Federico Macheda impressed with England

Former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda has been impressed with England and said that the team has shown their maturity in the tournament. He said that players such as Harry Kane and Dele Alli are showing their worth on the big stage and that he has no doubt that they could go very far in this tournament.

Federico Macheda said that the team seems to be united and that they are ready to fight to win every game. He said that it has been a long time that England did not have a confident side and that he is sure that they can manage to reach the final at least. He said that the England national team has also been helped by the draw as they are found in the weaker bracket of the tournament.

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Claudio Ranieri Would Accept Italy Head Coach Role

Claudio Ranieri has admitted that he would ask permission to leave Nantes, should he be offered the Italian national team job. The former Leicester City man has been one of the prime candidates for the position since Giampiero Ventura was sacked in November.

In an interview with Corriere dello Sport, the 66-year-old admitted that he would jump at the chance of managing the Azzurri, although he warns the nation need a drastic reformation after their shock failure to qualify for the World Cup finals for the first time since 1958.

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CONTE NOT RETURNING TO ITALY

During the 2016-17 season of the English Premier League, it was Chelsea the team that emerged victorious in a very dominating fashion as the squad of Antonio Conte were located at the top of the English competition for the majority of the season and did not really struggle trying to maintain themselves reasonably ahead from the rest of the teams.

After that dominating campaign from Chelsea, it was rumored that Antonio Conte was interested in making a return to Italy as he had already proved that he is more than capable of being successful away from his original home turf.

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