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Mario Balotelli among Italy squad for Euro 2012

Defender Andrea Ranocchia and forward Mattia Destro were left out of Italy's 23-man Euro 2012 squad today but centre back Leonardo Bonucci was included despite the match-fixing crisis engulfing the country.

Buffon eyes switch to England

Gianluigi Buffon would choose to move to England if Juventus were to show him the exit door at the end of the season.

Löw rules out England farewell for Lehmann

Joachim Löw, the Germany coach, has ruled out an emotional exit from the international game for the veteran goalkeeper Jens Lehmann in this month's friendly against England.

Colombian footballer accusedof machine-gun shooting spree

As a player in the world's top football leagues, Faustino Asprilla was unpredictable; there were overhead kicks, outlandish goal celebrations and incredible turns. Off the pitch, it was a similar pattern; there were car accidents, dalliances with porn stars and stormy encounters with managers.