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Monday December 2 2019
Italy set for big Euro tests?

Italy are reportedly about to announce pre-Euro 2020 friendlies against England and Germany for next March.

When Roberto Mancini spoke to the press after a 9-1 thrashing of Armenia last month, he revealed he would like to match his XI against top nations before entering the tournament next summer.

Having initially broke the news of Mancini’s demands, Corriere dello Sport now claims the Azzurri will have their troops challenged by England and Germany.

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Monday December 2 2019
Mancini: 'We can be optimistic'

Italy CT Roberto Mancini is “optimistic” ahead of the 2020 European Championship but warns “the group isn’t as easy as everyone is saying.”

Italy have been placed in Group A alongside Turkey, Wales and Switzerland, and Mancini believes their opponents could prove to be very dangerous as “all three of them have nothing to lose.”

“The group is not as easy as everyone is saying,” Mancini told Radio Anch’io Sport. “But we can be optimistic. I believe all three of them have nothing to lose.”

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Saturday November 30 2019
Mancini: 'A very balanced group'

Roberto Mancini warned Italy are in “a very balanced group” with Turkey, Switzerland and Wales at Euro 2020. “We are not favourites.”

The Azzurri were top seeds in the draw after qualifying with a 100 per cent record of 10 wins out of 10.

They successfully avoided the danger teams France and Portugal, as both those ended up in the same group as Germany.

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Friday November 22 2019
Balotelli resumes Brescia training

Mario Balotelli has resumed Brescia training after being sent home from yesterday's session.

Brescia boss Fabio Grosso told Balotelli to leave training on Thursday, having reportedly grown frustrated with the striker's attitude.

However, the 29-year-old today worked with his teammates at the club's complex as normal and then met Cellino for around 10 minutes.

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Wednesday November 20 2019
Mancini: 'My advice to Kean...'

Roberto Mancini has advised Everton striker Moise Kean to “find a club that lets him always play” if he wants to make Italy’s Euro 2020 squad.

Italy have been seeded for the European Championship this summer but could yet be drawn with holders Portugal, who are in Pot 3 after they failed to win their qualifying group.

“Portugal in Pot 3 is illogical,” Mancini told Rai Sport.

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Wednesday November 20 2019
Mancini: 'Balo has six months'

Roberto Mancini is giving Mario Balotelli six months to get back into the Italy squad for Euro 2020, but they've "renewed as much as possible."

The Italy boss was speaking at the Social Football Summit in Rome, and spoke about their 100 per cent qualifying record after predecessor Giampiero Ventura failed to reach the 2018 World Cup.

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Wednesday November 20 2019
Mancini wants England and Germany tests

The Corriere dello Sport report that Italy coach Roberto Mancini would like two friendlies against England and Germany, as opposed to a trip to Qatar.

The Azzurri had been scheduled to fly to Qatar for a lucrative deal that included two games in March 2020.

However, Mancini believed the trip to be of no purpose to his team, and requested that they organise friendlies against tougher opposition, with England and Germany believed to be the two sides Mancio wants to face.

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Wednesday November 20 2019
Highlights: Italy 9-1 Armenia

Braces from Ciro Immobile and Nicolo Zaniolo set Italy up for a record 9-1 win against Armenia as they finished Euro 2020 qualifying with a perfect 10.

Roberto Mancini’s men continued to impress at the Renzo Barbera on Monday evening, flying through Group J and straight into the European Championship.

Read the full match report here as Italy made a statement, dividing nine goals between seven players, while ensuring they would be top seeds for the finals.

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Tuesday November 19 2019
This is not your usual Italy

An Italy side that scores nine goals and is hungry for more, this is definitely not the Nazionale Martin Mork is accustomed to, but points to a fascinating future.

Roberto Mancini’s Italy had already qualified for Euro 2020, setting a new standard by breaking Vittorio Pozzo’s record from the 1930s, but they weren’t ready to stop there. Rewind one year and who would have thought this Italy would be the one going into the history books?

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Tuesday November 19 2019
Chiellini: 'Still a long way back'

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini expects to be back playing “between February and March” but urges fans to be patient with Maurizio Sarri.

The Italy international broke down with an ACL injury at the start of the season, and he gave an update on his recovery.

“I think I’ll be back on the pitch between February and March,” he told Tuttomercatoweb.

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