Luigi Di Biagio takes over as Italy coach on caretaker basis

Luigi Di Biagio takes over as Italy coach on caretaker basis

05-Feb-2018 13:30:05 | Yahoo Sports

ROME (AP) — Under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio was promoted Monday to take over Italy's senior national team on a caretaker basis for friendlies against Argentina and England next month. The Azzurri have been without a coach since Gian Piero Ventura was fired following a playoff loss to Sweden in November that ruled Italy out of the World Cup for the first time in six decades. Italy plays Argentina in Manchester, England, on March 23 then faces England in London four days later. The Azzurri's next competitive fixture isn't until Sept. 7 against Poland in the inaugural UEFA Nations League. The 46-year-old Di Biagio played for Italy as a midfielder at the 1998 and 2002 World Cups. Roberto Mancini,

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