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Pirlo shows he is too good to retire as Chiellini rescues Italy

The veteran impressed in his first Azzurri game since overturning his decision to retire but Antonio Conte's men risked an embarrassing draw at home to Azerbaijan.<p>Andrea Pirlo impressed on his return to the Italy national team Friday night, pulling all the strings in midfield, but despite the …

Pirlo close to Juve return

The veteran playmaker will miss Saturday's match but is set to return to the field next week.<p>Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says Andrea Pirlo will not feature at Atalanta on Saturday, but the player should return next week.<p>The Italy midfielder has not played for the Serie A champion this …

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Jeremy Menez runs around the keeper, across the goal, and scores with a backheel

Obviously a very bad defensive error makes this goal possible, but let's ignore that and appreciate what Jeremy Menez just did here. He takes the ball wide, squares it to no one thinking that he'd run out of bounds and back around the goalkeeper and all the way across the goal. He probably thought …

Pirlo mulls over MLS move in 2016

The Italy international has explained that he was always likely to remain in Serie A for another two years but that he remains open to the idea of relocating to the United States.<p>Andrea Pirlo has revealed that he is considering moving to MLS when his current contract with Juventus expires in …

How Detroit's Pontiac Silverdome became the ghost stadium of American sport

The Pontiac Silverdome, which once played host to a Elvis Presley, the Superbowl, and the Fifa World Cup, stands neglected and crumbling, a melancholy symbol of Detroit's urban decay<p>You can purchase a seat at the Pontiac Silverdome for $100 (£59), but only if you are prepared to take it home. The …

Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo ready to change his mind on retirement and sets his sights on Euro 2016

Influential playmaker will make final decision after new coach is appointed, but says he wants to play on<p>Andrea Pirlo has responded to <b>Italy</b>’s failure to progress from the group stage of the <b>World Cup</b> by revealing that he is ready to reverse his decision to retire from international football at the …

Andrea Pirlo willing to return to Italy's national team

Italy's midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo says he may go back on his decision to retire from international football.<p>Andrea Pirlo willing to return to Italy's national team<p>06/26/2014<p>Italy's midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo says he may go back on his decision to retire from international football. The …

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Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo confident ahead of England World Cup 2014 clash

Azzurri talisman tantalisingly hints he may go back on pledge to retire from international football following tournament in Brazil<p>The sign on the outside reads Casa Azzurri - home of the Blues - and, from the luxury coffee machine to the travelling jazz pianist who is part of the backroom staff, …

Pirlo set to sign new Juventus deal

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo says he is set to sign a new two-year contract with the Serie A champions "in the next few days," and hopes coach …

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Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Julian Green and Tim Howard have all been named in Jurgen Klinsmann's 30-man provisional USA squad for the World Cup: http://bit.ly/USMNT30

Congratulations Juventus on a third straight Scudetto! http://bit.ly/1iNhkE2 Roma's loss at the hands of relegation-threatened Catania gave Andrea Pirlo & Co. their latest Serie A win: http://bit.ly/1hpqwcd

'It is time to play like Manchester United again,' says interim manager Ryan Giggs

Players are urged to restore club's pride after disastrous David Moyes reign while Louis van Gaal is ready and waiting in Portugal for talks on Old Trafford job<p><b>Join the debate: #henryhangout</b><p>Ryan Giggs declared that “we will go back to playing like <b>Manchester United</b>” during his first team-talk to the …

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Andrea Pirlo: Playing for Italy is better than sex and I wanted to retire after defeat to Liverpool in Istanbul

Italy star Andrea Pirlo has released his autobiography - I think therefore I play - in which he talks about Istanbul, penalties against England and agreeing to join Chelsea<p><b>Hodgson called me a d***head...</b><br>Roy Hodgson (then Inter Milan coach) mispronounced my name. He called me Pirla (d***head), …

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Meet the new Gianluigi Buffon - Udinese's 17-year-old goalkeeping sensation, Simone Scuffet: http://bit.ly/1e1Cm0o Also, check out the five players without at future at Juventus: http://bit.ly/1imGaGt

Extended highlights as Celts crowned champions of Scotland

Peerless Pirlo, captivating Quaresma and amazing Alcacer all starred in Thursday's UEFA Europa League last-16 second legs - catch all the reaction over on Goal's dedicated page: http://bit.ly/1dv9ury

Sunday night saw a lot of drama in Serie A as Gianluigi Buffon saved a Genoa penalty before Andrea Pirlo sealed victory for Juventus late on with a brilliant free kick. Read our match report here: http://bit.ly/Omkqll And our player ratings here: http://bit.ly/1qJXk6Y Meanwhile, in Ligue 1, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice in PSG's routine 2-0 win over Saint-Etienne. Read about the action here: http://bit.ly/1gs6zQp And the player ratings here: http://bit.ly/1mbj9LS

Carles Puyol to leave Barcelona at the end of the season

Barcelona will say goodbye to captain and legend Carles Puyol at the end of the season.<p>The news has been expected for a while, but now it's official: Barcelona captain Carles Puyol will leave the club at the end of the season. The 35-year-old has been at Barça for almost 20 years and has appeared …

Manchester United could play Manchester City, Liverpool and Real Madrid in pre-season tournament in USA

Top English clubs are close to agreeing deal to play in International Champions Cup across 12 American cities in July and August, with other top European teams signed up<p>Manchester United could face Manchester City in the United States this summer with both clubs close to agreeing a deal to play in …

Celtic lose Mo Bangura for free but Neil Lennon delighted to sign Leigh Griffiths

Henrik Larsson’s recommendation leaves for free but Neil Lennon delighted as Leigh Griffths signs four-year deal<p>Even a god can be wrong, as <b>Celtic</b> proved on Friday when they handed Mo Bangura a free transfer and kissed goodbye to a £2.2 million investment that never repaid a penny.<p>The 24 year old …

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Pirlo named player of the season

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has been named Serie A player of the 2012-13 season by his fellow players.<p>• <b>Rzouki:</b> <b>Winning run ends</b><p>The award marks …

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Cristiano Ronaldo - 2013 Ballon d'Or winner

Stop Complaining, Manchester United Fans | True Geordie, Tough Talk

It finished Juventus 3-0 Roma earlier tonight! REPORT: http://bit.ly/1dGxhr5 RATINGS: http://bit.ly/KumExv Simply the best: Juve unstoppable but Rudi's Roma revolution still heading in the right direction -- http://bit.ly/Ks6BiT

Follow Juventus vs Roma LIVE -- http://bit.ly/1kksYak The mouth-watering tie in Turin has just kicked off, with Andrea Pirlo back from injury as the top two Serie A sides clash. What result are you predicting? Who will be the matchwinner(s)?

Could Carlo Ancelotti and Andrea Pirlo be set for a reunion at Real Madrid? The midfielder's contract with Juventus expires in June and the Blancos coach remains a big admirer of the 34-year-old, according to his former assistant. http://bit.ly/1hYhaGc