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Friday December 23 2011
Prandelli to reward honest Farina

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli will invite Simone Farina to train with his squad after the Gubbio player turned down an alleged bribe.

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Sunday December 18 2011
De Sanctis bets on Milan and himself

Morgan De Sanctis tips Milan for the Scudetto, Napoli for a top five finish and himself for a spot at Euro 2012.

The goalkeeper is on the form of his life at the moment and proved decisive in taking the Partenopei to the last 16 of the Champions League.

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Thursday December 15 2011
Prandelli's Euro 2012 dream

Cesare Prandelli insists Italy “want to dream” at Euro 2012 and won’t be content with a semi-final spot, especially after Spain lost David Villa.

The Azzurri are in the same group as Spain, the Republic of Ireland and Croatia, so were boosted by news that Barcelona star Villa will be out for four to five months after breaking his shinbone during the Club World Cup.

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Wednesday December 14 2011
Rossi won’t give up on Euro 2012

Villarreal ace Giuseppe Rossi says he is fighting to be fully fit for Italy’s Euro 2012 campaign next summer.

The attacker was pretty much a certainty to make Cesare Prandelli’s 23-man squad until he recently underwent knee surgery.

The former Manchester United and Parma forward will be sidelined for six months, but he has eyes on being ready for the European Championship.

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Wednesday December 14 2011
De Rossi – a future in defence?

Antonio Labbate on the possibility of permanently transforming Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi into a centre-back.

Roma boss Luis Enrique must be tempted to use Daniele De Rossi in that role again. He has to be after that performance.

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Monday December 12 2011
Di Natale makes it 67 in 84

Antonio Di Natale has sent a reminder of his ability to Italy boss Cesare Prandelli after rippling the net yet again.

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Monday December 12 2011
Lippi would have picked Balotelli

Marcello Lippi says that he would have selected Mario Balotelli had he remained in charge of the Italian national side after World Cup 2010.

The Manchester City ace has been a regular in the plans of new boss Cesare Prandelli when fit, but he never got a call from Lippi.

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Saturday December 10 2011
Ledesma's Azzurri appeal

“I don’t understand why Cesare Prandelli decided to drop Cristian Ledesma from the Italy squad,” said the Lazio man’s agent.

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Thursday December 8 2011
Rossi to be fit by Euro 2012

Italy have been given a Euro 2012 boost by the agent of the currently injured Giuseppe Rossi.

The Villarreal striker had become a key player in the first team plans of Azzurri boss Cesare Prandelli over the last 18 months.

However, the former Parma man ruptured knee ligaments recently which required surgery and a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

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Monday December 5 2011
Baggio hails Juve and Italy

The legendary Roberto Baggio expects Juventus and the Italian national side to fight for honours over the next 12 months.

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