Marco Tardelli pays tribute to hero Gaetano Scirea: “At the World Cup in 1982 he was our key player“

Marco Tardelli is one of Italy's most decorated footballers who was an integral figure in each of Juventus' five Serie A titles in the 80's. The defensive midfielder was also on the pitch in the 1985 European Cup when Juventus beat Liverpool at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels, where thirty-nine people

It is more than just Totti and the Colosseum now – has Rome dethroned Milan as the capital of Italian football?

Roma defied pre-match odds off 66 /1 to overturn a 4-1 first-leg deficit and send Barcelona packing from the Champions League thanks to a 3-0 win that saw them advance to the semi-finals on away goals. In truth, not even the most realistic Roma supporter out there imagined that such a

Arsenal 4-1 CSKA Moscow: Five things we learned as a phenomenal Aaron Ramsey inspires hosts to crucial win

Arsenal have moved a step closer to reaching the semi-final of the Europa League after a ruthless 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow at the Emirates Stadium yesterday night. Right from the start, the Gunners were on the front foot and there was the feeling that Arsene Wenger's men could open up

Former Luxembourg prodigy Andrea Deidda reveals: ”Benfica, Cagliari, Anderlecht and Monchengladbach wanted me, but a knee injury stalled everything”

Such was his lofty talent that as a teenager a number of European clubs plotted a move for Andrea Deidda - and unsurprisingly so. Inspired by the greats he would tune in to watch, Deidda had it all: trickery, pace, an eye for goal and end product. Yet, it was his speed

Odion Ighalo: ”In football everything is possible and Nigeria can win the World Cup” Alessandro Schiavone spoke to former Watford striker Odion Ighalo. The Nigeria forward left the Premier League to join Changchun Yatai at the beginning of 2017 for a reported fee of £20m. He will lead the line in Russia alongside Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel.    

20th Anniversary of France 1998: Robert Pires relives France’s historic World Cup triumph

France and Arsenal legend Robert Pires revealed that he has "no longer had to pay for restaurants and nightclubs" following his country’s joyous World Cup win on home turf in 1998. In what was a memorable World Cup blessed with the likes of Paolo Maldini, Ronaldo, Davor Suker, Dennis Bergkamp and

Federico Macheda: “I don’t know where I would be today without that Aston Villa goal”

For all football fans the name Federico Macheda is synonymous with his match-winning strike on his debut against Aston Villa at Old Trafford back in 2009. It was a tremendous goal that sent the packed stadium into raptures as it came out of the blue and, which meant so much as it

Daryl Janmaat: “I would never go to Ajax“

Daryl Janmaat is a man of few words and is one of those footballers who just prefers to do his talking on the pitch.   There is one thing though that he would not mind repeating time and again to whoever asks him: “I will never go to Ajax“. Sounds harsh, but it’s