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Tuesday October 11 2011
Line-ups: Giovinco's Irish chance

Sebastian Giovinco receives his first Italy start in Italy's final Euro 2012 qualifier against Northern Ireland.

The Azzurri have already booked their spot in the tournament with seven wins and two draws, having conceded only two goals.

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Monday October 10 2011
Schelotto wants Azzurri career

Atalanta's Ezequiel Schelotto insists that he has the right to play for Italy should he be called up into the international set-up.

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Monday October 10 2011
Prandelli's new Italy dilemma

Azzurri experimentation is set to begin against Northern Ireland, but, as Rob Paton asks, are we in for a surprising change in selection policy?

Against Serbia, Cesare Prandelli's team selection suggested that even though Italy were already qualified, that it was important to start the first-choice available XI. There was reluctance to experiment, which can be interpreted in a couple of ways.

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Monday October 10 2011
Giovinco set for Italy shirt

Sebastian Giovinco looks set to start alongside Antonio Cassano in Italy's final Euro 2012 qualifier against Northern Ireland.

With qualification already secured before this month's last two games, boss Cesare Prandelli will experiment on Tuesday by handing the in-form Parma player a place in the XI.

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Sunday October 9 2011
Osvaldo: 'I feel Italian'

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo responded to critics ahead of his senior Italy debut against Northern Ireland. “I feel Italian and hope I'm not a flash in the pan.”

The Roma striker already played for the Azzurri at Under-21 level and was born in Buenos Aires, but moved to Italy as a teenager.

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Sunday October 9 2011
Nocerino: 'This Italy has fun'

Antonio Nocerino praises Cesare Prandelli for creating an Italy side where “we have fun, enjoy our football and focus on possession.”

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Sunday October 9 2011
Prandelli test for N Ireland

Claudio Marchisio is available for Tuesday's match with Northern Ireland, as Italy tested out their starting XI.

The midfielder scored in the 1-1 draw against Serbia on Friday evening, but limped off with a sprained left ankle.

He is recovering well and took part in today's full training session at the Coverciano camp.

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Saturday October 8 2011
Serbian Coach praises Azzurri

Serbian Coach Vladimir Petrovic praised Italy for their performance in the Belgrade stalemate.

The Azzurri took the lead after 56 seconds in Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier before equalising through Branislav Ivanovic.

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Saturday October 8 2011
Stankovic: 'Italy in world top three'

Dejan Stankovic was very impressed with Italy's performance in Serbia. “They are among the top three in the world.”

The Inter midfielder played in last night's 1-1 draw in Belgrade, a result that maintains the Azzurri's unbeaten record in Euro 2012 qualifying.

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Saturday October 8 2011
Prandelli wants 'Club Italia'

Cesare Prandelli wants Italy to “be more like a club, but we're on the right track” after setting a new record against Serbia.

The Azzurri have seven wins and two draws from the Euro 2012 qualification campaign, going for 715 minutes unbeaten.

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