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Heavily Favored Sweden and Poland, and Eight More Countries, Advance to Eurovision Grand Final

Sweden and Poland, both among the favorites to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, joined eight other countries advancing to the Grand Final on Saturday (May 14) in Turin, Italy. Also moving on after the second semi-final on Thursday were Finland, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Estonia, Romania, Belgium and the Czech Republic. Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news Failing to make the grade were Israel, Georgia, Malta, San Marino, Cyprus, Ireland, North Macedonia and Montenegro. The latest reports from the bookmakers who take bets on who will win Eurovision each year shows that Ukraine has a 57% chance of victory, followed by the United Kingdom with an 11% chance, based on averaging the odds from 13 different companies. That portends a high showi...

Ukraine and Nine Other Nations Advance to Eurovision Final

For years, watching the Eurovision Song Contest from the United States involved climbing on a rooftop to adjust the direction of a satellite dish and subscribing to a Portuguese channel. Today it’s as simple as tuning into a network app for the live broadcast. This year, champion figure skater Johnny Weir did on-air commentary for the U.S. feed of the first Eurovision semifinal in Turin, Italy, from a studio on the Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles. Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news On Tuesday (May 10), 10 nations advanced to the grand finale on Saturday out of a pool of 17 semifinalists: Armenia, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Moldova, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland and Ukraine. Here’s the 10 qualifiers from the First Semi-...

Italy Team News v North Macedonia

Italy take on North Macedonia at the Stadio Renzo Barbera in the FIFA World Cup qualification playoff. Italy head into this encounter after being held to a goalless draw by Northern Ireland in their most recent outing. The Azzurri know that even if they win the playoff semifinal, things will not be easy. They will take on the winner of the tie between Portugal and Turkey. Meanwhile, the Azzurri have quite a few issues to address as they look to seal a place in Qatar after missing out on the World Cup last time out. Italy Team News Roberto Mancini has named a strong squad for this encounter. Gigi Donnarumma is back with Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini back in the team. However, the veteran duo’s fitness levels are in question. Giovanni Di Lorenzo misses out due to injury and has been...

Italy Investigates Russia’s Kaspersky for Allegedly Launching Cyberattacks

Sourced from Hypertext On Friday, Italy’s data watchdog said it is investigating Kaspersky, a Russian multinational cybersecurity company, for launching cyberattacks. According to The Guardian, the agency says it followed “alarms sounded by many Italian and European organisations specialised in computer security” over the potential use of Kaspersky software for hacking assaults in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The agency reportedly asked the company to provide details on the number and profiles of Italian users and whether their data was being transferred to Russia or elsewhere. Reuters reported that Germany’s British Standards Institution (BSI) also warned users of the antivirus software, saying the company could be coerced by Russian government agents to hack IT systems abroa...

Northern Ireland vs Italy preview, team news, betting tips & prediction

Italy will look to improve their recent run of form with a win over Northern Ireland when the two sides meet in the World Cup qualifiers this week.  The two sides will meet on the 15th of November at 19:45 pm BST. The Italians are in mediocre form right now and they will be hoping to pick up a convincing win over Northern Ireland away from home this week. They are coming into this game on the back of a draw against Switzerland.  Furthermore, they could easily drop down to second in their group if they drop points against Northern Ireland. Switzerland are breathing down their necks and they are only behind on goal difference.  Northern Ireland bounced back with a win over Lithuania last time out and they will be looking to pull off an upset here.  Northern Ireland vs Ita...

Italy vs Switzerland preview, team news, betting tips & prediction

Italy will look to pick up a win over Switzerland when the two sides meet in the World Cup qualifiers this week.  The two sides will meet on the 12th of November at 19:45 pm BST. Italy are at the top of their group but they are level on points with Switzerland. The visitors will be looking to pick up a win here and overtake the European champions in the standings.  The home side have not been at their best in their recent outings and they will need to improve in order get a good result here. Switzerland, on the other hand, are on an unbeaten run right now and they will fancy pulling off an upset here.  Italy vs Switzerland team news Italy possible starting line-up: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli; Chiesa, Bernardeschi, Insign...

Italy vs Spain preview, team news, betting tips & prediction

Roberto Mancini is currently self-isolating Italy takes on Spain in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals this week and the European champions will be hoping to take one step closer to winning the competition with a victory here. The two sides meet on Wednesday at 19:45 pm BST. The last time these two sides met during the European Championships, Italy won the game on penalties and Spain will be looking to avenge that defeat. Luis Enrique’s side produced an impressive performance against the Azzurri and they should have won the game. Italy vs Spain team news Italy will be without Matteo Pessina because of an injury. Meanwhile, Spain will be without the services of Marcos Llorente, Pedri and Brais Mendez. Italy: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, ...

Chaotic Weeklong Rave In Italy Ends Following a Death, a Birth, and Rampant Sexual Assault

An unauthorized six-day rave that claimed the life of one and hospitalized several others was finally broken up by police north of Rome. The event reportedly drew thousands across Europe. A 24-year-old man named Gianluca Santiago, of London, sadly lost his life in the midst of the event. He was found dead offshore of the nearby Lake Mezzano. According to EuroObserver, attendees experienced a hellish landscape characterized by strewn syringes, dogs dying from starvation and heat exhaustion, and rampant sexual assault. A baby was also born amid the chaos, according to local media. “The situation is out of control, no negotiation is possible, public order must be restored, people identified and the responsibility for such a gathering established,” said Lazio regional health c...

Three Premier League stars nominated for UEFA Men’s POTY

The three-man shortlist for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award has been revealed. The award is given to the player who performed the best in UEFA competitions over the last year. This includes the Champions League, Europa League, European Championships and the Nations League. There wasn’t any room on the shortlist for Ballon d’Or frontrunners Lionel Messi or Robert Lewandowski, nor for Euro 2020 Player of the Tournament winner Gianluigi Donnarumma. Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo were also among the big names to miss out on the top three. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City & Belgium He’s already scooped one huge individual prize with the PFA Player of the Year award, and now he’s back for another. De Bruyne was one of the stars of the Champions League knockout stages. He netted...

Man Found Dead In Lake Following Illicit Rave In Italy

An illegal rave that attracted nearly 8,000 attendees on a private swath of farmland in Italy this past weekend led to the tragic death of a British man.  Gianluca Santiago, 24, reportedly dove into the Lake Mezzano at roughly 7:30PM. It wasn’t long until friends realized he had never resurfaced, leading them to call the authorities. According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Santiago was likely looking for a brief escape from the scorching temperatures that day. The area was ultimately searched by police, leading to the discovery of his body 60 meters from the shore. There is no currently no word on whether or not Santiago had drugs or alcohol in his system. Gianluca Santiago, 24, died following an illicit rave in Italy. Facebook Recommended Articles Stefa...

Arsenal and Manchester stars deserve better, abuse must be stopped

And breathe. The European Championships ended in style on Sunday, with Italy lifting the trophy after an epic battle with England. Our pre-tournament 11/1 selection got the job done, but the payout has failed to soften the blow of seeing the Three Lions defeated. In our final Euro 2020 Diary, we look at three talking points from around the final, starting with some inevitable brainless behaviour by England ‘fans’. Boneheads shame England England’s hopes of beating Italy were cruelly ended as Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missed in the penalty shoot-out. All three players were racially abused on social media afterwards, and a mural celebrating Rashford in Manchester was vandalised. What is wrong with people? .@TobyTarrant addresses the racial abuse England players suffer...

Euro 2020: Team of the Tournament

After a month of goals, late drama, penalty shoot-outs, controversy and everything else that makes football so wonderful, Euro 2020 has finally come to an end. Congratulations to Italy, who defeated England on penalties in the final on Sunday. All things considered, it was the correct result. Over the last few weeks, they’ve been the best side of the 24. Following all that excitement, here is our pick for the Team of the Tournament. Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) – It feels like Donnarumma has been around for a while now, but he is still just 22-years-old. He’s already one of the best goalkeepers in the world and could go down as one of the greatest of all time if he continues on his current trajectory. Donnarumma was crucial in two penalty shootout victories He was given the Player of the...