Friday May 6 2011
Naples could host Italy-Spain

Italy's friendly match with World Cup holders Spain in August could be hosted by Naples, said the FIGC.

“Italy will soon return to the Stadio San Paolo,” declared Federation director general Antonello Valentini.

“We have this friendly with Spain on August 10 and it's a game that needs an important venue.

“Naples is one of the options. We want to understand the condition of the various arenas and then we'll make a decision.”

Napoli are back on the football map after pushing into the top three and challenging for the Scudetto this season.

“Their campaign has been very exciting and the credit goes to the team, the Coach, but also an organised club.

“President Aurelio De Laurentiis did a great job in sparking enthusiasm and investing heavily. Seeing Napoli in the Champions League makes all football fans happy.”