Tag Archive | Italy

Italy turn to new breed of Oriundi

Pablo Osvaldo, left, with Cesare Prandelli

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. 

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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.

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