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Tuesday May 29 2012
Prandelli: 'Bonucci is not Criscito'

Cesare Prandelli has defended his decision to bring Leonardo Bonucci and not Domenico Criscito to Euro 2012. “Comparisons with 2006 are a cliché.”

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Tuesday May 29 2012
Genoa ultras deny Criscito wrongdoing

Genoa ultras insist the meeting they had with Domenico Criscito was not to discuss match-fixing. “We never talked about money or betting.”

Criscito was at Genoa during the incident that has dragged him into the investigation into a betting scandal.

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Tuesday May 29 2012
Ireland name Euro 2012 squad

Giovanni Trapattoni has now confirmed his 23-man Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2012, where they will face Italy.

Ireland are in Group C along with Spain, Croatia and the Azzurri.

Trap has to do without Kevin Foley due to an injury, making way for Hull City defender Paul McShane.

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Tuesday May 29 2012
Italy-Luxembourg 'had to be cancelled'

FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini explains cancelling tonight’s planned Italy-Luxembourg friendly due to the earthquake “had to be done.”

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Tuesday May 29 2012
Croatia name Euro 2012 squad

Croatia Coach Slaven Bilic has named his 23-man squad for Euro 2012, as they are in Italy’s Group C.

The Balkan side are in the group with Spain, Italy and the Republic of Ireland.

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Tuesday May 29 2012
In demand Schelotto happy

Ezequiel Schelotto is philosophical upon not making Cesare Prandelli’s Euro 2012 squad and revealed that he has had plenty of transfer offers since.

The Argentine-born winger was included in Italy’s provisional 32-man squad for the summer’s tournament in Poland and Ukraine, but failed to make it past the first cut earlier this week.

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BLOG ITALIA
Tuesday May 29 2012
The Chosen Ones

From 32 to 25 to 23, sculptor Cesare Prandelli has chiselled his Italy squad for Euro 2012 into shape. Scott Fleming considers if it's a masterpiece or an eyesore.

So there we have it.

Seven Juventus players, four Milan, two representatives of Napoli, Roma and Paris Saint-Germain, and one each from Parma, Palermo, Bologna, Udinese, Torino and Manchester City.

NEWS
Tuesday May 29 2012
Italy-Luxembourg friendly cancelled!

Italy’s friendly against Luxembourg has been called off after an earthquake struck the country this morning.

After a 5.8 magnitude tremor which originated in nearby Modena, the decision has been taken to cancel tonight’s match at Parma’s Stadio Tardini.

The Italian Football Federation met with city officials on Tuesday where it was agreed that the game should not take place.

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Tuesday May 29 2012
Giaccherini makes Italy grade

The uncapped Emanuele Giaccherini is delighted that he’s been named in the Italy squad after working under boss Cesare Prandelli for just three days.

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Tuesday May 29 2012
Italy to go with Balotelli-Cassano

Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano are expected to lead the Italian attack in the friendly with Luxembourg later this evening.

Coach Cesare Prandelli, who has now selected his 23-man squad for Euro 2012, will field a 4-3-1-2.

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