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Andrea Belotti's rise from Italy's third tier to become a €100m Arsenal target

FC's Gab Marcotti recaps the Turin derby, which saw Juve win 3-1, and star men Gonzalo Higuain and Andrea Belotti deliver.

As Arsenal have reportedly failed in their bid to sign Andrea Belotti, here is all you need to know about the 23-year-old Italian striker who took Europe by storm last year.

He had a difficult start

Belotti is one of the hottest names nowadays, but he wasn't highly rated in his youth. Atalanta's academy decided against signing him, and he later mostly sat on the bench at the Primavera of the small AlbinoLeffe outfit. Belotti started out as a midfielder, without significant success, and was later...

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Andrea Pirlo begins 2017 in typical Pirlo fashion by kicking the sun

How many players, past or present, do you know that would feel confident in trying to kick the sun?

Of course, the only appropriate answer here is Andrea Pirlo.

When it comes to the Italian maestro, all the world's a set piece and we are merely dead balls, waiting to be curled around a wall. In this case, the ball is the sun and the ocean is his barrier. We're guessing this went in off the underside...

ESPN FC  By Dale Johnson

Argentina, Netherlands, Japan and Ghana in danger of missing World Cup

With 12 months to go before we know the 31 teams who will join hosts Russia at the 2018 World Cup, we take a look at some of the major nations and familiar names who appear to have a battle on their hands to make the finals.

Argentina and Chile

Argentina's 3-0 defeat in Brazil last week left them facing a huge crisis in their qualification bid. However, victory at home to Colombia on Tuesday averted this for now, as at least that win left them fifth and that offers a playoff against the winners of...

Italy lack the world-class strikers of generations past

The FC crew debate Giovinco's future prospects for Italy after Giampiero Ventura criticised the quality of MLS.
Alison Bender and Gabriele Marcotti discuss whether Sebastian Giovinco deserves to be in the Italy squad.
Alison Bender and Gabriele Marcotti discuss the news that Mario Balotelli has been overlooked for a place in the latest Italy squad.

The great Gigi Riva turned 72 this week. One of the gifts he received couldn't be opened; it had to be played. Italy captain Gigi Buffon recorded a special video message for one of the greatest, if not the greatest striker to ever wear the blue shirt of Italy and it revealed the great affection and high regard he is still held in more than 40 years after his retirement from international duty.   

"Hey Big Gigi," Buffon said, smiling. "Today's a special day. A legend is another year older....

 By Tim Vickery

A tribute to Brazil legend and 1970 World Cup hero Carlos Alberto

The man who scored the perfect goal has died.

Carlos Alberto Torres, captain of Brazil's 1970 World Cup winning team, passed away in his native Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday at the age of 72. And if Saint Peter is a football fan, then Carlos Alberto will not have the slightest problem getting through the pearly gates. Because in magnificent style he rounded off one of the game's most iconic, most joyful moments.

Encapsulated in a few seconds towards the end of the 1970 World Cup final are all the elements...

Wayne Rooney captain debate is silly, Kimmich ace for Germany, Spain OK

One of the side effects of living in London and caring about football is that you're never far away from the Wayne Rooney debate. That applies to both versions: the Manchester United one and the England one, which has the delightful coda of also being a captaincy debate.

With this being an international break, the focus was firmly on the latter. Some papers called for him being stripped of the captaincy in favor of John Stones. Others revealed that he was going to be dropped for Tuesday's clash...