Italian referee at World Cup final

Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli will officiate the 2014 World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in the Maracana Stadium here Sunday.

Serie A trio relegated as Europa fight goes to wire

Catania, Bologna and Livorno were relegated from Italy`s Serie A while the battle for the league`s last remaining Europa League spot will go to the wire after Torino were held 1-1 by Parma on Sunday.

Juventus still on course for record

Juventus remain on course for a record-breaking points haul as they closed in on the Serie A title with a 1-0 win over struggling Bologna on Saturday.

Inter held by Bologna, Toni wins Verona derby

Inter Milan twice threw away the lead given to them by Mauro Icardi`s superb goals and then missed the first penalty they have been awarded this season in an incident-packed 2-2 draw with Bologna in Serie A on Saturday.

Relegation-haunted Bologna dent Inter`s Euro hopes

Argentine striker Diego Milito missed a late penalty as Inter Milan`s Europa League hopes were kept in check by a 2-2 draw with relegation-threatened Bologna at the San Siro on Saturday.

Nainggolan`s first Roma goal sinks Bologna

AS Roma`s Radja Nainggolan scored his first goal for the club as they edged lowly Bologna 1-0 away in a closely-fought Serie A match on Saturday to move within six points of leaders Juventus.

Balotelli wonder goal helps Milan sink Bologna

A late wonder goal from Mario Balotelli gave AC Milan a 1-0 home win over resilient Bologna in Serie A on Friday.

Parma win deepens Livorno woes

Parma climbed to seventh and added to Livorno`s woes with a 3-0 Serie A win while Saturday`s late game between Bologna and Livorno ended goalless.

Bologna`s Diamanti relieves pressure on under-fire Pioli

A long-range strike from Alessandro Diamanti helped struggling Bologna beat Genoa 1-0 and move out of the relegation zone, relieving some of the pressure on manager Stefano Pioli.

AC Milan will be better by Christmas, says Allegri

AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri insisted his side would be in a better position before the Christmas after fighting back for a 3-3 draw against Bologna in an Italian Serie A match.

Woman`s body found in freezer in Italy

The corpse of a 39-year-old woman has been found in a chest freezer at her home in the northern Italian city of Bologna.

Flamengo in bid for Bologna defender Carvalho

Flamengo are reportedly preparing a deal to secure Brazilian centre-back Roger Carvalho from Italian Serie A outfit Bologna.

Juventus beat Bologna, stretch lead in Serie A

: Juventus stretched their lead to 12 points in Italian football league Serie A after beating Bologna 2-0 at the Stadio Dall`Ara.

Juventus beat Bologna thanks to last-gasp goal

Juventus stretched their unbeaten streak in the Italian Serie A to 49 matches after they beat Bologna 2-1, thanks to a last-gasp goal from Paul Pogba.

Siena beat Bologna 1-0 in Italian Serie A

Siena beat Bologna 1-0 to move off the bottom of the Italian Serie A football table.

Italy: Earthquake toll rises to seven

At least 50 people were injured, and about 3,000 people were displaced from their homes.

Italy: Strong earthquake kills at least six

A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 on Richter scale hit parts of northern Italy on Sunday.

Dismal Inter Milan slump to third defeat in row

Inter Milan`s dismal run continued with a 3-0 home reverse against Bologna on Friday, their third defeat in a row and second in less than a week against lowly opponents at the San Siro.

Serie A: Udinese go top as Milan held

Udinese went top of Serie A with a 2-1 win at home to Chievo as AC Milan were held to a 2-2 draw at Bologna.

Udinese go top in Italy with easy 2-0 win over Bologna

Udinese climbed to the top of Serie A as goals from Mehdi Benatia and Antonio Di Natale gave them a comfortable win over Bologna.