Friday August 5 2011
Under-21: Italy pick Turkey venue

Italy's Under-21 European Championship clash with Turkey will be hosted by Rieti, it is announced.

The Azzurrini will play at the Stadio Centro d'Italia-Manlio Scopigno on October 11.

This game is a crucial qualifier for the European Under-21 tournament, which will be held in Israel in 2013.

Ciro Ferrara's Italy are in Group 7 along with Turkey, Hungary, the Republic of Ireland and Liechtenstein.

Only one game has been played so far, when Turkey thrashed Liechtenstein 6-1.

Italy's first match is away to Hungary on September 6, followed by a trip to Liechtenstein on October 6.

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