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World Cup winner Vincenzo Iaquinta given two year prison sentence amid Mafia links

World Cup winner Vincenzo Iaquinta has been sentenced to two years in prison for illegally holding firearms amid links with the 'Ndrangheta mafia.

The 38-year-old, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, was found guilty by a court in Reggio Emilia at the conclusion of the largest investigation into mafia activity in the north of Italy, which went by the codename "Aemelia."

Evidence showing Iaquinta with 'Ndrangheta members had been provided during the process, although the former Juventus and...

Italy appoint Gabriele Gravina as new head of national FA

Italy's football federation (FIGC) elected a new president at the second attempt on Monday when Gabriele Gravina was chosen to replace Carlo Tavecchio who resigned last year over the national team's failure to qualify for the World Cup.

Gravina, 65, previously the head of the third tier Serie C, was the only candidate and received 97.2 percent of the vote at the FIGC assembly in Rome, the federation said in a statement.

A previous attempt to elect a new leader in January had failed after four rounds...

Roberto Mancini 'sick of not winning' as Italy slump to Ukraine draw

Italy coach Roberto Mancini said he is "sick of not winning" after the Azzurri were held to a 1-1 draw by Ukraine in Genoa on Wednesday night.

Federico Bernardeschi's goal was cancelled out by a Ruslan Malinovskyi header as Italy's winless run was extended to five games.

The last time they tasted victory was against Saudi Arabia in Mancini's first game since replacing Gian Piero Ventura back in May. Since that 2-1 win, Italy have drawn three and lost two, and the former Manchester City manager is...