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Mario Balotelli will miss Wednesday game against three lions due an eye infection. Super Mario had a very good tournament in Euro 2012, that with his 2 wonder goals against Germany in semi finals Cesare Prandelli's men reached final. Udinese forward Diego Fabbrini, who scored just twice in Serie A last season called to replace injured forward. Italy beats England in penalty shoot-out in quarter finals of Euro 2012.
Italy Coach, Cesare Prandelli called eight uncapped players for first match of Azzurri after Euro 2012 to face England -That lost to Italy in Semi Finals of Euro 2012 in penalty shoot-out- on Wednesday night. Cesare Prandelli has omitted all Juventus and Napoli players as a result of their Supercoppa Italiana commitments, as he looks to give experience to some of the fringe and younger players in the Azzurri set-up. Pescara goalkeeper Mattia Perin is among the new faces in the national side, along with 28 year-old Atalanta defender Federico…
Italy International and Manchester City attacker Mario Balotelli has confessed that he would have liked to be a competitor in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) had he not become a footballer. The Italy international has seen his fair share of controversies as well as yellow and red cards in the past few seasons due to his fiery temperament, and he has confessed that he is a fan of mixed martial arts. "If I wasn't a footballer, I probably would've wanted to be a UFC fighter. I really love it," the…
It's today on 6 years ago... Our heroes won World Cup final match on penalties (5-3) against France after 120 minutes stressful moments of football ended 1-1.It's for sure all Italy lovers remember that crazy night very well. A soon penalty by Zidane, an equalizer from Materazzi, Buffon's scream in overtime against Zidane, Trezeguet's missed penalty, Grosso's winning strike and finally captain Cannavaro's lifting the World Cup for Italy.let's check some of best shots of final and refresh our memories... Patrick Tehrani
Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has declared that Spain are the only team Italy cannot match, after the Azzurri were beaten in the final of Euro 2012 by Vicente del Bosque's side. Cesare Prandelli's men were beaten 4-0 by La Roja on Sunday, while the two sides recorded a competitive 1-1 draw in the first game of Group C. Pirlo stated that he is satisfied with Italy's campaign this summer, but admitted that his side are unable to cope with the Spanish approach to the game. "Perhaps Spain are the only…
"We began without big expectations and we made Italy dream," said Italy coach Cesare Prandelli as he and his players received a hero's homecoming, despite their final defeat. The day after losing the UEFA EURO 2012 final against Spain, the Azzurri returned home to a warm welcome, despite the disappointment at missing the chance to win their first contintental title for 44 years. Before leaving for Rome, coach Cesare Prandelli held a press conference in Krakow. "We must be proud and satisfied for what we have done during this tournament,"…
Cesare Prandelli insists Italy must ensure their run to the Euro 2012 final was no flash in the pan by pressing on with their development. The Azzurri proved many of their doubters wrong by reaching Sunday's final, where despite losing 4-0 to Spain, they nonetheless earned plaudits for pursuing an attacking approach throughout the tournament. But while Prandelli is pleased with the efforts of his players in Poland and Ukraine, he has warned that they must continue to progress and not make "one step forward and two steps back". Speaking…
I start giving you an appointment: Brazil 2014, even better ... I advance of 12 months with the Confederations Cup, then June 2013! I want to be there and not to do. I told her about a dream. Yesterday I touched, but the dream continues. This month we have grown as a team and in the knowledge of being a group. A group where everyone has made her and more. When everyone has found her space. A group that has crowned a great captain that I'm not. But Cesare Prandelli.…
The Azzurri, who never quite reached the standard of performance set in their previous games against England and Germany, were put on the back-foot within the first 15 minutes of the game when Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas got in behind the Italian defence and pulled back to David Silva to head home from six yards out. Things got even worse for Italy just before half-time when a defence splitting pass from Xavi found Jordi Alba's run, and he calmly slotted past Gianluigi Buffon for Spain's second of the game. Late…
Fatigue and injuries took their toll on Italy in their final loss to Spain but Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Daniele De Rossi were proud in defeat. Italy's defence had impressed in previous knockout ties against England and Germany but tiredness and muscle strains – Giorgio Chiellini went off in the first half and Thiago Motta in the second shortly after coming on to leave the Azzurri with ten men – told as Spain ran out 4-0 winners. Though beaten, Italy's players were unbowed as they reflected on…
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