It’s been a tough summer for Italy’s top football team.
In the midst of the country’s economic meltdown, the Giallorossi have had to struggle to maintain their position in the World Cup standings, while their team captain and all-time leading goalscorer Gianluigi Buffon has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
Juventus’ third consecutive loss in the final.
They lost 3-1 to Chile at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday and were eliminated from the competition by Brazil at the group stage on Wednesday.
The loss leaves Juventus with the fourth-worst record in Serie A. The Bianconeri are in danger of losing their spot in the Champions League for the first time since 2002.
They face Manchester City in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, and the final game is on Saturday in a rematch with Spain.
“It is a shame that we have to go through this,” Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said.
“We have had a tough time in the past but we have come out of this in the right way.
This is the first loss of our careers, and it’s a shame.”
This team is working very hard to recover from the injury.
“They have lost three of their last four matches.
The last time they lost in the group stages, Juventus won the final against Inter Milan at the San Siro in 2008.”
We played with confidence, with an energy that we had not had in the last few months,” Buffon said.”
There was a lot of energy and the players were playing at a high level.
I was happy for the team and I am very happy to have a chance to play with the likes of Juventus.
“While Italy are currently ranked sixth in the FIFA rankings, they have slipped to sixth on this year’s rankings after a 1-0 defeat to Brazil at home in the Confederations Cup.
They have not won at home since November and will be looking to keep up their good form against the best sides in the world.”
The news has also made life tough for Italy at the Confederates Cup, where they are not playing in their home country due to a FIFA ban on overseas players. “
I think we can only hope that the players will improve this summer.”
The news has also made life tough for Italy at the Confederates Cup, where they are not playing in their home country due to a FIFA ban on overseas players.
There has been some talk that Italy could not even qualify for the tournament because of the ban, and there has been speculation about whether the country would even make the group-stage draw if it was to play at home.
“I don’t think it is the best of news,” Sarris said.