In 2015, according to La Stampa, the FIGC were looking to initiate around 70 federal football centres as well as 200 development centres in Italy each levying near to 4 million euros in investment. Reports such as this surfaced prominently in 2015 and essentially the targets of growing initiatives were 12-14 year olds. It should 

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Below is the fourth installment of a Euro 2016 column titled “Footé in France” by O-Posts mainstay and top football writer, Adam Gray. Before he leaves for Chelsea and hands the reigns over to Giampiero Ventura, Italy coach Antonio Conte will be aiming to sign off on a high after two years in charge. Conte 

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Italy is a beautiful, complicated, passionate country filled with a rich and dramatic history. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the country’s favorite sport of Italian football, or “calcio”, would be steeped in rich history… and drama, as well.   History of Italian Football In 1898, the Federazione Italiana Giuco Calcio  was started in Turin, Italy. 

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When the Italian national football team return to action at the end of next month manager Antonio Conte faces an attacking dilemma as he seeks returning the Azzurri to a team capable of competing for a major honour at Euro 2016 after disappointing showings at the past two World Cups. Italy would score just 2 

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