Fabio Cannavaro

  • Italy goalkeeper Buffon equals Cannavaro's record September 11, 2013

    Turin: Italy and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon equaled Fabio Cannavaro's record of 136 international appearances for the Azzurri on Tuesday. The 35-year-old Buffon was in goal as Italy secured a place in the2014 World Cup with a 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic, thanks to goals from Juventus teammate Giorgio Chiellini...
  • Proposed Indian football league fails to take off January 29, 2013

    Kolkata: A proposed Indian professional football league that was to feature the likes of former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo and Italy's World Cupwinning captain Fabio Cannavaro, has been scrapped owing to logistic problems. The fiveteam tournament planned on the lines of the successful franchisebased Indian Premier League cricket tournament was announced...
  • Cannavaro backs Pirlo, Iniesta to win FIFA Ballon d'Or November 29, 2012

    Rome: Former Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro has publicly stated his support for Juventus' Andrea Pirlo or Andres Iniesta of Barcelona to win the 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or.The two midfielders are among the 23man shortlist for the honour and the eventual winner will be revealed Jan 7, reports Xinhua. "Pirlo is a...
  • PLS auction postponed, future in doubt February 11, 2012

    Kolkata: The auction for the Indian players for the IFAbacked Premier League Soccer, scheduled to be held on Sunday, was postponed on Saturday. "The players' auction will not be held tomorrow. IFA wants to sort out the issues with the AIFF and then we will go on a fullfledged basis. Utpal...
  • PLS: Argentine Sorin to be icon player for Haldia February 6, 2012

    Kolkata: The Rs 1.5 croreprize money Premier League Soccer (PLS), that has already grossed over Rs 100 crore, is tentatively slated to begin March 24, with the final scheduled for May 6, the organisers said on Monday, while announcing Argentine 2006 World Cup skipperJuan Pablo Sorin as the icon player...
  • PLS to kick off on March 24, final on May 6 February 6, 2012

    Kolkata: The muchanticipated Premier League Soccer (PLS) will kick off in West Bengal on March 24, with the final scheduled to be held on May 6, paving the way for a collision with the Indian Premier League. The likes of Fabio Cannavaro and Hernan Crespo, along with some of the world's...
  • Italy captain Cannavaro cleared of doping October 13, 2009

    Rome: Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro was cleared of doping on Monday after failing a drugs test following treatment for an insect sting, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) said. "(CONI's antidoping tribunal) has dropped proceedings against Fabio Cannavaro, considering wellfounded the prosecutor's request for them to be dropped," read a statement...
  • Cannavaro fails drug test, club blames sting remedy October 9, 2009

    Rome: Italy's national team captain Fabio Cannavaro failed a drug test in September but could escape sanction as an antiallergy treatment could have caused him to test positive. Italian media reported late on Thursday that Juventus, which Cannavaro joined in the summer, alerted the National Olympic committee (CONI) that the veteran...
  • Tottenham Hotspur targeting Fabio Cannavaro March 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Tottenham Hotspur have been given the green light to make an offer for Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro. Fabio Cannavaro, who is contractually tied to the Bernebeau until this summer, has had his future called into question with regards as to where the Italian legend will end up next...
  • Cannavaro likely to leave Real Madrid for Napoli January 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro is likely to return to Italy once his contract expires this summer. The rumours that Fabio Cannavaro will return to Italy continue to gather pace as his time at Real Madrid seems limited. Some reports recently suggested he could return to the peninsula even during...
  • Anyone can beat Real Madrid: Cannavaro December 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Italian defender, Fabio Cannavaro, has said that with the amount of injuries Real Madrid have at the moment, anyone can beat them, but that they have not lost hope in the league. It's been a difficult stage of the season for Real Madrid, but with new coach Juande Ramos...
  • Messi responds to Cannavaro and Cruyff criticism December 21, 2008

    New Delhi: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has responded to the recent criticisms thrown at him by Fabio Cannavaro and Johan Cruyff. Early on Friday, Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannvaro, while discussing his team's loss in El Clasico, had criticism for Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi, who had complained of being fouled...
  • Cannavaro berates Messi; defends Casillas, Ramos December 20, 2008

    New Delhi: The Berlin Wall of the Santiago Bernabeu, Fabio Cannavaro has criticised Lionel Messi following their El Clasico face-off last weekend. Despite being hacked left, right, centre, front and back during the El Clasico battle with Real Madrid last Saturday, Barcelona star forward Lionel Messi has surprisingly received little...
  • Italy's Fabio Cannavaro injured, will miss Euro 2008 June 7, 2008

    Enzersdorf (Austria): Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro will miss the European Championship after injuring his right ankle in the Azzurri's opening training session. Six hours after Italy's plane touched down in Vienna on Monday, Cannavaro was hurt in a collision with fellow defender Giorgio Chiellini. The World Cup champions have called up Fiorentina...
  • Cannavaro denies leaving Real Madrid July 21, 2007

    Madrid: World and European player of the year Fabio Cannavaro has denied reports that he will leave Real Madrid and has said he aiming to help the Spanish champions win a record 10th European Cup this season. "In Italy they have insisted that I'm going to return, but it isn't true,"...
  • Cannavaro's Real routed in La Liga December 21, 2006

    New Delhi: Fabio Cannavaro's first match after winning FIFA World Player of the Year award was not a memorable one for the defender. Real Madrid took on lowly Recreativo Huelva but despite having the best defender in the world ended on the losing side. Recreativo opened the scoring 10 minutes before half-time...
  • Cannavaro is FIFA player of the year December 19, 2006

    Zurich: Fabio Cannavaro was voted FIFA Player of the Year on Monday, becoming the first defender to earn the honour and only the second Italian. Brazilian midfielder Marta was voted FIFA Women's Player of the Year, with US forward Kristine Lilly finishing second. The 33-year-old Cannavaro, who captained Italy to its fourth...