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Friday February 10 2012
‘Giovinco to be Italy star’

Sebastian Giovinco of Parma will become a first team regular for the Italian national side, says Amauri.

The Brazilian-born Italian international knows the pint-sized attacker well after playing alongside him at the Tardini and with Juventus.

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Wednesday February 8 2012
Gilardino wants Azzurri recall

Alberto Gilardino is hoping to become a regular again at international level following his move to Genoa.

The striker, a scorer of 17 goals in 47 caps, won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, but he hasn’t featured heavily in the plans of Cesare Prandelli.

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Tuesday February 7 2012
Italy face USA in Genoa

Italy have confirmed they will play a friendly against Jurgen Klinsmann’s USA at the Stadio Ferraris in Genoa.

The Azzurri warm-up for the Euro 2012 tournament is set to kick off at 19.45 UK time on Wednesday February 29.

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Tuesday February 7 2012
Silvestre wants Italy chance

Palermo’s Argentinean defender Matias Silvestre has told Cesare Prandelli he “would be proud to wear the Italy shirt.”

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Tuesday February 7 2012
Prandelli keeps Italy options open

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has refused to rule out Antonio Cassano, Giuseppe Rossi, Francesco Totti or Antonio Di Natale for Euro 2012 selection.

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Saturday February 4 2012
Cassano return 'June at the earliest'

Antonio Cassano “could return to the playing field in June,” says the Milan and Italy star’s neurosurgeon after an operation on a congenital heart defect.

The forward was taken ill on the flight back from Rome and rushed to hospital, where he was diagnosed with a mini-stroke. On November 4, he had surgery to correct the heart defect that had caused the stroke.

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Saturday February 4 2012
Rossi targets Euro 2012

Giuseppe Rossi has reassured he’ll be ready for Euro 2012. “I’ll have to convince Cesare Prandelli I can help out.”

The striker was first choice in the qualifiers, but snapped knee ligaments and is set to be out for a total of six months.

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Friday February 3 2012
Motta tipped for Italy recall

Catania sporting director Pietro Lo Monaco is adamant that new signing Marco Motta can return to the Italian national set-up.

The 25-year-old has joined the Sicilian outfit on loan for the rest of the season from parent club Juventus this week.

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Thursday January 26 2012
Italy-France friendly in Nov

Italy have announced they will play a friendly game against old rivals France in November.

The Federation confirmed the date of the match is November 14 and will take place in Italy, although a venue has not yet been named.

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Thursday January 26 2012
Giaccherini: Juve first, Italy later

Juventus midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini has cooled talk of a possible call-up to the Italian national squad.

Giaccherini has never been included in the Giro Azzurro, but he has caught the eye recently for the Old Lady.

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