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Italy Football Federation (FIGC) vice-president Demetrio Albertini is certain that the latest events in the Scommessopoli scandal will not affect Italy's Euro 2012 preparations. Zenit St Petersburg defender Domenico Criscito was dropped from Italy's provisional squad for his alleged role in the match-fixing probe after the left-back was visited by police at Italy's Coverciano training camp on Monday, while it was later revealed that Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci's is being investigated as well. Nevertheless, Albertini is hopeful that the scandal will serve as motivation rather than distraction for Italy, just like…
Coverciano, May 28, 2012 - Domenico Criscito will not be part of the 23 squad for the European championship. "I decided not to Dominic for the pressure that would be unleashed in the media around him - said Cesare Prandelli referring all'espisodio this morning, when the Zenit player has received a notice of investigation." It would have been a problem for him, and to the group. Then we said we would take it was difficult even for an eventual hearing by surprise by the prosecutor. Dominic wanted to give the…
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has cut seven players from his provisional squad for the European Championship ahead of Tuesday's friendly against Luxembourg. It had been announced by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on Monday that Zenit left-back Domenico Criscito would not be travelling to Poland and Ukraine after his room had been searched by police as part of the investigation into the Scommessopoli match-fixing scandal. Prandelli subsequently confirmed Criscito's defensive colleagues Davide Astori and Salvatore Bocchetti had also been axed, though for football reasons. Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano has also…
Demetrio Albertini, vice-president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), has announced that defender Domenico Criscito will not be included in Italy's squad for Euro 2012. The left-back's room at Italy's training camp in Coverciano was searched by police on Monday morning as part of an investigation into match-fixing in Italian football. Now, the governing body has consequently decided not to send the Zenit St Petersburg man to this summer's European Championship due to recent events. "Criscito will not be part of the team that represents Italy at Euro 2012. His…
Andrea Pirlo believes that Italy are similar to Juventus and insisted that the Azzurri have the quality to challenge for top honours at Euro 2012. The Bianconeri surprised everyone by winning the Serie A title in 2011-12, and Pirlo feels that the national team can achieve similar success at this summer's European Championship. "Italy are mentally very strong. This team is a lot like Juventus. We have everything it takes to go far at Euro 2012, and I'm confident that we can be successful," Pirlo stated at a press conference.…
Coverciano, May 26, 2012 - "We have one of the strongest midfields of the tournament." Word of Antonio Nocerino. The Milan midfielder is back from a season that has missed the team success, but which has seen him dedicate himself as one of the most continuous and real players in the league, finished with eleven goals and so many minutes in his legs. The blue, however, does not think about what it was. "I do not like looking back - said in a press conference - part of my character.…
Coverciano, May 25, 2012 - A season with 16 goals in Parma and the desire to impress in these European Championships. Sebastian Giovinco is looking forward to show his talent with the national team. TRIDENT AND playmaker - The little gem of Parma admits that the Blue is ready for anything: "The attacking midfielder has never been my role, but if I were to ask me Prandelli ready to play there too. The trident, we never tested in a real match, it is certainly an attractive hypothesis, although clearly it…
Coverciano, May 24, 2012 - Five hundred spectators to see the first exit of Italy Prandelli after three days of work. In the field of turf reinforced the technical center of Coverciano, the Azzurri have faced in a game of two halves of 35 minutes Virtus Vecomp, Venetian Series D team that last season won the Cup Discipline. In the first movement of ' Prandelli fielded friendly: Viviano in goal, Abate, Frog, Astori, Balzaretti in defense, De Rossi, Nocerino and Diamonds in midfield, Giovinco and Cassano behind the tip of…
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has revealed that enigmatic striker Mario Balotelli has promised him that he will not get sent off at Euro 2012. The Azzurri coach dropped the Manchester City forward for the February friendly against the United States because of his agitated behaviour only to see the Palermo native see red in his club's Premier League clash with Arsenal in April. In spite of that, Prandelli named a repentant Balotelli in his preliminary panel for Poland and Ukraine and has been buoyed by the player's vow to behave…
Italy Under-21 coach Ciro Ferrara believes Fabio Borini and Mattia Destro are ready for Euro 2012 after being selected in Cesare Prandelli's provisional 32-man squad. Both forwards have been named in the Azzurri's original list of players which will be cut down to 23 on May 29. Destro and Borini have both appeared regularly in Ferrara's U-21 squads and the former Juventus boss is in support of the pair being taken to Poland and Ukraine. “If they are here, then it means they have done something important during the season,”…
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