Wednesday March 16 2011
Italy Under-21s to play in Serie B?

Cesare Prandelli and Demetrio Albertini have spoken of their plans to register an Italy Under-21 side in Serie B to give youth a chance on the peninsula.

After last year's exit from the World Cup at the group stages, there has been a concern that not enough talent is coming through the ranks in Italy.

The FIGC appointed Arrigo Sacchi and Roberto Baggio to oversee an improvement at academy level, and both are said to be backing Albertini's plans.

Prandelli, for one, has called it a "wonderful idea."

"Now we'll take the project to the relevant bodies, for instance the federal council," Albertini told ANSA.

As of yet, details of how the plan would work are unclear.

Sky Italia claims the project would also see the lowering of the age of youngsters playing in the Primavera championship.