Football (calcio in Italian) is the most popular sport in Italy. The Italian national football team is considered to be one of the best national teams in the world. National team : Italy. Find out the upcoming fixtures in the Italian Serie A on BBC Sport. The latest Italian football news from Serie A, Serie B, Coppa Italia and the Azzurri. Excellent coverage of Italian football. There was great excitement in Naples when Rog was signed, but the fans and expectant gold plus 500, Aurelio De Laurentiis, were forced to wait until December to see Rog in action in Serie A. A product of the Novara youth system, the versatile year-old has already made 80 first-team appearances and has been capped at Under level by Italy. He rose through the ranks at Cagliari as a trequartistabut has since developed into what Italians refer to as a tuttocampista — a jack of all trades in midfield. Juventus, Milan and Inter, along with RomaFiorentinaLazio and Napoli are known as the Seven Sisters of Italian football.