranean Games as Raimondo bags a hat-trick

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Two wins from two in the Mediterranean Games as Raimondo bags a hat-trick

The Azzurrini beat Greece 4-0 to take a big step towards the semis...

28 June 2022

Mediterranean Games: Italy vs Greece live on CONI website at 18:00 (CEST)

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Mediterranean Games: Italy vs Greece live on CONI website at 18:00 (CEST)

On the back of the success in their opener against Portugal, the Azzurrini would earn a semi-final spot if they recorded a second consecutive victory...

28 June 2022

Mediterranean Games: Italy win their opener against Portugal

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Mediterranean Games: Italy win their opener against Portugal

Bologna forward Raimondo wins it for the Azzurrini...

26 June 2022

The return of the Mediterranean Games: training camp in Rome, ahead of kick off against Portugal on 26 June

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The return of the Mediterranean Games: training camp in Rome, ahead of kick off against Portugal on 26 June

The 19th edition of the multi-sport event in Orano is fast approaching and will take place from 25 June to 5 July. Italy has won 4 gold medals at the tournament in the past and were finalists when it came to football in the last edition of the tournament in Tarragona, 2018...

15 June 2022

Franceschini calls up 23 players for a training camp at the Giulio Onesti Olympic Training Centre

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Franceschini calls up 23 players for a training camp at the Giulio Onesti Olympic Training Centre

The team will get to work between Monday 30 May and Wednesday 1 June, with a friendly against Roma’s U18s also scheduled...

26 May 2022

Italy win again: the Azzurrini put five past Switzerland in their second test in Novarello

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Italy win again: the Azzurrini put five past Switzerland in their second test in Novarello

Franceschini's boys followed up Friday's 1-0 win against Austria, with another victory (5-1)...

28 March 2022

Italy U18s beat Austria thanks to a great goal from Accornero

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Italy U18s beat Austria thanks to a great goal from Accornero

The Genoa midfielder scores in first-half stoppage time to hand the Azzurrini a 1-0 win. Next friendly against Switzerland coming up on Monday...

25 March 2022

23 players called up for home friendlies against Austria and Switzerland

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23 players called up for home friendlies against Austria and Switzerland

The Azzurrini will face the Austrians on 25 March, a match that will be streamed live on the FIGC website from 15:00 CET. The game against the Swiss is scheduled for 11:00 CET on 28 March...

18 March 2022

Italy get the better of France in second friendly. Franceschini: “The response I wanted to see”

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Italy get the better of France in second friendly. Franceschini: “The response I wanted to see”

The Azzurrini record an excellent victory at the Stadio Gran Sasso d'Italia...

13 November 2021