Italy’s World Cup dream is over before it even began. But should we have been surprised by the Azzurri’s performance?
Our writers reflect on what it means for football, and for the country, to bring the trophy home.
FC Südtirol are now in Serie B. But issues surrounding its name are complicating the club’s role as a potentially unifying symbol.
You can’t understand Italy without understanding football, and you can’t understand football without understanding Italy.