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Thursday June 14 2012
Same old Italy

The Azzurri showed the same strengths and above all weaknesses against Croatia as they had with Spain, as Susy Campanale feels it’s time to change.

I had written after the 1-1 draw with Spain that Cesare Prandelli needed to learn from the lessons of that performance. Not only did he not do that, he managed to make substitutions that exacerbated the existing issues.

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Thursday June 14 2012
Italy player ratings v Croatia

The Croatian curse came back to bite Italy and left them facing an anxious Group C finale. Scott Fleming evaluates the Azzurri performances after missed chances and mistimed leaps in Poznan...

Gigi Buffon: 6

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Thursday June 14 2012
Corluka: 'Croatia could've won'

Croatia “deserved this goal and were close to winning,” said Vedran Corluka after a 1-1 draw with Italy.

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Thursday June 14 2012
Albertini: 'No Italy despair'

FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini feels Italy “went too deep in the second half” against Croatia, but “there is no despair.”

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Thursday June 14 2012
Buffon: 'Italy not clinical enough'

Gianluigi Buffon insists Italy “play good football and just need to be more clinical when the scoring opportunities arise.”

The Azzurri were held to a second consecutive 1-1 draw despite dominating the first half against Croatia.

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Thursday June 14 2012
Motta doubts Spain-Croatia 'deal'

Thiago Motta doubts Spain and Croatia will make “an agreement” to knock Italy out of Euro 2012.

“It’s true we wasted a great chance today, as we put Croatia under pressure and didn’t finish off the match. At the end of the day a draw is fair and we have to focus on the next match,” he said of the 1-1 draw.

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Thursday June 14 2012
Chiellini takes the blame

Giorgio Chiellini admits he “got my positioning wrong” when Italy conceded the Croatian equaliser.

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Thursday June 14 2012
Pirlo rues wasted chances

Andrea Pirlo concedes Italy wasted the opportunities to defeat Croatia, as his majestic free kick was not enough.

“We could’ve finished off the game with another goal in the first half, then went too deep after the break and it’s a shame Croatia got that equaliser,” said the midfielder after a 1-1 draw.

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Thursday June 14 2012
Italy anthem protest to UEFA

Italy have announced they will lodge an official complaint to UEFA after their national anthem was jeered against Spain and Croatia.

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Thursday June 14 2012
Prandelli: 'Wasted opportunities'

Cesare Prandelli admits Italy wasted too many scoring opportunities against Croatia, but “we can still believe in qualification, absolutely.”

The Azzurri had once again taken the lead through Andrea Pirlo’s free kick only to be pegged back in another 1-1 draw.

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