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Monday November 28 2011
Osvaldo to get Italy axe

Osvaldo’s clash with Roma teammate Erik Lamela could have consequences for him on the international stage.

Osvaldo will be suspended and fined by the Giallorossi after being involved in a physical altercation with his teammate after Friday’s defeat at Udinese.

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Saturday November 26 2011
Prandelli observing Di Natale

Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli reveals “Antonio Di Natale is under consideration” for an Azzurri place.

The Udinese veteran has won the Capocannoniere title twice in a row and is back on top of the scorers’ charts with nine goals this season, but has rarely featured for Italy since Prandelli took over.

“I did watch Udinese-Roma last night,” confessed Prandelli during a charity event.

“Di Natale is a player I am keeping under consideration.”

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Friday November 25 2011
Palombo targets Azzurri recall

Angelo Palombo is desperate to get back into the Italian national squad despite his presence in Serie B this term.

The midfielder stayed loyal to Sampdoria following their relegation and it has cost him his place in the Azzurri set-up recently.

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Thursday November 24 2011
Schelotto targets Euro 2012 place

Matias Ezequiel Schelotto admits that he dreams of making the Italy squad for the 2012 European Championship.

The Atalanta player is uncapped at full level, but the Argentine-born former Italian Under-21 international is keen on wearing the Azzurri jersey next summer.

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Tuesday November 22 2011
Sorrentino makes Italy call

Chievo ‘keeper Stefano Sorrentino has launched a surprising attack over his lack of involvement with the Italian national side.

The custodian has been one of Serie A’s most consistent over recent campaigns, but he has yet to be selected in the Giro Azzurro.

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Monday November 21 2011
Balotelli didn’t deserve 2010 call

Former Italy boss Marcello Lippi has explained why he didn’t select Mario Balotelli for the 2010 World Cup Finals.

Balotelli, then at Inter, was being talked about as a contender to make the 23-man squad, but Lippi never called him up to his Giro Azzurro.

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Wednesday November 16 2011
Prandelli: 'Azzurri are getting there'

Cesare Prandelli believes Italy are “just a step away from becoming a great team” despite their setback against Uruguay.

The Azzurri ended their 2011 with a 1-0 home defeat to the Copa America holders last night.

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Wednesday November 16 2011
Zoff or Buffon – who is No 1?

Gigi Buffon joined Dino Zoff on 112 caps this week. Giancarlo Rinaldi bravely asks who out of the two goalkeepers is Italy’s greatest.

I can remember the day that Dino Zoff finally put his Italy gloves away for good. It felt like an historic moment because for most of my lifetime there had never been anyone else guarding the Azzurri goal. We would surely never see his like again.

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Wednesday November 16 2011
Osvaldo ‘worked well’ with Balo

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo believes he and Mario Balotelli form a good strike partnership for the Italian national side.

The duo started alongside each other in last night’s friendly with Uruguay which ended in a 1-0 defeat for the Azzurri.

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Wednesday November 16 2011
Chiellini sees Italy progress

Italy took a step forward on Tuesday night despite losing to Uruguay, insists centre-back Giorgio Chiellini.

The Azzurri suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to the South American giants in Rome on Tuesday despite creating numerous chances to score.

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