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Wednesday October 5 2011
Maldini blasts Osvaldo call

Former Italy Coach Cesare Maldini demands Cesare Prandelli explain why he called Pablo Daniel Osvaldo rather than Alessandro Matri.

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Wednesday October 5 2011
Cassano insults journalist

Antonio Cassano insulted a journalist at the Italy training camp today and apologised along with Cesare Prandelli.

The Milan striker is well known for his ‘Cassanate,' those silly gestures that have got him into trouble throughout his career.

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Wednesday October 5 2011
Maggio: 'Italy won't embarrass'

Christian Maggio insists Italy may be qualified for Euro 2012, but “cannot afford to be embarrassed” in Serbia.

The Azzurri have already won Group C and booked a spot in the tournament in Ukraine and Poland, but have two more games to go against Serbia and Northern Ireland.

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Tuesday October 4 2011
Pasqual agent blasts Italy snub

The agent of Manuel Pasqual has questioned the wisdom of Italy boss Cesare Prandelli for ignoring his client.

The left-back hasn't played for his country since 2006 and was not included in the latest Azzurri party for the Serbia and Northern Ireland games.

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Tuesday October 4 2011
Italy lose injured Criscito

Domenico Criscito is out of Italy's final Euro 2012 qualifiers, while there are doubts over Giampaolo Pazzini and Federico Balzaretti.

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Tuesday October 4 2011
Krasic hopes to topple serious Italy

Milos Krasic is expecting a severe test when Serbia play Italy on Friday – despite the fact that the Azzurri have already reached Euro 2012.

Cesare Prandelli's side have nothing to play for, whereas Serbia are hoping to grab the runners-up spot in the group.

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Tuesday October 4 2011
Cigarini has Azzurri target

Luca Cigarini intends to remain in the international set-up after he was included in the latest Italy squad.

The uncapped midfielder was named in the Giro Azzurro for just the second time on Sunday after his first call-up in August 2010.

"I've got back into the international set-up and I now don't want to lose this shirt in the future," said the playmaker.

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Tuesday October 4 2011
Why ignore Paolo Cannavaro?

Paolo Cannavaro's representative is stunned that his client isn't a part of the Italian national set-up.

Cannavaro, younger brother of 2006 World Cup winner Fabio, continues to be ignored by Azzurri boss Cesare Prandelli despite his status at Napoli.

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Tuesday October 4 2011
Rossi a doubt for Italy

Giuseppe Rossi is a doubt for Italy's meaningless Euro 2012 qualifier against Serbia on Friday because of injury.

The Villarreal striker scored twice in a practice match on Tuesday, but ended the session with a left knee problem that has troubled him in recent weeks.

The forward becomes boss Cesare Prandelli's latest injury concern for the upcoming ties versus Serbia and Northern Ireland.

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Monday October 3 2011
Giovinco has Italy quality

Sebastian Giovinco could become a star for Italy on the international stage, claims Parma boss Franco Colomba.

The pint-sized forward inspired the Gialloblu to victory on Sunday as he scored twice in the 3-1 win over Genoa.

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