The Four Times Italy Sent Germany Home From Major Tournaments

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The meeting between Die Mannschaft and Azzurri at Euro 2016 in Bordeaux on July 2 will be the 34th meeting between the two-footballing heavyweights.

Interestingly, Germany have never beaten Italy at a major tournament where Italy’s record reads: P8 W4 D4 L0. Those four draws occurred at World Cup 62 and 78 and Euro 88 and 96.

The Panenka takes a closer look at those four Italian victories, three at World Cups and one at a European Championship.
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Croatia’s Systemic Racism Problem

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In the last ten years Croatia have made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The majority of media coverage surrounding the team has been in connection to the racist behavior of their fans instead of the men on the pitch

The Panenka reviews Croatia’s racist history where the unwelcome behavior has not just been limited to the stands but throughout the national football association.
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