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Antonio Conte wants to remain in charge of Italy beyond Euro 2016 and has asked for a two-year contract extension, according to Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio.
The former Juventus coach replaced Cesare Prandelli at the helm of the national team last summer.
Italy are unbeaten under Conte, who is tied to the Azzurri for another year.
"Conte has asked me to extend his contract for a further two years," Tavecchio told the Italian press. "I'm delighted with his request because as everyone knows, I worked hard to get Conte.
"But I can only make commitments during my term as president, not after. It's something that we will consider further on."
Stocks of the Italian bubbly could run dry this summer because of a poor grape harvest and the increasing demand for the fizzy stuff.Read the full story ›
Italian police have arrested a Moroccan suspect over an attack at a Tunisian museum which left more than 20 dead.
Two gunmen killed 20 tourists at the Bardo Museum nearly in March, in one of the worst attacks in the North African country that mostly avoided violence since its 2011 uprising against autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.
Tourists from Germany, Poland, Italy and Spain were among those killed.
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Dramatic video shows migrants in a desperate scramble to get off an overcrowded rubber dinghy on to a rescue vessel in the Mediterranean.Read the full story ›
Nearly 3,700 migrants were rescued from boats near the coast of Libya on Saturday and early Sunday, Italy's coast guard has said.
All of those rescued were being brought back to Italian shores, and some reached Lampedusa, Italy's southernmost island, during the night, a spokesman said.
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