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 By Ben Gladwell

Carlo Ancelotti didn't discuss Italy job - Alessandro Costacurta

Shaka Hislop shares his thoughts on whether Carlo Ancelotti is the right man to bring Italy back to their former glory.
Gab Marcotti and Craig Burley go back and forth on how much Gian Piero Ventura is at fault for Italy missing the World Cup.

Italian Olympic Committee sub-comissioner Alessandro Costacurta told Sky Sport Italia he met with Carlo Ancelotti on Monday, although he said the two were not permitted to talk officially about the Italy national team opening.

Costacurta met with Ancelotti in a hotel in Rome, but he said there were no negotiations since the former Bayern Munich coach is not contractually able to enter into talks.

"Carlo was in Rome for a private matter and he was staying in a hotel which I always stay in," Costacurta...

Saudi Arabia to play pre-World Cup friendly against Italy

Mohammad Al-Sahlawi

Italy will play World Cup qualifiers Saudi Arabia in a friendly in St. Gallen, Switzerland, on May 28, the federation announced on Thursday.

While four-time champions Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades, Saudi Arabia will play in the tournament for the first time since 2006.

Saudi Arabia will face hosts Russia in the opening match of the World Cup on June 14.

The friendly at Kybunpark Stadium will mark the first time Italy face Saudi Arabia.

Italy then visit...

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Italy announce friendly vs. United States in November

Dom Dwyer joins Taylor Twellman in the Heineken Boot Room to talk about becoming a U.S. citizen and the possibility of playing in a World Cup in his 30s.

The United States will face Italy in a friendly in November in a matchup of teams that surprisingly failed to qualify for the World Cup.

The Italian football federation announced on Friday the game has been set for Nov. 20, with the site still to be determined. It is likely to be in Europe as Italy are scheduled to host Portugal in the UEFA Nations League three days earlier.

U.S. Soccer does not announce friendlies before all the paperwork is completed.

Italy has won eight of the 12 games the countries...

 By Ben Gladwell

Andrea Pirlo reveals discussions over coaching roles with Italy and clubs

Andrea Pirlo retired from playing last year.

Andrea Pirlo has held talks with members of the Italian FA and some clubs as he considers the next step in his career.

Pirlo, 38, brought down the curtain on his playing days last year and will be given an official send-off at a San Siro testimonial next month.

He has been working as a pundit but is considering a future in coaching and told La Gazzetta dello Sport he is weighing up his next move.

"I've had discussions with many people, both for the national team and for clubs, but there will be...