Tag Archive | Italy
Italy turn to new breed of Oriundi
Italy laboured to a 3-1 win over Armenia on Friday, moving a step closer to the World Cup. Gianluigi Buffon will rightly take the plaudits for keeping Italy in the game at 1-1, but it was finally settled by a player born in Buenos Aires – Pablo Osvaldo, the Roma striker who moved to the country with Atalanta in 2006.
When Canada played a fixed match
There have been recriminations lately surrounding the match-fixing scandal engulfing the CSL, with critics pointing to the league and the CSA’s inaction on a story that first emerged last year. It’s easy to forget that Canada’s men’s national team has been involved in match-fixing scandals of it’s own — both willing and unwilling.