Previous
Zenit St Petersburg
AS Monaco
0
0
FT
Game Details
Atletico Madrid
Juventus
1
0
FT
Game Details
Malmo FF
Olympiakos
2
0
FT
Game Details
FC Basel
Liverpool
1
0
FT
Game Details
Ludogorets Razgrad
Real Madrid
1
2
FT
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
Benfica
3
1
FT
Game Details
Anderlecht
Borussia Dortmund
0
3
FT
Game Details
Arsenal
Galatasaray
4
1
FT
Game Details
Leeds United
Reading
0
0
FT
Game Details
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Huddersfield Town
1
3
FT
Game Details
Fulham
Bolton Wanderers
4
0
FT
Game Details
Puebla
UNAM
1
2
FT
Game Details
America
Veracruz
2
0
LIVE 65'
Game Details
Morelia
Pachuca
0
1
LIVE 66'
Game Details
Chiapas
U. de G.
0
1
LIVE 22'
Game Details
Tijuana
Cruz Azul
2:45 AM GMT
Game Details
Ottawa Fury FC
Atlanta Silverbacks
2
0
FT
Game Details
Bahia
César Vallejo
2
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Atlético Nacional
EC Vitória
1
2
LIVE 61'
Leg 1
Game Details
Emelec
Goiás EC
0
0
LIVE 63'
Leg 1
Game Details
San Lorenzo
Olimpo de Bahía Blanca
2
0
FT
Game Details
Estudiantes La Plata
Independiente
2
0
FT
Game Details
Crucero del Norte
Sp. Belgrano
1
0
FT
Game Details
All Boys
Sarmiento de Junín
1
0
FT
Game Details
Santa Marina
Atlético Tucumán
1
0
FT
Game Details
Unión de Santa Fe
Patronato
0
0
FT
Game Details
Boca Unidos
Colón de Santa Fe
0
0
FT
Game Details
Instituto de Córdoba
Guaraní A. Franco
1
1
FT
Game Details
Independiente Rivadavia
Huracán
1
1
FT
Game Details
Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy
Aldosivi
1
1
FT
Game Details
Cruzeiro
ABC
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Botafogo
Santos FC
2
3
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Corinthians
Atlético MG
1
0
LIVE 64'
Leg 1
Game Details
América RN
Flamengo
0
1
LIVE 61'
Leg 1
Game Details
Atlético Bucaramanga
Deportivo Pereira
1
1
FT
Game Details
Los Caimanes
Inti Gas Deportes
0
0
FT
Game Details
Unión Comercio
Universitario de Deportes
2
0
FT
Game Details
Sporting Cristal
Real Garcilaso
1
1
FT
Game Details
León de Huánuco
César Vallejo
Postp
Game Details
Guaraní
3 de Febrero
2
3
FT
Game Details
Deportivo Capiatá
Sportivo Luqueño
1
3
FT
Game Details
Libertad
Nacional
0
0
FT
Game Details
General Díaz
Olimpia
1
1
FT
Game Details
Mushuc Runa
U. Católica
2
0
FT
Game Details
Manta F.C.
Barcelona
0
0
FT
Game Details
Olmedo
Club Deportivo Cuenca
0
0
FT
Game Details
El Nacional
LDU Quito
0
0
FT
Game Details
Independiente del Valle
Deportivo Quito
0
0
FT
Game Details
Club Petrolero de Yacuiba
The Strongest
2
1
FT
Game Details
San José
Oriente Petrolero
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Western Sydney Wanderers
FC Seoul
2
0
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 0
Game Details
Saprissa
Alajuelense
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
CD Dragon
Alianza FC
0
0
FT
Game Details
Pasaquina FC
Juventud Independiente
1
1
FT
Game Details
Santa Tecla
Metapan
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Atletico Marte
Aguila
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
CD FAS
Universidad de El Salvador
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Valledupar F.C.
Atlético Junior
2
3
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Patriotas F.C.
Once Caldas
0
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Next
 Posted by Ben Gladwell
Aug 28, 2014

Antonio Conte wants Andrea Pirlo to play on for Italy

Stewart Robson believes Conte is one of the best coaches in Europe but needs better players to score goals.

Italy coach Antonio Conte is to speak with Andrea Pirlo in the next few days to try to convince him to hold back on his international retirement.

- Horncastle: Italy roll dice on Conte

Although Pirlo did not officially retire from international football following the World Cup, he did say prior to the tournament that he would likely play his last game for the Squadra Azzurra in Brazil.

However, with his former Juventus coach Conte appointed as Cesare Prandelli's successor, there appears to be a realistic prospect of seeing the 35-year-old wearing blue again in September.

Conte was the man who revived Pirlo's career when he joined Juve after a difficult season with AC Milan in 2011. They won three Serie A titles together, and Conte says he has plans for the midfielder.

"I'm going to talk to him in the next few days," Conte said in an interview in La Gazzetta dello Sport. "He had called it a day, but I have a very clear idea and I want to discuss it with him.

"But I cannot start today with a squad that I'm going to keep for the next two years. New players could arrive; others may stop providing the assurances I need. In the next two years, either Andrea is going to give me those assurances or else he's going to retire."

Conte names his first squad as Italy coach this Saturday, for the friendly against the Netherlands on Sept. 4 and the Euro 2016 qualifier against Norway in Oslo five days later.

Most of the names who featured in the World Cup are likely to figure on his list, with the 45-year-old saying it is too soon to make wholesale changes.

Conte said: "People keep asking me if there are going to be any surprises, and I just say 'What surprises?' The group is the same one Cesare had, with maybe one or two additions or exclusions based on my own ideas of football.

"Also because -- and I want to make this clear straight away -- two or three minutes in Serie A, or maybe a couple of goals in one game, aren't enough for me. The national team is a reward, something that you have got to earn and suffer for, something that creates anxiety and hurts you if you are not selected."

Conte will therefore wait until his second nominations at the end of September before determining who, based on their early-season form for their club, is deserving of a call-up, or who has not done enough to warrant keeping their place in his squad.

AC Milan's Stephan El Shaarawy is one player Conte is considering, but for all his flashes of brilliance in preseason, he too must deliver the goods regularly and consistently.

"El Shaarawy's fit again now and I remember him playing against Juve two years ago -- he was amazing," Conte said. "He's got skill, pace and he's complete. He could really become a top player.

"We're going to need a bit of time and be good teachers. There are scientists on paper who struggle to put their ideas into practice. I believe I can get my concepts across with a good teaching method, and then of course we need players who put in the effort. When I start seeing somebody just strolling around then I know he's not going to fit in my mechanisms."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.