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England's friendly against Italy set for Juventus Stadium

Juventus Stadium will host England's friendly against Italy in March.

England's friendly against Italy in March will take place at the Juventus Stadium, the Football Association has announced.

The FA confirmed last year that England would be taking on the Italians after their Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania.

And after negotiations with their Italian counterparts, English football's governing body has announced the March 31 fixture will take place in the home of Juventus in Turin.

"The Juventus Stadium has been confirmed as the venue for England's forthcoming...

By ESPN Staff
Jan 19, 2015

Carlo Ancelotti inducted into Italian Hall of Fame

Carlo Ancelotti has been inducted into the Italian Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Florence.


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Italy attacker Sebastian Giovinco to join Toronto FC in July

Toronto FC have announced that they have signed Italian attacker Sebastian Giovinco from Juventus and he will join the Canadian club this summer.

Juventus playmaker Sebastian Giovinco has signed a Major League Soccer contract and will join Toronto FC this summer, the club announced on Monday.

Details of the contract were not announced, though the Toronto Sun reported that Giovinco had lined up a five-year deal worth more than $7 million a year. If the contract figure is accurate, Giovinco's total compensation could allow him to surpass Orlando City's Kaka as the highest-paid player in MLS.

Kaka has a base salary of $6.6 million...

 By Ben Gladwell

Italian FA task force ratifies goal-line technology for 2015-16 Serie A season

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti says the title race is heating up in Serie A, but it's not without some controversy.

Goal-line technology (GLT) will arrive in Italy's Serie A from the start of next season after a task force appointed by the Italian Football Association (FIGC) ratified plans for its introduction.

FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio said last month that he was in favour of GLT -- which is already being used in the Premier League and will shortly be introduced in the Bundesliga -- also being used in the Italian game.

After a meeting of the task force set up to discuss the introduction of GLT on Wednesday,...

FIFA finds original stone base of lost Jules Rimet trophy

Italy officials present the Jules Rimet Cup to their Brazilian counterparts before the World Cup begins in 1950. The base of the trophy was recovered by FIFA this week.

ZURICH -- A piece of the original World Cup trophy has been found and will be displayed in the new FIFA museum.

A staff member found the stone base of the Jules Rimet trophy last month in basement storage at FIFA headquarters, museum creative director David Ausseil said Tuesday.

"It's like finding an Egyptian mummy," Ausseil told The Associated Press. "You can't put a price tag on it because it's family jewels."

The base is a 10-centimeter tall, octagonal piece of blue semi-precious lapis lazuli...