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 By Ben Gladwell

Eder never considered Brazil call-up; honoured to play for Italy, says father

The FC crew discuss whether Brazilian-born Eder should be allowed to play for Italy.
Graziano Pelle will start up front for Italy against the country where he plays his football, England, following Antonio Conte's team selection.

Italy's newest international forward Eder never thought for one second about representing Brazil, according to his father.

Eder, 28, picked up his first cap for the Azzurri in Friday's 2-2 draw with Bulgaria, scoring the equalising goal after coming on as a substitute.

That appearance means the Brazilian-born player will now only be eligible to represent Italy, while Selecao coach Dunga has since said that he was considering handing the Sampdoria striker a call-up.

But Eder's father said the player...

 By Ben Gladwell

Sampdoria announce signing of Niklas Moisander from Ajax

Niklas Moisander keeps tabs on Lionel Messi in a Champions League tie.

Sampdoria have agreed the signing of Finland captain Niklas Moisander from Ajax as of July 1.

The Serie A club made the announcement via their official website, showing a picture of the 29-year-old defender penning his contract next to Blucerchiati president Massimo Ferrero.

"Niklas Moisander will be a Blucerchiato player starting from next season," read the statement. "U.C Sampdoria and president Massimo Ferrero are indeed delighted to announced that a three-year contract has been signed with the...

Antonio Conte defends use of foreign-born players on Italy squad

Antonio Conte was criticised for calling up Franco Vazquez for Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier.

ROME -- If Mauro Camoranesi was allowed to help Italy to the 2006 World Cup title, then why can't Eder and Franco Vazquez lead the Azzurri to glory in next year's European Championship?

That's the philosophy that Italy coach Antonio Conte used Monday to defend his selection of two foreign-born players after being criticised by Roberto Mancini for the call-ups.

"I'm not the...

Sampdoria hand Inter Milan their sixth-straight loss in all competitions

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Sampdoria players celebrate their 1-0 win vs. Inter Milan that puts a Champions League spot in Serie A within reach.

Sampdoria moved up to fourth and piled more pressure on their former hero Roberto Mancini, who saw his Inter Milan side slump to a sixth straight defeat in all competitions and further out of the European race.

A stunning strike from Eder, the Brazilian-born player just called up by Italy, midway through the second half was enough to make it four wins on the bounce for coach Sinisa Mihajlovic -- the former Inter player who both played alongside and under Mancini.

His side were deserving winners...

Roma suffer rare home loss against Sampdoria

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Lorenzo De Silvestri and Sampdoria were the first to defeat Roma in the league since November.

Roma fell to their first defeat in Serie A since Nov. 1 to see their grasp on a place in the Champions League next season loosen with a 2-0 loss at home to Sampdoria.

Lorenzo De Silvestri and Luis Muriel grabbed the goals for the Blucerchiati, who weathered a first-half storm before striking efficiently in the second half to boost their own hopes of qualifying for Europe next season.

Roma's sorry evening ended on an even worse note with Seydou Keita shown a red card late on as the Giallorossi also...