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Friday May 18 2012
Prandelli: 'Italy's Total Football'

Cesare Prandelli insists Italy will play “in an attacking style inspired by the 1970s Total Football” at Euro 2012.

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Friday May 18 2012
Rossi 'a future investment'

Giuseppe Rossi’s injury nightmare drags on and Villarreal have been relegated, so his agent tells Serie A sides “he is an investment for the future.”

The striker was set to be the star of Euro 2012 for Italy, but after six months out with a knee injury he snapped the same ligament and will be sidelined for another nine months.

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Friday May 18 2012
Chiellini 'optimistic' for Euro 2012

Giorgio Chiellini is recovering quickly and “optimistic” for Euro 2012, revealed the Italy and Juventus star’s brother.

The defender limped off during the final game of the Serie A season with a first degree thigh strain, which is expected to keep him out of action for three weeks.

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NEWS
Thursday May 17 2012
Rivera expects Italy to shine

Gianni Rivera is optimistic that Italy can have a good European Championship despite his doubts over the squad’s quality.

“Boss Cesare Prandelli is doing really well with the material that he has at his disposal,” stated the former Milan playmaker.

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NEWS
Wednesday May 16 2012
Man City back Balo at Euro 2012

Mario Balotelli “will be really useful for Italy at Euro 2012,” says Manchester City assistant manager Fausto Salsano.

The striker had a chaotic campaign with great goals and red cards, meaning he is considered an unknown quantity with the Azzurri.

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NEWS
Wednesday May 16 2012
De Rossi has hand surgery

Italy and Roma star Daniele De Rossi has undergone surgery to reduce the fracture in his right hand.

The midfielder sustained the injury during the final game of the Serie A season against Cesena.

He has been called up to Italy’s pre-Euro 2012 training camp and today underwent surgery to reduce and immobilise the fracture.

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Wednesday May 16 2012
The rise and call of Destro

Mattia Destro was one of a number of surprise inclusions in Italy’s 32-man Euro 2012 squad. Antonio Labbate takes a closer look at the Siena revelation.

The team bus pulls up. Mattia Destro throws his bag into the luggage compartment and climbs aboard. He sits in the same seat as always. Later, he pulls out his iPod, places his headphones over his ears and plays two songs – a Jennifer Lopez number and the Danza Kuduro dance anthem. The striker is ready for action.

NEWS
Tuesday May 15 2012
Bonucci 'hungry for Euro 2012'

Leonardo Bonucci has thanked Antonio Conte for improving him as a player and has “incredible hunger” for Euro 2012.

“I improved a great deal thanks to Conte and I thank him, as be made me understand that at times I needed to be grittier and less lazy,” Bonucci told Sportal.

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Tuesday May 15 2012
Verratti 'in daily Juventus talks'

Marco Verratti’s agent confirms “daily talks” with Juventus, but insists there’s no deal yet for the 19-year-old surprise Italy starlet.

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Tuesday May 15 2012
Cassano: 'I wanted to quit'

Antonio Cassano reveals how it felt to make his comeback after heart surgery and how he “wanted to quit” after seeing two sportsmen die during games.

The Milan and Italy star suffered an ischemic stroke on the way back from a 3-2 win at Roma on October 28 and underwent heart surgery a few days later to fix a congenital problem.

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