All posts tagged: Italy

Heartbreak for Croatia as Italy leave it late to progress – Football Daily | Football

Heartbreak for Croatia as Italy leave it late to progress – Football Daily | Football

[ad_1] Follow Football Weekly wherever you get your podcasts and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email. On the podcast today; a fantastic finish from Mattia Zaccagni sees Italy progress ahead of Croatia. It wasn’t a particularly thrilling game of football but Italy ultimately got the job done. Elsewhere, a much-changed Spain beat Albania 1-0, they were brilliant in the first half and resisted an improved Albania in the second to end the group stage with three wins and no goals conceded. Plus, we look ahead to England’s game against Slovenia, the possibility of a masked Kylian Mbappé and we answer your questions. Support The Guardian here. You can now also find Football Weekly on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. Photograph: Petr David Josek/AP Support The Guardian The Guardian is editorially independent. And we want to keep our journalism open and accessible to all. But we increasingly need our readers to fund our work. Support The Guardian //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js//www.instagram.com/embed.js//www.tiktok.com/embed.js [ad_2] Source link

Spalletti keeps courage of convictions with Italy for Croatia challenge | Italy

Spalletti keeps courage of convictions with Italy for Croatia challenge | Italy

[ad_1] Luciano Spalletti wanted his Italy team to make memories against Spain. “We all have our stories we like to share,” he said pre-game. “The players will see when they get to my age; they will need tales of their own to tell. This is a game that could give them one.” Those players came away with a horror story. Spain obliterated the defending champions, a 1-0 scoreline greatly understating their superiority. Perhaps one day Giovanni Di Lorenzo will get some mileage from recounting the time he was run ragged by a young Nico Williams, and Riccardo Calafiori might laugh about the own goal he scored in his fourth Italy appearance. Right now, their focus will be on changing their fortunes at this tournament. It would have been easy for Spalletti to spin Italy’s involvement at Euro 2024 as an underdog yarn. He has held his role for less than a year, inheriting a squad with a handful of holdovers from the group that triumphed in this competition three years ago, and which failed to qualify for …

Beach buried by eruption of Mount Vesuvius reopens to public after restoration | Italy

Beach buried by eruption of Mount Vesuvius reopens to public after restoration | Italy

[ad_1] An ancient Roman beach that was buried by the AD79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius has reopened to the public at Herculaneum archaeological park in southern Italy. The beach has been reinstated after conservation work in recent years restored its original level, including bringing back sand, which is aimed at giving visitors the experience of walking along the beach almost as it was before the eruption. Herculaneum is a smaller and less well-known site than nearby Pompeii, and unlike its neighbour, the first victims of Vesuvius were only discovered there during excavations in the 1980s and 90s when the skeletons of more than 300 people were found across several boat sheds, where they were believed to have been sheltering while they waited to be rescued at sea by the army of Pliny the Elder, the Roman naval commander who attempted to save the inhabitants of both cities. One of the victims came to be known as “ring lady” because of the jewellery found on her fingers. The remains of a man killed just steps away …

Here’s How Much Garlic Italians Actually Use

Here’s How Much Garlic Italians Actually Use

[ad_1] First, came the news that I’m not using the right amount of water for my pasta; then, it turned out that a lot of my attempts at Italian cooking were missing a pretty vital ingredient. But what about garlic? Surely you can’t go too far wrong with simply lobbing the delicious allium into your favourite Bolognese recipe? Well, I’m a seasoning libertarian. I’m not going to tell you how much garlic to put in your meals. But if traditional is what you’re going for, you might want to hold back on the cloves ― according to The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere’s site, it’s often omitted from certain dishes entirely. What? Why? “Garlic is not a staple ingredient in northern Italian cuisine; it is more commonly used in southern Italy,” Casa Belvedere says ― think of garlic in sauces a bit like chips with gravy here in the UK. The divide runs so deep that “some Italian purists despise it,” the site reads. Part of it has to do with the bulb’s previous …

Italy rally to beat Albania and are Spain the real deal? – Football Daily | Football

Italy rally to beat Albania and are Spain the real deal? – Football Daily | Football

[ad_1] On the podcast today: Albania provide an early scare against Italy, with Nedim Bajrami scoring after just 23 seconds and setting a record for the quickest ever goal at the Euros. But the defending champions rallied straight away to secure a deserved victory. Elsewhere in Group B, can we finally say it … are Croatia tired? Spain beat them 3-0 and already look a team to be taken seriously at this tournament. Plus: Switzerland do a professional job against Hungary, a preview of England’s opening match against Serbia on Sunday and, of course, a review of Meg 2: The Trench. You can now also find Football Weekly on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. Photograph: Petr Josek/AP Support The Guardian The Guardian is editorially independent. And we want to keep our journalism open and accessible to all. But we increasingly need our readers to fund our work. Support The Guardian //www.instagram.com/embed.js//www.tiktok.com/embed.js [ad_2] Source link

Italy must be meaner against Spain, Spalletti says

Italy must be meaner against Spain, Spalletti says

[ad_1] DORTMUND, Germany : Italy must be meaner and more direct when they face Spain, though they may get more attacking opportunities, coach Luciano Spalletti said after his side’s 2-1 win over Albania at Euro 2024 on Saturday. Having conceded inside 23 seconds, defending champions Italy were ahead after 16 minutes and limited Albania to very few chances until a frantic finish as their opponents pushed for an unlikely equaliser. Spalletti said his team had showed character to recover from the early deficit and displayed a togetherness that will serve Italy well if they progress beyond the group stage. “We switched off but we need to appreciate the desire to try and go and play football even when the going got tough,” he told reporters. Spalletti, who appeared frustrated during the second half, was clear Italy needed to improve, not least on Thursday against Spain who blew Croatia away 3-0 on Saturday. “There are a number of things we still have to improve because we thought we were better than we were in too many …

G7 leaders set their sights on migration on final day of summit

G7 leaders set their sights on migration on final day of summit

[ad_1] The Group of Seven leading industrialized nations turned their attention to migration, artificial intelligence, economic security and the Indo-Pacific region on Friday, the second and final day of their summit in Italy. The G7 leaders stressed their determination to meet global challenges “at a crucial moment in history.” The gathering in a luxury resort in Italy’s southern Puglia region also discussed other major topics, such as financial support for Ukraine, the war in Gaza, climate change, Iran, the situation in the Red Sea, gender equality and China’s industrial policy and economic security. “We are working together and with others to address the pressing challenges of our time,” the G7 leaders said in a final communique, noting their solidarity with Ukraine, support for a deal that would lead to an immediate cease-fire and release of hostages in Gaza, investment in sustainable infrastructure in Africa and commitments to address climate change and migration. Divisions did emerge during the summit, however, notably over the lack of a reference to abortion in the summit’s final declaration.  04:45 Business …

From parched earth to landslides: crisis in the prosecco hills of Italy | Climate crisis

From parched earth to landslides: crisis in the prosecco hills of Italy | Climate crisis

[ad_1] Paola Ferraro marches through the neat grids of vines that chequer the slopes of Monfumo and rattles off the number of ways violent weather hurts her family’s prosecco production. Spring frost kills buds, summer hail storms thrash leaves, long droughts starve vines of water, while strong rains spark landslides that drown them in mud. In the rugged hills of Asolo, halfway between the canals of Venice and the peaks of the Dolomites, the farmers that produce prosecco, one of the most popular sparkling wines in the world, have been plunged into crisis mode by the tempestuous weather that has arrived with the climate crisis. “It feels like there’s no time,” says Ferraro, from Bele Casel winery, whose grandmother lit candles and prayed during once-rare hail storms that have started to hit earlier in the year and pack more of a punch. “It’s changing so fast.” Luca and Paola Ferraro check landslides caused by heavy rains. Photograph: Stefano Dal Pozzolo/Contrasto/The Guardian Climate change is affecting wine producers everywhere. A study in Nature found that by …