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COVID-19 Strikes In 2022: Lionel Messi, Glenn McGrath Head List Of Sports Celebrities Hit By Virus

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Bureau

The pandemic is still at large and its new variant Omicron has created a major fear wave across the world. Here is a list of sports personalities who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the New Year.

Italy Vs Argentina: European, South American Champions To Play In 'Finalissima'

Dec 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

UEFA and CONMEBOL are building closer ties as they have teamed up to oppose FIFA's push to stage the men's World Cup every two years, instead of every four years.

England Vs Italy Euro 2020 Final Review Finds English Supporters Endangered Lives

During the Wembley unrest, England defender Harry Maguire’s father was left with injured ribs. Had England won the game, a ticketless group of 6,000 people were thought to be preparing to storm the stadium to see the trophy presented.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Italy, Portugal In Same European Playoffs Bracket

Nov 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup — losing in the playoffs to Sweden — and now will likely have to beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal to avoid missing the tournament for a second straight time.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Italy Head To Playoffs Again As Switzerland Top Group

FIFA will make the playoffs draw on November 26 in Zurich and teams will need to advance past two opponents to reach the FIFA World Cup 2022. Runners-up with the six best records will be drawn to play at home first in the semifinals.

16 November, 2021

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Italy Stumble Into Playoffs Again

Associated Press (AP)

Italy will need to get through two one-leg matchups to advance in a newly devised playoff system of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

13 November, 2021

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Roberto Mancini Laments Late Penalty Miss In Switzerland Draw

Associated Press (AP)

Both Italy and Switzerland are now tied with 15 points apiece with the ‘Azzurri’ sit top of Group C standings due to better goal difference.

13 November, 2021

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Harry Kane Powers England Towards Qualification; Jorginho's Miss Costs Italy

Associated Press (AP)

Group I leader England can already start planning for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a 5-0 rout of Albania. On the other hand, Italy remain at the top of Group C, but only ahead of Switzerland on goal difference.

10 November, 2021

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Italy's Ciro Immobile Withdraws Ahead Of Match Vs Switzerland

Associated Press (AP)

Italy midfielders Nicolò Zaniolo and Lorenzo Pellegrini also withdrew from the squad and were subsequently replaced by Matteo Pessina and Danilo Cataldi.

09 November, 2021

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Paul Pogba Picks Up Injury During France’s Training, Set To Miss Two matches

Associated Press (AP)

Jordan Veretout has replaced Paul Pogba in the France squad and is likely to start for the national team in Saturday’s home game against Kazakhstan.

09 November, 2021

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Italy Lose 2 More Midfielders Ahead of Match Vs Switzerland

Associated Press (AP)

Italy and Switzerland have 14 points atop Group C with the European champion having the tiebreaker advantage on goal difference of two goals better.


07 October, 2021

Nations League Semifinal: Ferran Torres Brace Ends Italy’s 37-Match Unbeaten Streak

Associated Press (AP)

Torres scored twice in the first half. Italy was reduced to 10 men after Leonardo Bonucci was sent off for a second yellow card in 42nd minute.

04 October, 2021

Nations League: Moise Kean, Davide Calabria Added In Italy Squad As replacements

Associated Press (AP)

Immobile and Toloi were injured while playing for their clubs Lazio and Atalanta respectively. Both the players were a part of Italy's Euro 2020 title-winning campaign.

01 October, 2021

Spain Name Barcelona Teenager Gavi Paez For Nations League Semifinal Vs Italy

Associated Press (AP)

Spain versus Italy Nations League semifinal is a rematch of the Euro 2020 semifinal, played three months ago. The winner will face either France or Belgium in the final.

01 October, 2021

Roberto Mancini Keeps Italy’s Euro 2020 Winners For Nations League Semifinal Vs Spain

Associated Press (AP)

If Italy win, they will face the winner between world champion France and Belgium in the Nations League final in Milan on October 10.

29 September, 2021

Europe Vs South America: Italy To Face Argentina For Intercontinental Championship


This is being done to help UEFA and CONMEBOL build closer ties amid power struggles with FIFA over the future of soccer.

03 September, 2021

Italy Held To Draw, Spain Loses In FIFA World Cup Qualifying

Associated Press (AP)

Italy was held to a 1-1 draw by Bulgaria, while Spain lost 2-1 away to Sweden to drop to second place in Group B


28 August, 2021

Italy Announce Squad For Football World Cup Qualifiers


Italy play Bulgaria in Florence on September 2, face Switzerland in Basel three days later, before hosting Lithuania in Reggio Emilia

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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