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Saturday October 8 2011
Nocerino nets four in Italy session

Italy played a game between ranks this afternoon with Antonio Nocerino and Alberto Aquilani on target.

The Azzurri flew back from Belgrade after last night's 1-1 draw and those who didn't play a full match had a kickabout.

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Saturday October 8 2011
Buffon fury at losing clean sheet

Gigi Buffon is “not sated yet” and admits he was furious at conceding his first goal in these Euro 2012 qualifiers.

“My next game will be 110 caps and the most important thing is I'm not sated yet,” said the goalkeeper after Italy's 1-1 draw with Serbia.

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Saturday October 8 2011
Montolivo rues wasted chance

Riccardo Montolivo reveals what he was thinking when wasting Italy's chance to win in Serbia. “I wasn't clear-headed enough.”

The Azzurri drew 1-1 in Belgrade, but had a great opportunity when the Fiorentina midfielder opted to pass rather than shoot.

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Saturday October 8 2011
Aquilani targets N Ireland start

Alberto Aquilani only had a brief run-out in Belgrade, but “of course” aims to play 90 minutes against Northern Ireland.

“Of course I hope to start in Pescara on Tuesday, but the important thing is to focus on the group,” said the Milan midfielder after Italy's 1-1 draw with Serbia.

“I want to play more, but so does everyone and it's not an issue. I am happy to wait for my chance.

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Saturday October 8 2011
Prandelli: 'Italy can do more'

Cesare Prandelli is confident his “gamble” will pay off, as Italy have “huge margins for improvement.”

The Azzurri remain unbeaten and conceded only the second goal of their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign in last night's 1-1 draw with Serbia.

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Friday October 7 2011
Prandelli: Osvaldo the future

Cesare Prandelli has defended his decision to add Pablo Daniel Osvaldo to his Italy squad. "He could be the future."

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Friday October 7 2011
'Cerci will get Italy chance'

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli won't be able to ignore Alessio Cerci for much longer, says former Fiorentina ace Angelo Di Livio.

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Friday October 7 2011
Spalletti hails Prandelli's Italy

Zenit St Petersburg manager Luciano Spalletti is thoroughly impressed with Italy. “Everything works with Cesare Prandelli.”

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Friday October 7 2011
Line-ups: Cassano-Rossi in Serbia

Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi lead the way with Giorgio Chiellini at left-back as Italy face Serbia tonight.

The Azzurri have already qualified for Euro 2012 by winning the group, but still have two games left to play, welcoming Northern Ireland on Tuesday.

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Friday October 7 2011
Prandelli: 'We needed second goal'

Cesare Prandelli criticised Italy for not pushing hard enough for the second goal in their Serbia draw.

“It wasn't easy and we tried to always play football, sometimes over-doing it, but the lads were very smart and concentrated,” the Coach told RAI after their 1-1 result in Belgrade.

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