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This experimental Italy side suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to the USA, their first ever, as they only raised the tempo in the final 10 minutes.
Italy experiment with a new strike force in tonight’s international friendly against Jurgen Klinsmann’s USA.
Alexandre Pato is also expected to miss this weekend’s clash with Palermo, as the Milan forward’s muscular problems continue.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi assures Coach Pasquale Marino “is not at risk. In fact, I can only thank him.”
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete notes Italy kept their promise to return to Genoa after the chaotic scenes against Serbia.
Francesco Guidolin celebrates his Panchina d’Oro award and confirms Udinese “are on the floor for a place in Europe. So let’s dance.”
Cristian Ledesma tries to explain the feeling of playing in the Rome derby. “You forget all the rest and the table doesn’t count.”
Antonio Cassano “wants to be ready for Euro 2012 and is very determined,” confirmed Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli.
Udinese have reacted with surprise to reports that Inter are showing an interest in Coach Francesco Guidolin.
There are concerns over the fitness of Roma captain Francesco Totti ahead of this weekend’s derby against Lazio.
Napoli stopper Paolo Cannavaro deserves a place in the Italian national squad, says Antonio Benarrivo.
Milan’s Antonio Nocerino will come up against his past this weekend when the Rossoneri travel to Palermo.
Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero believes the month of March could make or break their season.
Sebastien Frey has defended under-fire Juventus ‘keeper Gianluigi Buffon, but the Genoa man has asked for the introduction of goal-line technology.
Genoa striker Alberto Gilardino is hoping to appear for Italy at this summer’s European Championship.
The legendary Roberto Baggio would be a success if he was to take charge of Inter, says a respected Italian agent.
Inter boss Claudio Ranieri has the full backing of the Nerazzurri squad, says veteran defender Ivan Cordoba.
Mino Raiola says that Mario Balotelli is staying at Manchester City, while United’s Paul Pogba would only move to Italy for first team football.
Italian Under-21 international Luca Marrone has returned to full training with Juventus following injury.
Torino midfielder Stefano Guberti feels his side are encountering the same issues which are affecting city rivals Juventus in Serie A.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici was present at last night’s international friendly between Brazil and Bosnia.
Giampaolo Pazzini is looking forward to tonight’s Italian international friendly in Genoa. “I left my heart here.”
Edinson Cavani says he’s happy with life in Serie A with Napoli. “I’m already at a big club.”
Italy Under-21 boss Ciro Ferrara was delighted with his side’s performance in the 1-1 draw with France on Tuesday.
Parma boss Roberto Donadoni has slammed players who decide to celebrate goals by taking their shirt off!
Andre Villas-Boas is in pole position to be named as the new Inter boss during the summer, claims the Gazzetta dello Sport.
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Italy’s Under-21 side earned a prestigious 1-1 friendly draw in France thanks to Alberto Paloschi’s header.
Fabio Borini concedes it was “curious” to go from the Under-21 side to the senior Italy squad within a matter of hours.
Alessandro Matri is in the starting XI against the USA tomorrow night and hopes Sebastian Giovinco “can help me put in a good performance.”
Inter President Massimo Moratti insists Claudio Ranieri won’t be sacked if he loses against Catania. “When you put faith in someone, you do it.”
Lazio’s injury crisis just gets worse ahead of the Rome derby, as Senad Lulic and Luciano Zauri suffered thigh strains.
Philippe Mexes picked up a three-match ban for punching Marco Borriello in the ribs, but also earned criticism from France manager Laurent Blanc.
USA Coach Jurgen Klinsmann looks forward to tomorrow’s friendly with Italy, but admits he has a different code of ethics to Cesare Prandelli.
Cesare Prandelli prepares for Italy-USA and admits he must “reconstruct the attack,” but again warns Mario Balotelli cannot keep breaking the code of ethics.

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