Monday April 2 2012
Prandelli granted training camp

After negotiations, Cesare Prandelli has finally been granted permission by the Lega Calcio to call up players to a training camp later this month.

The Italy Coach had originally intended to hold two or three training sessions through March and April to work with prospective members of his Euro 2012 squad so as to provide a more detailed preparation before the competition proper this summer.

The Italian FA (FIGC) originally had their request turned down by the Lega Calcio, who argued that it was too late to release players during such a schedule, but a compromise has now been reached.

FIGC Vice President Demetrio Albertini attended the Lega Calcio’s meeting on Monday afternoon and convinced the clubs to release their players for at least one session.

Specifically, Prandelli has been granted April 23 and 24 - a Monday and Tuesday - to call up players for a brief training camp.

“We met with Albertini and he has proposed this session for the national team on April 23-24,” Maurizio Beretta, Lega Calcio President stated on Monday evening.

“In a climate of mutual needs, great attention has been given to the availability and each club will consider whether or not they can release their players.

“We have not reached a resolution today, but we take note of the willingness of the clubs to release their players.”

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