Big win for Italy yesterday as they defeated Mexico 2-1 in their first Confederations Cup match. Andrea Pirlo notched his 100th international goal on a lovely free kick. Danny Penza has an analysis and gif of the goal
AC Milan has been advertising that while they are building from the inside, they are not a selling club. However, clubs are circling trying to snatch Stephan El Shaarawy away from them. Sumeet Paul suggests that AC Milan should aggressively protect the young forward.
Congratulations to Latina and Carpi, who were promoted to Serie B for next season and finalize the league’s roster for 2013-2014. Lecce fans, however, were less than pleased. Read more here
The ever intriguing Paolo Di Canio has turned down a move back to Italy to manage in Serie B. What club was chasing him?
Inter Milan’s Moratti has set the bar pretty high for his club next year: “win the Scudetto”. See the original story in Corrrriere dello Sport.
Transfer Rumour of the Day – Roma have wanted Javier Pastore for years, and they are at it again. Tribal Football writes the former Palermo star wants to leave Paris after a round Ligue Un season with PSG, and Roma are waiting.
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