italy

VWOS Season 2

Bareknuckle Boxing Meets MMA in Calcio Storico: VWOS Rivals

In Florence, history is honored when fresh blood is spilled in an ancient game.
VICE Sports
1.10.18
shower d'or

Italian Soccer Player Banned Five Matches For Peeing at Fans

Giovanni Liberti was also accused of "making obscene and vulgar gestures, while showing his genital organ."
Liam Daniel Pierce
10.19.17
world cup controversies

How The 2002 World Cup Became The Most Controversial Tournament in Recent Memory

The 2002 World Cup is remembered as the tournament of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo. However, thanks to referees, the golden goal rule and South Korea, it is also considered one of the most contentious of all time.
Will Magee
7.18.17
Le Tournoi de France

Remembering Roberto Carlos' Immortal Goal at Le Tournoi

It has been 20 years since Le Tournoi gave soccer one of the greatest goals of all time. Roberto Carlos' strike lit up the competition, but it was England who triumphed in this oft-forgotten international contest.
Jim Weeks
6.15.17
WBC

How, Exactly, Did a Stupid Tiebreaker Screw Mexico out of WBC?

The WBC has been a very exciting and fun tournament so far, but after Mexico beat Venezuela and still was ousted, we have a little controversy.
Dave Brown
3.13.17
one hardworking gaucho italiano

How Liverpool Reject Gabriel Paletta Became AC Milan's Working-Class Hero

Though he never fulfilled his potential at Liverpool, Gabriel Paletta has made a fine career for himself elsewhere. Amongst his fellow Italo-Argentinos, he is a symbol of working-class perseverance.
Federico Manasse
2.15.17
FIGHTLAND

The Italian Renaissance of Swordsmanship, Wrestling, and Boxing

The Italian 'Masters of Defence' taught sword fighting while the working-class played war games with sticks. Together they ignited the Italian Martial Arts Renaissance.
L.A. Jennings
11.3.16
Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli Scores Again, Is Alive

Every time you think you're out, he pulls you back in.
Mike Piellucci
9.21.16
thriker!

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining: Vice Sports UK Goals of the Week

It might be interminably boring, but the international break has at least provided us with these beautiful gol-gol-gols!
UK Sports Staff
9.2.16
pizza made from frustration and spite

Naples Restaurant Offers Cut-Price Pizza To Coincide With Gonzalo Higuain’s First Injury at Juventus

This throws up a unique ethical conundrum: is it okay to profit from someone else’s suffering, if there’s delicious pizza involved?
UK Sports Staff
8.1.16
international champions cup

Juventus' Carlos Blanco Finds Net with Wonder Strike from Just Shy of Half-Field

The ball floated on an immaculate trajectory to tuck itself just under the crossbar. Glorious.
Liam Daniel Pierce
7.23.16
football and the refugee crisis

Serie B Launches Crowdfunder To Help Finance Refugee Football Pitch on Lampedusa

In association with their official charity, Serie B is aiming to build a state-of-the-art pitch for local youth teams, students and refugees.
Will Magee
7.19.16