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Prandelli sees 'adaptable Italy'
Cesare Prandelli said he’ll wait “until the last minute” for Andrea Barzagli to recover and will use an adaptable system against Spain with Daniele De Rossi in defence.
Allegri: 10 more years only
Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that another 10 years in the game will be enough to take him to early retirement.
Rossi represents good value
Giuseppe Rossi’s agent has again encouraged prospective clubs interested in the crocked star to consider the value of signing him from Villarreal.
Italy rest Balotelli in training
Mario Balotelli only took part in light training on Tuesday in Italy’s final session before leaving for Euro 2012.
Barzagli hopeful of recovery
The injured Andrea Barzagli is remaining optimistic that he will be able to feature for Italy at Euro 2012 this summer.
Astori on stand-by for Euro 2012
Cagliari defender Davide Astori is in pole position to replace Andrea Barzagli if the latter is withdrawn from Italy’s Euro 2012 squad.
Criscito stakes claim for recall
Domenico Criscito claims he should be called up to the Italy squad if Andrea Barzagli is ruled out of Euro 2012 with injury. “I was made a promise.”
Four Serie A names up for Golden Foot
Juventus duo Andrea Pirlo and Gianluigi Buffon and Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Clarence Seedorf are all nominated for the annual Golden Foot award.
Balotelli OK, 20 days for Barzagli
Mario Balotelli has been granted an injury reprieve, but Andrea Barzagli is all but ruled out of Euro 2012 for the Azzurri.
Marchisio: ‘We’ve beaten Spain before’
Claudio Marchisio is cautiously optimistic for Italy in the face of playing Spain at the weekend, knocking down suggestions of a repeat of the last World Cup.
Italy Under-21s held in Ireland
Italy let a two-goal lead slide away to the Republic of Ireland in Monday afternoon’s European Under-21 Championship qualifying match.
Balotelli picks up injury - report
Italy’s injury fears for Euro 2012 have taken another turn for the worse as Mario Balotelli was reportedly forced to abandon Monday’s training session.
Abate has Euro 2012 optimism
Ignazio Abate is confident that Italy will have a good European Championship despite Friday’s 3-0 friendly loss to Russia.
Barzagli could miss Euro 2012
Andrea Barzagli could potentially be ruled out of the 2012 European Championship after the Italian picked up an injury.
Croatia lose Olic for Euro 2012
Italy’s Group C opponents Croatia have been dealt a blow after Ivica Olic was ruled out of Euro 2012.
Giaccherini ready for anything
Emanuele Giaccherini says he will do whatever Italy boss Cesare Prandelli may ask of him at Euro 2012.
‘Italy can reach Euro 2012 semis’
Italian legend Sandro Mazzola accepts the national side have problems, but he wouldn’t be surprised by a semi-final spot at Euro 2012.
Ferrara's Azzurrini ready for Ireland
Ciro Ferrara hopes Italy can defeat the Republic of Ireland to secure qualification for the Under-21 European Championships.
Lippi: 'Italy like in 2006'
World Cup winner Marcello Lippi has given Cesare Prandelli advice on going into Euro 2012. “It reminds me of 2006.”
Buffon 'not in betting investigation'
Gianluigi Buffon’s lawyer has reiterated “he is not involved in the investigation” into a betting scandal after his tobacconist in Parma was raided by police.
Torino 'proud' of Euro Ogbonna
Torino President Urbano Cairo assures he is “very proud” to see Angelo Ogbonna at Euro 2012 and will make “seven or eight quality signings.”
Xavi fears fired up Azzurri
Spain are not happy about facing Italy in their Euro 2012 opener, especially with the current scandal. “It’ll make them even more dangerous,” said Xavi.
Riva trusts Italy will shine
Italy legend Gigi Riva is “not worried” by the Azzurri’s disappointing run-in to Euro 2012. “We just aren’t good with friendlies.”
Gasp backs 3-5-2 Italy
Cesare Prandelli hinted he’d switch to a 3-5-2 system against Spain and Gian Piero Gasperini agrees “many of the Azzurri come from clubs with three-man defences.”
Croatia held by Norway
Italy’s Euro 2012 Group C opponents Croatia were pegged back in a disappointing 1-1 friendly draw with Norway.
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