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Movin’ on up

ACF Fiorentina extended a run of positive results by overcoming Chievo Verona 2-1 on March 3, and beating Lazio 0-2 on March 10. Six points from six takes Fiorentina up to fourth place in Serie A, and into the Europa League qualification places. The Viola, finally reaping the

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Back on track

On February 17, ACF Fiorentina produced a scintillating performance at Florence’s Artemio Franchi Stadium, beating Internazionale 4-1. It was the first time Fiorentina had the upper hand over Inter Milan since 2006. The victory ensured that the Viola remain within touching distance of the European qualification places.

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Rollercoaster ride

ACF Fiorentina's season continued its rollercoaster path after the Viola signed off a comfortable 2-0 win against Parma and a disappointing 2-0 defeat away to archrivals Juventus. Resting in sixth spot in Serie A, Fiorentina have dropped out of Champions League and Europa League qualification places, but

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Fiorentina reign unvictorious

ACF Fiorentina extended their winless streak in 2013 to five games, sliding down to sixth in the Serie A table, and leaving them nine points adrift of the Champions League third spot. Indeed, it has come to the stage of the season when teams will start to look over their

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Fed Cup in Rimini

The Fed Cup's second-ranked nation, Italy will play longtime Fed Cup rivals, Team USA, in the first round of international tennis' World Group for the 15th straight year. Played on an 800-square-metre indoor clay court, the much-anticipated round will be held on February 9 (3pm)

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All set for kick off

Rome's Stadio Olimpico is the stage for three of this year's Six Nations rugby union championship matches. After taking on France on February 3, the Azzurri next host defending champions Wales on February 23, before opposing the Irish national team on March 16, coinciding with St. Patrick's

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The Viola waver

ACF Fiorentina have slipped to fifth placed in Serie A, after 0-2 loss at home to Pescara and a 3-1 away defeat to Udinese, leaving them five points adrift of ...

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Ins and outs

With ACF Fiorentina having established themselves as serious contenders for a Champions League place this season, the January transfer window could be a crucial period, both to reinforce the Viola squad and to avoid any big-name exits. Here is a look at the reported transfers that could shape the

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Montella’s men march on

Football on the wider European stage beckons for ACF Fiorentina, who have made it five wins from five, and now sit third in Serie A. The Viola have lost striker Stevan Jovetic to a soleus muscle tear over the last fortnight, but midfielder Alberto Aquilani has returned from a long-

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Fiorentina flying high

ACF Fiorentina are firing on all cylinders, taking 10 points from 12 in the last four games, and moving within two points of a Champions League place. A growing sense of optimism has enfolded the Franchi stadium, with the fans chanting Montella's name and already talking of next season'

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Florence to host Italy-Australia rugby match

Florence's Artemio Franchi stadium will host the Italian rugby team this November. At 3pm on Saturday, November 24, Italy will take on Australia in the third of their autumn friendly matches. By match day, Italy will have played Tonga and New Zealand in Brescia and Rome, but the Australians

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Javier Hernandez transfer in the pipeline

Javier Hernández, 24, is a summer 2013 transfer target for ACF Fiorentina. A lack of game time has cast the young striker's future into doubt, with Manchester United willing to release the Mexico international for a figure around the 10 million euro mark. Fiorentina are reportedly willing

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Thrills and spills

After the lacklustre play of the past two seasons culminated in an embarrassing fracas involving manager Delio Rossi and striker Adem Ljajic, ACF Fiorentina owners, the Della Valle family, sent a clear message: things had to change at Florence's Artemio Franchi stadium.   A transfer revolution ensued in the

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Viola mix it up

While ACF Fiorentina's style of play has shown much promise this season, their recent results have perhaps left something to be desired. They collected four points from nine by drawing 0-0 at home to Juventus, losing 2-1 to Inter Milan, and winning 1-0 at home to

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Youth squad stars in new reality TV show

ACF Fiorentina's youth players are the subject of MTV's new reality series, Calciatori Giovani Speranze, which follows the thrills and spills of young footballers' lives.   Sprained ankles, away games in Sicily and heart-breaking penalty kick misses are daily events for these rising stars of the football

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Fiorentina flourish then falter

ACF Fiorentina comfortably beat Catania 2-0 at Florence's Artemio Franchi stadium, but could only manage a 1-1 draw away to Parma F.C.   Fiorentina's dealings in the transfer market have already proved fruitful, with the restructured team playing well against Catania. Top goal scorer Stefan

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All new Viola

ACF Fiorentina may have failed to sign Dimitar Berbatov, but there are reasons for quiet optimism this season.   In one of the quieter transfer periods of recent years, ACF Fiorentina bucked the trend by staging a major overhaul of the squad. Out went Riccardo Montolivo (free transfer to AC

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Italy goes for the gold

Every four years, people around the globe gather around their televisions to witness the greatest multi-sport competition known to man: the Olympics. This summer, from July 25 to August 12, London has the honor of hosting athletes from every corner of the globe, vying for gold in any of

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Epic win!

It was an epic game against Germany on June 28, when Italy showed the world that it still has the ‘stuff of champions.’ Italy’s Azzurri beat the Germans 2-1, with ...

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Errani makes history

In an extraordinary rise, Italian tennis player Sara Errani came in second in singles competition at the 2012 French Open, after wining the first place title for women's doubles with fellow Italian Roberta Vinci the day before. A native of the Emilia Romagna region, Errani lost to Maria Sharapova,

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Six in a row!

It has been another record season for the Tuscan basketball team from Siena, the Mens Sana, which has won its seventh national league title, its  sixth consecutively. The team has remained the undisputed champion of Italy since 2007, adding to their successes four Italy Cup wins, and five Italian

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New coach, renewed dreams

On June 11, officials of the ACF Fiorentina presented Viola fans the team's new head coach, Vincenzo Montella. The team signed Montella for a two-year deal, with an option for a third season.   Born in Castello di Cisterna on June 18, 1974, Montella has managed AS Roma.

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Book the pitch online

Bringing social networking to the world of football, Fubles, an online community of soccer fans, helps enthusiasts enjoy the game by playing in and organising matches, finding other players and ...

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Calciopoli continues

If they said to us that the national team must not go to the European championships for the good of soccer, it wouldn’t be a problem,’ said head coach of ...

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