Tag Archives: Italy

Fiorentina Captain Davide Astori Found Dead In Hotel Room

By Martin Mongan Davide Astori, a 31-year-old centre-half player from Italy was found dead in his hotel room on March 4th,  hours before Fiorentina’s bout against Udinese. The Italian FA decided to postpone the seven Serie A games that were scheduled to be played on Sunday as a mark of respect. Astori was the Fiorentina captain and

Sinkhole strikes Naples

by Hollie Winfield A sinkhole in the Italian city of Naples has caused 380 people to be evacuated from their homes. A junction connecting two residential roads sunk into the ground at around 5am yesterday morning. Sinkholes have been causing problems in various parts of the world recently, including a 40ft wide one in Kentucky and

300 migrants missing at the Mediterranean crossing

The United Nations Refugee Agency have said on their website that over 300 people are missing after a failed attempt to cross from the coast of Libya to Italy. Those missing left on four rubber dinghies on Saturday and had been left at sea for a number of days without water and food. More than

Ireland set for Rome encounter

Ireland start their Six Nations campaign this Saturday against a strong Italian side.  Joe Schmidt and his Irish team will go into the championship is one of the hot favorites to take home the cup. Ireland are the reigning champions, but will face tough opposition from all other 5 teams in the championship. Italy will

Martin solos to victory

by Jason Prendergast Daniel Martin of the Garmin Sharp team took victory in Sunday’s Tour Of Lombardy in Italy. Martin played his cards perfectly on Sunday, pulling clear in a group of big favourites up the final climb inside the last 5km. The leading riders consisted of 2012 and 2013 World Champions Phillip Gilbert and