Conte at the helm of Italy national team
Although many fans and members of the media were initially critical of Conte's tactics and the level of the Italian squad chosen for the competition, Italy opened the tournament with a promising 2–0 victory over the number 1 ranked European team Belgium on 13 June; following the win, Conte drew praise from the media for the team's unity, defensive strength, and for his tactical approach to the match, which impeded Belgium from creating many goalscoring opportunities.
Conte led Italy out of the group to the Round of 16 with one game to spare on 17 June after a 1–0 victory against Sweden; Italy had not won the second group game in a major international tournament since Euro 2000, in which Conte had coincidentally appeared as a player. He also led Italy to the top of the group, the first time in a major tournament since the 2006 World Cup. After the 2–0 round of 16 win over Spain, Conte's Italy then faced off against rivals Germany in the quarter final which ended 1–1 after extra time and 6–5 in favour of Germany after the resulting penalty shoot-out, ending his time has Italy manager.
Speaking after the game Conte said that "the decision to leave the national team after two years was taken early", and that the reason for leaving was because he "wanted to return to the cut and thrust of club football." In an interview, Bonucci mentioned that the team gave Conte the nickname "The Godfather" due to the way he talked and the way he made them want to listen.
The FM16 tactics
the training process
the pre - season physical form
season - team work
game-tactics of the match