Italy was behind and the score was 2-0. Italy fought back impressively early in the second half though, scoring twice in the first half. Mario Balotelli provided an awesome equalizer from distance before the hour mark which gave a grand ending to the match.
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Carnival-goers in northern Italy’s Ivrea pelt each other with oranges in an enactment of a centuries-old legend of tyranny and the fight for liberty. It’s Italy’s largest food fight – and apparently it’s as painful as it looks.
Search efforts continue for a missing plane carrying Italian fashion executive Vittorio Missonioff the Venezuelan coast.
“Help!” reads the banner unveiled by the man perched on the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.
What an ending has it been for Spain! They have been able to retain their hegemony in European football by winning European Championship for the second consecutive time after out passing and out classing their opponents, Italy.
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The night could not have got any better for Italian football team, a night when they saw one of their teammates known as Mario Balotelli crushing and smashing German defense with his absolutely flawless goals. Even a goalkeeper like Manuel Neuer could not stop the storm, the rage and the aggression the Italian side possessed at the second semi-final of Euro 2012. With Balotelli unveiling his brilliant side, the outcome is that Italy will meet Spain in the final of the Euro 2012 championship at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. However, before the ultimate champion is announced, here are some of memorable moments from a memorable game.
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Euro 2012 is turning out to be a hell of an interesting event. Not just because of the upsets, excitement and thrill that the event has to offer, but also for all the racial rows and discrimination that are now defining and outlining the new lines of European football. In the latest showdown of racial profiling the most prominent victims are two English players, Ashley Cole and Ashley Young.
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Italian footballer Mario Balotelli is once again making headlines in the section of controversy. The athlete, this time is a victim of racial row sparked by a regional Italian councilor after he posted a picture of the player working in the fields of cabbage as an immigrant worker.
Posted by 51-year-old Paolo Ciani from the right-wing Future and Liberty party on his Facebook profile, Ciani defended himself from accusations of racial overtones to the picture. He said: “What I was doing was making a footballing comment, I was highlighting how Balotelli had committed a bad foul which could have got him sent off — then his reaction after scoring was so over the top one of his team mates had to put his hand over his mouth.”
Most of us would be beyond happy to make $2 million in a year’s worth of work – maybe even a lifetime. Kobe Bryant, on the other hand, can cop that kind of money in a night. The world’s number one basketball player – who’s sitting out the NBA lockout with the rest of the league – has the opportunity to take home $2 million a game in any matches he appears in with the Italian team Virtus Bologna. Bryant has already said it’s possible he’d play for the team as well.
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The Amanda Knox appeal shown in the following video features an emotional and tearful Knox telling an Italian appeals court she did not kill her former British roommate in 2007. She asks the court to reverse her sexual assault and murder conviction that will keep her in jail for 26 years.
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Oh, who are we kidding: Fists are pumped, fights are staged, drinks are downed. So, pretty much the usual “Jersey Shore” shenanigans, but in Italy at least Vinny plays lip service to learning Italian and finding a nice local girl. There’s also some extremely dramatized footage of Snooki’s fender-bender with a cop car. MORE
It’s a question fans often wonder: where is Lady Gaga from originally? America? Europe? Italy? The North Pole? The moon? Another galaxy? Don’t expect to find the answer in her new album, Born This Way.
While she may seem out of this world at times with her strange style and fashion sense – highlighted by the meat dress she wore in 2010 – in truth, the singer is actually from New York, where she was born. Where is Lady Gaga from in New York then, you might ask. MORE