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Gianluca Vialli: “I Hope My Story Can Inspire People”

Gianluca Vialli

Former Chelsea striker and manager Gianluca Vialli revealed on Monday that he has been battling cancer for the past year. Vialli, 54, who also scored 16 goals in 59 games for Italy and is now a popular TV pundit, told Italian daily Corriere della Sera that he hoped that his story would “inspire people”. “I’m fine now, very well indeed,” …

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The Italian Job: Is Serie A On The Rise Again?

ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 02: Kostas Manolas of AS Roma celebrates after scoring the team's second goal during the Serie A match between AS Roma and FC Internazionale at Stadio Olimpico on October 2, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images )

Italian football has been in steep decline for the last decade or so; Serie A’s glory days are a distant memory. The league that once saw AC Milan’s holy trinity of Marco van Basten, Frank Rikjard and Ruud Gullit stomp its pitches, questioned Denis Bergkamp’s credentials as a top-class striker and gobbled up Europe’s elite players season after season is …

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Opinion: The Tournament That Changed The Beautiful Game Forever

Almost 100 baby boys were christened Eder over the course of the year 1983 in Brazil. The toddlers had been named after the sublimely skilled midfielder, most famous for scoring a beautiful winning goal against the Soviet Union in the 1982 World Cup. Most of these children were probably conceived shortly after the goal was scored, and the parents of …

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Audio: Coshcast – Italy Tiptoe Out Of The Euros

BORDEAUX, FRANCE - JULY 02: Italy players dejected at the end of the UEFA Euro 2016 quarter final match between Germany and Italy at Stade Matmut Atlantique on July 2, 2016 in Bordeaux, France. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Welcome to Episode 47! Under The Cosh Blog is delighted to announce the signing of this week’s Coshcast on a 50-minute deal. Coming up we’ve got Euro 2016 analysis as Italy’s hopes of a semi-final place go Zaza zoom, Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Vokes stoke delirium in the Welsh and a profligate Portugal profit from poor Polish penalties. Elsewhere there’s Pep …

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