Watch: Giorgio Chiellini places South American curse on Bukayo Saka

Superstition is often entangled with football and footballers. While certain players have lucky shin pads or pre-match rituals, some managers are biased towards certain clothing on the touchline in the biggest of matches. When something is rendered to be out of control on the football pitch, many footballers resort to superstition–the most recent instance of…

Watch: Giorgio Chiellini cripples Bukayo Saka with horse-collar tackle

In what turned out to be one of the most brutal moments of the final, Giorgio Chiellini stopped Bukayo Saka in his tracks with the kind of tackle which is now banned in the NFL. It was simply not to be England’s night at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Italy triumphed over the Three Lions in…

Watch: Giorgio Chiellini smothers Jordi Alba with a smile on his face

Italy had already won half the battle even before the penalty shootout began as Giorgio Chiellini used his large aura to dominate the timid-looking Jordi Alba during the coin toss after extra time. On the surface, it appeared to be a wholesome moment between the two captains, but make no mistake it was villainy of…

Video: Giorgio Chiellini makes and celebrates authority-stamping tackle against Turkey

Giorgio Chiellini pumped his fist in the air and high-fived his teammates after making a last-ditch tackle in the 93rd minute as Italy stamped their authority with a 3-0 win against Turkey in Rome. With Burak Yilmaz through on goal, the veteran Juventus defender had to come up with something special to stop the Turkey…