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Saturday March 17 2012
Gilardino seeks Euro 2012 call

Alberto Gilardino is confident he can win back his place in the Italy squad for Euro 2012. “Cesare Prandelli knows what I can give.”

The striker has struggled for form first at Fiorentina and now with his January move to Genoa, while he missed a month due to injury.

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Friday March 16 2012
FIGC hit out at League

The Italian FA’s (FIGC) President Giancarlo Abete has hit out the Lega Calcio for rejecting Cesare Prandelli’s proposal for pre-Euro 2012 training camps.

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Friday March 16 2012
Serie A turn down Prandelli

Cesare Prandelli’s plans for an in-depth preparation for Euro 2012 have been dealt a blow as the Italian League reject against his training session proposal.

Prandelli announced several months ago that in the months running up to the European Championships in Ukraine and Poland that he intended to hold several low-key training sessions with prospective members of the Italian national team.

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Friday March 16 2012
Rossi looks to Totti example

Giuseppe Rossi is hoping to emulate Francesco Totti’s achievement of fighting back from injury to win an international competition with Italy.

The Villarreal and Azzurri striker is currently recovering from knee surgery with Euro 2012 on the horizon.

“I dream that the European Championship can end for me in the same way that Totti’s World Cup 2006 did,” noted the forward.

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Thursday March 15 2012
Italy confirm two friendlies

Cesare Prandelli’s Italy have announced friendlies against Luxembourg and Russia in the lead-up to Euro 2012.

The Azzurri are set to come together in mid-May for pre-tournament preparations.

These will include a match on May 29 against Luxembourg, which will be on Italian soil with the venue still to be confirmed.

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Thursday March 15 2012
El Shaarawy has Italy dream

Milan youngster Stephan El Shaarawy admits that he is already thinking about the Italian national side – despite having won just two caps at Under-21 level.

The striker is still just 19, but he’s hoping to soon emulate Roma forward and Azzurrini teammate Fabio Borini who made his Azzurri debut last month against America.

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Tuesday March 13 2012
El Shaarawy eyes Brazil 2014

Milan youngster Stephan El Shaarawy has clear ideas about his future ambitions with the Italian national side.

The 19-year-old is only just starting to break through at Under-21 level, but he has his eyes on an imminent career with the full set-up.

“I want to take part at the 2014 World Cup Finals,” the summer signing from Genoa, who is still part-owned by the Marassi outfit, told Sky Sport Italia.

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Monday March 12 2012
Rossi close to comeback

Villarreal and Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi is hoping to be back in action at some point within the next six weeks.

The American-born forward has been sidelined since the autumn due to knee ligament damage which required surgery.

“I’m improving,” the former Manchester United and Parma man wrote on his Twitter account. “I hope to be ready in a month and a half.”

The 25-year-old is keen to return to action as soon as possible in a bid to prove his fitness for Euro 2012.

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Saturday March 10 2012
Balotelli spills the beans

Mario Balotelli gave a rare interview to the BBC and Noel Gallagher, dividing the false stories from the true ones, his rapport with Roberto Mancini and Jose Mourinho.

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Friday March 9 2012
Mancini on Balotelli

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists Mario Balotelli “is the best Italian striker, though with him anything can happen.”

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