A swastika marked on the pitch during one of Croatia's qualifiers could mean they lose out on an automatic berth at Euro 2016.
The Croatian Football Federation (HNS) was docked one point because of the racist behaviour of their fans during the 1-1 draw with Italy in Split in June. Television pictures of the game showed how a swastika had been drawn in the middle of the half Italy were attacking in the first half.
The match against Italy was itself being played behind closed doors as punishment for...
Italy coach Antonio Conte has warned the likes of Mario Balotelli and Giuseppe Rossi that they are going to have to work hard to force their way into the reckoning for a place at Euro 2016.
The Squadra Azzurra have already booked their place in France next summer with one qualifying match to spare.
They host Norway in Rome on Tuesday night needing to avoid defeat to wrap up top spot and Conte has heaped praise on the 27 players he currently has at his disposal.
Those players form the basis of his...
Italy coach Antonio Conte has spoken of his pride at being able to represent his country at the European Championship in France next summer as he hopes for a winning end to qualifying against Norway on Tuesday.
The Squadra Azzurra qualified for Euro 2016 with a game to spare thanks to a 3-1 win over Azerbaijan on Saturday, and they can wrap up top spot by avoiding defeat and remaining unbeaten in qualifying when they welcome Norway to Rome's Stadio Olimpico.
Regardless of the outcome, however, Conte...